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  • OPINION

    Poll delays do nobody any favours

    News, Umesh Pandey, Published on 21/01/2018

    » Once again, hopes of an election in November this year seem to be slipping with each passing day -- the latest blow coming courtesy of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) vote on Friday to change Section 2 of the organic law on the election of members of parliament.

  • NEWS

    Vedanta taps into oil market upturn

    Asia focus, Umesh Pandey, Published on 15/01/2018

    » Vedanta Resources, the largest oil and gas exploration company in India, plans US$8 billion in capital expenditure over the next three years to substantially lift its production capacity, especially in the oil and gas sector.

  • THAILAND

    Thai trip stokes interest of investors, says Japan minister

    News, Umesh Pandey, Published on 13/09/2017

    » Thailand will remain a key player for Japanese investors with more investment likely to flow into the country in the near future, Hiroshige Seko, Japan's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry says.

  • BUSINESS

    Decisive and diversified

    Asia focus, Umesh Pandey, Published on 24/04/2017

    » Many critics wrote off Kumar Mangalam Birla when he took the helm of one of India's leading businesses as a 28-year-old rookie. But the reviews in recent years have been mostly positive for the man who has helped build a conglomerate that is among the world leaders in the fields in which it operates.

  • OPINION

    Standing up for Thailand

    Asia focus, Umesh Pandey, Published on 25/07/2016

    » It was about a decade ago that Kowit Sanandang, then the editor of the Bangkok Post, asked me to think of something that would be transformational in the years to come and how the newspaper should cover it. My first thought was of Asia and how it was becoming the engine of growth for the world.

  • OPINION

    Just an early morning bit of arm-twisting

    News, Umesh Pandey, Published on 05/02/2016

    » Being an avid follower of news from all sorts of sources, on Wednesday I was surprised to see my dosage of morning television news being interrupted by a short break soon after the national anthem was played.

  • BUSINESS

    Staying in shape

    Asia focus, Umesh Pandey, Published on 01/06/2015

    » Asian banks remain healthy and have managed to avoid the ongoing problems faced by some multinationals that have been divesting assets left, right and centre, say some of the region's top finance executives.

  • BUSINESS

    Air of disruption

    Asia focus, Umesh Pandey, Published on 02/11/2015

    » 'For entrepreneurs, choosing your co-founders is like a professional marriage," says Nathan Blecharczyk. "You're going to go through tough times and you need to remember that ideas can change but business partners can't."

  • WORLD

    Cambodia calling

    Asia focus, Umesh Pandey, Published on 14/09/2015

    » As Thai companies start to see their sales tapering off amid slow domestic consumption, some are reaping the benefits of earlier decisions to enter markets where the risks at times have spooked other investors aware of their chequered history.

  • WORLD

    Malaysia holds steady

    Asia focus, Umesh Pandey, Published on 20/04/2015

    » Malaysia's economy and financial system remain strong despite diminished growth prospects amid the rout in commodity prices and talk of possible problems in the financial sector, says the country's central bank governor.

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