Archanun Kohpaiboon

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‘A little sad, a bit regretful': Shanmugam on activists' move to engage Mahathir

SINGAPORE: Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has hit out at the move by a group of activists - led by political dissident Tan Wah Piow and …

Asia

Conclusion for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership ‘finally in sight’: PM Lee

SINGAPORE: Negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) have reached a “critical stage” and a conclusion is “finally in …

China

Bangkok Post SmartEdition

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

<i>Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning?</i> <i>Sign up here</i><p>Trade-conflict realities start to hit home across the globe, Pakistan heads to the …

Startups Look to Mainstream Medical Tourism

About 14 million people spent $68 billion on medical tourism in 2016, according to consulting firm PwC. A growing number are Westerners headed to …

Health Care

Companies appear to be gaining market power

COMPETITION forces companies to keep prices low to attract customers. But if a few firms become powerful enough, they can see off competitors and …

China Factory Gauge Slips in June as Trade War Dampens Outlook

China’s official factory gauge fell more than expected in June, just as the world’s two biggest economies head toward a trade war.<p>The manufacturing …

China

How a 29-year-old is using blockchain and A.I. to cut energy bills by up to 25 percent

When Benson Wang discovered he could cut his business’ energy bills by 25 percent, switching providers felt like a no-brainer.<p>Three months later, …

China's move to ease foreign investment curbs leaves trade experts unimpressed

China on Thursday eased restrictions on foreign investment in sectors ranging from agriculture to banking, as Beijing and Washington continue to spar …

Amazon wiped out $17.5 billion from eight companies in one day

Amazon wiped out $17.5 billion from eight companies' market values Thursday with just two announcements.<p>The e-commerce giant has become a force on …

Trump's trade threats could end up boosting China's global economic clout

As the United States increasingly confronts China over trade and turns away from decades of championing lower tariffs, Beijing is seen getting a …

China Think Tank Warns of Potential ‘Financial Panic’ in Leaked Note

A leaked report from a Chinese government-backed think tank has warned of a potential “financial panic” in the world’s second-largest economy, a sign …

EU Warns Trump That Car Tariffs Would Prompt Retaliation

European Union leaders vowed an unwavering response to President Donald Trump’s protectionism, signaling a readiness to retaliate should the U.S. …

Mexico Hits U.S. With Tariffs, Escalating Global Trade Tensions

WASHINGTON — Mexico hit back at the United States on Tuesday, imposing tariffs on around $3 billion worth of American pork, steel, cheese and other goods in response to the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum levies, further straining relations between the two countries as they struggle to …

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How can machine learning and artificial intelligence be used in development interventions and impact evaluations?

Last Thursday I attended a conference on AI and Development organized by CEGA, DIME, and the World Bank’s Big Data groups (website, where they will …

China’s vanished current-account surplus will change the world economy

NOT long ago China was a leading culprit in global economic imbalances. Whether blame was ascribed to its undervalued yuan or its frugal people, the …

China

Toyota takes a winding road to autonomous vehicles

UBER’s fleet of autonomous vehicles has been parked up since one of its self-driving cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona in March. That …

Autonomous Vehicle

Lift bans on paying for human-blood plasma

THIS year marks the 200th anniversary of the first successful human-to-human blood transfusion, conducted by James Blundell, an English obstetrician …

Exports

Working hard for the money

ECONOMIC growth stems from two main sources: putting more people to work or enabling workers to operate more efficiently (ie, better productivity). …

Basically flawed

WORK is one of society’s most important institutions. It is the main mechanism through which spending power is allocated. It provides people with …

Universal Basic Income

The new mediocre

THE launch, a year ago, of the European Central Bank’s programme of quantitative easing (QE—creating money to buy bonds) sparked elation. Growth was …

European Union

Dynasties

“AS A democracy the United States ought presumably to be able to dispense with dynastic families,” wrote Arthur Schlesinger junior, one of America’s …

Campaign Finance

The wages of sin

WHETHER the miscreants are African policemen, European politicians or American university basketball players, the same remedy for corrupt behaviour …

London School of Economics

Slight of hand

IS THE job of central bankers more like that of technicians, carefully turning knobs as they fine-tune the economy, or magicians, manipulating the …

Interest Rates

Not dead, just resting

IN 1990 hedge funds were still rare birds; 500-odd funds managed around $40 billion, mostly for rich individuals. Few people understood what they did …

Hedge Funds

'ปานปรีย์' แนะรัฐบาลตัดสินใจรอบคอบ ยุทธศาสตร์การค้า 'ทีพีพี'

“ปานปรีย์” แนะรัฐบาลต้องกล้าตัดสินใจว่าจะเข้าร่วมทีพีพี หรือไม่และในช่วงเวลาใด เพราะภาคเอกชนรอคอยคำตอบ เพื่อประกอบการตัดสินใจลงทุน …

ชู 10 อุตสาหกรรมเป้าหมาย! หวังเป็นกลไกขับเคลื่อนเศรษฐกิจเพื่ออนาคต

ครม.อนุมัติ 10 อุตสาหกรรมเป้าหมาย เป็นกลไกขับเคลื่อนเศรษฐกิจเพื่ออนาคต หวังขยับการลงทุนภาคเอกชน ตั้ง “สมคิด” ประธานเจรจาให้สิทธิประโยชน์เป็นรายบริษัท …

เศรษฐกิจไทยพ้นจุดต่ำสุด

<b>“สมคิด” กระทุ้งเอกชนนำเงินออกมาลงทุน</b><p>“สมคิด” เรียกขวัญ! ชี้เศรษฐกิจไทยถึงจุดต่ำสุดแล้ว เริ่มมีสัญญาณฟื้นตัว ความเชื่อมั่นเริ่มเป็นไปในทิศทางที่ดีขึ้น …