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    Delivering success

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 11/12/2017

    » Asia's first driverless trucks began operating in October at the ExxonMobil plant on Jurong Island in Singapore, while fleets of autonomous delivery vehicles are expected to get rolling on Great Britain's motorways next year. These are just some of the headline-making developments in the brave new world of transport being promoted by the likes of Google, Tesla, Uber and major vehicle manufacturers.


    Virtually covered

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 10/12/2018

    » As an enthusiastic user of two-wheeled transport -- both bicycles and motorcycles -- Nicolas Faquet understands what kinds of risks he has to take on the road every day.


    Good neighbours

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 27/03/2017

    » Exports from Thailand and Malaysia will continue to grow thanks to the rapid economic expansion driving demand in the CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) countries and weak currencies, while economic recovery in both countries will continue to support bilateral trade, say experts.


    Canada comes calling

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/10/2018

    » The bilateral relationship with Asia Pacific is becoming "very important" for Canada amid rising trade tension in the world, says Jim Carr, minister of international trade diversification.


    ADB feels out EEC investment

    Business, Erich Parpart, Published on 05/05/2018

    » The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is still looking broadly into investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and remains open in terms of infrastructure project financing.

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    Aviation hub potential exists but work must be done

    News, Erich Parpart, Published on 24/12/2017

    » Despite the strong foundation of its well-established automotive industry, Thailand still requires decades of investment in personnel, expertise and research and development (R&D) before the country can properly enter the race to become an aviation hub in Asean.


    Luxury goods get a second life online

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 23/01/2017

    » In the constantly changing world of fashion, what's new can quickly become old and get shuffled to the back of the closet and forgotten. But some styles endure forever, and that is fuelling the growth of the second-hand vintage fashion business online.


    Don't rule out war over Taiwan

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 14/01/2019

    » Last week was a busy one for China. Headlines took note of fresh harassment of Taiwan, reports of possibly illegal gold mining by Chinese firms in Ghana, and of separatists threatening to attack Belt and Road projects in Pakistan and Malaysia.


    Special delivery

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 03/09/2018

    » Jim O'Gara's story is both inspirational and captivating. The protagonist is a humble and devoted man who went from driving a delivery truck for UPS in the United Kingdom to being the company's number one man in South Asia.


    Positive flight path

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/05/2018

    » AirAsia Group remains bullish about its performance and business prospects despite climbing global oil prices, citing its bold expansion strategy, according to founder and chief executive Tony Fernandes.

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