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PATTAYA BECOMES

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PATTAYA BECOMES A MUST-GO-TO

DESTINATION WITH MANY EVENTS PLANNED

Pattaya is already starting

to be busy at weekends,

but is now to become

a must-go-to destination on

account of more than a dozen

special events being held

in just the next few months

alone.

Although businesses in

the city will still find it hard

to thrive on just weekend activity,

the events are seen as

a way to increase the popularity

of Pattaya to domestic

tourists and to provide

good occupancy rates for

hotels and restaurants on

at least Fridays, Saturdays

and Sundays. As well, with

the government announcing

an additional number of

long weekends it is hoped

that some people will extend

their stays to include some

weekdays.

The plan is to ensure

Pattaya does indeed survive

on weekend trade whilst it

builds up weekday occupancy

over the course of the

year.

Lan Poe, Naklua, will

host the Pattaya Traditional

Festival (Gong Khaoon) on

April 20th, and then the following

week from April 21st

to April 25th, Jomtien Beach

will be home to the Jet Ski

World Cup. This is a weeklong

event and will be a test

to see how events that occur

on weekdays fair in the resort

city.

No less than four music

festivals are to take place in

April and May with the first

expected to be held at Pattaya

Beach from April 30th

to May 1st. The following

weekend, from May 7th to

May 8th, a music festival will

be held at Jomtien Beach.

Music acts will be announced

closer to the dates

in question. Other music festivals

at Lan Poe public park

and Pattaya Central Beach

will be held on the subsequent

weekends of May 14th

to May 15th and May 21st

to May 22nd respectively.

Proper social distancing will

be observed to ensure the

events are safety conscious.

The month of May has

another weeklong event taking

place. From May 3rd to

May 9th the Honda LPGA

Thailand 2021 will be in full

swing at the Siam Country

Club Old Court.

From the end of May to

the middle of June, Pattaya

hosts a number of other

sporting events. The somewhat

unusual Teqball competition

takes place from 27th

May to 30th May. Teqball is

a cross between table tennis

and football, using a curved

table. The ball can be propelled

by any part of the

players’ bodies but not their

hands or arms. The event

will be held for the first time

ever at Pattaya Beach

Also at Pattaya Beach,

from June 4th to June 6th,

the Beach Volleyball Pattaya

Open will take place and

from June 10th to June 13th

visitors can enjoy the Beach

Tennis Tournament.

The following week from

June 17th to June 20th,

Pattaya Beach will host the

Sepak Takraw (or kick-volleyball)

competition, a kind

of volleyball in which players

can only use their head,

feet or knees to engage with

a rattan ball.

The Pattaya Festival at

Pattaya Beach, which will

include a food festival, concerts

and more, will mark

the anniversary of Pattaya

from June 25th to June 26th.

July 2021 ushers in the

Pattaya Swimming competition,

with dates yet to be

announced, as well as the

Annual Pattaya Marathon on

July 17th commencing at the

Bali Hai pier.

Many other events are

planned for later months.

All events are of course dependent

on the status of the

Covid-19 conditions at any

given time.

The events roadmap is a

positive step for Pattaya and

is expected to have both immediate

and also long-term

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has always had the threat of letting

Big Brother watch us even

more than in the past, but some

thought that Covid mask wearing

might hopefully decrease

the use of such software.

Anyone with a smartphone

that uses facial recognition will

know it does not really work with

a mask on.That can be frustrating

– or reassuring - but although

masks have undoubtedly

thwarted the facial-recognition

industry, the technology has

also adapted.

It may sound strange but

wearing a mask does not necessarily

stop a computer from

identifying someone and there

are even examples of the pandemic

being used as an excuse

to use facial recognition.

Last year, as people began

to increasingly wear masks

around the world, the prevailing

view was it represented a huge

challenge to facial recognition.

It seemed obvious - algorithms

designed to analyse faces

would be less accurate if part of

the face was concealed.

Sure enough, The National

Institute of Standards and

Technology (NIST) tested 89

commercial facial-recognition

algorithms - and found a 5-50%

error rate in matching faces with

digitally applied masks to photos

of the same person.

But some facial-recognition

technologies still work pretty

well on those wearing a mask.

In January, a US Department

of Homeland Security "controlled-scenario

test" found one

with a 96% success rate - although

the results "varied greatly

between systems".

