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    Lamborghini races toward revival in Thai market

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 04/02/2019

    » The Italian luxury automobile maker Lamborghini expects a rapid recovery in Thailand with a new partnership, a new facility and a new model, while global sales continue to rise despite economic concerns.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Token gestures

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 30/04/2018

    » Visa, the world's largest payment network, and archrival Mastercard are championing digital tokens as a new and safer option in Asia, where people under age 30 are the driving force toward rapid adoption of digital payment.

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    E-commerce forces brick-and-mortar stores to innovate

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 24/04/2017

    » With e-commerce being fitted into their arsenals, retailers are now aiming to provide new experiences and greater convenience for shoppers. And while bricks-and-mortar stores will continue to exist, they are no longer places exclusively for shopping, but also must function as showrooms and fitting rooms.

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    Scholars and dollars

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 08/04/2019

    » When the international school market specialist ISC Research looked into its crystal ball in 2012, it predicted that the world would have 11,000 international schools serving 6.2 million students by 2022.

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    People from Nowhere

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 18/03/2019

    » A person can be born or made stateless, but either way the limitations such a status places on one's rights are severe. The issue has come into sharp focus with the case of Shamima Begum, a 19-year-old Islamic State supporter who was stripped of her British nationality for her decision to joined the self-declared caliphate in 2015.

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    Paths to innovation

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 18/02/2019

    » Creative ideas do not necessarily have to spring from the vision of a single person; many innovative solutions emerge as a result of collaborative effort. Not every company can have an Elon Musk but companies can certainly create an innovative culture that can foster its own army of innovative soldiers.

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    Covered for life

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 18/02/2019

    » Tan Hak Leh is accustomed to occupying lofty corporate positions as an insurance executive with 25 years of industry experience, 17 of them in management positions in Singapore. But the chief executive officer of AIA Thailand turns out to be very down-to-earth in person, soft-spoken and easy to chat with.

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    Youth movement

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 24/12/2018

    » There's true passion in every word when Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman talks about his belief in the power of youth. As the youngest cabinet minister in Asia at just 26 years of age, he is living proof.

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