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Thailand: Safeguarding against the race for data

Putting Thailand 4.0 and a cashless society in place seems to be the dream of Thai policymakers and business tycoons, but the recent data leakage by two of the country’s major financial institutions has left many wondering whether the virtual dream is in fact a nightmare in the making. Cyber-attackers this month stole data belonging to […]

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Mekong-Ganga countries agree on areas of cooperation

Human resource development, tourism, and agriculture have been approved as main sectors of cooperation among the countries in the Mekong Basin and India. This was the outcome of the 9th Mekong-Ganga Cooperation Ministerial Meeting held in Singapore on August 2, which was attended by Laos’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Saleumxay Kommasith. At the meeting […]

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Indonesia: BRI launches QR code payment service

State-owned lender PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) has launched a quick response (QR) code payment service called My QR. The service can be used by BRI customers and non-costumers, BRI customer director Handayani said over the weekend. Non-BRI customers can download the BRI mobile app and make a maximum deposit of Rp 2 million (US$138.5), while […]

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Young and jobless in Malaysia

AS the global economy continues to recover, labour force is improving, albeit at a slower pace. Global unemployment in 2018 is projected around 5.5%, slightly better than 2017’s reading of 5.6% on the back of a better global GDP outlook, with an expected growth of around 3.6% in 2018 from 3.3% in 2017. Youth unemployment, […]

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