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  • BUSINESS

    Headwinds ahead

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 29/04/2019

    » Amid unfavourable external economic conditions and political uncertainties at home, the outlook is dimming for Thailand and other Asian countries facing an export slowdown linked to weak trade and demand growth globally.

  • BUSINESS

    Clinging to hope

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/05/2018

    » They have survived many challenges, from a genocide that killed nearly 3 million of their people, the ultimate fight for freedom from Pakistan, a series of coups since independence in 1971, and the assassination of the Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. But the people of Bangladesh still find it in their hearts to help those even less fortunate than themselves, in this case hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees.

  • BUSINESS

    The omnichannel future

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 14/01/2019

    » Consumers in the digital world are rapidly driving demand for easier ways to shop, especially in mobile-mad Asia. Easy means anytime, anywhere, while accepting all types of payments. That's where omnichannel comes in, derived from the Latin prefix omni meaning all or universal.

  • BUSINESS

    Courses in the cloud

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 19/11/2018

    » Finding teachers who are willing to work in the troubled southern border provinces of Thailand has never been easy. Persuading a qualified native English-speaking teacher to work in Pattani, Yala or Narathiwat is almost impossible.

  • BUSINESS

    Canada comes calling

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/10/2018

    » The bilateral relationship with Asia Pacific is becoming "very important" for Canada amid rising trade tension in the world, says Jim Carr, minister of international trade diversification.

  • BUSINESS

    Big wheel

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 17/09/2018

    » Jeremy Clarkson, the outspoken former host of the hit BBC show Top Gear, once observed that a Lamborghini is for "people who want to move about in a big pantomime, massive West End musical full of colour and noise, and to hell with how fast you can go around the corner".

  • BUSINESS

    Seeking a balance

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 01/10/2018

    » As returns in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand shrink in the face of high demand and increased restrictions, real-estate investors in Asia are looking for new places to go, with Malaysia and Thailand among their targets.

  • BUSINESS

    Double the fun

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/01/2018

    » Sailing on the equivalent of a floating Macau, viewing spectacular shows and enjoying all-day indoor and outdoor entertainment are par for the course on the new generation of cruises serving the growing Asian leisure travel market.

  • NEWS

    A shortcut to convenience and cash

    Spectrum, Erich Parpart, Published on 25/03/2018

    » Pakdee Tanapura, head of the Thai Canal study team at the Thai-Chinese Culture and Economy Association, argued that because of current congestion in the Malacca Strait, the Thai Canal would provide another channel for ships.

  • NEWS

    Heart of hospitality

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 06/11/2017

    » Heartwarming service with Thai hospitality and Japanese quality is the goal of Kokotel, which seeks to offer the cosiness of a traditional Japanese inn while promoting friends-and-family togetherness -- even on one of the busiest streets in Bangkok.

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