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  • BUSINESS

    China property downturn 'manageable'

    Asia focus, Nithi Kaveevivitchai, Published on 11/08/2014

    » A sharper downturn across the property sector in China will affect the country's macroeconomic landscape, although the overall impact is still manageable, according to a new report by Moody's Investors Service.

  • BUSINESS

    At your service

    Asia focus, Nithi Kaveevivitchai, Published on 26/05/2014

    » Once reliant on export-oriented manufacturing to power their growth, major Asean economies are undergoing an evolutionary shift to the services sector. Evidenced by their increasing percentage share of GDP, services revenues and productivity have been the storyline for the region over the past several years.

  • BUSINESS

    Power of Prevention

    Asia focus, Nithi Kaveevivitchai, Published on 02/06/2014

    » A surprisingly powerful earthquake struck northern Thailand and Myanmar last month, smashing windows, cracking walls, roads and damaging historical Buddhist temples. The impact could even be felt in Bangkok and Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. Several dozen people were hurt and a number of families were displaced.

  • BUSINESS

    No place like home

    Asia focus, Nithi Kaveevivitchai, Published on 09/06/2014

    » As Asean strives toward greater economic success and competitiveness, intra-regional trade and investment play an integral role. More Southeast Asian companies are realising that it is in their best interest to have a regional footprint, but most of them are in manufacturing and services. Property developers generally stick to the home markets they know best.

  • WORLD

    Asean poised for FDI gains

    Asia focus, Nithi Kaveevivitchai, Published on 21/04/2014

    » Heroic efforts by the Aquino government in the Philippines, together with improving economic indicators in Indonesia, have made the two countries prime hunting grounds for foreign direct investment (FDI) recently in Southeast Asia.

  • LIFE

    Headhunter by chance

    Asia focus, Nithi Kaveevivitchai, Published on 21/04/2014

    » With more than 2,000 employees at 53 offices in 24 countries, Robert Walters is now one of the world’s leading recruitment consultancies, and with expansion in Asia it is only going to get bigger and bigger over the next decades. However, when asked what it takes to become a global business services provider and how he ended up in the industry in the first place, the man whose name is on the door is disarmingly candid.

  • BUSINESS

    Frontiers of medicine

    Asia focus, Nithi Kaveevivitchai, Published on 06/05/2014

    » The introduction in Singapore of a promising new treatment for one of the most threatening forms of prostate cancer has underscored the city-state’s reputation as one of the world’s top medical research and treatment centres.

  • WORLD

    Tourism in the ‘new’ Myanmar

    Asia focus, Nithi Kaveevivitchai, Published on 17/03/2014

    » Pictures of pagodas, Buddhist temples, palaces, parks, historical and cultural sites, friendly faces and innocent smiles of local people are flourishing on social media sites all over the world. They hold the promise of a new paradise for photographers and those with an adventurous spirit looking to discover the hidden charms of an undiscovered land.

  • BUSINESS

    ‘Seeing is believing’

    Asia focus, Nithi Kaveevivitchai, Published on 17/03/2014

    » Myanmar is undergoing a period of dramatic change on every front, and the tourism and hospitality sector has no exception. The industry is now considered one of the most important engines to create a new image for the country, with its people acting as ambassadors to promote and market invaluable and unexplored destinations.

  • BUSINESS

    Local knowledge and authenticity the keys to success

    Asia focus, Nithi Kaveevivitchai, Published on 17/03/2014

    » Planeloads of foreign travellers are shaking up the tourism and hospitality sector in Myanmar. Local hoteliers and tour operators must adapt to meet the coming boom and possible higher competition for international investors, who also aim to chase after the big inflow of tourism dollars.

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