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    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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    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.

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    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.

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    Casualties of the trade war

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

    » It seems the US-China trade war is going to affect more people in the two countries than first thought, in addition to the potentially devastating implications for the global economy.

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    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.

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    Mixed signals

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 13/11/2017

    » Trade and investment have been vital contributors to growth in the Asia Pacific region, where many developing economies were surging before the 2008-09 global financial crisis. Global and regional trade subsequently weakened, and while the outlook has brightened this year, clouds loom on the horizon.

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    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.

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    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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    Confident Centara sharpens regional focus

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 20/02/2017

    » Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Middle East offer the most promising opportunities for Centara Hotels and Resorts to expand its presence, says a senior executive.

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    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.

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