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The Thailand Auditions for the 2016 J-Space Global Hackathon were held at HUBBA in Ekkamai on Wednesday night. Poy Jaroenlerdjanya introduced 16 men and women pitching their creative startup ideas. Ten winners from Thailand will receive an expenses-paid trip to Jeju Island, South Korea and join startup enthusiasts from around the world to refine and pitch their ideas. Jeju is a beautiful island listed as a World Natural Heritage by UNESCO, and reportedly has the world’s fastest internet!

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The three judges for the audition were Alex Ahn (NEST BKK), Yong Han Woo and Phornthepsingh Thakral.

The challenge of this year’s hackathon is “Making Jeju a better place” by creating a more comfortable, convenient and safe environment for those coming to Jeju for travel, long term resident and work purposes.

The participants were up to the challenge, including ideas as diverse as “Jeju Go!”, apps for processing tax refunds, or connecting tourists to English-language guides and drivers. There were also interesting uses of technology, such as augmented reality and location-based services. Several ideas also emphasized social and community aspects.

The beauty of an event like this is that many of the ideas overlap – but that allows informal teams to be…

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Techsauce is the partnership of two titans in the Thai technology startup industry between Thumbsup, the leading technology media in Thailand and HUBBA, the biggest coworking space network in Thailand.

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Digital Revolution and Repression in Myanmar and Thailand

Activists have also proactively published social media content in multiple languages using the hashtags #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar and #WhatsHappeningInThailand to boost coverage of events on the ground.

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Following the February 1 coup, Myanmar’s netizens became the latest to join the #MilkTeaAlliance, an online collective of pro-democracy youth across Asia.

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How will oil prices shape the Covid-19 recovery in emerging markets?

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How will oil prices shape the Covid-19 recovery in emerging markets?
– After falling significantly in 2020, oil prices have returned to pre-pandemic levels
– The rise has been driven by OPEC+ production cuts and an improving economic climate
– Higher prices are likely to support a rebound in oil-producing emerging markets
– Further virus outbreaks or increased production would pose challenges to price stability

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A combination of continued production cuts and an increase in economic activity has prompted oil prices to return to pre-pandemic levels – a factor that will be crucial to the recovery of major oil-producing countries in the Middle East and Africa.

Brent crude prices rose above $60 a barrel in early February, the first time they had exceeded pre-Covid-19 values. They have since continued to rise, going above $66 a barrel on February 24.

The ongoing increase in oil prices, which have soared by 75% since November and around 26% since the beginning of the year, marks a dramatic change from last year.

Following the closure of many national borders and the implementation of travel-related restrictions to stop the spread of the virus, demand for oil slumped globally.

In the wake of the Saudi-Russia price war in early 2020, Brent crude prices fell from around $60 a barrel in February that year to two-decade lows of $20 a barrel in late April, as supply increased and demand plummeted. The value of WTI crude – the main benchmark for oil in the US – fell to record lows of around $40 a barrel last year on the back of a lack of storage space.

While global demand for oil remains low, one factor credited with reversing the trend is the decision to make significant cuts to oil production, which subsequently tightened global supplies.

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How the Rural-Urban Divide Plays Out on Digital Platforms

It is one thing for entrepreneurs, whether urban or rural, to create and operate an online store, as some digital platforms have made it relatively easy to manage an e-store – even by using just a smartphone.

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In the West, villages are emptying out due to the lack of economic opportunities. Consider Italy where, in a bid to attract newcomers, a handful of municipalities have turned to selling houses for €1.

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