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    Luxembourg beckons

    Asia focus, Thana Boonlert, Published on 13/01/2020

    » The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is looking at investment projects in Thailand to provide a springboard to the entire Southeast Asian market, a minister of the European country says.

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    In tune with tech

    Asia focus, Published on 06/01/2020

    » Playing the piano is more than just a hobby for Maxwell Meyer. It was his first source of income, his first shot at fame, it helped get him through college, and it was how he managed to attract the attention of the woman who recently became his wife.

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    Off the beaten track

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 06/01/2020

    » What are you afraid of the most when travelling off the map? For most people, lack of security and accessibility probably top the list. With world tourism growing exponentially on the back of cheap flights, and GPS making it easy for anyone to find their destination, getting away from tourist traps is growing more popular in Asia.

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    Connected communicator

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 16/12/2019

    » Anyone meeting Baxter Jolly for the first time might be surprised to learn that he used to be an equities trader. A people person full of smiles, he doesn't seem like the type who would be sitting in front of five computer screens all day. But the experience in the high-pressure world of the stock market, he says, served him well when he switched gears and entered public relations.

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    As graft fight goes high-tech, business engagement crucial

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 09/12/2019

    » The willingness of governments to use technology to enhance transparency and a strategy to engage the private sector are crucial in the fight against graft, experts say.

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    US hot air and the Paris accord

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 11/11/2019

    » Does it matter that the United States has formally begun withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement? Given that it is the world's second biggest carbon dioxide emitter after China, some say that yes, it does matter, because it will now be free to pollute the planet even more.

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    RCEP causing rifts in India

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 28/10/2019

    » As talks for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) enter their final stages, opposition to the 16-country Asian trade pact is growing among the Hindu nationalist groups that the government counts on for support.

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    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.

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    Renewable race

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 23/09/2019

    » As the world's population continues to expand, our hunger for energy shows no signs of slowing. But it has become clear to (almost) everyone that the sources of that energy must change if we are to avoid the catastrophic impact of climate change in the next few decades.

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    'Netflix of China' makes its mark

    Asia focus, Suwatchai Songwanich, Published on 23/09/2019

    » Entertainment is big business in China. iQiyi, China's largest video streaming service, is breaking new ground in this area. The company has been dubbed "the Netflix of China" for adapting the model of the popular US-based streaming service to suit the Chinese market.

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