"Based on these results" the

department said, "organisations

that need to perform photo ID

checks could potentially allow

individuals to keep their masks

on, thereby reducing the risk of

Covid-19 infection."

And although some police

forces are using facial recognition

less,London's Metropolitan

Police, for example, has not conducted

a facial-recognition test for

over a year - it is still being used,

even, reportedly, at Black Lives

Matter protests last summer.

"Even if the use of this technology

is temporarily interrupted...

that doesn't obviate the threat that

this technology poses both in the

short and the long term," says

Michael Kleinman, from Amnesty

International."Anyone walking

in front of a camera where police

departments are running facial

recognition - their face can be captured

and they can be identified.

That's Orwellian."

In the private sector, it is harder

to tell whether the use of facial recognition

has decreased over the

past year - there is no directory, no

list of when and where it is used.

But recently, it was announced

Disney World was to trial facial-recognition

technology for a

month.

Its system takes an image of

a customer's face and converts

it into a unique number, which is

associated with the form of admission

used for entry into the theme

park.

The idea is to cut waiting times,

with Disney saying it wants a more

"touchless experience".And crucially,

the technology does not

require guests to take off their

masks.

The bottom line? As a society

we should be very observant of

how such technology is to be used,

for everyone’s sake.

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With an online store management

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meet the needs of businesses of

all sizes on a secure, easy to use

platform, with the added benefit of

rapid data retrieval. SHOPLINE is

poised to move forward in an effort

to support Thai entrepreneurs impacted

by economic sluggishness

from the COVID-19 pandemic by

offering a special service package

with prices starting at just 599 baht

per month, or just 4,999 baht per

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Mr. Chananun Panchasarp,

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e-commerce and social commerce

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corporations and SMEs, successfully

enter digital markets in many

countries with more than 250,000

users worldwide and reaches more

than 200 million customers around

the world. Today, SHOPLINE and

its team in Thailand are ready to

open for business in Thailand, with

determination and goal to be a part

of supporting Thai businesses to

enter the online and global markets,

with a platform designed specifically

to meet the needs of Thai

consumers and businesses.

"The strengths of SHOPLINE

are not only offering a complete

range of services, but we also

come with solutions that are designed

and developed for Thai

people. Prior to the launch of its

service in Thailand, SHOPLINE

conducted nearly 9 months of market

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to develop our services. We place

particular importance on users' experience,

which led us to create

solutions that meet the needs and

solve problems for entrepreneurs

and shoppers. SHOPLINE is the

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e-commerce and social commerce,

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businesses expand their markets

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more revenue opportunities for

them."

Mr. Chananun added that, "The

e-commerce market in Thailand

is growing in line with the global

trend. Over the past year, the Thai

e-commerce market has grown exponentially

in the amount of over

$9 billion - more than 270,000 million

baht (2020 Southeast Asian

digital economy research data

from Google, Temasek and Bain

& Company) - resulting from the

pandemic situation. That has been

a major catalyst for changing consumer

behavior and turning them

toward shopping online. It is evident

that this shift will be a driving

force for the future growth of the

ecommerce market."

Given the current global economic

shift as well as predicted

future growth in online shopping,

both small and large businesses

must adjust their business strategies

and increase the distribution

channels of their products and

services through online platforms

to be able to better reach their

target customers. However, many

businesses face a number of constraints,

including resources, budgets

and technology knowledge.

SHOPLINE provides a clear solution

to these challenges.

On the occasion of the official

launch in Thailand, and to

help Thai entrepreneurs facing

the economic hardships from

COVID-19, SHOPLINE is offering

a value-for-money service fee with

a monthly e-commerce package of

599 baht and an annual package

of 4,999 baht. For social commerce,

the monthly price is 599

baht and the annual price is 4,999

baht. The combined package,

which provides a great value, has

a monthly price starting at 1,199

baht and an annual price of 7,999

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"With the strengths of SHOP-

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solutions, it is suitable

for businesses who want to succeed

in entering the digital market.

And with our services that meet a

full range of needs, we believe

that this opening of the market

will cause a change for the Thai

e-commerce industry, and drive

entrepreneurs to enter the e-commerce

market more effectively and

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FOREIGN CURRENCY UPDATE

The U.S. Dollar

The U.S. Dollar reversed

recent losses as the interest

rate on the 10-year note

rose to its highest level in 14

months, testing 1.75 per cent.

