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    Scaling political mountains

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 25/07/2016

    » Park Won-soon is no stranger to Thailand, which he visited 10 times before taking office in 2011 as the highly popular mayor of Seoul. He even has business cards with his name and position written in Thai, a small touch but an example of how he likes to relate to people in the other countries he visits.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Trade game-changer

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 19/02/2016

    » As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is poised to change the landscape of international trade and more Southeast Asian nations consider joining it, experts are concerned that the world's largest trade pact will divide Asean and overshadow the arrival of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) at the end of this year.

  • BUSINESS

    Swipe and go

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

    » Planning a trip abroad for the coming New Year holiday? In the old days, if you were a holidaymaker or a business traveller, you probably would have booked a trip through a travel agent and when you got to your destination, bought a map and rented a car to get yourself around.

  • BUSINESS

    Bumpy ride ahead

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 12/02/2016

    » As the world economy risks prolonged stagnation, Asia's developing export-oriented countries face dimmer economic prospects in the years to come amid low global trade growth and an uncertain commodity price outlook.

  • 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

    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

    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

    Chevron Thailand slims down as low oil prices bite

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 16/05/2016

    » Low oil prices have begun to take their toll on petroleum exploration and production (E&P) companies in Asia, with US-based Chevron Corp preparing to cut jobs at its Thai operations as part of the company's global headcount reduction of 4,000 this year.

  • WORLD

    Korean businesses tune in to Asean opportunities

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 18/07/2016

    » Amid growing awareness about the Asean Economic Community (AEC), member states are being encouraged to further strengthen their integration to draw interest from Korean companies that are exploring more opportunities in the region.

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