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  • BUSINESS

    Big wheel

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 17/09/2018

    » Jeremy Clarkson, the outspoken former host of the hit BBC show Top Gear, once observed that a Lamborghini is for "people who want to move about in a big pantomime, massive West End musical full of colour and noise, and to hell with how fast you can go around the corner".

  • BUSINESS

    Bloomberg seeks perfect fit between AI and human depth

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 10/09/2018

    » The ability of countries and companies to harness technology will be the foundation for the next stage of global economic growth. In line with this new reality, Bloomberg Terminal is banking on artificial intelligence (AI) and big data as its core earners of the future.

  • BUSINESS

    New retail

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 10/09/2018

    » The relentless rise of e-commerce made last year the worst yet for traditional retailers. Shoppers around the world have made it clear that they want to do more browsing as well as buying online.

  • BUSINESS

    B2B and beyond

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 10/09/2018

    » Big companies in all kinds of businesses are being disrupted as e-commerce gains ground, but even established online sellers are not safe unless they keep adapting to changing conditions. This phenomenon has created a perfect opportunity for technology and service providers to fill in the gaps, says Paul Srivorakul, the CEO of aCommerce.

  • OPINION

    Don't blame the rain

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 10/09/2018

    » After days of being battered by heavy rain in Bangkok, anyone who isn't sniffling or coughing probably considers themselves lucky. After all, didn't your mother always tell you, "Don't stay in the rain or you'll catch a cold" … "go dry your hair and change your clothes or you'll catch a cold"? Mine certainly did.

  • BUSINESS

    Special delivery

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 03/09/2018

    » Jim O'Gara's story is both inspirational and captivating. The protagonist is a humble and devoted man who went from driving a delivery truck for UPS in the United Kingdom to being the company's number one man in South Asia.

  • OPINION

    Dark enough for you?

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 20/08/2018

    » 'Dark tourism" is an interesting concept that did not come to my attention until I watched a Netflix series recently. Few countries actively promote offbeat or slightly dangerous pursuits but it's a niche with potential, if managed carefully -- even if it's hard to explain to your insurer.

  • BUSINESS

    Banks and tech firms: if you can't beat them, join them

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 20/08/2018

    » Who will win the race between tech giants and banking behemoths? Experts say the current trend points more toward partnership than direct competition, but technology companies are pulling away while traditional players are catching up.

  • BUSINESS

    Expediting e-services

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 13/08/2018

    » Governments and state enterprises play an important role in providing online public services, but involving the private sector can lead to more and better innovations, says a regional expert on Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

  • BUSINESS

    The Communicator

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 13/08/2018

    » High turnover is a growing headache for businesses worldwide, especially as more people leave the corporate world behind for a life of entrepreneurship. You can't keep everyone, but building human relationships goes a long way toward making your company more desirable, says Gerrit Bouckaert.

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