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  • BUSINESS

    Cola connection

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 04/02/2019

    » In two decades of working with the Coca-Cola Company, Carlos Diaz-Rigby can look back on some impressive professional achievements, but he also feels a strong emotional attachment with the flagship brand of the American beverage company.

  • BUSINESS

    At home in Asean

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 05/02/2018

    » The first thing that impressed me about Hideaki Iwasaki, country director for the Thailand Resident Mission of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), was his fluent English. I assumed it was the result of his educational background.

  • BUSINESS

    Green eating

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 02/01/2017

    » In Asia, home to tens of millions of Buddhists, being vegetarian is simply good practice in expressing religious beliefs by eating less meat and reducing the chance of harming animals. That partly explains why vegetarianism is popular, especially in India, Taiwan and Southeast Asian nations.

  • BUSINESS

    The main event

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 27/06/2016

    » When Tim Cobbold first arrived at the London headquarters of UBM Plc two years ago, he was stepping into a business that was very different from those he'd been involved in previously. Ever since then, the 53-year-old CEO has been redefining the direction of the media company to focus completely on the event business.

  • BUSINESS

    Ready to ride

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 15/02/2016

    » Marc McAllister started dreaming of Harley-Davidson when he was just seven years old.

  • BUSINESS

    Almost famous

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 23/05/2016

    » At first glance, Michael Punke doesn't look very different from his peers at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva except for his extraordinary height. When the nattily dressed 51-year-old talks about his role as a trade negotiator representing the US government, he sounds convincing and determined to pursue what can be a controversial job.

  • BUSINESS

    Taiwan steps up

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 27/03/2017

    » With a total population of less than 24 million, Taiwan is known for its diversified manufacturing sector ranging from high-tech industries such as electronics and IT, to home appliances and bicycles. Companies such as Asus, Delta Electronics, Tatung and Giant have made their mark in the international market as leading brands from Taiwan.

  • OPINION

    Give us a sporting chance

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 22/08/2016

    » Watching sports is my sport. Growing up in a family with two brothers and no sisters, I became a female football enthusiast. I also like watching tennis, volleyball and sepak takraw, partly because they are sports in which Thai teams and players have achieved international fame. We are proud of them and gratefully appreciate their hard work.

  • BUSINESS

    Eye on the ball

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 09/11/2015

    » Monchai Chokephaibulkit's office is filled with balls --footballs, basketballs, rugby balls, volleyballs and more. And when he looks out of his big window, he can see Hua Mark National Stadium opposite the headquarters of the 63-year-old company that supplies sporting equipment and apparel to customers all across Southeast Asia and beyond.

  • BUSINESS

    Cheap-oil windfall

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 26/01/2015

    » Airlines, packaged food and shipping companies are the largest beneficiaries of plunging oil prices as fuel accounts for a significant part of their costs, while the automotive, building materials and chemical sectors will realise moderate gains, according to Moody's Investors Service.

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