The DXY Dollar index, the index

that measures the U.S.

Dollar’s value against a basket

of major currencies, rose from

89.94 to 91.74. Against the

Thai Baht, the U.S. Dollar rose

quite strongly from a recent flat

line of 30.00, (which had been

a closely contested level for

several months) up to 30.65, a

two per cent increase.

The British Pound

After hitting a recent high at

1.4170, The British Pound fell

back to 1.3833 before steadying

at 1.3870. This could mark

the end of long bull run, or it

may simply be a temporary

retracement ahead of further

rises. With uncertainties about

Brexit largely now out of the

picture, the latter scenario

could take precedent. Yet a

stronger U.S Dollar has arguably

been behind the Pound’s

losses. Against the Thai Baht,

the Pound gained ground

slightly due to the stronger Dollar

outweighing the small pullback

of late. The Pound stood

at 42.75 rising from 42.06. If

the pound regains strength

against the U.S. dollar then the

rise against the Thai Baht could

continue in earnest.

The Japanese Yen

The Japanese Yen weakened

against the U.S. Dollar

from 105.71 to 108.90. When

the USDJPY rate rises, this indicates

a fall in the value of the

Yen since a dollar buys more

Yen than it did previously. Once

again, U.S. Dollar strength is

likely to be behind the move,

although the Yen may have

lost ground as it gave up some

of its safe haven status in reaction

to rising stock markets

and other risk assets. Against

the Thai Baht, the Yen fell very

slightly from 0.2814 to 0.2806

The Russian Ruble

The Russian Ruble has continued

to trade in a very tight

range against the U.S. Dollar

moving from 74.33 to 74.06.

The millpond action suggests

volatility may be ahead since it

represents maximum disagreement

between buyers and sellers.

Against the Thai Baht the

Ruble moved from 0.4010 to

0.4154, following the weakening

of the Thai Baht against the

US Dollar.

The Euro

The Euro butted heads with

the 1.2200 mark against the

US Dollar but could not hold

that level, giving back recent

gains to trade down to 1.1908.

U.S. Dollar strength only gave

more impetus to potentially end

what may have already been a

fading rally. ECB and Federal

Reserve decisions were both

mildly dovish and so it will be

for the markets to decide the

next move. Against the Thai

Baht, the Euro fell slightly from

36.85 to 36.62.

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CHINA RETAIL SALES

AND INDUSTRIAL

OUTPUT POWER AHEAD

In the first two months of 2021,

China’s retail sales and industrial production

numbers were sharply higher

year-on-year. Retail sales surged

ahead with a 33.8 per cent increase

and industrial production grew at its

highest pace in decades hitting 35.1

percent compared to the same period

last year.

Of course these numbers come

from comparisons that were from a

low base recorded in the early part

of 2020 at a time when the country

locked down. Yet the National Bureau

of Statistics was quoted as saying, "

effect, the growth of main indicators is

stable and macro indicators are in a

After removing the base reasonable

range."

Industrial output was still up 17

percent when compared with 2019

numbers from the same period.

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AROUND THE ASIAN REGION

Capital Economics senior China

economist, Julian Evans-Pritchard,

was quoted as saying, "We expect

activity to remain strong in the nearterm,

as the easing of virus restrictions

boosts consumption and fiscal

stimulus among key trading partners

should keep exports strong.”

INDONESIA SUPPORTS

EV MANUFACTURERS

Indonesia plans to become a leading

battery powered EV hub and has

announced a change in tax breaks to

support the industry. Batter powered

vehicles will retain their zero per cent

tax rate whereas hybrid vehicles will

move to five percent from zero percent.

The difference in the tax rates

mean that battery powered EV’s will

be favored from a tax perspective.

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati

was quoted as saying,

"Investors who will build electric

cars in Indonesia feel that they are not

competitive enough because the tax

rate is not differentiated from plug-in

hybrids,"

At the same time, Indonesia remains

a major source of a key metal

used in battery production, nickel. It

will look to increase production of the

sought after metal.

