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    Our work-from-home future

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 18/01/2021

    » For many years, the primary driver of work-from-home programmes was the desire of employers to attract and retain talent. More recently, it's been all about saving money, as organisations try to cut spending on real estate.


    Can we keep Covid in check?

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 11/01/2021

    » I have always been proud of my hometown, Samut Songkhram. The smallest province in Thailand, known by some as "Maeklong", it is just 64 kilometres from the centre of Bangkok, with Samut Sakhon sitting between my province and the capital.


    Time for a 'better normal'

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 21/12/2020

    » The continuing spread Covid-19 has reversed the decades-long record of strong economic growth in the Asia Pacific region. As governments continue their struggles to contain the pandemic, the labour market has been affected adversely, with businesses, workers of all ages, and the incomes of women and men throughout the region all feeling the pinch.


    In the driver's seat

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 14/12/2020

    » Ramesh Narasimhan has loved cars since he was young. The holder of an MBA from Australia's Monash University has turned his passion for cars into a successful career, and two decades on he still finds it fun to come to work every day.


    Time to build back greener

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 07/12/2020

    » Watching the deluge in Nakhon Si Thammarat and other southern provinces of Thailand has been really distressing. Days of heavy rains have left roads inundated, hogs have been swept away on livestock farms and human casualties are rising after incessant rain triggered forest runoff from the Khao Luang mountain range, flowing into the Nakhon Si Thammarat municipal area for the first time in 30 years.


    China should try a softer tone

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 30/11/2020

    » Chinese President Xi Jinping has been outspoken lately, taking advantage of the leadership vacuum in Washington where Donald Trump is still sulking after his election defeat and Joe Biden won't take office for seven more weeks.


    Spotlight on Nan

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 30/11/2020

    » Nestled in a verdant valley in northern Thailand along the border with Laos, Nan has marvellously preserved its culture, traditions, religion and history, passed down from generation to generation.


    Regional trade in the spotlight

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 23/11/2020

    » The participation by outgoing US President Donald Trump in a virtual Asia Pacific summit last Friday highlights the importance of Asia in the global economic landscape. Held by Malaysia, the two-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum was also attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who was fresh from the success of signing the world's largest free-trade agreement (FTA) the previous weekend.


    New hope in a post-Trump world

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 16/11/2020

    » Following Thai politics is making me increasingly frustrated, and I'm losing hope that things will ever get back to normal. Case in point: not only do we have a cabinet minister who served four years in an Australian prison for drug trafficking, but now one of his wives has been appointed to a position in the Prime Minister's Office.


    Indian opportunity

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 09/11/2020

    » India is the world's fifth-largest economy, and one of the fastest-growing in the world. The size of the Indian market, and its increasingly critical role in global supply chains, mean India and its trading partners have much to gain.

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