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  • BUSINESS

    Global first

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 02/12/2019

    » In 1990, King's College law student Milton Cheng joined Baker McKenzie in London, believing that the international law firm was the only one in those days that had a clear plan to invest in Asian talent.

  • 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

    Taste of Taiwan

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 12/11/2018

    » Nam Linh, a professional MC from Hanoi, has made it his life's goal to visit one foreign country each year. He added Taiwan to his list in mid-October. South Korea was his first overseas experience when he want there as an exchange student at age 15. Since then he has travelled to Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and last year to China.

  • 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

    Home cooking

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 22/01/2018

    » We arrive at Brae early for our scheduled morning meeting with owner and chef Dan Hunter. That gives us time to chill out amid the natural Victoria farmland, take a deep breath of fresh air and adjust to the chilly breezes that ripple across from the country town of Birregurra.

  • 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

    TPP dividend foreseen

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 29/08/2016

    » The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the gigantic free-trade agreement signed by 12 countries including the United States, has brightened the outlook of American businesses in Southeast Asia as they expect it to spur more US trade and investment in the region.

  • BUSINESS

    Slowdown ahead

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 24/12/2018

    » The economic outlook doesn't seem as rosy as it once did for most Asian countries looking toward 2019. The relatively dynamic world trade recovery that began in late 2016 is now threatened by tensions between the United States and China, coupled with increasing protectionism in many economies.


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