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    AEG keen on Bangkok arenas

    Business, Erich Parpart, Published on 02/10/2018

    » Two planned arenas in Bangkok will not be the best in the region, but the best in the world, says Adam Wilkes, president and chief executive of Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) Asia.


    Loved to death

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

    » In March, Thai authorities ordered the temporary closure of Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh Island for the first time since 1999 to halt the environmental damage caused by too many tourists. A month later the Philippine island of Boracay, one of the world's most famous beach destinations, was closed for the same reason.


    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.


    Top of the list

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 12/11/2018

    » Mention the word blockchain, and the first thing most people think of is cryptocurrency. But the reality is that the potential applications for distributed ledger technology (DLT) go far beyond bitcoin and its peers.

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    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.


    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.


    Under the influencers

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 13/08/2018

    » Chinese travellers are now keen to explore more exotic and remote places such as Egypt, Africa, or even the North Pole. For businesses looking to attract more Chinese customers, it's essential to appear on their preferred social media platforms and to tweak offers to match changing preferences.


    China's new travellers

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 13/08/2018

    » When the tour boat Phoenix capsized and sank in rough seas off Phuket on July 5, the lives of hundreds of Chinese people changed forever as they dealt with the loss of 47 loved ones.


    Enjoy the calm while it lasts

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 23/10/2017

    » China's economy slowed marginally from 6.9% growth in the first half to 6.8% in the third quarter but is still on course to beat Beijing's full-year target of 6.5%. It was the sort of good news Communist Party bigshots were waiting to hear, coming a day after President Xi Jinping's stirring three-hour speech to their twice-a-decade congress.


    Maximum mobility

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 28/08/2017

    » From the day you book your air ticket to the moment you open your hotel-room door, travel these days can be a seamless experience for anyone with a smartphone. Paper documents, cash and credit cards, even room keys and cards are all becoming artifacts of the past. And because of the convenience, the growth of online travel applications of all sorts is surging.

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