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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

    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

    Spoiled by victory?

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 23/07/2018

    » Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Cambodian People's Party (CPP) are poised to coast to victory in general elections this coming Sunday, but it may not be smooth sailing ahead for Asia's longest-serving leader.

  • BUSINESS

    Marketing's new face

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 09/04/2018

    » Singapore-based AdAsia Holdings, which specialises in applying artificial intelligence (AI) to marketing, is building a reputation as one of the fastest-growing AI technology companies in the region with the recent launch of its business in Malaysia.

  • BUSINESS

    The new trade order

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 07/08/2017

    » The rise of anti-globalisation sentiment and trade protectionism in the United States and Europe has thrust China into a new role as the world champion of free trade and multilateral agreements, a role that would have been unthinkable even two decades ago.

  • OPINION

    Rape shows DLT needs to up cabbie vetting

    News, Erich Parpart, Published on 29/04/2017

    » Why was a twice-convicted rapist driving a taxi? This is the first question that popped into my mind when I heard that a taxi driver in Bangkok, whom the police said admitted to raping a Brazilian woman late on Tuesday night, was actually convicted of rape in 2008 and again in 2013 but still managed to become a cab driver, taking countless female passengers who could have been anyone's mother, sister or daughter.

  • NEWS

    Borderless business

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

    » The rapid growth of the middle class and high internet usage are attracting world giants such as Amazon and Alibaba to the latest e-commerce frontier of Southeast Asia.

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