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  • BUSINESS

    Dying and dignity

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/01/2019

    » In rapidly ageing Asian countries, a growing number of people are starting to worry about what their old age will be like. Medical advances may make it possible for us to live to 100, but what if the last decades of life are filled with infirmity, pain and suffering?

  • BUSINESS

    AIA diversifies offerings in changing Thailand

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

    » AIA Group, the world's second-biggest life insurer by market value, continues to see Thailand as a "very important market" where it aims to increase the number of health and life protection products it offers, says CEO and president Ng Keng Hooi.

  • THAILAND

    Next-level noodles

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 03/06/2019

    » A staple for millions of Asian workers, students and many others living abroad, instant noodles are the region's favourite comfort food. In the cupboards of shacks and mansions alike, you'll find cups and pouches ready to be mixed with water and served. And competition in the market is fierce.

  • BUSINESS

    Vital signs

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 24/12/2018

    » David Beckham, Tottenham Hotspur football club and the Vitality programme will continue to be the foundation of the AIA marketing strategy in Asia as the global insurer pushes to fulfill its brand promise of healthier, longer and better lives for customers.


  • BUSINESS

    Turned off in Asia

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

    » Uruguay became the first country to legalise marijuana entirely in July last year. Residents over age 18 can smoke cannabis in public and purchase it either from a pharmacy or harvest a crop of up to six plants.

  • BUSINESS

    High time for change

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

    » At a time when public alarm is rising about the scourge of opioid abuse, many countries are taking a closer look at marijuana as a safer option for treating pain. Legalisation of medicinal marijuana is on the rise across the western world, and some countries now allow recreational use.

  • BUSINESS

    Covering Asia

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 09/10/2017

    » Many Asians who have never owned a private insurance policy or received benefits have negative attitudes toward health and life insurance. Many lower-income consumers see it as something they cannot afford, while others are deterred by stories of fraud. More superstitious types see buying insurance as increasing the risk of something bad happening to them.

  • BUSINESS

    Cutting-edge collaboration

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 29/05/2017

    » Imagine a world without rare genetic diseases, where parents do not have to decide the fate of an unborn child with an anomaly in its DNA code. Imagine being able to replace damaged organs with cells that can be engineered into any type of missing body part.

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