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    Next-level noodles

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 03/06/2019

    » A staple for millions of Asian workers, students and many others living abroad, instant noodles are the region's favourite comfort food. In the cupboards of shacks and mansions alike, you'll find cups and pouches ready to be mixed with water and served. And competition in the market is fierce.


    Asean+3 need to retool to benefit from New Economy

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 03/06/2019

    » NADI, Fiji: The Asean+3 (China, Japan and South Korea) economies need to build more capacity and connectivity to take full advantage of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and sustain growth in the new economic order, according to the Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (Amro).


    Travel with care

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 08/04/2019

    » For many developing countries, tourism is a major contributor to economic growth, alleviating poverty and creating employment for women and young people, mostly in remote areas.


    Myanmar moves forward

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 14/08/2017

    » The government of Myanmar is about to take dramatic steps to spur economic development and improve government efficiency. Several significant cabinet changes are in the pipeline, detailed economic strategies are being finalised and a shake-up in the bureaucracy is already under way.


    Patience tested

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 01/05/2017

    » The government of Aung San Suu Kyi has been in power in Myanmar for just over a year. But many people have become disillusioned with its performance. For the urban elite, the country seems directionless, amid an acute policy vacuum.


    Justice impaired

    Asia focus, Published on 11/05/2015

    » Last week, Bollywood star Salman Khan was convicted in India of culpable homicide, negligence and reckless driving for running over five homeless men and killing one of them after a night out drinking. The crime took place 12 years ago and Khan's five-year jail sentence has been suspended pending an appeal, but it was noteworthy that someone worth US$200 million faced justice at all.


    Deal under construction

    Asia focus, Published on 30/03/2015

    » Companies in Asia that want strategic partners from outside their home markets to help them build their businesses are starting to realise that such marriages don't always last forever. There have been numerous cases in which a foreign partner has walked away either because of financial trouble at home or for other strategic reasons.


    Power shift

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 16/02/2015

    » The Fukushima accident in Japan in 2011 put the brakes on several years of rapid increases in new nuclear power plant construction worldwide. But despite the increased concerns over the safety of nuclear technology since 2011, a number of Asian countries are continuing to pursue their nuclear energy ambitions in order to strengthen national energy security and mitigate climate change impacts.


    Uneasy Neighbours

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 09/03/2015

    » Southeast Asian fresh markets have always enchanted foreigners drawn to their indigenous charm and down-to-earth characteristics seen nowhere else in the world.

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