The country is embarking on a renewed

push to become more carbon

neutral since it is sensitive to climate

change. Transportation accounts for

around 30 per cent of total emissions,

with standing traffic in long traffic jams

responsible for elevated levels of air

pollution in major cities.

The head of fiscal policy at the Finance

Ministry, Febrio Kacaribu was

quoted as saying, "Indonesia can

have more opportunities to become

a big player in electric vehicles," adding,

"Battery-powered EVs have more

impact to reduce gas emissions rather

than hybrid ones."

SINGAPORE AND

AUSTRALIA PLAN

TRAVEL BUBBLE FOR

JULY OR AUGUST

Singapore and Australia are in

discussion about setting up a travel

corridor between the two countries

as early as July or August 2021.

Yet the travel bubble will only

be available to nationals of the two

countries who have already received

a Covid-19 vaccination, which will

likely narrow the field for many others

who have yet to receive one.

Australian Trade Minister Dan

Tehan, was quoted as saying, “Singapore

are very keen to work with

Australia on a proof of vaccination

certificate and we agreed our officials

should work together on this,”

adding, “I’m scheduled to travel to

Singapore in the coming months and

this will be a key topic of discussions

as we seek to explore a travel bubble

with Singapore.”

Other nationals who have transited

in Singapore may also be allowed

to travel subject to 14 days quarantine

in the city-state. As well, the bubble

may be extended to include New

Zealand in the future.

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FIRST BRITISH

PASSPORT FOR CHILD

BORN IN THAILAND

Obtaining a UK passport for

your child is now even more

of a priority than ever before.

With so much uncertainty in

the world, none of us know

when we may need to uproot

our family and head back to

the UK either temporarily or

permanently.

The cost of obtaining a

child’s British passport from

overseas is £88.51 and you

need two passport photographs

of your child taken

with a white or light grey

background. The application

must also be countersigned

by someone who has known

your family for 2 years and

should preferably be a British

citizen. If someone who is not

a British citizen countersigns

your application then expect

delays and there are already

delays due to the state of the

Covid-19 situation in the UK.

Due to these delays, start

your application as soon as

possible even if you don’t have

immediate travel plans. Consider

the passport as an essential

document rather than

just a travel document.

If your baby is not yet born

and you or your partner are

expecting then now is the ideal

time to make sure that you

have a copy of your full British

birth certificate, this should be

the one which also lists your

parents name, not the short

certificate. If the British parent

was born after 1/1/1983, there

is additional criteria required

and you can get the full information

on this by visiting our

website keyvisathailand.com

Be prepared to also supply

a copy of the hospital records

documenting your baby’s

birth and photos of the Mother

during the pregnancy and

a selection of photos of the

child with both parents from

the time of birth to the time of

applying for the passport.

In order to process the application

you need to apply for

an appointment by email at the

HMPO office in Bangkok and

attend the appointment with all

of your paperwork. The passport

will take a minimum of 6

weeks to be issued but most

likely longer during the current

circumstances and then you

will also need to pick it up from

Bangkok. If you are unable to

or it is inconvenient to travel

to Bangkok then Key Visa can

handle this process on your

behalf. Simply email us at

info@keyvisathailand.com for

more information.

Most children born to British

citizens outside the UK are

eligible for a British passport,

however there are certain circumstances

where your application

may not be straight forward.

You do not need to be

married to your Thai partner

but your name must be on the

baby’s birth certificate.

If you were born outside the

United Kingdom and your baby

is now being born outside the

United Kingdom, they will not

automatically be entitled to a

British passport. In this type of

circumstance you should seek

the advice of the British passport

office or an agent such as

ourselves.

At the same time as applying

for your child’s passport,

you should also consider a

long term UK visa for your Thai

partner such as a multiple entry

tourist visa.

For further information on

either Children’s UK passports

or UK visas for Thai citizens,

please contact info@keyvisathailand.com

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GOOGLE ANALYTICS 4

& WHAT IT MEANS FOR

YOUR BUSINESS

What is Google Analytics

4? What does it mean for businesses?

and how does it compare

to the traditional version?

Our guide will make it easy

for you to decide when is the

right time for you to make the

switch.

Google’s Analytics is used

by millions of businesses

worldwide to track user interaction

across web domains

and mobile apps.

The transition to GA4 is

most likely the biggest transformation

that the tool has

ever gone through and it is

set to rock the digital marketing

world and the way that we

track web data!

