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    Second time lucky

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 20/06/2016

    » On the morning of Sept 11, 2001, Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi was working in midtown Manhattan at the permanent mission of India to the United Nations. He had no idea what was happening until a colleague called with a report of fire engines speeding urgently through the streets.


    Faith and vision

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 08/08/2016

    » The success of many big businesses is attributed to the person at the top, to the point where some chief executives become celebrities and cult figures. Francis Yeoh has steered one of Malaysia's most successful multinational businesses since 1988, but he has no time for such hero-worship.


    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.


    Good neighbour

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 28/12/2015

    » Most people in Thailand know a few things about Cambodia but few understand the country the way Nuttavudh Photisaro does. In a country where many diplomats consider one posting to be enough, he is now on his third, this time representing Thailand as ambassador.


    Tightening the Belt

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 04/07/2016

    » China's attempt to share its investment capital with the world and project its economic might through the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative has captured the interest of countries with desperate infrastructure needs, including Asean economies looking to secure long-term growth.


    Climate challenge

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 11/04/2016

    » In 2011, a record-breaking flood in Thailand caused total economic damages of US$46 billion. Last year, more than 2,000 people died in India when record-breaking temperatures hit 48 degrees Celsius. Globally, 2015 was the hottest year on record.


    New flight path

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 22/03/2016

    » Southeast Asia's aviation industry has lost some momentum in the past two years but could revive soon, while more growth is shifting to secondary cities in China and India, which analysts say will brighten Asia-Pacific skies over the next decade.


    Malaysia retooling economy for the long haul

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 14/03/2016

    » The slowdown in China has sent a ripple effect throughout the world with Malaysia among the victims, recording decline in GDP growth of a full percentage point last year.


    Open for business

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 19/10/2015

    » With its highly visible enthusiasm to become a strategic centre of mainland Asean, Cambodia continues to welcome investors with open arms.


    New logistics frontier

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 19/10/2015

    » Cambodia's ambition to play a bigger role in the regional and global supply chain has driven its government to streamline multiple infrastructure projects to improve logistics and land transport.

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