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    Climate change urgency grows

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 01/07/2019

    » Climate change is global in nature but it is having an especially severe impact on Asia. Chennai, one of India's largest cities, has run out of water as the summer heat intensifies. With monsoon rains below average, four lakes in the city of 4.7 million have dried up. Residents don't have enough water to drink, bathe or wash clothes, malls have closed their washrooms and restaurants are not open for customers.

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    Brand loyalty

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 08/07/2019

    » Having worked in the hospitality industry for 35 years and solely with Hilton, Paul Hutton has a lot of lasting memories of his time with one of the world's largest hotel chains, which celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 31. For a start, his three daughters are a constant reminder of his globetrotting career.

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    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.

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    Home cooking

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 22/01/2018

    » We arrive at Brae early for our scheduled morning meeting with owner and chef Dan Hunter. That gives us time to chill out amid the natural Victoria farmland, take a deep breath of fresh air and adjust to the chilly breezes that ripple across from the country town of Birregurra.

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    Reform on the menu

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 05/06/2017

    » Southeast Asia faces challenges of food security and nutrition as population growth and rising affluence increase food demand and competition for resources. Longer-term challenges include changes in consumption patterns, volatile food prices, climate change impact, conversion of agricultural land to industrial uses, and migration of labour from rural to urban areas.

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    Confident Centara sharpens regional focus

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 20/02/2017

    » Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Middle East offer the most promising opportunities for Centara Hotels and Resorts to expand its presence, says a senior executive.

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    Paper chase

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

    » Even though the market is mature in some areas, the pulp and paper business in Southeast Asia remains attractive with a substantial demand growth, and that has encouraged the entry of foreign manufacturers to compete with regional players.

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    Social success stories

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 12/12/2016

    » Despite limited government support and funding, an increasing number of women in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) have embraced the concept of social entrepreneurship (SE), saying they want to do good things for the community while also running their own businesses.

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    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.

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    Palm oil revival

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 11/01/2016

    » Asean palm oil producers are poised to benefit from a price rebound that could be sustained throughout 2016, as dry conditions linked to El Nino curb palm production while demand surges from fuel producers for palm-based biodiesel.

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