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  • BUSINESS

    New Zealand draws nearer

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 21/10/2019

    » New Zealand is making a major effort to forge closer ties with Asean and the rest Asia, pinning its hopes on a conclusion to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), as world trade is being disrupted by US-China tensions, the country's trade minister says.

  • BUSINESS

    Brand loyalty

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 08/07/2019

    » Having worked in the hospitality industry for 35 years and solely with Hilton, Paul Hutton has a lot of lasting memories of his time with one of the world's largest hotel chains, which celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 31. For a start, his three daughters are a constant reminder of his globetrotting career.

  • OPINION

    Climate change urgency grows

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 01/07/2019

    » Climate change is global in nature but it is having an especially severe impact on Asia. Chennai, one of India's largest cities, has run out of water as the summer heat intensifies. With monsoon rains below average, four lakes in the city of 4.7 million have dried up. Residents don't have enough water to drink, bathe or wash clothes, malls have closed their washrooms and restaurants are not open for customers.

  • BUSINESS

    At home in Asean

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 05/02/2018

    » The first thing that impressed me about Hideaki Iwasaki, country director for the Thailand Resident Mission of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), was his fluent English. I assumed it was the result of his educational background.

  • BUSINESS

    Cola connection

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 04/02/2019

    » In two decades of working with the Coca-Cola Company, Carlos Diaz-Rigby can look back on some impressive professional achievements, but he also feels a strong emotional attachment with the flagship brand of the American beverage company.

  • BUSINESS

    Programming with passion

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 23/07/2018

    » Rebecca Parsons loves the great outdoors, whether it's exploring the Dalmatian Coast in southern Croatia, the Galapagos Islands or the upper Amazon, to get an up-close look at a fascinating ecosystem.

  • BUSINESS

    Scholar for life

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 16/10/2017

    » I met Prof Dr Satya Vrat Shastri on the evening of Sept 26 for an interview at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. A day earlier, the renowned Sanskrit scholar had had lunch with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, when he reminded his former Sanskrit student about his birthday on Sept 29.

  • BUSINESS

    The world on his plate

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 05/06/2017

    » At the age of 71, Adirek Sripratak shows no signs of slowing down. The former president and CEO of Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF) officially became chairman in March, but he is still travelling far and wide in search of new markets and merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities for one of the world's leading protein food companies.

  • BUSINESS

    Banpu expects Q2 sales to show 10% growth

    Business, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 09/08/2017

    » SET-listed Banpu Plc, Thailand's largest coal miner, expects to post a 10% increase in sales volume in the second quarter against the previous three months, as it continues to cash in on the rising price of the commodity.

  • BUSINESS

    Sharing Asia's growing wealth

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 09/10/2017

    » Everybody talks about the seemingly unlimited potential for growth in Asia Pacific. A huge population, rising middle class, rapid urbanisation and the digital communication boom are all driving economic expansion that surpasses that of developed economies, especially the United States and Europe.

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