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    Doing business a mixed prospect across Asia

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 07/11/2016

    » Brunei and Indonesia are among the most improved Asian economies for ease of doing business while Singapore has been replaced by New Zealand in first place overall, according to an influential World Bank report.

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    Red Bull still charging ahead

    Business, Published on 28/12/2015

    » Red Bull, one of the world's best-known beverages, all but defines the energy drink market. It is also one of Thailand's greatest business success stories, having grown from humble beginnings as a refreshment for rural Thai labourers in the mid-1970s to being sold today in 165 countries.

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    Myanmar business mood darkens amid Rakhine outrage

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 24/09/2018

    » Myanmar is stepping up efforts to attract foreign investment and spur economic development. A diplomatic offensive to improve the country's tarnished international image is part of the campaign, but western companies are not being swayed.

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    Relationship king

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 26/11/2018

    » Perhaps dreaming is in the blood of the Chaudhary family. They are never content with the status quo, and always ready to apply grit and ambition to do whatever it takes to fulfill their dreams.

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    Foreign directors and the criminal court summons process: bound by duty

    Business, Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd, Published on 06/01/2017

    » The criminal summons process can affect a company director in many ways and at virtually any time. For example, a director may be summoned as a witness, as a representative for an accused company, or even as an individual accused of a crime. Further complicating matters is the possibility that a summons could be issued to a company director without his or her direct knowledge. This increases the risk of noncompliance, possibly subjecting the director to additional liability.

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    Developing leadership from a crisis

    Business, Kriengsak Niratpattanasai, Published on 07/09/2015

    » The economic slowdown has had negative consequences for many businesses. Nevertheless, some people look at it as an opportunity for leadership development. They have volunteered to join a business crisis task force.

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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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    Company man

    Asia focus, Published on 19/03/2018

    » Shinsotsu-ikkatsu-saiyo, the tradition of simultaneous recruitment and employment of new graduates by companies, has long been unique to Japan and South Korea, before the latter abolished the practice in 2010. But in the world's third largest economy it is so embedded in the culture, who's to say it's not working for the country and its people?

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    Recipe for success

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 04/06/2018

    » Douglas Martell learned early in life that life can take unexpected twists and the path taken isn't always strewn with flower petals. But the president and CEO of the Thailand-based hotel management company Onyx Hospitality Group has never let setbacks keep him from having big dreams.

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    Guarded hopefulness

    Asia focus, Published on 16/11/2015

    » John Micklethwait is a newspaper man seized by fear and hope for the future of journalism. To be sure, "newspaper man" is a bit of an anachronistic description for the new editor-in-chief at Bloomberg News, where no ink is spilled on paper. Across 325,000 Bloomberg terminals, headlines splash upon screens in seconds, bumping stale events much faster than one wraps fish with yesterday's page one.

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