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Old habits die hard as Time Lords teach us a lesson

Old habits die hard as Time Lords teach us a lesson

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Truth is always revealed to the righteous – so the saying goes – and yet most people only recognise that truth when it’s too late. Put another way: hindsight is 20/20, but wouldn’t it be nice if people also had a little foresight? While historians warn each generation not to […]

Georges Ciret – Tales from the wine cellar

Georges Ciret – Tales from the wine cellar

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PHUKET: Georges Ciret is currently the Wine Director at Mom Tri’s Villa Royale in Phuket. With more than 40 years of experience in wine making and hospitality, he brings unique skills to the craft that few others could boast of. “We have a big collection at Villa Royale, with more […]

The island that never gives up

The island that never gives up

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PHUKET: Phuket is an island in which the motto “Never Give Up”, rings true. At one time, t-shirts and souvenirs could be seen listing the issues that businesses in Phuket had faced year after year, and yet through the human trait of perseverance and resilience, Phuket and its people carried […]

Long-term leases unenforceable, again

Long-term leases unenforceable, again

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PHUKET: An investment in real estate in Thailand on a leasehold basis is commonly used by foreigners due to the stringent rules that are in place to restrict foreign ownership of land and apartment units in Thailand. Under Thai law the maximum lease term is 30 years, which may be […]

Email marketing missing the mark

Email marketing missing the mark

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PHUKET: Recently, my business partner and I have been analyzing email marketing and what came to light was quite a surprise. He is a systems engineer so it is fair to say his level of knowledge of IT far surpasses my own. We were collaborating on our latest project and […]

How to file arbitration claims under the Asean Agreement

How to file arbitration claims under the Asean Agreement

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Following our first two articles in this “Arbitration in Asean” series, which explains how to engage in arbitration under the new model for arbitration under the Asean Agreement, this third and final article focuses on what awards may be sought – and granted – under the agreement. Awards Any arbitration […]

Using fundamental and technical analysis to gauge stocks

Using fundamental and technical analysis to gauge stocks

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PHUKET: When I decide that a stock could either be worth buying or worth placing on a watch list, the first thing I do is look at the stock’s fundamentals using a stock research and marketing tool called ‘MarketSmith’. Using small cap LGI Homes (NASDAQ: LGIH) as a sample stock, […]

What next for pension transfers?

What next for pension transfers?

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PHUKET: In 2006, following an EU ruling on the free movement of capital, the UK introduced Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS), which allowed Britons to transfer their UK pensions overseas. It has been a very popular piece of legislation. According to the HMRC, 110,000 expats have taken advantage of […]

Market pullback nothing to worry about

Market pullback nothing to worry about

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PHUKET: As of late March, US stocks appear to be cooling after strong gains since the US elections. Over the next 1-3 months, I expect further market consolidation with a pullback by major market indices to the 50-day moving averages level being a real possibility. The Dow Jones could fall […]

Settling the score – How to file arbitration claims under the Asean Agreement

Settling the score – How to file arbitration claims under the Asean Agreement

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Following our first article in this “Arbitration in Asean” series, which explained the new model for arbitration under the Asean Agreement, this article focuses on filing claims. Claims The Asean Agreement provides several different protections to eligible investors and allows such investor to submit a claim against the investment State […]