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  • BUSINESS

    Dying and dignity

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/01/2019

    » In rapidly ageing Asian countries, a growing number of people are starting to worry about what their old age will be like. Medical advances may make it possible for us to live to 100, but what if the last decades of life are filled with infirmity, pain and suffering?

  • NEWS

    Heart of hospitality

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 06/11/2017

    » Heartwarming service with Thai hospitality and Japanese quality is the goal of Kokotel, which seeks to offer the cosiness of a traditional Japanese inn while promoting friends-and-family togetherness -- even on one of the busiest streets in Bangkok.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Investing in change

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 26/02/2018

    » In a fast-changing world where demographic shifts and technology-led disruption have left millions fearful about their futures, governments alone can no longer be counted on to ride to the rescue. Businesses can and should be doing more to help create a sustainable future.

  • BUSINESS

    Makro explores new wholesale frontier in India

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 19/02/2018

    » Bangkok-based Siam Makro, part of US$50-billion Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group, has entered the cash-and-carry wholesale business in India with the launch of LOTS Wholesale Solutions, believing that this huge new market will one day surpass its business at home.

  • BUSINESS

    Clinging to hope

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

    » They have survived many challenges, from a genocide that killed nearly 3 million of their people, the ultimate fight for freedom from Pakistan, a series of coups since independence in 1971, and the assassination of the Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. But the people of Bangladesh still find it in their hearts to help those even less fortunate than themselves, in this case hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees.

  • BUSINESS

    AIA diversifies offerings in changing Thailand

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

    » AIA Group, the world's second-biggest life insurer by market value, continues to see Thailand as a "very important market" where it aims to increase the number of health and life protection products it offers, says CEO and president Ng Keng Hooi.

  • BUSINESS

    Reaching out from Victoria

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 18/09/2017

    » You don't meet very many Australian politicians who can speak Thai, but Philip Dalidakis, the minister for small business, innovation and trade with the Australian state of Victoria, has a lifelong connection with Thailand. It started two decades ago when he came to the northeastern province of Udon Thani as an exchange student in 1994.

  • BUSINESS

    Lost in the haze

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 02/01/2017

    » Riding on a train that stops at stations where alumni wait to greet you is a pleasant initiation rite that provides a sense of welcome and acceptance for young university students, some of whom have never been away from the comfort of home and parents before.

  • OPINION

    British, Thai democratic systems can't be compared

    News, Erich Parpart, Published on 30/05/2019

    » The National Council for Peace and Order's (NCPO) appointment of their allies, friends and family members to sit in the 250-member Senate has turned the NCPO members, particularly its leader and incumbent premier Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha into the subjects of accusations of nepotism.

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