* Thai benchmark index hits highest since Sept. 21
* Most currencies edge up as U.S. dollar nurses losses
* Chinese markets reopen after a week-long holiday on Friday
By Shruti Sonal
Oct 8 (Reuters) - Thai stocks climbed 1% on Thursday as the
government outlined measures to boost consumption in its
coronavirus-battered economy, while a late recovery helped
Philippine shares edge up in tandem with gains in most of Asia's
The safe-haven U.S. dollar nursed losses after the revival
of hopes for some stimulus spending in the world's biggest
economy improved investor sentiment, supporting local currencies
in Asia, which edged higher. The Taiwan dollar was
again the main standout, rising almost 1%.
Thailand's benchmark index hit its highest in more
than two weeks after officials on Wednesday added a tax
deduction on purchases of goods and services to previously
announced cash handouts and subsidies.
The tourism-reliant economy
MURFREESBORO, Tenn.–(Business Wire)–Science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) will come to life at more than 100 events and activities across the state during the 4th annual Tennessee STEAM Festival, taking place Oct. 9-18, 2020.
The Festival was founded by the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring and incorporates outdoor and virtual events hosted by a wide range of museums, schools, community centers and other attractions. A complete listing of activities is available at TNsteam.org.
“The Tennessee STEAM Festival will look a little different this year in order to accommodate social distancing, but it still offers Tennesseans fun ways to engage with science, technology, engineering, art and math,” said Discovery Center CEO Tara MacDougall. “The Festival is focused on promoting lifelong learning and on helping everyone better understand the world around them.
“We appreciate all of our sponsors, hosts and partners who have taken a new approach to the Festival this
As the world navigates an ever-changing “new normal,” agility has never been more important for tech leaders. Businesses everywhere must be ready to modify or change course at the drop of a hat, but this is especially true in the tech sector, as both companies and consumers increasingly rely on technology to carry out everyday tasks.
Tech leaders will need to be prepared to be flexible and agile when mapping out Q42020 tech plans. To help, the members of Forbes Technology Council share 13 important considerations to keep in mind.
1. Don’t assume Q4 will be ‘normal.’
Tech leaders need to understand that their assumptions regarding a “normal” Q4 are not relevant anymore. They should do a weekly evaluation of the situation and make business decisions as if they were product decisions—in short cycles and in an agile way. Now more than ever before, every plan should be treated