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    Banking on transformation

    Asia focus, Chiratas Nivatpumin, Published on 19/11/2018

    » The rise of blockchain technology, quantum computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and digital currencies will completely transform how banks operate in the future, according to William Winters, group chief executive for Standard Chartered Bank.

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    Great expectations

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 02/10/2017

    » Joanne Kua, the young chief executive officer of KSK Group Berhad, is typical of the next generation of family business leaders. After pursuing a successful career beyond her native Malaysia, she has returned home determined to leave her mark, yet is aware of the need to prove herself.

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    Best of both worlds

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 30/10/2017

    » Smart manufacturing does not always involve robots replacing people. Instead, robots should be viewed as enablers instead of disruptors, with productivity and efficiency enhanced by automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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    Reimagining Asean in 2025: competitive and inclusive

    Asia focus, Published on 19/06/2017

    » While there is broad public awareness that the Asean Economic Community (AEC) is making progress, especially with respect to lowering trade tariffs, the benefits of this progress are not always recognised on a day-to-day basis by the people of Southeast Asia.

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    Global economy more fragile with few growth drivers

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 03/10/2016

    » The prolonged global slowdown in overall growth and trade is expected to persist if all parties do not work toward a solution together, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) has warned.

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    Opec output-cut deal provides lift for equities

    Business, Published on 03/10/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets see-sawed last week with news developments. The relief rally that followed the previous week's Fed meeting ebbed, but Hillary Clinton's strong performance against Donald Trump in the first US presidential debate cheered investors. Also buoying sentiment was Opec's surprise agreement to cut oil output, but worries about the health of Deutsche Bank, which faces huge US fines for dodgy business practices, capped gains. The Opec decision helped the energy-heavy Thai stock market recoup some earlier losses.

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    Life is a journey, not a destination

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 03/03/2016

    » 'Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less travelled, And that has made all the difference", are the key lines in Robert Frost's famous poem "The Road Not Taken". Thirteen years ago, I experienced a magical Eureka moment that made me leave the well-trodden path and continue my journey through life and my professional career along the path less travelled -- and that has made all the difference.

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    Wings of change

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 25/05/2015

    » Most people instantly associate the no-frills carrier AirAsia with its high-profile founder, Tony Fernandes, and few outside the aviation industry would even recognise the company's chief executive officer if they saw her on the street.

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    Compassionate leadership in action at KTB (part one)

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 10/09/2015

    » 'Our human-resource (HR) transformation intends to bring fairness back to our people at Krungthai," says Vorapak Tanyawong, president of Krungthai Bank (KTB).

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    Staying in shape

    Asia focus, Umesh Pandey, Published on 01/06/2015

    » Asian banks remain healthy and have managed to avoid the ongoing problems faced by some multinationals that have been divesting assets left, right and centre, say some of the region's top finance executives.

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