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    Hope for global action on migrants

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 17/12/2018

    » It was very welcome news that a landmark accord on migration was endorsed last week at the United Nations migration conference in Marrakech, Morocco. The Global Compact on Migration (GCM) is a pledge by 164 countries to reduce discrimination with the aim of making mass migration safer, more orderly and humane.


    Deadly prescription

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 05/09/2016

    » No one can accuse Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of not delivering on his election promises. Since he was sworn in two months ago after campaigning on a pledge to rid his country of the scourge of drugs, more than 2,000 people allegedly linked to the drug trade have been killed.


    Tough choices

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 23/05/2016

    » Asean will continue to work together as an economic community while the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), in which all 10 members are taking part, should be pushed forward along with other regional trade agreements, says a senior Asean diplomat.


    Back to class

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 21/12/2015

    » The skills gap has hit Thai businesses across the board but executives say they are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel as both the government and business operators are taking a more serious approach to solving workforce problems.


    Rise of the machines

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 26/10/2015

    » A small four-wheeled robot with two long black pipes extending from its front and rear circles slowly around a big plastic tank. Operated remotely, the wall-climbing robot is checking for any flaws that might cause leaks of the liquid the tank contains.


    Asean's next decade

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 06/04/2015

    » Development gaps are being narrowed gradually in Asean as the group's emerging economies expand at a faster rate than their more advanced peers. However, narrowing disparities and improving connectivity will remain essential for the region to enjoy stable growth in the years to come, says the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).


    Global conscience

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 16/02/2015

    » On a sunny afternoon in a hotel overlooking the peaceful Chao Phraya River, Dr Mohamed ElBaradei walks into a suite for an interview after spending a busy morning that included a talk with high-school students. His topic: how to change the world to make it a safer and more pleasant place to live.

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    Thirst for growth

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 06/01/2015

    » The fast-growing market for healthy drinks in Vietnam has become one of the most competitive in the region, with leading beverage companies from Thailand chasing market share along with other rivals from Asean, Japan, South Korea and China.


    CK sheds subway shares

    Business, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 01/08/2014

    » SET-listed Ch. Karnchang Plc (CK) is divesting some of its stake in subway operator Bangkok Metro Plc (BMCL) for nearly 1.7 billion baht, giving it a 1-billion-baht profit to be used in repaying debt and serving future investments.


    CK focuses on Asean to reduce risks

    Business, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 20/03/2014

    » Ch. Karnchang Plc (CK), Thailand’s largest contractor by market value, will focus more on searching for construction projects in neighbouring countries, particularly Myanmar, to mitigate risks from delays in the government’s 2-trillion-baht infrastructure plan.

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