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  • NEWS

    A shortcut to convenience and cash

    Spectrum, Erich Parpart, Published on 25/03/2018

    » Pakdee Tanapura, head of the Thai Canal study team at the Thai-Chinese Culture and Economy Association, argued that because of current congestion in the Malacca Strait, the Thai Canal would provide another channel for ships.

  • BUSINESS

    Makro explores new wholesale frontier in India

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 19/02/2018

    » Bangkok-based Siam Makro, part of US$50-billion Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group, has entered the cash-and-carry wholesale business in India with the launch of LOTS Wholesale Solutions, believing that this huge new market will one day surpass its business at home.

  • BUSINESS

    The omnichannel future

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 14/01/2019

    » Consumers in the digital world are rapidly driving demand for easier ways to shop, especially in mobile-mad Asia. Easy means anytime, anywhere, while accepting all types of payments. That's where omnichannel comes in, derived from the Latin prefix omni meaning all or universal.

  • BUSINESS

    Automation anxiety may be overdone, says ADB

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 28/05/2018

    » New technologies can both displace and generate jobs. Here in Asia, where demand for goods and services is growing substantially, the number of new jobs being created by new technologies is actually higher than the number they destroy, says the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

  • BUSINESS

    Science of success

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

    » Back when astronomer Carl Sagan -- "America's most effective salesman of science" -- was making the universe easier for the world to understand, Rohan Mahadevan was busy working on his doctorate in astrophysics. A promising career in academia beckoned, but he heard the calling of business instead.

  • 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

    Prosperity on the menu

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 23/10/2017

    » Food processing can be a mutually beneficial industry for Thailand and India where the former, as the Kitchen of the World, can support the latter's ambition to become the Market of the World, say Indian officials.

  • BUSINESS

    Inequality needs tackling on multiple fronts, says Nobel economist

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 13/02/2017

    » Asian countries have not done enough to reduce income inequality, and governments have to step up efforts to train their unskilled workers while providing better education to their least advantaged citizens to improve income generation, says a Nobel Prize-winning economist.

  • NEWS

    Work in progress

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 30/01/2017

    » Merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions have been surging in Vietnam, as steady economic growth and an expanding middle class draw interest from companies in Thailand, Japan and South Korea among others.

  • BUSINESS

    Woodside powers up

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 05/12/2016

    » Myanmar is the centre of attention for Woodside Energy following the Australian company's discovery of gas off the coast of Rakhine state last year. It is now preparing to invest around 25-30% of its exploration budget in Southeast Asia to help realise the potential of the region.

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