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    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 12/11/2018

    » Mention the word blockchain, and the first thing most people think of is cryptocurrency. But the reality is that the potential applications for distributed ledger technology (DLT) go far beyond bitcoin and its peers.

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    Loved to death

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/10/2018

    » In March, Thai authorities ordered the temporary closure of Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh Island for the first time since 1999 to halt the environmental damage caused by too many tourists. A month later the Philippine island of Boracay, one of the world's most famous beach destinations, was closed for the same reason.

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    Seeking a balance

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 01/10/2018

    » As returns in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand shrink in the face of high demand and increased restrictions, real-estate investors in Asia are looking for new places to go, with Malaysia and Thailand among their targets.

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    Giving wings to the elusive aerotropolis

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 29/08/2018

    » John D Kasarda is the director of the Center of Air Commerce at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School, president and chief executive of Aerotropolis Business Concepts LLC, president of the Aerotropolis Institute of China and editor-in-chief of Logistics, an international scholarly journal. He has also published more than 100 articles and 10 books on airport cities, aviation infrastructure, urban economic development and competitiveness.

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    Thailand beckons more Indian holidaymakers

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 25/12/2017

    » Millions of Indians will soon be heading to foreign shores to ring in the New Year. A large number of them will be landing in Thailand, confirming the status of the Land of Smiles as a favoured destination.

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    The man on mission to drive the EEC

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 06/03/2017

    » The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) has dominated current headlines, with the government pinning high hopes on the development. Generous tax breaks have been awarded to companies investing in skilled industries there.

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    Stimulus hopes and chinese gdp cheer stock investors

    Business, Published on 18/07/2016

    » Recap: Hopes that British and Japanese policymakers would ramp up economic stimulus bolstered risk appetites in global stock markets. China's better-than-expected second-quarter GDP also buoyed sentiment. The Thai market tracked the global trend.

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    World of Wellness

    Asia focus, Published on 03/08/2015

    » Immerse yourself in a milky, floral bath amid soft music, enjoy a massage with aromatic herbal oils to relax your muscles, or open up your pores and rejuvenate your skin in a sauna. The choices are endless in the growing world of wellness spas and resorts. With more than 100 million trips taken every year, wellness tourism is booming in Asia Pacific.

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    Road to opportunity

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 09/11/2015

    » As one moves away from Ho Chi Minh City, the ceaseless blare of motorcycle horns begins to recede, while the roads get narrower and bumpier. Not far from Vietnam's bustling commercial capital, a speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour is enforced to prevent accidents caused by poor road conditions.

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    Bollywood calling

    Asia focus, Published on 27/04/2015

    » The appeal of Indian cinema has grown in Thailand in recent years and at least two Thai actresses are now trying to gain a toehold in Bollywood.

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