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    Climate change urgency grows

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 01/07/2019

    » Climate change is global in nature but it is having an especially severe impact on Asia. Chennai, one of India's largest cities, has run out of water as the summer heat intensifies. With monsoon rains below average, four lakes in the city of 4.7 million have dried up. Residents don't have enough water to drink, bathe or wash clothes, malls have closed their washrooms and restaurants are not open for customers.

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    Slowdown ahead

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 24/12/2018

    » The economic outlook doesn't seem as rosy as it once did for most Asian countries looking toward 2019. The relatively dynamic world trade recovery that began in late 2016 is now threatened by tensions between the United States and China, coupled with increasing protectionism in many economies.


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    Taste of Taiwan

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 12/11/2018

    » Nam Linh, a professional MC from Hanoi, has made it his life's goal to visit one foreign country each year. He added Taiwan to his list in mid-October. South Korea was his first overseas experience when he want there as an exchange student at age 15. Since then he has travelled to Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and last year to China.

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    Casualties of the trade war

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 23/07/2018

    » It seems the US-China trade war is going to affect more people in the two countries than first thought, in addition to the potentially devastating implications for the global economy.

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    At home in Asean

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 05/02/2018

    » The first thing that impressed me about Hideaki Iwasaki, country director for the Thailand Resident Mission of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), was his fluent English. I assumed it was the result of his educational background.

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    Transforming Banpu

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 14/08/2017

    » By diversifying investments in CLMV countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) and expanding its renewable energy portfolio, Bangkok-based Banpu Plc aims to completely transform itself from a coal company to an integrated energy provider.

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    Scholar for life

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 16/10/2017

    » I met Prof Dr Satya Vrat Shastri on the evening of Sept 26 for an interview at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. A day earlier, the renowned Sanskrit scholar had had lunch with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, when he reminded his former Sanskrit student about his birthday on Sept 29.

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    The world on his plate

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 05/06/2017

    » At the age of 71, Adirek Sripratak shows no signs of slowing down. The former president and CEO of Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF) officially became chairman in March, but he is still travelling far and wide in search of new markets and merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities for one of the world's leading protein food companies.

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    Green eating

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 02/01/2017

    » In Asia, home to tens of millions of Buddhists, being vegetarian is simply good practice in expressing religious beliefs by eating less meat and reducing the chance of harming animals. That partly explains why vegetarianism is popular, especially in India, Taiwan and Southeast Asian nations.

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    Swipe and go

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 01/01/2017

    » Planning a trip abroad for the coming New Year holiday? In the old days, if you were a holidaymaker or a business traveller, you probably would have booked a trip through a travel agent and when you got to your destination, bought a map and rented a car to get yourself around.

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