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KPMG moves head office to Hong Kong

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At a time when western economies are weighed down by worries and positive signs are scarce, international investors have been seeking more opportunities in Asia and new emerging markets.

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Michael J. Andrew (far right) who in 2011 became chairman of KPMG International. Picture : KPMG Facebook Singapore https://www.facebook.com/kpmgsg

Riding that wave — if not ahead of it — is Michael J. Andrew, who in 2011 became chairman of KPMG International. Working out of Hong Kong, he is the only head of a “Big Four” accounting firm to be based in Asia Pacific.

via West moves East | Bangkok Post: business.

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Thai Government Launches “Factory Sandbox” Scheme to Protect 3 Million Jobs

The plan will focus on plants which employ at least 500 people and will build confidence among both Thai and foreign investors at a time when supply chains in rival countries are shutting down.

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BANGKOK (NNT) – Thailand’s government has launched a pilot “Factory Sandbox” program to test, vaccinate and isolate factory workers, with the aim of limiting COVID-related disruptions to Thailand’s important export-driven manufacturing sector.

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The environmental case for remote working

Anyone searching for a silver lining to the pandemic should look to the clear, blue skies above them. A reduction in pollution worldwide has been an unintended benefit of the lockdowns and stay-in-place orders imposed to control the spread of COVID-19.

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During the pandemic, the environmental and societal benefits of working at home quickly became apparent. How can businesses protect these benefits in the future?

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