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Thailand: Unlocking the potential of Industry 4.0

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) expands the possibilities of digital transformation, business executives foresee sweeping changes. A new Deloitte Global report finds that businesses plan to invest heavily in digital transformation, but strategic and operational paradoxes threaten to hamper these efforts. The survey of more than 350 executives in the manufacturing, power, oil and […]

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Philippines: Unemployment rises marginally in October

MANILA, Philippines — The number of Filipinos who are unemployed rose marginally in October, likely the result of a confluence of factors that include recent weather disturbances, having more young people opting to return to school, and not having enough applicants qualifying for vacant positions in government. The results of the October 2018 round of […]

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Vietnam’s customs revenue up 7.27% in Jan – Nov

The Hanoitimes – The revenue is equal to 100.42%% of estimation and meets 97% of the 2018 target. Vietnam`s customs revenue reached VND284.2 trillion (US$12.22 billion) in the first 11 months of 2018, equivalent to 100.42% of the estimation and up 7.27% compared to the corresponding period last year, according to the General Department of Vietnam […]

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Cheap packages luring Thais

Some 10 million Thai tourists are expected to travel abroad next year, up from an estimated 9 million this year, says the Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA). The key factors driving the growth are more attractive tour packages offered by travel companies and affordable airfare, especially from low-cost carriers operating in and around Thailand, said Thanapon […]

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Asean in a unilateral world

American foreign policymakers are turning the tide against the notion of multilateralism, pushing instead for a unilateral world where “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) will be more meaningful. In the path to MAGA, the rules of globalisation are getting torn apart, a heavy dose of protectionism is in place in the United States and everyone […]

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Cambodia: Energy deal inked with Laos

Cambodia will increase energy imports from neighbouring Laos following the signing of a deal between the countries on Wednesday. The energy deal was signed in Vientiane during the visit of a Cambodian delegation that included Prime Minister Hun Sen. Provinces near the border with Laos – including Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Ratanakkiri and Kratie – […]

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