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    Can anyone tame the debt dragon?

    Business, Tientip Subhanij, Published on 27/01/2012

    » For Chinese, the dragon is an auspicious creature, representing power, strength and good fortune. I start this column with hope and optimism that despite the many challenges that await, the Dragon year will bring good luck _ to me, my family and my country.


    Vital love lessons for enamoured investors eco cafe tientip subhanij

    Business, Tientip Subhanij, Published on 24/02/2012

    » Love is all around this month. At a time when good news is hard to find, it was nice to see people smile and have a little celebration on Valentine's Day.


    Investing in fundamentals

    Business, Tientip Subhanij, Published on 30/03/2012

    » Life is too good to be true lately. I have been able to see many old friends and relatives after not being in touch for a long time. Hanging out with people who truly matter to you is great in this chaotic modern world.


    Thailand stuck in the Middle-Income trap indefinitely

    Business, Tientip Subhanij, Published on 29/06/2012

    » There are a lot of worries these days about the possible outcome of the European sovereign-debt crisis and its implications for Thailand. Developments in the global market are of course important to Thailand, but it is equally important to recognise that we are vulnerable not just today, but always have been for quite a long time.


    The risks of risk management

    Business, Tientip Subhanij, Published on 27/07/2012

    » Earlier this month, the International Monetary Fund declared in its World Economic Outlook that the global economic recovery, which was already quite weak, had grown even weaker. Growth in major emerging market economies has also been lower than earlier forecast, particularly in China, India and Brazil. Newly industrialised Asian economies such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore are also expected to see slower growth.


    Lessons for picking winners

    Business, Tientip Subhanij, Published on 31/08/2012

    » The enjoyment I experienced watching the Olympics last month helped make up for the disappointment I felt at being unable to see any of the football matches in Euro 2012. It was a great few weeks, and I enjoyed watching those amazing athletes do a lot of amazing things.


    For work, Less is truly more

    Business, Tientip Subhanij, Published on 28/09/2012

    » It has been more than five years since I last took a long holiday. For a long time, I have settled for three or four days off. Short vacations are fine, but they are not enough. In fact, time away from the office is important to help you restore creative thoughts.


    Coping with weaker growth

    Business, Tientip Subhanij, Published on 26/10/2012

    » Each quarter, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) assesses the global economy in its World Economic Outlook report. What is particularly interesting about the recent assessment released earlier this month is that despite major central banks' efforts to inject a large amount of liquidity into the world financial system, the IMF lowered global growth expectations to just 3.3% this year from an earlier estimate of 3.5%. This would make the slowest year of growth since 2009, when the world was struggling to emerge from the global financial crisis. It also predicted only a modest improvement in next year's growth of 3.6%, lower than its previous estimate of 3.9%.


    Challenging years until the next elections

    Business, Tientip Subhanij, Published on 30/11/2012

    » Life is full of challenges and we do not know what lies ahead. The next four years may be a long time for a lot of people, and a lot of things could change. But four years may not be long for the re-elected President Barack Obama, given the fragile recovery of the US economy.


    Reflections on 2012 and beyond

    Business, Tientip Subhanij, Published on 28/12/2012

    » Life never turns out the way we expect. This year in particular has ended up worse than I thought it would _ personally, socially and globally. Personally, I did not achieve many of the goals I set out earlier. Socially, I did not get to spend enough quality time with friends or family. Globally, the world is also ending the year on a disappointing note, with lower-than-expected growth and a painfully slow recovery.

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