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  • BUSINESS

    'New age' airline

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 02/11/2015

    » As Southeast Asia's skies grow increasingly crowded, it's getting harder for airlines to stand out, let alone make money, when rivals are slashing fares to fill seats. But that hasn't deterred VietJet Air from staking its claim to a piece of the pie.

  • BUSINESS

    Wings of change

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 25/05/2015

    » Most people instantly associate the no-frills carrier AirAsia with its high-profile founder, Tony Fernandes, and few outside the aviation industry would even recognise the company's chief executive officer if they saw her on the street.

  • BUSINESS

    Home is where the heart is

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 18/05/2015

    » Lippo Group is well positioned to continue expanding across the region as the launch of the Asean Economic Community approaches but it still has strong confidence in its home market of Indonesia.

  • BUSINESS

    From farm to table

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 16/11/2015

    » While many companies are rushing to keep up with the fast pace of Cambodia's economy, Betagro Group prefers a "slow and steady" approach with an emphasis on preparing its people and studying the market in detail.

  • BUSINESS

    Looking outward

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 21/09/2015

    » Businesses in Thailand have acquired a strong international outlook over the past four decades thanks to growing exports and a strong influx of foreign direct investment. This outlook is now acquiring a new dimension with the growing trend toward outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) by Thai companies seeking opportunities away from home.

  • BUSINESS

    Cambodian building boom a rich opportunity for SCG

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 14/09/2015

    » The outlook remains bright for the construction and building-materials industries in Asean, except in Indonesia where heavy competition, economic turbulence and exchange-rate volatility are all taking a toll, says Aree Chavalitcheewingul, vice-president for regional business of the cement building materials unit of Siam Cement Group (SCG).

  • NEWS

    Uneasy Neighbours

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 09/03/2015

    » Southeast Asian fresh markets have always enchanted foreigners drawn to their indigenous charm and down-to-earth characteristics seen nowhere else in the world.

  • BUSINESS

    Shopping star

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 23/02/2015

    » There are only a few shopping areas in the world where one could possibly lose track of time and surrender to the experience. In Asia, the Ginza in Tokyo, Orchard Road in Singapore and Central in Hong Kong come to mind. Ratchaprasong in Bangkok wants to join that select club.

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