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  • 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.

  • THAILAND

    Education vital to guard rights

    News, Erich Parpart, Published on 02/07/2018

    » Thailand needs to improve education and protect rights of groups, especially women and lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and intersex (LGBTI), the outgoing World Bank Bangkok office director, Ulrich Zachau says.

  • OPINION

    Time for a Seoul-Tokyo peace pact

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 12/08/2019

    » I love kimchi and I love ramen. I love the bushido way of life and Japanese humility, and I love South Koreans' resilience and devotion to education that helped them lift their country from poverty after World War II to become an Asian economic powerhouse. And in my opinion, both South Koreans and Japanese are among the nicest people in the world.

  • BUSINESS

    Renewable race

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 23/09/2019

    » As the world's population continues to expand, our hunger for energy shows no signs of slowing. But it has become clear to (almost) everyone that the sources of that energy must change if we are to avoid the catastrophic impact of climate change in the next few decades.

  • BUSINESS

    Shopping for success

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 24/06/2019

    » Pierre Poignant has been with Lazada since it began, and no one was surprised when he succeeded Lucy Peng as the CEO of Southeast Asia's leading e-commerce operator last year following its acquisition by China's Alibaba Group.

  • BUSINESS

    Playing it cool

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 09/09/2019

    » When it comes to sports, skiing and skating are the last activities anyone associates with Southeast Asia. Outside of a few indoor skating rinks in big cities, the only ice you'll find is in drinks. And as for snow, it's non-existent except at the highest reaches of remote and forbidding Hkakabo Razi in northern Myanmar.

  • BUSINESS

    Courses in the cloud

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

    » Finding teachers who are willing to work in the troubled southern border provinces of Thailand has never been easy. Persuading a qualified native English-speaking teacher to work in Pattani, Yala or Narathiwat is almost impossible.

  • BUSINESS

    Flight test

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/07/2019

    » Carsten Spohr was named Manager of the Year in 2017 by Manager Magazin in Germany when Lufthansa's profit hit a record high and its share price jumped 150%. Two years later, he finds his skills being tested to the limit after issuing a second profit warning in six months. While the airline is on track for an operating profit of 2 billion euros this year, it is 25% below analysts' forecasts.

  • LIFE

    Selling the cloud

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 20/05/2019

    » During her student years in Temora in New South Wales, Helen Masters always thought that her interests lay in economics, but her inquisitiveness instead led her on another path. Her personal observations on how new technologies were changing her hometown eventually landed her a career she has followed to this day.

  • LIFE

    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.

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