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STARTING DATE: 15 May 2019

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Baht, jobless surge spells tough times

Media reports and analyses from various news agencies are in agreement about the Thai economy. And it is not at all good news.

04:01
Baht, jobless surge spells tough times
9 Dec 2019

How to handle difficult conversations

Plan 'the talk' carefully in advance, and focus on solutions instead of problems.

9 Dec 2019
How to handle difficult conversations
9 Dec 2019

Thai banks' outlook upbeat

Thailand and Vietnam are the only two countries among nine emerging markets in Asia-Pacific where the rating outlook for banks is positive, according to a new report by Fitch Ratings.

9 Dec 2019 1
7 Dec 2019

Trump optimism buoys investors; oil a concern

Recap: World shares ticked up on Friday, buoyed by comments from US President Donald Trump that talks aimed at dialling down the damaging trade war with China were "moving right along". Investors are keeping a close watch on Opec after members failed to agree on further oil output cuts that could stem price pressure from a global glut and weak economic growth.

7 Dec 2019
Trump optimism buoys investors; oil a concern
6 Dec 2019

Global factors burden Asian banks

Global macroeconomic challenges are likely to increase pressure on the short-term earnings prospects of investment-grade banks in Asia-Pacific, Fitch Ratings says in a new report.

6 Dec 2019
5 Dec 2019

Mobile operators face challenge

Thai telecom operators will see increased leverage challenges in 2020, Fitch Ratings says in a new report. Free cash flow is likely to turn negative as slow growth in cash flow from operations is unlikely to cover a surge in capital expenditure and spectrum payments.

5 Dec 2019
Mobile operators face challenge
5 Dec 2019

Rate cut impact limited

Thailand's financial conditions were tighter than the historical average in the third quarter this year despite a policy rate cut by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) in August. This reflected persistent baht appreciation, an increase in corporate spreads and a slowdown in corporate borrowing and commercial bank loan growth.

5 Dec 2019
Rate cut impact limited
2 Dec 2019

The impact of artificial intelligence on humans

Will the machines take control? Not if we focus on developing the skills that AI cannot replicate.

2 Dec 2019 1
The impact of artificial intelligence on humans
27 Nov 2019

Opportunities in a declining apartment market

For most Thais, the word "apartment" conjures up images of an austere-looking structure with a fair level of amenities, dating back to when their grandparents could still do the Twist.

27 Nov 2019
Opportunities in a declining apartment market
26 Nov 2019

Keys to employee motivation

Lately we've been hearing a lot about "burnout syndrome", with employees in many fields reporting higher stress levels in an uncertain economy. Some fear they are going to lose their jobs, while others just struggle to get through the working day. Where's the balance in this?

26 Nov 2019
Keys to employee motivation