Eastern Provinces To Be Promoted As New Tourist Spots

Continuously planning for the improvement and equally continuous growth of a tourism industry in any given country is extremely important in which the country will hugely benefit from. You see, the tourism industry is one of the industries which contributes one of the highest amount of revenues that will go to the national budget of the government. And, when the tourism industry is relatively at a stable situation, meaning there’s a continuous arrival of tourists from all over the world, it will lure more investors to invest their money for businesses in the said country, specifically within the area of the tourist attractions such as the shorelines. Why? Investments can open a lot of employment opportunities for the locals and when the locals are employed, they will be able to buy more and when more people are able to take advantage of their purchasing power, it will generate additional revenue for the government and for the businesses themselves because the locals and tourists who are buying products or are staying at a hotel in Thailand like the one which you can check via their official website at http://www.adlibbangkok.com/ are the ones which are keeping the tourism industry alive in the first place.

Thailand has been emerging as a popular tourist destinations nowadays and the tourism authorities are not planning to stop finding ways to lure more and more tourists to visit their kingdom. In fact, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has announced that it has been targeting Thailand’s eastern provinces as the new targets of their continuing efforts that will make the said provinces new destinations for tourists who frequently visit the kingdom.  In addition to this, TAT officials have indicated plans for the promotion of the Eastern Economic Corridor initiative as a high industrial area. They are also hoping to capitalize on the said initiative by developing Chon Buri, Rayong and Chachoengsao into tourist destinations that will be having an international calibre. One of the main objectives of the said initiative is to allow people who are in the areas, staying at a hotel such as a hotel which you can book your accommodation at http://www.adlibbangkok.com/, to explore and experience the local culture of these provinces.

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Study Shows Chances Of Depression In Men Could Rise Due To Over Consumption Of Sugar

Based on a new study conducted, men who take a lot of sugar when eating cakes and confectionery products or drinking their coffee and drinks can have a higher chance of having depression. This is why we are always reminded by our loved ones to take care of yourself because having too much of one thing can be bad.

The University College London researchers are the ones who conducted the study and evaluate the sugar contain in the diet as well as its correlation with common mental health issues that are found in a participant of 5,000 men and 2,000 women. They were recruited in the 1980s to participate in the Whitehall II study.

They were able to see the relationship between the depression and the high level of sugar consumption in men. Men who take a lot of sugar which is over the 67 grams recommendation per day have a chance of having common mental health issue by more than 23 within a period of five years. This is in comparison to men who only take sugar in low level, lower than 39.5 grams.

The researchers also looked into the fact that these men might be consuming a lot of sweet foods due to depression but they found out that it is not true.

Anika Knuppel who is working at the UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health is the lead author of the study. According to her, high level of sugar content in the diet of men could lead to a number of effects on the health of a person. The study also revealed that there is a correlation between mood swings and sugar consumption especially in men. There are several factors that could be the reason for the mood changes but consuming a lot of sugar in drinks and foods could be the trigger for the depression to break out of its shell.

The researchers are urging men to take care of yourself because this is not a case to be taken lightly. As with women, there has been no relation between depression and the amount of sugar consumption. They concluded that additional research might be needed and that bigger population samples should be used.

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Chartered Accountants Oppose The New Regulatory Authority

For many years, chartered accountants of India have been consistent in opposing the regulator that was proposed in the Companies Act, 2013 because they think that the regulator will encroach on its turf. However, the more serious fear is the new regulatory authority, National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) that will have dictatorial investigative and punitive powers.

Recently, it has become all too obvious that the new regulator will become a reality. According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the regulator will crack down on erring chartered accountants. This was the veiled warning issued when he spoke before the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA) on their foundation day last July 1.

The association was subjected to criticism when PM Modi said that only 25 rogue auditors have faced action in the last 10 years and about 1,400 cases are still pending. The methods of disciplinary action harnessed by the chartered accountants are under question. The new regulator which is expected to be constituted soon will address the concerns of PM Modi.

Among the powers of the regulator will be the enforcement of compliance of accounting standards and punishment for violations. With the presence of the new regulator, the role of ICA will be reduced to conducting examinations for chartered accountants. The new regulator will also have the power to make recommendations to the government on accounting and auditing policies and standards.

NFRA will also have the power to investigate into matters of professional or other misconduct that has been committed by a member of a firm of chartered accountants registered under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949. The regulator can order the production of books of accounts and other documents or summon and enforce the attendance of persons so that they can be examined under oath. It can also debar any member of the firm from engaging in practice as a chartered accountant.

The chartered accountant insurance ensures that an accountant is covered where it matters. With an appropriate structure in place prior to transactions, the risks related to any transactions are minimized. All the risks are identified so that there is adequate protection provided.

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SE Asia’s Best Organic Online Store Invited To Expo

Whenever we hear the term “organic” that is used to describe any given product that can be purchased either in online stores or physical stores in your neighbourhood, the first thought that usually comes into mind is that these products are generally healthier compared to non-organic products. But before anything else, how are you supposed to determine if a product is organic or not? For starters, the term “organic” is anything that is related to or delivered from any kind of living term. A product can be defined as an organic if the product at hand is manufactured using materials that are produced by organic agriculture. Nowadays, there are many stores who are claiming that their products which they are selling are all organic products but we all know that there are some instances where the claims are not true. Fortunately, organic products can now be purchased from accredited stores including the SE Asia’s best organic online store which offers a wide variety of healthy and organic products that have various health benefits to the human body. In fact, their products vary from essential oils, wearable organic products such as silk scarfs, and organic soaps.

