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  • BUSINESS

    Japan unveils $110bn plan to fund Asia infrastructure

    Published on 21/05/2015

    » TOKYO — Japan unveiled a plan on Thursday to provide US$110 billion (3.67 trillion baht) in aid for Asian infrastructure projects, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender that is seen as encroaching on the regional financial clout of Tokyo and its ally Washington.

  • BUSINESS

    A safercyber world

    Asia focus, Published on 03/09/2018

    » E-commerce and other digital services are becoming a part of mainstream life in Southeast Asia, part of a transformation that is driving strong economic growth. But the advances are not universal and the system is still not nearly as secure as it should be.

  • OPINION

    Dam victims deserve 'non-spin' response

    News, Published on 01/08/2018

    » The breaching and subsequent flooding of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy Power Company dam in southern Laos is clearly a disaster. Some 27 people have already been confirmed dead (at the time of writing), while a further 100 remain missing. Numerous villages have been affected by the deluge, with some seemingly beyond recovery.

  • BUSINESS

    Casualties of the trade war

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 23/07/2018

    » It seems the US-China trade war is going to affect more people in the two countries than first thought, in addition to the potentially devastating implications for the global economy.

  • BUSINESS

    Seeding green growth

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 18/06/2018

    » Sustainability and planning for climate change have become mainstream components of economic planning globally as the world has witnessed the adverse impacts of irresponsible growth pathways.

  • BUSINESS

    Getting fatter faster

    Asia focus, Published on 23/10/2017

    » Most people tend to associate obesity with "being rich" -- as incomes rise, so too do opportunities to consume more. However, the causes of this growing public health problem are more complex, while finding solutions is a growing challenge.

  • BUSINESS

    Oil price rout dims equity sentiment in Asia

    Business, Published on 26/06/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets were subdued last week, weighed down by oil prices that have fallen close to a one-year low as Opec-led efforts to reduce a worldwide glut have stalled. The Thai stock market remained rangebound but investors bought energy stocks on Friday, betting that the oil price fall would be limited.

  • BUSINESS

    Hawkish fed tone rattles asia, But only briefly

    Business, Published on 19/12/2016

    » Recap: Hawkish signals from the US Federal Reserve of a faster pace of policy tightening next year weighed on Asian stock markets last week. Most recovered late in the week after investors concluded the reaction had been overdone. Anticipation of a year-end spending spree by consumers lured by tax breaks kept the Thai bourse steady.

  • BUSINESS

    Opec output-cut deal provides lift for equities

    Business, Published on 03/10/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets see-sawed last week with news developments. The relief rally that followed the previous week's Fed meeting ebbed, but Hillary Clinton's strong performance against Donald Trump in the first US presidential debate cheered investors. Also buoying sentiment was Opec's surprise agreement to cut oil output, but worries about the health of Deutsche Bank, which faces huge US fines for dodgy business practices, capped gains. The Opec decision helped the energy-heavy Thai stock market recoup some earlier losses.

  • NEWS

    Making the connection

    Asia focus, Published on 02/05/2016

    » HONG KONG - As economic momentum continues to shift eastward, China is taking a greater role in global affairs through ambitious development projects intended to connect the region and strengthen economic cooperation with the rest of the world.

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