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    Pace plans restructuring of Dean & DeLuca to stem losses

    Business, Darana Chudasri, Published on 19/07/2019

    » SET-listed Pace Development Corporation Plc, the Bangkok-based owner of Dean & DeLuca, is set to revamp the ailing gourmet grocer business by splitting operations in Asia and the US for business restructuring.

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    Even as demand softens, China jet market is crucial

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 25/04/2016

    » The growing number of Asian business moguls, especially in China, has made the region a promising new frontier for business jet makers. Greater China alone is the third largest market in a forecast by Bombardier, with 876 future deliveries worth US$33 billion, compared with the country's fleet of 300 at the end of last year.

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    Ban on trans fat could boost palm oil

    Business, Published on 04/01/2018

    » The proposed ban on trans fat will force restaurants and cooking oil makers to modify their products, but the change may be a boon to the palm oil sector, an industry heavily supported by the government's Palm Oil and Palm Oil Industries Development Strategy.

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    Billionaires play big in digital TV game

    Business, Nanat Suchiva, Published on 04/09/2017

    » The media business and billionaires seem to attract each other.

  • BUSINESS

    US newspapers aim to ride 'Trump Bump'

    Business, Published on 17/02/2017

    » NEW YORK: The Trump administration's combative view of traditional news media as the "opposition party" and "fake news" is turning out to be the best hope in 2017 for newspapers struggling to attract more digital readers and advertisers.

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    AR and VR: The new productivity tools beyond gaming and marketing

    Business, Published on 01/05/2017

    » All of the excitement around virtual reality and augmented reality (VR and AR) these days is spurring consumer marketing teams into action to ride the wave of this "next big thing". Virtual reality works by placing high-resolution screens over the user's eyes, occluding their view of their real-world surroundings. The nature of VR necessitates that the experience takes place in a safe, predefined area. To create greater immersion, many VR headsets also support audio. VR is not a mobile technology in the conventional sense: you can't put on a VR headset and walk down the street.

  • BUSINESS

    Fit to print

    Asia focus, Cai Liang, Published on 15/08/2016

    » The newspaper business has endured a rough decade, with readership declining globally as young people in particular abandon print and the digital revolution radically changes the media landscape.

  • BUSINESS

    Guarded hopefulness

    Asia focus, Published on 16/11/2015

    » John Micklethwait is a newspaper man seized by fear and hope for the future of journalism. To be sure, "newspaper man" is a bit of an anachronistic description for the new editor-in-chief at Bloomberg News, where no ink is spilled on paper. Across 325,000 Bloomberg terminals, headlines splash upon screens in seconds, bumping stale events much faster than one wraps fish with yesterday's page one.

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    Andaman Appeal

    Asia focus, Published on 20/10/2014

    » Krabi, a peaceful paradise in southern Thailand, has become an alluring destination for international tourists in recent years due to its distinctive charms and plentiful natural attractions.

  • BUSINESS

    China's futile war on Western values

    Asia focus, Minxin Pei, Published on 16/02/2015

    » The news from China these days is mostly depressing, owing to the government's escalating crackdown on its critics. But what few observers — particularly economic analysts — seem to understand is that the Chinese leadership's fight against liberalism and "Western values" is directly undermining its efforts to root out official corruption, promote innovation and entrepreneurship, and deepen engagement with the outside world.

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