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  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • NEWS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Russian mission calls on EEC

    Business, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/02/2018

    » As part of President Vladimir Putin's plan to take leadership of Eurasia's economic expansion, Alexey Gruzdev, Russia's deputy minister of economic development, along with the largest Russian business delegation to Thailand in modern history, have embarked on a three-day trip here, with the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) the main attraction.

  • BUSINESS

    Comfort zone

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 13/11/2017

    » The very first question I asked Roland Hoehn was one that had been burning inside me for a long time: why is it that almost every time I go to a hotel, no matter whether it's three stars or five, it's so hard to get decent warm water from the shower?

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