Nuttakit Boonyawisitpokin, vice president of Sales and Management, RMI Global Ventures said that Thailand is taking a step forward into a digital economy era along with other countries so the need for technology, especially software, is increasing, and organizations need to manage their software assets as well as other types of assets. However, many businesses, from large to small businesses, SME, or even listed companies in the stock market, still use software with no license. Today, there are several of what we call “Office Software” which have both freeware or Open Source, and paid ones. What happens now is that the freeware is not good enough, and the good ones are too expensive. The market is looking for an alternative at a reasonable price. When good software is too expensive, middle to small size organization or SMEs cannot afford them, so they tend to use pirate software instead of a license one. And they have been using them continuously until now that some … [Read more...] about RMI Awakens the use of Thai Software and copyright issues
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“Officials have been working to come up with a stimulus package, as we expect the economy to slow down e second half of the year. The economic package would be proposed to the new government,” said Lavaron Sangsnit, director-general at the Fiscal Policy Office. His comments came amid a slowdown in the Thai economy due to the impact of the trade tensions between the US and China. Thai exports in the first four months contracted by 1.9 per cent year on year. “We are hoping the economy does not see a sharp slowdown, hence the stimulus would not be a big one, as exports are not expected to contract significantly,” he said. The Finance Ministry projects that trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies would ease as leaders of the United States and China will meet at the G20 summit. The stimulus package will be aimed at boosting consumption among low-income groups as they have a tendency to spend all the money that government puts into the … [Read more...] about Economic package in the works
Their early days there were rough. They had no language skills in either Tagalog or English, and Xu says the authorities frequently shut down businesses in Chinatown, partly because many were evading taxes. He found himself in a police station on more than one occasion. "I would get in there and everyone arrested would be Chinese. I was scared. I was so young at the time," he says. Now the owner of a range of businesses offering services from rice imports to printing, Xu believes Chinese immigrants must adjust and integrate into the local culture, which he says includes small but significant idiosyncrasies such as the tendency for Filipinos to dislike Chinese bosses disciplining staff in front of other workers. He does not see a great deal of anti-Chinese sentiment outside of a small group of Filipinos he believes are seeking to incite hatred. Fellow immigrant Ken Hong, 43 and also from Fujian, has done almost every job imaginable since he arrived in Manila nine years ago. He went … [Read more...] about Why are Chinese workers so unpopular in Southeast Asia?
US President Donald Trump's abrupt new tariffs on imports from Mexico alarmed industry and led to jitters in markets, even though Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador insisted yesterday that he wanted to avoid a clash with Washington but would defend the interests of his country. Mr Trump's move dampened prospects of deals on trade with Mexico and Canada as well as China. On Thursday night in Washington, the US leader, invoking national security, announced that he would slap a 5 per cent tax on all imports from Mexico beginning June 10, to force Mexico to stop the flow of migrants across its territory to the United States. The US is holding over 80,000 migrants in overflowing detention centres, officials said. "At any given moment, up to 100,000 migrants are transiting Mexico on their way to the US border," Mr Kevin McAleenan, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, told journalists. The tariffs would rise to 10 per cent on July 1, 15 per cent on Aug 1, 20 per … [Read more...] about Mexico keen to avoid clash after shock tariffs by US
By Kevin Maimann Star Edmonton Brennan Doherty Star Calgary Tues., April 30, 2019 EDMONTON—Premier Jason Kenney named 22 cabinet ministers Tuesday, which is almost twice the number the NDP named at its inauguration in 2015 and five more than the NDP had at the end of its tenure. New ministries include one dedicated to eliminating “red tape” for businesses, one dedicated to natural gas, and one to mental health and addictions. Kenney also took one portfolio for himself. The new crop of United Conservative Party ministers includes some fresh political faces working in high-profile portfolios, such as health and energy, and some who have served with previous Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties. Name: Jason Kenney Ministry: Intergovernmental affairs Article Continued Below Riding: Calgary-Lougheed Philosophy: “Alberta is an idea,” Kenney said Tuesday. “The idea that strong families, communities … [Read more...] about Meet Alberta’s new United Conservative ministers