Friday August 23, 2019 14:14

ACCORD Press Releases

Majority of Thais support paying with own bank cards for public transportation Visa Study Events—23 Aug 19

Majority of Thai consumers agree with the idea of paying directly with debit and credit card for public transport, according to the Visa Consumer Payment Attitudes study (the "Study"). The study tracks payment habits and attitudes as well as exploring

Growing disaster risks exceeding Asia-Pacifics capacity to respond New UN report warns of a new climate reality where economic losses are set to quadruple General—22 Aug 19

Bangkok--22 Aug--United Nations

The relentless sequence of natural disasters in Asia and the Pacific the past two years was beyond what the region had previously experienced or was able to predict – and this is a sign of things to come in the new climate reality, according to the latest report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2019 launched today reveals that recent disasters, especially those triggered by climate change and environmental degradation, have deviated from their usual tracks and are growing in intensity, frequency and complexity. It is now more difficult to determine which areas should prepare for what kind of disaster.

In 2018, almost half of the 281 natural disaster events worldwide occurred in the region, including eight out of the ten deadliest. An average of 142 million people in the region have been affected annually since 1970, well above the global average of 38 million.

For the first time, the Asia-Pacific Disaster Report includes the costs of slow-onset disasters, notably drought which results in a quadrupling of annual economic losses as compared to previous estimates. The annual economic loss for Asia and the Pacific is now $675 billion, or around 2.4 per cent of the region's GDP, of which $405 billion or 6

THAI Warns Passengers Not to Bring 15-Inch MacBook Pro On Board Lifestyle—22 Aug 19

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) announced that in accordance with European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations, passengers are not allowed to take older generation of 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops supplied by Apple Inc.

#Bithumb Singapore# Cryptocurrency Exchange Brand is finally launched Stcoks—20 Aug 19

Singapore based fintech company, RDMCHAIN PTE. LTD. announces that a brand name of its cryptocurrency exchange has finally changed from 'BITHOLIC' to 'Bithumb Singapore'. According to a company's official, as an affiliate of Bithumb (South Korea's

Thai entertainment and media revenues to reach nearly 650bn baht in Stcoks—20 Aug 19

Thai entertainment and media (E&M) revenues are set to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.05% over the next five years, from 502.8 billion baht (US$15.3 billion) in 2018 to 643.2 billion baht (US$19.5 billion) in 2023, according to

Increased Transparency and Communications from Service Advisor Elevates Customer Satisfaction, J.D. Automotive—19 Aug 19

Satisfaction is higher among after-sales service customers in Thailand when elements that reinforce a good experience are executed well, according to the J.D. Power 2019 Thailand Customer Service Index (CSI) StudySM, released today. These include: giving

Xinhua Silk Road: North China#s Alxa League to hold autocross festival in General—19 Aug 19

Alxa League in North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is scheduled to hold the 14th Alxa Festival in October 1-5, according to a press conference on Friday in Beijing. As the country's largest off-road vehicle gathering, the event, co-hosted by

Lack of alignment and collaboration between C-suite, IT teams and wider business holding back IT—09 Aug 19

According to NTT Ltd.'s 2019 Digital Means Business Report, 11% of organizations are highly satisfied with those in charge of spearheading digital transformation, despite the fact that almost three-quarters of them are already underway on their

Agoda launches Travel Guides to help people travel easier Lifestyle—08 Aug 19

Nature, Beaches, Food & Drink, Landmarks and Culture are the five top global reasons to travel, according to new research from Agoda (https://www.agoda.com/?site_id=1811392), one of the world's fastest growing digital travel companies. Whether

Agoda Survey: Trips and meals top Thais Mothers Day celebrations Chiang Mai is Mothers Days top Lifestyle—05 Aug 19

More than half (57%) of Thais would like to treat their mother to a trip this Mother's Day, according to Agoda, one of the world's fastest-growing digital travel platforms (https://www.agoda.com/?site_id=1811392), in their 2019 Mother's Day Survey. The

Vietjet achieves remarkable growth despite the noisy Vietnamese aviation Lifestyle—02 Aug 19

Vietjet enjoyed a growth of 22 per cent of air transport in the last six months, making the year on year profit increase by 16 per cent. According to Vietjet's business result report, the airline achieved bright business results in the first half of the

Suning.com sales volume reached RMB 184.2 billion in H1, with growth of Events—01 Aug 19

On the evening of July 30, Suning.com (002024.SZ), China's leading O2O smart retailer, owned by Suning Holdings Group, released its 2019 semi-annual performance report. According to the report, the company achieved an operating income in the first half

HSBC NAMED THAILANDS BEST INTERNATIONAL BANK Stcoks—31 Jul 19

HSBC has been named Best International Bank in Thailand by FinanceAsia as part of their Country Awards 2019, in recognition of the Bank's performance and outstanding contribution to Thailand's financial services industry. According to FinanceAsia, HSBC

QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2019: London Named World#s Best Student General—31 Jul 19