Most businesses know this

platform as the tool that helps

them track the amount of web

traffic they get, monitor important

marketing channels, and to

measure their main KPIs. And

now with Google Analytics 4,

Google is offering a new version

that uses Artificial Intelligence,

making it very different

from the traditional “universal”

Analytics.

GA 4 comes with many new

features that will make it very

different from the old version.

One of the biggest differences

is the new data modeling

feature that uses AI to fill in

gaps in data where traditional

Analytics may be blocked by

cookie-consent rules, blocked

JavaScript and a focus on privacy.

Years ago, we had a lot

more data available to us in

GA but as privacy laws have

become stricter in many countries

it has become more difficult

to collect a lot of the data.

Additionally the user-interface

for the new default Google

Analytics is very different.

So here’s a walkthrough for

some of the most important differences.

What is Google Analytics 4?

Google self-describes the

purpose of the new Google

Analytics as a next generation

approach to “privacy-first”

tracking, x-channel measurement,

and AI based predictive

data all at once. By applying

Google’s advanced machine

learning models, the new Analytics

can fill out data for website

traffic and user behavior

without relying on having “hits”

come from every page. I have

said for years that ‘hits are

how idiots measure success’

and this new change pretty

much backs up that theory. We

can no longer rely on just hits

to give us the data we need as

more and more of our ‘hits’ are

being blocked by privacy settings.

All this means that its main

goal is to shift the way data

is shown to focus on users –

mainly the user journey from

first visit to final conversion.

Plus GA4 is all about

“events.” These events are the

main way that data is presented

in the new Google Analytics,

it will also be a great time

to revisit your Google Analytics

roadmap and reassess what

kind of events it’s important for

your website to measure.

Finally, the machine-learning

processing in this new Analytics

means that it can fill in

gaps where businesses aren’t

able to understand their complete

customer base because

of users that opt out of cookie

usage and data collection. Internet

users and even browser

companies are becoming increasingly

stingy about allowing

Analytics to track sessions

or return users by using cookies

– for example, a lot of websites

are starting to use visitor

consent to define their Analytics

tracking.

The need for something

like Google Analytics 4 largely

comes from new privacy protection

laws (like the GDPR

and CCPA) and the diminished

stability of traditional analytics.

A lot of businesses using the

traditional Universal Google

Analytics could often run into

issues with inaccurate or missing

data due to cookie consent

options required by these laws.

If you need help deciding

on the right time and way to

switch to GA4, please email us

on sales@pdsconsultingsolutions.com

to book a consultation.

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BURGER KING TO

OFFER FRIED CHICKEN

Burger Thailand, the company

that operates the Burger King

brand in Thailand, is embarking

on a plan to offer fried chicken

items on its menu. The new

menu items come under a brand

dubbed Chicken King at Burger

King stores throughout the Kingdom

The company is aiming to

tap into people’s healthier eating

habits as well as to tap into the

demand for fried chicken evident

amongst Thai customers.

Another objective is to entice

people into Burger King outlets

who might otherwise not have

ventured into its stores. They can

then order fried chicken and also

enjoy the other traditional offerings

of burgers and fries.

Two fried chicken menu items

will be launched initially, original

and spicy, with more added at a

later date.

General manager, Tanawat

Damnernthong, was quoted as

saying, “At present, this menu

is not available at Burger King

worldwide. Thailand is the first

country to launch as this is an

initiative the local team sought to

fulfill customers here, as this is

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THAILAND BUSINESS NEWS

known as chicken consumption

country.”

The goal is to push overall

sales up to pre pandemic levels.

It is no mean feat since there is a

lot of competition from the likes

of KFC, McDonalds, and Texas

Chicken to name but a few, however

Burger Thailand sees the

fried chicken market in Thailand

notching up 7 per cent to 9 per

cent increases each year. Thus

there is plenty of room for a new

entrant.

Mr. Tanawat was also quoted

as saying, "Even though we are

latecomers to the fried chicken

market, we are confident Chicken

King will play a significant role

and boost our sales this year to

2 billion baht, as we achieved in

2019,'

THAI AIRWAYS

CHALLENGES NEARLY

200 BILLION BAHT OF

CLAIMS FROM

CREDITORS

Thai Airways International

Plc., disputes around 192 billion

baht owed to 48 aircraft leasing

companies as well as engine

service provider Rolls Royce, citing

that it had gained bankruptcy

protection and also that some of

the claims are for future dated

contracts.

