Thailand

Growing wealth gap belies reform

While Pracha Rath and other projects of the Prayut government are arguably sustainable in terms of alleviating rural poverty, they have been less …

by · Monday, 21 May 2018 · Thailand
Membuka Jalan untuk Ekonomi Digital yang sedang Berkembang di Indonesia

Membuka Jalan untuk Ekonomi Digital yang sedang Berkembang di Indonesia

Di seluruh ekonomi digital di Indonesia, baik perusahaan teknologi raksasa maupun perusahaan yang lebih kecil mengeluhkan sulitnya menemukan bakat digital. Obert Hoseanto dari Microsoft Indonesia menjelaskan: ‚ÄúSulit sekali mendapatkan karyawan. Kami …

by · Thursday, 17 May 2018 · Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
Paving the Way for a Thriving Digital Economy in Indonesia

Paving the Way for a Thriving Digital Economy in Indonesia

Across the digital economy in Indonesia, both IT giants and smaller companies have the same complain: digital talents are hard to find. Obert Hoseanto, an Engagement Manager from Microsoft Indonesia, said the company recently contracted only five peo…

East Timorese Vote in Second Election in Less Than a Year

The U.N. estimates nearly half the population lives below the extreme poverty line of USD$1.90 a day and half of children under 5 suffer moderate to …

by · Saturday, 12 May 2018 · Thailand

Training no-shows examined

The Finance Ministry’s account officers are conducting a survey of the government’s 6.4 million welfare and subsidy scheme recipients who voluntarily signed up for skills training schemes and an additional 2.1 million living below the poverty line who did not register for the training programmes, after 5 …

by · Thursday, 26 April 2018 · Thailand

The purple rice helping Thai farmers overcome poverty

“The idea was very simple. We had two missions for the company: one was to alleviate the problems of small-scale farmers’ poverty and the second was to create healthy and delicious organic products for the global consumer.” The high costs of production and low yields in Thailand are the result of a …

by · Wednesday, 25 April 2018 · Thailand

Rohingya crisis: Looking backwards and forwards

Bengal has experienced economic cycles of prosperity and poverty over the centuries. About one third of the population perished in the famine of 1770, as the Mughal Empire lay in ruins and the British Empire had not yet risen to replace it. Once-flouri…

by · Tuesday, 24 April 2018 · Thailand

Conservative wins Paraguay presidency with narrow victory

Landlocked Paraguay — sandwiched between Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil — has enjoyed consistent economic growth under tobacco magnate Cartes, but has failed to shake off persistent poverty, corruption and drug trafficking. It remains a land of contra…

by · Monday, 23 April 2018 · Thailand

New registrations for firms rise 7%

The cabinet in January approved 35.7 billion baht for the second phase of the welfare scheme, aiming to raise 1 million people out of poverty. Some 5.3 million out of 11.4 million recipients of the government’s welfare and subsidy scheme are living below the national poverty line, earning less than …

by · Friday, 20 April 2018 · Thailand

Apisak says balanced budget targeted

Under the second phase of the scheme, aimed at eradicating the root causes of poverty, the government has assigned state officials from related agencies to individually discuss and design personalised plans with low-income earners to help them escape p…

by · Tuesday, 17 April 2018 · Thailand