Thailand’s new finance minister resigns amid economic crisis

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s recently appointed finance minister, Predee Daochai, has resigned as the government struggles to pull Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy out of a slump caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

FILE PHOTO: Thailand’s Finance Minister Predee Daochai attends a family photo session with new cabinet ministers at the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

The banking veteran took office just last month as Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha shook up his economic team to address the drop in demand and the devastation suffered by the country’s vital tourist industry.

Predee, 61, did not respond to telephone calls from Reuters, and it was not immediately known why he resigned. Thai media said he wanted to quit for health reasons.

His resignation was confirmed by an official announcement in the country’s Royal Gazette.

Earlier news that Predee had proffered his resignation prompted the stock market to fall as

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More people are online than ever, and they’re there to shop, find in-person places to shop, and learn more about things they want to buy. Okay, people are more than just retail consumers when they’re online, but in a business’s eyes, all web traffic should represent potential revenue. You just need to know how to turn the masses into buyers.

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FIS marketing chief had just 40 days to get the post-$43B merger branding right

While studying marketing at the University of Toledo, Ellyn Raftery might have thought it sadistic if an instructor had given her just 40 days to create a new brand for a company and develop a new sales strategy in the wake of a $43 billion acquisition.

But in the real world, such challenges must be tackled head-on — even as a major global pandemic hastened her timeline.

FIS’ purchase of Worldpay in 2019 required Raftery, the company’s chief marketing and communication’s officer, to reshape its brand to showcase the strengths of both companies, while also assuring the company’s independent sales organizations would feel part of the program.

Raftery, with seven years of experience in the lead marketing role at Jacksonville, Fla.-based FIS, had less than two months to create a new brand for the company after the acquisition closed in September.

It was to be a new FIS, wielding unprecedented

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My credit score dropped 75 points when the bank closed my oldest card

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It’s easy to treat your credit score as out of sight, out of mind — especially in times like these. But not keeping tabs on your score is a mistake that can have serious repercussions, as that little number follows you around. 

Take it from me.

About a year ago I got two new credit cards: the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express and the Capital One® SavorOne® Cash Rewards Credit Card. Before then, I had mostly used just one credit card — one I got through a large regional bank when I was 18 and used all

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TSR To Buy Geneva Consulting Group

(RTTNews) – TSR Inc. (TSRI), Tuesday said it acquired Geneva Consulting Group, Inc., a provider of temporary and permanent information technology personnel based in Port Washington, New York.

Thomas Salerno, CEO stated “Geneva has been a well-respected, top tier firm in the staffing industry since 1997 and we look forward to welcoming their highly skilled team to our family. We will seamlessly continue to provide exceptional service to their clients and offer them additional services to further support their staffing needs.”

Laura Torrillo, President of Geneva said “Our family has had the wonderful opportunity of building Geneva and we believe that the time is right to make this transition. Thomas and his team share our values and we believe our employees, consultants and clients will reach even greater heights with the additional resources available from TSR.”

Thomas Salerno continued, “We believe this acquisition fits very well with TSR’s new Board

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We Want To Extend Unemployment Insurance And Send Out More Stimulus Checks


During his testimony before a House subcommittee investigating the federal response to the coronavirus crisis, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that he supports extending enhanced unemployment benefits as well as sending out a second round of economic impact payments, describing both benefits as “critical to the economic recovery” even as he defended the Trump administration’s use of executive actions to “provide critical relief.”


A $600 per week federal unemployment supplement expired at the end of July, and a new program (established via executive order by President Trump) that would send a $300 weekly federal supplement hasn’t yet begun in most states; the funds for the new program are also expected to dry up in a matter

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Parrot Selected by the U.S. Defense Innovation Unit as a Major Drone Supplier for the U.S. Government’s Most Demanding Missions

PARIS, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Parrot, the leading European drone group, is pleased to announce its selection in the Blue sUAS program by the U.S. Army and the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). The DIU is a Department of Defense organization that accelerates commercial technology for national defense.

The Blue sUAS program is a spin-off of the Short-Range Reconnaissance (SRR) program launched by the Army and DIU in April 2019. The Blue sUAS drone development effort was organized in response to increased government-wide demand for secure and ultraportable drones that could be used for a variety of military and federal applications.

Blue sUAS: A robust and trusted domestic UAS industrial base for the U.S. Army

Parrot is currently one of two finalists of the SRR project, with delivery of a production-ready SRR drone scheduled by the end of 2020. Parrot’s work for the SRR project confirmed to the

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Alabama family forms nonprofit to pay for soldiers’ Wi-Fi

Within months after they were married in June of 2018, Morgan Resha’s husband Michael, a U.S. Army Ranger, was deployed to Afghanistan. She knew she would miss him terribly, so the fact that she could stay in touch with him online eased her mind somewhat.

But once he arrived at Bagram Air Base, he realized that staying in touch wouldn’t be so easy. To access the free internet service there, he and a couple thousand other soldiers would be sharing one common area, known as the MRW (morale, recreation and welfare) room – about the size of an average living room – where there was no privacy and an incredibly slow connection.

Individual Wi-Fi service would cost Michael about $100 per month, which was not in the young couple’s budget. “It was a shock for us,” says Morgan. Their family and friends chipped in to help during the time he

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, AC Milan continue negotiation

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and AC Milan are still talking about the future.

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The Swedish living legend — in his own mind and ours — had a successful first half-season with the Rossoneri last season, scoring 11 times with five assists in 20 appearances including a goal and an assist in a thrilling comeback against Juventus.

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Ibrahimovic has been linked to Leeds United in recent weeks, and former boss Sinisa Mihajlovic claimed he’d go to Bologna or home to Sweden.

Milan manager Stefano Pioli would love to see Ibrahimovic, who turns 39 in October, stay in with the Europa League-bound side. The player’s super agent says it could yet happen but not in time for Sunday’s start of preseason.

From Football-Italia:

“We are still talking, but there is no agreement yet. It’s not about money, but of conviction

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