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  • THAILAND

    Fermented fad

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 22/01/2019

    » Forget low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diets, gluten-free foods and all things detox. These are diet bygones compared to a slightly-sparkling, gold-coloured fermented drink called kombucha that is now all the rage. They say Madonna drinks it, so does Halle Berry, Lindsay Lohan and Gwyneth Paltrow. Even testosterone-fuelled Jake Gyllenhaal and Orlando Bloom were seen clutching a bottle.

  • BUSINESS

    Internet, TV touted as ad kings

    Business, Nanat Suchiva, Published on 29/05/2018

    » TV and internet are still the major sources of advertising in Thailand, says Media Intelligence.

  • BUSINESS

    British tea causes a stir in China

    Business, Published on 06/09/2016

    » HARROGATE, England: Ji Mengyu sinks into a soft chair with her cup of tea to the sound of tinkling teaspoons and light chatter. The opulently decorated Victorian tea salon is quintessentially British, something straight out of Downton Abbey. Except it's in Beijing.

  • BUSINESS

    Safe to eat?

    Asia focus, Published on 15/06/2015

    » The controversy over findings of excessive levels of lead in Maggi instant noodles made by Nestle in India has prompted authorities throughout the region to reassure the public about the soundness of food-safety monitoring, inspection and regulation.

  • WORLD

    F&N to sell Myanmar Brewery stake at $560m

    Published on 06/08/2015

    » Fraser & Neave Ltd will sell its stake in Myanmar Brewery Ltd at more than double the price offered by local partner Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd (MEHL), capping a two-year dispute over the country’s leading beermaker.

  • BUSINESS

    Standing out in the crowd

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 28/09/2015

    » Despite some panic on the ripple effects from the Chinese currency depreciation, the global luxury sector will remain unfazed driven by rising disposable incomes and continuing influx of Chinese outbound tourists, experts have suggested.

  • WORLD

    Heineken competes for Myanmar beer market

    Published on 12/07/2015

    » YANGON — Dutch beer maker Heineken has entered Myanmar's beer fight as it opened a US$60 million brewery (2.03 billion baht) near the commercial capital Yangon on Sunday.

  • BUSINESS

    The bling squad

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 28/09/2015

    » The swift evolution of the retail industry has lured a large pool of global luxury firms to establish their presence in Asia-Pacific over the last few decades. Sales for glitzy items across the region have been rising at whirlwind speeds amidst the surge of an aspirational middle-class and buoyant economy. 

  • WORLD

    Uniqlo owner sees no impact from China slowdown

    Business, Bloomberg News, Published on 29/09/2015

    » Tokyo: The Walt Disney Co's new park in Shanghai would help the Uniqlo casual wear brand expand in China, Fast Retailing Co chairman Tadashi Yanai said on Saturday, shrugging off concerns over an economic slowdown in the Japanese retailer's largest overseas market.

  • BUSINESS

    Rakuten to buy Viber messaging app

    Bloomberg News, Published on 14/02/2014

    » TOKYO — Rakuten Inc, the Japanese online retailer controlled by billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani, is buying the Viber Internet messaging and calling service for $900 million as it moves into social networking.

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