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  • BUSINESS

    Brand loyalty

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 08/07/2019

    » Having worked in the hospitality industry for 35 years and solely with Hilton, Paul Hutton has a lot of lasting memories of his time with one of the world's largest hotel chains, which celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 31. For a start, his three daughters are a constant reminder of his globetrotting career.

  • BUSINESS

    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.


  • BUSINESS

    Proactive Asean essential

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 28/01/2019

    » The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) must be more proactive in influencing the discourse on the new geostrategic architecture and play a more active role in shaping the international economic system, says secretary-general Lim Jock Hoi.

  • BUSINESS

    TPP dividend foreseen

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 29/08/2016

    » The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the gigantic free-trade agreement signed by 12 countries including the United States, has brightened the outlook of American businesses in Southeast Asia as they expect it to spur more US trade and investment in the region.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Confident Centara sharpens regional focus

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 20/02/2017

    » Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Middle East offer the most promising opportunities for Centara Hotels and Resorts to expand its presence, says a senior executive.

  • BUSINESS

    Almost famous

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 23/05/2016

    » At first glance, Michael Punke doesn't look very different from his peers at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva except for his extraordinary height. When the nattily dressed 51-year-old talks about his role as a trade negotiator representing the US government, he sounds convincing and determined to pursue what can be a controversial job.

  • BUSINESS

    Trade game-changer

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 19/02/2016

    » As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is poised to change the landscape of international trade and more Southeast Asian nations consider joining it, experts are concerned that the world's largest trade pact will divide Asean and overshadow the arrival of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) at the end of this year.

  • WORLD

    Korean businesses tune in to Asean opportunities

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 18/07/2016

    » Amid growing awareness about the Asean Economic Community (AEC), member states are being encouraged to further strengthen their integration to draw interest from Korean companies that are exploring more opportunities in the region.

  • BUSINESS

    Ready to ride

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 15/02/2016

    » Marc McAllister started dreaming of Harley-Davidson when he was just seven years old.

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