Archive for November 17, 2017

Thailand Received Low Ranking In Digital Trust According To Survey

In a recent study, Fraud Management Insights 2017, it ranked Thailand in the eighth place out of ten countries based on the Digital Trust Index in the entire Asia Pacific. Many Thais prefer personal interaction as evident by the meeting room packages in Bangkok that business can avail rather than relying on technology.

The survey was funded by Experian which is an information service listed on the LSE. The research was conducted by IDC, a research firm, among 3,200 customers coming from 80 different organizations in the industry of retail, financial and telecom. Each of this organization has at least $10 million in revenue.

The survey was done in various countries including Vietnam, Thailand, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, China and India.

Experian Asia Pacific’s head of fraud and identity, Nick Wilde, said that the sudden increase in the need to adopt digital technology highlights more on the importance of trust in every business organization.

The recent Digital Trust Index shows that Thai consumers only gave their service providers a trust score that lands them on the eighth place. Top three countries are New Zealand, Japan and Australia while Thailand only ranks higher than Singapore and Indonesia.

Thailand got a score of 2.3 with 10 as the highest. This is due mainly to the high cases of fraud in the country. Customers expressed their disappointments for not getting proper support after being a victim of fraud.

The telecom industry received the lowest rating in Thailand at on 0.81. Retail industry got a 2.36 while the financial industry got a score of 3.8.

In the telecom, frauds are committed through buying mobile devices online and then the buyer will disappear. They also have the capacity to hack the account of a customer and utilize service while leaving the charges unpaid.

Experian is now focusing more in countries located in Southeast Asia especially Thailand because of its current state of the economy and the habit of the locals and tourists where mobile comes first.

This is why despite technology, there are still meeting room packages in Bangkok as video calls can be tapped and essential information can be easily leaked.

The Rising Demand For A Bangkok Residence Through CPN Residence

SET-listed Central Pattana Plc with its residential development arm, CPN Residence Co., affirms its success in the provinces as it plans to construct an upscale detached-housing project and three new condominiums worth a combined 2 billion baht in 2018. It’s newly constructed Bangkok residence intended for young adults in Thailand.

According to KreeDejchai, managing director of CPN, homebuyers in the high-end and middle markets outside Bangkok can afford to buy these residences. He views a real demand for condominiums among younger people who prefer nothing but convenience.

“The condominium is near the vicinity of a shopping centre that will meet demands of both investment buyers and real buyers who plan to rent out their units,” he continued. Like most condominium buyers, they want to settle in an area where everything is accessible.

One of the new residential projects, he said, will be a detached-housing estate with units priced at 10 million baht. A condominium project will also be situated in Bangkok.

In the year 2022, CPN Residence should have around 10 billion baht in income with two-digit annual growth in the coming five years. This can mean a lot of sales just for buying a Bangkok Residence in the area.

For this month, CPN Residence will launch two new condominiums tagged at a combined price of 1.5 billion baht under the Escent label in northern Thailand.

Worth 600 million baht, Escent Ville Chaing Rai will be situated near the CentralPlazaChaing Rai on PHahonYothin Road. The two buildings will have eight storeys with 320 units tagged at 1.49 million baht each.

Worth 900 million baht, Escent Ville Chaing Mai will be situated in the same area as CentralFestival Chiang Mai. The two buildings will have eight-storeyswith 450 units tagged at 1.95 million baht each.

“We are somehow reviewing qualifications of our homebuyers in the three condominium projects in KhonKaen, Chiang Mai and Rayong and hope to hand over the units by February 2018,” said Mr. Kree. “We plan to materialize 3 billion baht from these people.”

Looks like the market for a Bangkok residence is higher and many homebuyers will surely be interested and challenged to buy it.

How To Prepare For Standard Boiler Problems Repair

If your heating system is in need of standard boiler problems, the best thing for you to do is call a qualified gas engineer from a reputable service provider in your area. A boiler repair right when you need it such as during the winter would be an inconvenient to you and your family. Thus, as much as possible, set a schedule for a regular maintenance check on your boiler before winter season starts. To make the boiler repair and maintenance faster and hassle-free for the gas engineer, here are some preparations that you can do.

Hire a reliable technician

The first thing that you might want to do in order to have a satisfactory repair or maintenance for your boiler is to hire a qualified technician. Search on the internet for information or you can also refer to the yellow pages. Another option is to ask for recommendations from your friends or neighbors who recently had their boiler fixed.

Turn off your boiler

If you have already set a schedule for boiler repair, make sure to turn the boiler off a few hours before the actual repair. It will allow the appliance to cool down and be ready for repair. This way, the gas engineer can immediately start checking forstandard boiler problems and fix it right away.

Keep your pets

If you have pets at home, make sure to keep them away from the work area.  You might want to keep them in a cage or have them play in your yard. It would also be best to inform your households that a boiler repair would take place especially if they would be around during the repair.

