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    Networked to the future

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/10/2019

    » Growing up in Gaeta, a coastal city in central Italy between Rome and Naples, Nunzio Mirtillo always wanted to be a doctor to help change people's lives for the better. But new medical graduates have trouble finding work right away, so he decided to study electronic engineering instead. It was a decision he took with his parents in mind as well.

  • BUSINESS

    Choose safety over selfies

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 21/10/2019

    » During my most recent visit to Ho Chi Minh City, I was captivated by the sight of an old apartment building that had been converted into a fantastic collection of restaurants, coffee shops, co-working spaces and a bookshop.

  • BUSINESS

    China's creative boom

    Asia focus, Suwatchai Songwanich, Published on 21/10/2019

    » Creative industries are becoming an increasingly significant driver of economic growth. Many countries are developing policies and strategies to expand their creative sector, which includes architecture, visual and performing arts, marketing and advertising, media and publishing, design, fashion, and computer games. China is one of them.

  • BUSINESS

    New Zealand draws nearer

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 21/10/2019

    » New Zealand is making a major effort to forge closer ties with Asean and the rest Asia, pinning its hopes on a conclusion to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), as world trade is being disrupted by US-China tensions, the country's trade minister says.

  • BUSINESS

    Tension tourism

    Asia focus, Anucha Charoenpo, Published on 21/10/2019

    » It has been a long, tense journey for people on the Korean Peninsula. Recently, some have come to believe there is light at the end of the tunnel, following summits between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump, and between Mr Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

  • OPINION

    Bringing an end to malaria

    Asia focus, Published on 21/10/2019

    » Do you know the deadliest animal in the world? Other humans? Snakes, spiders or even some of the large predators? No. It's actually the mosquito. And out of all the many diseases that mosquitoes carry, malaria is possibly the biggest killer in human history.

  • BUSINESS

    Fight fake news with education

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 14/10/2019

    » The fight against fake news is becoming more challenging, but a lot can be done by educating people in how to identify unreliable sources and fact checking. Just creating laws against people who spread such information doesn't fix the problem because they are like the Hydra -- you cut off one head and two more will pop up as the cyber-population grows.

  • BUSINESS

    A safer world: Taiwan can help

    Asia focus, Published on 14/10/2019

    » North America, East Asia and Southeast Asia are key regions in the production and consumption of amphetamines, according to the World Drug Report 2018 published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

  • BUSINESS

    Closing the gap

    Asia focus, Published on 14/10/2019

    » Asia's largest life and health insurer, Hong Kong-based AIA Group, is aiming to close the health protection gap in the region in line with its brand promise.

  • BUSINESS

    Fast and free

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 14/10/2019

    » The supply chain of the future is all about automation, personalisation and localisation. The world is leaving the era where retailers decide when and where consumers can buy their goods and entering one where consumers tell retailers when and where they want goods delivered. That could be your house, office, car or a smart locker. And if you're a merchant, you'd better deliver that shipment fast or your customers will turn to your competitors.

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