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    CAT's infrastructure development plans continue to drive Thailand to be the digital hub of GMS

    Published on 12/06/2017

    » At The Greater Mekong Investment Forum 2017, CAT announced its readiness to welcome the "Thailand 4.0" era with strengthened digital infrastructure which will provide people with equal accesses to connectivity.

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    Could mindfulness be the answer to developing great leaders in Thailand?

    Published on 12/06/2017

    » In Buddhism, Mindfulness is translated from the Pali word sati, the seventh element of the noble eightfold path. Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese master defines it as "keeping one's consciousness alive to the present reality," but it can be understood as: an awareness of present phenomena in the body or the mind as they really are without and judgment. Buddhists believe it helps one achieve enlightenment; "insight into the true nature of reality"; "freedom from all suffering" and "an understanding that the self is an illusion." Regardless of your spiritual, religious or metaphysical beliefs, most of us would agree that such ideas have little relevance in the boardroom.

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    New innovative thinking for new problems

    Arinya Talerngsri, Published on 12/06/2017

    » I want you to ask yourselves this question: How many hours a day do you have to spend in countless and possibly unnecessary meetings? How often have you left these meetings doubting that anything was really going to change?

  • BUSINESS

    Life sciences gain focus as 4.0 shift gets under way

    Business, Yuthana Praiwan, Published on 12/06/2017

    » With strong support from the government and research institutes, the life sciences sector is shaping up as a rising Thai industry with higher value, according to researchers and innovation experts.

  • BUSINESS

    Is a property crash on the horizon?

    Business, Published on 12/06/2017

    » Over the past several years, concerns have been periodically raised about the possible re-emergence of a bubble in the Thai housing market, particularly on the back of condominium oversupply in Bangkok and a continued surge in land prices.

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    War on waste: another promising infrastructure frontier

    Asia focus, Published on 12/06/2017

    » As countries across Asia figure out how to deal with growing piles of trash, many are investing in waste management infrastructure to reduce the volume of waste sent to landfills. The increase in waste generation is linked to the rise in population, urbanisation, income levels and industrialisation, all of which are happening at a fast pace in Asia. According to a World Bank estimate, waste generation in Asia is expected to more than double by 2025.

  • BUSINESS

    Online trading evangelist

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 12/06/2017

    » It was quite a leap from a home-cleaning business to foreign-exchange trading, but Mario Singh has since channeled his curiosity and enthusiasm for the world of currencies into a rewarding career as a high-profile investor and educator. Now one of the prominent forex analysts and trading coaches in Southeast Asia, the founder of the online brokerage Fullerton Markets loves sharing his insights with others.

  • BUSINESS

    Proposed changes in corporate tax filing raise questions

    Business, PwC Thailand, Published on 12/06/2017

    » What if a company were required to file a corporate income tax return for each place of business using the same method as for filing a VAT return? As provocative as it sounds, the question is no longer hypothetical.

  • BUSINESS

    Waste not

    Asia focus, Published on 12/06/2017

    » Mention food waste, and most people will picture people in wealthy countries throwing away half-eaten meals. But the waste of food that never makes it from the farm to the table is a far bigger calamity. Solving this problem could go a long way toward easing hunger on a global scale.

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    Pride of Place

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 12/06/2017

    » At first glance, exotic names such as Champagne, Roquefort cheese or pricey Cambodian Kampot pepper may seem like little more than catchy branding to attract epicures who associate fine dining with products that have unique origins.

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