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    Innovation no fix for urban transport ills

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 03/07/2018

    » Urban transportation is undergoing a revolution. Offerings such as Uber and Lyft, as well as car- and bike-sharing services are widely believed to reduce congestion and generally make urban dwellers more mobile; driverless cars are expected to provide further benefits. Yet the notion that these innovations always make things better is far from a given: The new services are a net good only if they complement traditional public transportation systems rather than compete with them.

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    How innovation affects financial performance

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 17/08/2017

    » Does innovation really deliver tangible financial results to a company? Do investments in innovation yield a positive return? Does innovation pay? And if yes, how much positive impact does it have on financial performance?

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    Digital forces to usher in a new age of work

    Business, Published on 27/07/2017

    » A tidal wave of change is coming that will soon make the way we work almost unrecognisable to today's business leaders. The onset of Industry 4.0 and today's rapidly evolving technologies are influencing business models, demographics, customer behaviour and even workplace attitudes -- all shifting concurrently. The effects of this digital revolution will be far-reaching and transformational.

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    The growing chain of restaurant struggles

    Business, Published on 12/09/2017

    » Legacy chain restaurants are struggling to adapt in the rapidly shifting food and beverage marketplace as consumers pivot towards more unique, digital-friendly restaurants and buffet outlets.

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    Survival of the fittest

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 17/08/2015

    » As business competition in Asia continues to intensify, owners need to be agile and adaptive to remain competitive, while paying closer attention to developing their internal capabilities to stay ahead of the game.

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    Is the Thai stock exchange international enough for you?

    Business, Published on 22/06/2015

    » Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? If you love fairy tales, you would probably say Snow White. But if you're a man who is in love, you might be inclined to disagree. After all, we're all entitled to our own opinion. And beauty is a particularly difficult quality to define. But how about stock exchanges? Which is the fairest exchange of them all? New York, London, Hong Kong and, of course, Singapore spring to mind. What do they all have in common? They are all considered international exchanges. Thailand, or more precisely the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), is not on the list. Should it be?

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    Standing out in the crowd

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 28/09/2015

    » Despite some panic on the ripple effects from the Chinese currency depreciation, the global luxury sector will remain unfazed driven by rising disposable incomes and continuing influx of Chinese outbound tourists, experts have suggested.

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    The bling squad

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 28/09/2015

    » The swift evolution of the retail industry has lured a large pool of global luxury firms to establish their presence in Asia-Pacific over the last few decades. Sales for glitzy items across the region have been rising at whirlwind speeds amidst the surge of an aspirational middle-class and buoyant economy. 

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    China-Japan rivalry in Indonesian rail project heats up

    Published on 29/08/2015

    » JAKARTA — The tightening competition between Japan and China to build Indonesia's first high-speed railway system heated up further this week, with Beijing expressing disappointment over revised proposals offered by Tokyo.

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