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  • BUSINESS

    5G and the global power equation

    Business, Published on 11/01/2019

    » 5G technology is already powering breakthroughs such as driverless cars and will underpin life-changing advances in futuristic smart cities over the next decade. This has led to fierce competition between countries to determine the direction of 5G mobile internet standards.

  • BUSINESS

    Beyond digital payment

    Asia focus, Published on 04/02/2019

    » The way we pay for things has evolved rapidly in recent years. Even carrying a physical wallet containing cash and cards is no longer essential when a smartphone or biometric recognition can be used to complete a transaction.

  • BUSINESS

    Token gestures

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 30/04/2018

    » Visa, the world's largest payment network, and archrival Mastercard are championing digital tokens as a new and safer option in Asia, where people under age 30 are the driving force toward rapid adoption of digital payment.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Smuggling Thai culture by film

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 23/06/2017

    » A group of Chinese fans of Thai actress Davika Hoorne shouted her nickname -- "Mai! Mai!" -- as she slowly walked out from the gate at the arrivals hall of Shanghai International Airport. They had prepared bouquets of colourful flowers and a large bunch of 999 red roses for the admired star of Phi Mak Phrakanong and 20 Mai U-Turn Wai Huai Jai Return (Suddenly Twenty).

  • BUSINESS

    A year to remember

    Asia focus, Published on 26/12/2016

    » From the election of "Duterte Harry" in the Philippines to the affair of the "Female Rasputin" that has gripped millions of Koreans, it's been another memorable year in Asia. A few long-running political and security soap operas also continue to play out, most notably the drama in the South China Sea. As well, there is no sign that the tragedy of the Rohingya will end anytime soon. This week, Asia Focus takes a look back at some of the events and personalities that made headlines in 2016.

  • BUSINESS

    Ticon connects with customers' changing needs

    Business, ShareInvestor, Published on 21/05/2016

    » Ticon Industrial Connection Plc is the country's largest provider of industrial properties for rent and also a major provider of warehouses to serve companies' logistics needs. Managing director Virapan Pulges discusses the company's strategy and outlook.

  • NEWS

    Local conflict may be behind the Koh Samui bombing

    Wassana Nanuam, Published on 12/04/2015

    » The car bomb at the Central Festival shopping centre on Koh Samui late Friday night might have been caused by a local business or political conflict, according to a report from the government committee on solving problems in the southern border provinces.

  • BUSINESS

    SET gains as global bourses fret about Greece

    Business, Published on 29/06/2015

    » Recap: The Greek debt crisis cast a cloud over global stock markets last week but Thailand staged a modest rally. Chinese stocks plummeted 8% on Friday as investors rushed to cash out amid signs that an eight-month bull run was ending.

  • LEARNING

    Sales slow for iPhone & Toyota, baht weakens

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 18/07/2013

    » Sales slow for iPhone & Toyota, baht weakens a bit reacting to US central bank policy.

  • LEARNING

    Web use passes TV in Thailand

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 25/06/2013

    » Thais use web 16 hours a week & TV 10 hours, web 49% vs. TV 36%, but TV 69% of ad spending, web only 3%.

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