Stephen Netto

US–China trade jitters drive spike in Thailand’s residence program applications, according to Henley & Partners study

In a press release earlier today (18 Sep), Henley & Partners, a global firm in residence and citizenship planning, revealed some insights from its latest data study which suggests that Thailand is set to become an unintended beneficiary of the current turbulent trade relations between the world’s two most powerful economies. “As United States President Donald Trump and his Chinese …

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84% of parents are worried about their child’s online safety but aren’t taking the time to talk about it, reveals Kaspersky survey

According to Kaspersky’s latest global research, 84% of parents worldwide are concerned about their children’s online safety. However, on average, parents only spend a total of 46 minutes talking to their children about online security through their entire childhood. In fact, more than half (58%) of those surveyed spend less than 30 minutes discussing the subject, which is half the …

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Manushya Foundation to launch a study on Thailand’s Cybersecurity Act to promote a human-centered approach, opposing misuse for control and surveillance of citizens

On 23 September, Manushya Foundation, an NGO promoting community empowerment in Asia, will be launching a study on ‘Thailand’s Cybersecurity Act: Towards a more human-centered act’ at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) in Bangkok. The study is conducted in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bangkok, Thai Netizen Network, Access Now, Association for …

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Expat Insider survey: Singapore ranks 6th out of 64 destinations worldwide

According to a recent Expat Insider 2019 survey by InterNations, the world’s largest expat community, Singapore is accounted among the top ten best destinations worldwide for the sixth time in a row, ranking 6th out of 64 destinations worldwide. Polling more than 20,000 expats in 64 locations, the survey offers in-depth information about expats’ satisfaction with the quality of life, …

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Bangkok tops in 2018 for international visitors: report

Bangkok ranked first in 2018 for the fourth straight year as the city with the most international visitors, according to an annual report by Mastercard released Wednesday. With almost 23 million international visitors last year, the Thai capital outpaced both Paris and London, which were second and third with just over 19 million visitors. Other top cities in order were: …

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Eight in 10 young Singaporeans believe they will be the next Sandwich Generation, reveals survey by NTUC Income

On Tuesday (3 Aug), insurance company NTUC Income released the findings from its latest research, focusing on the Sandwich Generation phenomenon in Singapore, which shows the harsh realities about how parents and young Singaporeans view their financial future. In the month-long research, 94% of parents (aged 35-55 years old) surveyed revealed that they were currently pressured between having to financially …

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United Nations: Human rights must be front and centre in climate action

“Global efforts to confront the wide-ranging effects of climate change must take a human rights-based approach if they are to be effective in dealing with the crisis”, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Offices for the Pacific and for South-East Asia said at the occasion of Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2019 in Bangkok earlier today (4 Sep). “Climate change undermines people’s …

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