There’s a strong and growing demand for vaccinations and test results because of the greater freedoms they will give to people. And of course, there will always be people who don’t want to wait for their official vaccination, or for an official negative test result – and shady people willing to service that demand.
DARKNET ADVERTS FOR COVID-19 VACCINES SPIKE
A range of counterfeit coronavirus vaccines are offered, often touted from just US$500 per dose. In recent weeks there have been an increasing number of advertisements for vaccines within Darknet markets: currently numbering over 1,200, with sellers based in the U.S. and European countries including Spain, Germany, France, and Russia.
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THAILAND'S ECONOMY FACES AN UPHILL BATTLE
Before the pandemic, Thailand was considered one of ASEAN’s success stories. It was the No. 2 economy in Southeast Asia; had a strong manufacturing sector; and was a favourite among foreign investors.
UNETHICAL SELF-PROMOTERS WALK AMONGST US
Back in 1988, I was introduced to a body of research that focused specifically on the concept of self-promotion, prospecting, and new business development. This body of research was an illuminating, eye-opening, life-changing experience for me in many ways – it was a key catalyst that helped kick-start the work I do today.
IS YOUR BOSS A CHIEF CRITIC OFFICER?
LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE WITH MARSHALL GOLDSMITH
KNOW THE PEOPLE ISSUES THAT SABOTAGE YOUR M&A DEALS
To survive in an economy so impacted by the pandemic, many business leaders and investors are turning to deals to adapt and survive.
SQUEEZING THE LAST DROP OF PRODUCTIVITY
In business circles, ‘productivity’ is a magic word. It triggers reactions from business owners and government alike, both of which seek to increase it. Increased productivity leads to greater output, decreased cost, and a more efficient operation all around.
A VENTURE FOR LARGE COMPANIES TO MOVE LIKE STARTUPS
A S$10 million pilot programme to support Singaporean companies has been launched by Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB). The programme is designed to build ventures in new growth areas beyond their existing core businesses.
IN THE US, EMPLOYEES ARE QUITTING INSTEAD OF GIVING UP WORKING FROM HOME
In America, the pandemic is receding. But in response, the push by some employers to get people back into offices is clashing with workers who’ve embraced remote work as the new normal.
FUELLING THE GROWTH OF HIGH-TECH MANUFACTURING
Industry 4.0 is coming, and it will mean huge changes to the manufacturing process. Already we are seeing factories adopting processes enabled by advanced computing and AI.
GROWING A SUSTAINABLE, PLANT-BASED MEAT BUSINESS
Plant-based meats are now the latest trend in global cuisine. Fuelled by concerns over animal welfare and the environmental impact of livestock farming, consumers and restauranteurs are looking to assuage this demand with alt-meat.
A RAMPAGING PANDEMIC
WITH COVID-19 ON THE RISE AGAIN, WHAT ARE GOVERNMENTS DOING TO HELP SMEs?