With the market of organic products slowly but surely growing in full blast, there’s no surprise that we’re already all sorts of organics in every angle of the world. To assist in the booming of the industry especially to boost the export quality of organic products, the Thai commerce ministry recently extended an invitation to suppliers of certified organic products in the Southeast Asia- including SE Asia’s best organic online store, to formally discuss the region wide organic product standard to help ASEAN farm exports.  The said event, which was also held this month, was dubbed as the Organic and Natural Expo 2017 was held at the Queen Sirkit National Convention Centre in Thailand and was attended by 200 participants. The holding of the said event was the first of the many efforts initiated by the 10 ASEAN country members to discuss various methods that will allow the member nations to come up with a common standards for organic products.

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SE Asia’s Best Organic Online Store Invited To Expo

Whenever we hear the term “organic” that is used to describe any given product that can be purchased either in online stores or physical stores in your neighbourhood, the first thought that usually comes into mind is that these products are generally healthier compared to non-organic products. But before anything else, how are you supposed to determine if a product is organic or not? For starters, the term “organic” is anything that is related to or delivered from any kind of living term. A product can be defined as an organic if the product at hand is manufactured using materials that are produced by organic agriculture. Nowadays, there are many stores who are claiming that their products which they are selling are all organic products but we all know that there are some instances where the claims are not true. Fortunately, organic products can now be purchased from accredited stores including the SE Asia’s best organic online store which offers a wide variety of healthy and organic products that have various health benefits to the human body. In fact, their products vary from essential oils, wearable organic products such as silk scarfs, and organic soaps.

With the market of organic products slowly but surely growing in full blast, there’s no surprise that we’re already all sorts of organics in every angle of the world. To assist in the booming of the industry especially to boost the export quality of organic products, the Thai commerce ministry recently extended an invitation to suppliers of certified organic products in the Southeast Asia- including SE Asia’s best organic online store, to formally discuss the region wide organic product standard to help ASEAN farm exports.  The said event, which was also held this month, was dubbed as the Organic and Natural Expo 2017 was held at the Queen Sirkit National Convention Centre in Thailand and was attended by 200 participants. The holding of the said event was the first of the many efforts initiated by the 10 ASEAN country members to discuss various methods that will allow the member nations to come up with a common standards for organic products.

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Quarterly Update Shows Insight Into Office Market

Cushman & Wakefield has recently just released the quarterly update for the latest quarter of 2017. This quarterly report provides some useful insight regarding the office markets in the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane, useful for those looking into office fitouts in Canberra  or any of the other cities.

During the second quarter of the year (Q2), Melbourne recorded above average numbers in terms of rental growth, whilst Sydney continued on a trend of modest growth this quarter. Lack of available CBD stock in the capital city of Canberra led rent uplift, whilst Brisbane’s recovery is slowly but surely proceeding and gaining ground.

The report’s highlights, which sum up the report’s data, are as follows:

  • CBD Markets are to expect below average numbers in terms of new supplies;
  • Melbourne’s future office supply pipeline is improving, clearing up with pre-commitments and progress in construction projects;
  • Melbourne and Sydney’s tight vacancy conditions means that the rent market will remain ‘landlord favourable’;
  • Limited stock availability is slowly moving Canberra towards ‘landlord favourable’ conditions;
  • Tenants in Brisbane are now responding to forthcoming lease expiries earlier.

NSW

NSW retains good economic growth, remaining positive despite some slowdown.

  • State final demand growth dropped to 0%
  • Unemployment rate declined to 5.0%, but employment growth is also experiencing slowdown.
  • Multiple infrastructure projects should be able to support NSW.

In terms of the lease market, smaller leases took charge of activity during Q2 2017.

  • Single-floor and part-floor leases comprise a lot of Q2 activity
  • Limited transactions over 4,000m2.
  • B-grade market remaining strong with competition for limited stock.

Victoria

Melbourne is experiencing strong activity from the pre-commitment sector

  • Some of 10,000+ m2 office space remain active, which will lead to strong leasing demand during Q3.
  • Activity in H1 2017 was ended with NAB’s pre-commitment of 66,000 m2 at 405 Bourke Street.

In terms of rental activity, conditions in Victoria and Melbourne are creating a ‘landlord favourable’ market.

  • Prime net incentives down to 31%, which led to a quarterly rise in rent of 1.8%. Prime net effective rents now sit at $371.
  • B-grade net effective rents now sit at $265, after a 1.4% quarterly growth.

The state’s final demand growth sits comfortably above average, leading to better service sector demand for office space. Demand from new and existing tenants is expected to further lower vacancy rate.

Queensland

Queensland’s state final demand remained still in Q1, but was still positive at 1.1%

  • Cyclone Debbie lead to weakened coal and sugar exports, offsetting the increase in prices.
  • Office leasing market continues recovery, with tenants still holding on to the upper hand in negotiations.
  • Rent is going up, with the average prime gross effective rent sitting at $446/m2, thanks to an annual growth rate of 1.9%.

ACT (Australian Capital Territory)

For those looking for office fitouts in Canberra, the news is good, as Canberra’s office market remains strong.

  • Economic growth rate sits at 6.5%, the country’s highest.
  • Prime gross effective rents grew to $350/m2 due to yearly rental growth of 5.2%.
  • Strong fundamentals in the market has allowed landlords to reduce incentives to 20%.

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