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    Entrepreneur in overdrive

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/04/2019

    » Do you remember what you were doing when you were 13? Aaron Tan, a teenage prodigy in Singapore, was running his first tech startup. He then went on to set up two more companies before turning 21. Today he is the CEO of Singapore-based Carro, an automotive marketplace and services portal that started from his love of trading cars, not driving them.

  • BUSINESS

    Delivering success

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 11/12/2017

    » Asia's first driverless trucks began operating in October at the ExxonMobil plant on Jurong Island in Singapore, while fleets of autonomous delivery vehicles are expected to get rolling on Great Britain's motorways next year. These are just some of the headline-making developments in the brave new world of transport being promoted by the likes of Google, Tesla, Uber and major vehicle manufacturers.

  • BUSINESS

    Learning with the best

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 19/11/2018

    » Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), known for its science and technology programmes, aims to use Bangkok as a springboard to build an Asean talent pool through collaboration with King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL).

  • BUSINESS

    Special delivery

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 03/09/2018

    » Jim O'Gara's story is both inspirational and captivating. The protagonist is a humble and devoted man who went from driving a delivery truck for UPS in the United Kingdom to being the company's number one man in South Asia.

  • BUSINESS

    Hands-free transport

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 20/11/2017

    » Amazon's Prime Air successfully delivered a package by drone last December, while self-driving trucks from a startup named Embark are now bringing packages to customers in southern California.

  • BUSINESS

    Adieu to the ATM?

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 11/06/2018

    » Hari Sivan smiles in acknowledgement when I suggest to him that the 15 years he spent as a specialist in payments at Citibank and DBS Bank helped to explain why he saw the business opportunity that eventually became soCash.

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