Yet Thai Airways will need

to work with most of these companies

in the future and so it is

important that an amicable settlement

to the dispute is forthcoming.

The company has liabilities

of 410 billion baht, and so the

amount in dispute concerns

nearly half of its obligations. The

dispute comes at a time when

Thai Airways is seeking new finance

to the tune of 50 billion

baht by way of an equity offering

and/or by way of new loans.

Thai airways shares were

suspended last month having

fallen more than 50% in 2020.

TRUE TO INVEST 60

BILLION BAHT IN 5G

ROLLOUT

True Corporation is expected

to invest heavily in 5G capabilities

over the next three to five

years, in an effort to transform

from a telecoms operator into a

tech and data entity.

It has earmarked up to 60

billion baht of spending over the

period, and aims to have 1 million

5G subscribers by the end of

this year alone, up from 250,000

last year.

Co-president of True Corporation,

Natwut Amornvivat,

was quoted as saying, "This

year True will focus on building

5G-based applications and use

cases for new experiences for

consumer, corporate and vertical

industry sectors," adding,

"The 5G network is one of the

core pillars in our network business."

Thailand is powering ahead

with its 5G rollout and is ahead of

many countries in the region and

even farther afield. The coverage

in Thailand already extends to 77

provinces.

The head of True's 5G working

group, Piroon Paireepairit,

was quoted as saying, "Once we

succeed in building innovative

5G applications, Thailand will become

the stage where use cases

are shown to the world," adding,

"The country's 5G network rollout

is on par with Japan."

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UNDERSTANDING

STOCK MARKETS

HITTING NEW ALL

TIME HIGHS

It likely cannot escape your

notice that stock markets across

the globe have been rising consistently,

with many hitting new

all-time record highs week after

week.

However, it is worth exploring

why this is happening

and how you can

get in on the action.

WHAT ARE

STOCKS OR

SHARES?

Stocks, or

shares as

they are

k n o w n

in many

countries,

are essentially

tiny

pieces of

companies that are bought and

sold on a publicly traded exchange.

Typically a company will cut

itself into millions or even billions

of pieces. Each piece is

called a share.

The total value of all the

shares of a company in circulation

is called the company’s

market capitalization, or market

cap for short. This is the metric

on which to value the entire

company.

Stock markets indexes are

a compilation of selected high

value, commonly sought after

and/or top performing companies.

Amongst these worldwide

are the US Dow Jones Industrial

average, which contains

the top 30 American industrial

companies, the FTSE 100 UK

index, which contains 100 companies

with the largest market

cap, and the Thai SET and

SET50 indexes, which comprise

the biggest popular Thai

companies.

VALUING STOCKS

AND SHARES

There is an art to valuing stocks

and shares. What will make a given

share price materially different tomorrow

or next month compared to its

price today.

Individual companies will often pay

dividends and in any case will report to

the market their income and profit. Ultimately

this decides the price. But there

is more to it than simply a company’s

earnings.

Sentiment plays a big part. If share

prices are rising across the globe then

this is considered a bullish stance,

which will support rising prices. A bearish

stance is when prices are falling. A

company’s growth potential will also be

one of the elements in determining its

value. Also the level of interest rates,

currently very low, will dictate borrowing

costs and overall consumer activity.

So far markets across the world have

gone up in virtually a straight line in one

of the longest bull markets in history as

central banks have managed to keep

rates low for many years.


THE STOCK MARKETS

HOW DO I GET

INVOLVED?

It’s very easy to get started

if you haven’t dabbled in the

stock market before.

In Thailand, you can buy into

unit trusts that mirror the price

actions of the SET or SET50

stock market indices. This can

be achieved by going to a Thai

Bank and asking to open up an

asset management account.

The units are not unlike shares

but in this case they are units

in a fund that tracks the index

instead of an individual company.

The unit prices are typically

displayed at branches or on the

banks website. The idea here is

that you buy and hold the units

and sell them once they have

risen.