London is the world's best student city for the second consecutive year, according to the latest guide to the globe's top urban study destinations. The sixth edition of the QS Best Student Cities Ranking, compiled by global consultancy QS Quacquarelli

Huawei Announces H1 2019 Revenue: 23.2% YoY Growth IT—31 Jul 19

Huawei announced its business results for the first half of 2019: CNY401.3 billion in revenue, a 23.2% increase over the same period last year. The company's net profit margin for H1 2019 was 8.7%.[1] According to Huawei's Chairman, Liang Hua, operations

Huawei Founder: We must continue to do our own job right IT—26 Jul 19

U.S. President Donald Trump has agreed on Monday to award licensing deals between American companies and Huawei in a "timely" way, according to media reports. The agreement was reportedly reached after a meeting at the White House with American tech

AI, THE HOLY GRAIL FOR THE ENHANCED SPORTS VIEWING EXPERIENCE, ACCORDING TO IT—19 Jul 19

New NTT research shows over half of people aged 18-34 believe AI creates better engagement, but only a quarter know how it's actually applied in sports As the competition for fan engagement increases across major global sporting events, artificial

Yili Ranked as Third Most Valuable Food Brand in the World and Most Valuable in General—18 Jul 19

Yili Group, Asia's largest dairy firm, ranks third in "Top 50 Most Valuable Food Brands in the World", according to the Annual Report on the World's Most Valuable Food and Soft Drink Brands by Brand Finance released on July 10. The "Top 10 Most Valuable

CIMB THAI records 19.4% Y-o-Y increase in net profit to THB 429.9 million for 6M2019. CIMB Thai Stcoks—17 Jul 19

Mr. Adisorn Sermchaiwong, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Thai Bank PCL, stated that according to the unaudited consolidated financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2019, CIMB Thai group recorded a consolidated net profit

Brain Health Supplements Market Expecting an Outstanding Growth Till Heathcare—17 Jul 19

The global brain health supplements market size is expected to reach USD 10.7 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., expanding at a CAGR of 8.2% over the forecast period. Growing health concerns over depression, anxiety,

Honda receives great feedback for the all-new Honda Accord with more than 4,000 bookings in two Automotive—15 Jul 19

Reinforces customer acceptance of the premium sports sedan that comes with advanced driving technology and innovative "Honda SENSING" safety technology Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has revealed the overwhelming positive feedback for the all-new

China#s Lvliang explores path for high-quality, clustering development of coking General—15 Jul 19

Lvliang, an important coking base of China in Shanxi Province has been pushing forward its coking industry towards high-quality and clustering development, a new path for its pillar industry, according to the Second Belt and Road Seminar on Green

CEOs focus on upskilling their workforce to close the skills gap and boost innovation and trust, Stcoks—15 Jul 19

Seventy-nine percent of CEOs worldwide are concerned that a lack of essential skills in their workforce is threatening the future growth of their organisation, according to research by PwC. This compares to just 63% in 2014—confirming that concern

Asian Economies Benefiting From US-China Trade Tensions Amid Vulnerable Global Economic Outlook, Stcoks—11 Jul 19

- US imports from China fell by around 15% year on year in the first quarter of 2019, according to July edition of PwC's Global Economy Watch - Imports from a group of eight other Asian economies–Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea,

Hangzhou#s Liangzhu Archaeological Site joins UNESCO World Heritage Site General—10 Jul 19

China's Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, located in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, was put on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage List as a cultural site on July 6, according to Hangzhou

Leaders Need to Take Responsibility for, and Action on, Responsible AI Practices - IT—04 Jul 19

The estimated $15.7trn economic potential of artificial intelligence (AI)[1] will only be realised if the integration of responsible AI practices occurs across organisations, and is considered before any developments take place, according to a new paper

CATCH OF THE SEASON: ISHIDAI AND HAMO SPECIAL MENUS General—04 Jul 19

Authentic yet inventive, Kisso Japanese Restaurant at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit emphasizes offering lovers of Japanese cuisine the true taste of Japan according to each season's specialties. Now, true to its motto, 'To Everything A Season', as summer

Honda Highlights the All-New Accord with Modulo Accessories at the Bangkok International Auto Salon Automotive—04 Jul 19

Mr. Suwat Liptapanlop (2nd from left), special guest at the opening ceremony; Mr. Wiluck Lothong (2nd from right), Chief Executive Officer, Siam Sport Syndicate Plc. / Cournot and Nash Co. Ltd. and Chief Organizer of the Bangkok International Auto Salon

Lishi district of Lvliang city in north China#s Shanxi boosts high-level rural tourism Lifestyle—03 Jul 19

Three villages of Lishi district of Lvliang, a city in north China's Shanxi Province, have been successfully selected into the first 100 AAA-level rural tourism demonstration villages in Shanxi, according to an announcement by the press office of the

Four Key Trends Shape Modern Consumer Behavior, According to UM#s Global Wave X Remix Culture General—02 Jul 19

UM, the marketing and media agency network of IPG Mediabrands, today announced the global launch of Remix Culture, the first culturally-focused iteration of its annual Wave X study that tracks social and digital media usage and motivations across 81