Remove obstructions

Before the heating engineer arrives, remove all potential obstructions in the area such as furniture, tables and other items that would prevent the easy access of the technician to the heater. Although expert technicians can effectively fix standard boiler problems, it would make the job faster if you would prepare the work area ahead. It would also be best to remove carpets prior to the repair to prevent damage.

Third Quarter Of 2017 Sees Growth In Business Filings In Colorado

A report from the University of Colorado Boulder which was published by the Wayne Williams, the Colorado Secretary of State, states that business filings for new businesses in the Colorado area remains to be strong for the third quarter of this year. This is good news as there are many future employment opportunities to be expected before 2017 ends. These businesses had to apply for a Colorado Tax ID which is a requirement in the state.

The author of the report is the Business Research Division which is under the Leeds School of Business. They utilized data that came from the business registry of the Secretary of State. There are a number of factors that were checked such as the filings for new businesses, renewals of existing businesses, rate of construction as well as employment. Data are not only provided for the state of Colorado but the nation as a whole.

For the third quarter alone, there are 28,372 filings from new businesses which showed a growth of 5.1 per cent compared to the same time period on 2016. The growth is a good thing for employment until the end of the year. Unfortunately, experts are predicting that the increase will slow down during the first quarter of next year.

Wayne Williams, the Colorado Secretary of State, said that Colorado has a good standing in employment for the short-term view as it is expected that the level of employment will grow for the six months following the report. Therefore he concluded that the current economic level of the state is quite strong.

For the third quarter, the renewals of existing businesses have grown to 127,228. The number of entities that were given good standing is at 656,144 which showed an increase rate of 5.9 per cent when looking at the data of the same period last year. Colorado has reached a new record for this one.

Business Research Division’s executive director, Richard Wobbekind, said that there will be an increase in the number of entities who will apply for a Colorado Tax ID because the employment rate in the state has also increased despite the fact that growth is expected to slow down in 2018.

Money-Saving Tips In Booking At Modern Hotel In Bangkok

There are those who want to get into a vacation but are discouraged with the amount or money required for the vacation. However, there are ways to save money even if you are going to stay in a modern hotel in Bangkok or along its busy commercial districts. The only thing you have to do is find ways on how you can get more value for your money. Choosing discount accommodations in hotels is one. Aside from that, here are other interesting ideas to lower your overall expenses.

Forget about the view

It would be nice to wake up to a beautiful sunrise with fluffy clouds around especially if you booked in a sky rise hotel. However, you will not be staying in your room the entire day because you will go out to discover Bangkok along with the huge shopping malls, ancient temples or go to a nearby beach. Corner rooms or those with better view are generally more expensive. If you will spend most of the day outside your hotel room, it would be impractical to pay more for the view. Book for a standard hotel accommodation as long it is clean and comfortable with basic amenities that you will need during your stay.

Opt-out from additional services            

The rates of modern hotel in Bangkok are basically affordable. However, with extra services such as valet or parking fee, fitness centre and other amenities could entail additional charges. Find out if the service is free. Otherwise, only opt in for the service if you would really need it. The complimentary services are generally indicated at the hotel website so you would know right away which service is offered for free. Avoid room deliveries as there are extra charges for it. You might also want to book in a hotel with complimentary breakfast and free internet use.

Choose packages and bundles

You can also reduce your accommodation costs in a modern hotel in Bangkok by going for packages such as bundled room accommodation with your plane ticket. Check from your airline on how you can save on their offered packages and deals.

Choosing Between Tiles And Tin For Your Roof

Renovating a home takes a lot of time and money. This is why everything must be chosen carefully as you will be living inside it for many years before any major renovation is possible again. When deciding on roof replacement in Sydney, you might be having a hard time choosing among the available materials. The most common materials chosen by homeowners in roofing, as indicated by the Master Builders Association of South Australia, are tiles and tins. According to Chris Edgar who is a member of the association, there are advantages and disadvantages to both options.

Steel is the best option if you are looking for a versatile material but tiles is best when considering the lifespan of the material, the appeal and the insulation of sounds.

Mr. Edgar said that lightweight steels are usually employed in architectural buildings because it can be formed into curves while tiles require the pitch to be somewhere 18 and 22 degrees. For steel, there is a higher chance of versatility.

The major difference is the weight of the materials because terracotta is quite heavy and can weigh a maximum of 60 kilograms for every square meter while steel is only five kilograms for the same measurement.

Mr. Edgar said that when it comes to cost, flatter roofs are more affordable but it could present problems in the future if the homeowner decides to change the wiring, replace the air conditioning system or repair the plumbing. He added that they look beautiful but requires more maintenance to avoid blockage.

The roof should have a pith of as low as two degrees in order to have a curled edge which will prevent the rain from looping back since it does not have enough speed to run-off.

If you are deciding on roof replacement in Sydney with a desire to add solar panels, remember that tiles can absorb heat but it also radiates to the surrounding when the temperature becomes lower. Steel, on the other hand, allows heat to pass in the material which could heat up the ceiling but dissipation is also quicker.