An alternative route is to

open up a broker account and

then you can buy and sell individual

shares in individual

companies. This is a more risky

proposition since some individual

companies can see sharp

falls in their share price as well

as sharp gains. Research in

each company would be essential

before venturing out. Many

brokers can allow you to buy

not only Thai stocks but those

on the worldwide market, as

well as take a position in the

foreign exchange and commodity

markets, all under one roof.

Most broker accounts can be

opened on line.

TRADING OR

INVESTING

Investing in the stock

market usually defines the

stance of buying and holding

stocks without much active

buying and selling. It usually

suits buying or selling a stock

index, although those with

confidence to hold stocks in

a single company for the longer

term can also be considered

to be investors.

Stock traders on the other

hand are often looking

to take advantage of price

movement in single stocks or

indices on a short term basis,

constantly buying and selling

and being quite active in locating

deals that look good

for just a few weeks or even

days before liquidating.

Most brokers have live

apps where you can track

the up-to-the-second share

price, index level and your

profit and loss on any given

stock market instrument.

Trying to time the market is

very difficult but there are

plenty of more complex trading

opportunities that we will

cover in future issues.


FITNESS & YOU

- THE KEY TO A BETTER LIFE -

Dumbbells are the most commonly

found items in any commercial

or home gym. In the coming

months we will be detailing

some useful dumbbell exercises

that can help you build strength,

core stability and also burn fat.

Dumbbell Squat Instructions

1.Stand up straight while

holding a dumbbell on each hand

(palms facing the side of your

legs).

2.Position your legs using a

shoulder width medium stance

with the toes slightly pointed out.

Keep your head up at all times as

looking down will get you off balance

and also maintain a straight

back. This will be your starting

position. Note: For the purposes

of this discussion we will use the

medium stance described above

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which targets overall development;

however you can choose

any of the three stances discussed

in the foot stances section.

3.Begin to slowly lower your

torso by bending the knees as

you maintain a straight posture

with the head up. Continue down

until your thighs are parallel to

the floor. Tip: If you performed

the exercise correctly, the front

of the knees should make an

imaginary straight line with the

toes that is perpendicular to the

front. If your knees are past that

imaginary line (if they are past

your toes) then you are placing

undue stress on the knee and the

exercise has been performed incorrectly.

4.Begin to raise your torso as

you exhale by pushing the floor

with the heel of your foot mainly

as you straighten the legs again

and go back to the starting position.

5.Repeat for the recommended

amount of repetitions.

Caution: Be cautious with the

weight used; in case of doubt,

use less weight rather than more.

The squat is a very safe exercise

but only if performed properly.

You may use wrist wraps for this

exercise.

Variations: As previously

mentioned, there are various

stances that can be used depending

on what you want to emphasise.

You can also use a barbell for

this exercise.

Hammer Curls Instructions

1.Stand up with your torso

upright and a dumbbell on each

hand being held at arms length.

The elbows should be close to

the torso.

2.The palms of the hands

should be facing your torso. This

will be your starting position.

3.Now, while holding your upper

arm stationary, exhale and

curl the weight forward while

contracting the biceps. Continue

to raise the weight until the

biceps are fully contracted and

the dumbbell is at shoulder level.

Hold the contracted position for

a brief moment as you squeeze

the biceps. Tip: Focus on keeping

the elbow stationary and only

moving your forearm.

4.After the brief pause, inhale

and slowly begin the lower

the dumbbells back down to the

starting position.

5.Repeat for the recommended

amount of repetitions.

Variations: There are many

possible variations for this movement.

For instance, you can perform

the exercise sitting down on

a bench with or without back support

and you can also perform it

by alternating arms; first lift the

right arm for one repetition, then

the left, then the right, etc.

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While bar charts, line graphs

and simple numbers are hardly

capable of providing the defining

answer to many economic,

social and political questions,

they are certainly a good way of

obtaining a general overview of

any particular subject.

Each month the Business

Supplement will look into a

brace of statistical information

and provide readers with what

we consider to be the central elements

of these figures.

THAILAND HAS AN

AGEING

POPULATION

Thailand has seen an accelerating

increase in people of over 65.

In 1990 the ratio of those aged over

65 compared to the total population

stood at 4.4 per cent.

By 2010 the ratio jumped to 8.9

per cent. Thereafter the rate of rise

has increased every year after.

2011 saw a rate of change from

the year before of an extra 3.29

percent bring the ratio to 9.2 per

cent.

