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    Suu Kyi visits Thailand: World Economic Forum

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 28/05/2012

    » Aung San Suu Kyi leaves Burma for 1st time in 24 years (15 year house arrest), begins historic trip to Norway to receive Nobel Prize won 21 years ago.


    World must control the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution'

    News, Klaus Schwab, Published on 18/01/2016

    » Of the myriad challenges the world faces today, perhaps the most overwhelming is how to shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution that began at the turn of the century. New technologies and approaches are merging the physical, digital, and biological worlds in ways that will fundamentally transform humankind. The extent to which that transformation is positive will depend on how we navigate the risks and opportunities that arise along the way.


    Inequality threatens Asian economic tigers

    News, Published on 21/01/2016

    » Many Asian countries have prospered and created new wealth. However this wealth, and the prosperity and opportunities that it promises, are not being equally shared. Asian inequality has risen by as much as 18% between the mid-1990s until now.


    The digitally skilled will shape our future

    Business, Published on 02/03/2018

    » The theme for this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting was "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World". During four intensive days in Davos, government and business leaders discussed what a shared future means for everyone and engaged in debate as to how we can achieve it.


    Myanmar business mood darkens amid Rakhine outrage

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 24/09/2018

    » Myanmar is stepping up efforts to attract foreign investment and spur economic development. A diplomatic offensive to improve the country's tarnished international image is part of the campaign, but western companies are not being swayed.


    WEF: Thailand's competiveness rising again

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 06/09/2012

    » World Economic Forum report finds improvement but challenges remain in corruption, security, property rights, red tape & instability in politics & policy.


    How to lead teams on complex problems

    Business, Kriengsak Niratpattanasai, Published on 15/02/2016

    » Recently, the World Economic Forum produced a report that predicts what the employment landscape will look like in 2020 after talking to chief human resources and strategy officers from leading global employers. The top 10 skills in 2020 will be:


    Bloomberg seeks perfect fit between AI and human depth

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 10/09/2018

    » The ability of countries and companies to harness technology will be the foundation for the next stage of global economic growth. In line with this new reality, Bloomberg Terminal is banking on artificial intelligence (AI) and big data as its core earners of the future.


    Defending the indefensible

    News, Editorial, Published on 19/09/2018

    » The conversion of Aung San Suu Kyi from human rights champion to defender of military violence has been painful to watch. The Myanmar leader capped her change last week. At a UN-sponsored conference in Hanoi, she sloughed off questions about the brutal expulsion of 700,000 Rohingya, who now are refugees. Shockingly, she defended the imprisonment of two Myanmar reporters by praising a law written by colonialists to intimidate and punish her own country's citizens.


    Mixed signals

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 13/11/2017

    » Trade and investment have been vital contributors to growth in the Asia Pacific region, where many developing economies were surging before the 2008-09 global financial crisis. Global and regional trade subsequently weakened, and while the outlook has brightened this year, clouds loom on the horizon.

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