By 2015 the increase year on

year was 3.89 per cent and the total

number of over 65’s rose to 11

per cent of the population

Roll on to 2020 and the number

increased 4.45 per cent year on

Mitsubishi Motors Thailand got

total of seven Car of The Year 2021

awards covering every model in

its lineup, reflecting the company's

commitment to deliver vehicles that

are second-to-none in all aspects of

performance and quality.

The record number of awards

is a fitting occasion as Mitsubishi

Motors celebrates its 60th anniversary

in Thailand. Throughout

the six decades, the company has

committed to design, develop, produce

and deliver the globally competitive

quality vehicles that aim to

maximize customer satisfaction in

every way.

"We are very proud to win a record

number of awards which is yet

another proof of our quality and excellence

in automotive leadership.

For 60 years, Mitsubishi Motors

Thailand has been offering the best

quality vehicles, and we will continue

improving our products and

services for our customers," said

Mr. Morikazu Chokki, President and

CEO, Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand)

Co., Ltd.

Judged by automotive experts

in cooperation with Grand Prix International

Public Company Limited,

every model in Mitsubishi Motors

Thailand's range is recognized

as the best in its class covering

aspects that include design, comfort,

safety, performance, technology

and environmental friendliness,

customer satisfaction and value.

Launched just recently, Mitsubishi

Outlander PHEV led the list with

'Best Hybrid SUV under 2,500 cc'

award, proving the competitiveness

of the revolutionary PHEV SUV

that combines practicality with sustainability

and go-anywhere driving

capability. It is among the world's

best-selling PHEV.

Mitsubishi Triton received the

'Best 4WD Pickup under 2,500 cc'

award, underlining its Engineered

Beyond Tough concept. The robust

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JUST THE STATISTICS

year to stand at 13 per cent of the

population.

Longer lifespans and lower

birthrates have arguably both contributed

to the steep rise, however

Thailand isn’t alone to see this

trend. There are ageing populations

in many countries including China,

Japan and countries in Europe

BEER COSTS MORE

IN THAILAND THEN

MOST PLACES IN

ASIA AND EUROPE

In keeping with the results

from the World Beer Index 2021,

which compares the price of a

330ml bottle of beer across 58

countries worldwide, a standard

bottle of beer in Bangkok costs an

average of 149 baht, (US$4.82).

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THAILAND WITH A NEW RECORD OF 7 CAR OF THE YEAR 2021 AWARDS

pickup truck comes with powerful

performance and advanced technology.

Thailand was the second priciest

place amongst ASEAN nations

for a beer, just behind Singapore

at US$5.17.

Of course you can easily spend

15 Singapore dollars for a bottle of

beer at a bar in Robertson’s Quay

in Singapore, but the calculations

were based on the average price

of a bottle of beer bought in supermarkets,

bars and hotels.

In third place in ASEAN

was Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at

US$4.74 followed by Manila at

US$4.25 and Jakarta, Indonesia

at US$3.17

Worldwide, Qatar was the most

expensive country to buy beer with

an average price of US$11.26,

whilst Cape Town in South Africa

was the cheapest at US$1.68 per

bottle.

Thailand was also more expensive

than many European countries

with Belgium at US$3.47,

Scotland at US$4.38, Germany

at US$4.64 and Spain at just

US$2.74

Meanwhile, the class-leading

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport achieved

two awards. Mitsubishi Pajero

Sport 4WD Elite Edition won the

'Best Diesel 4WD PPV under 2,500

cc' award and also was recognized

with the 'Most Valuable PPV'

award. The achievement highlights

its best-in-class technologies and

features that help elevate drivers'

journeys.

The popular crossover for modern

families, Mitsubishi XPANDER

continued to receive positive feedback

and was named the 'Best Selling

Mini MPV'.

The city cars Mitsubishi Attrage

and Mitsubishi Mirage continue to

attract all urban customers, even

more so now that they have been

recognized as 'The Most Valuable

Eco Sedan' and 'Best Fuel Economy

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Last months sudoku answers

CROSSWORD

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Henry Blake, among others?

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in 1805?

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5. Michelangelo 6. Margaret Court & Steffi Graf 7. North Carolina 8. MASH 9. Thomas Hardy

10. 1990s (1991)

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