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  • THAILAND

    Travel with care

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 08/04/2019

    » For many developing countries, tourism is a major contributor to economic growth, alleviating poverty and creating employment for women and young people, mostly in remote areas.

  • OPINION

    Little progress in war on graft

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 11/03/2019

    » Corruption is rarely out of the news in Southeast Asia, but the last three weeks have been busier than usual. In Vietnam, two former information ministers were arrested on suspicion of mismanaging public investment. The prosecution order issued on Feb 23 for Nguyen Bac Son and Truong Minh Tuan accuses them of "violations of regulations on management and use of public investment capital that cause serious consequences". The news cast a shadow over Hanoi's preparations fo the Trump-Kim nuclear summit.

  • LIFE

    Overhauling the office

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 04/03/2019

    » Noelle Coak doesn't hesitate when asked about the place she calls home. "My home is in Japan, Tokyo. My family is in Japan, my husband, my son and two dogs," she replies.

  • OPINION

    Challenging times for Asean

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 25/02/2019

    » These are challenging times for Southeast Asian countries. On the economic front, China's slowdown is becoming more pronounced, which could have dire consequences since it is Asean's largest export market and a major source of foreign direct investment (FDI) to the region.

  • OPINION

    Avoiding trade-war fallout

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

    » The United States and China ended their latest round of trade talks in Washington on a hopeful note last week, but negotiators are still racing against a March 1 deadline when US tariffs on US$200 million in Chinese goods will rise unless a deal is reached.

  • BUSINESS

    Empowering a region

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 21/01/2019

    » Ask Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, the new executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap), what she misses the most about her Indonesian homeland and the answer is her garden.

  • OPINION

    Asean needs leadership in 2019

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

    » The high chance that Thailand's general election will be postponed from Feb 24 is disappointing news to me. Hopes that poll-related activities will brighten the gloomy economic picture are fading and uncertainties are mounting about the country's return to democracy, long a concern of outsiders.

  • BUSINESS

    Hope for global action on migrants

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 17/12/2018

    » It was very welcome news that a landmark accord on migration was endorsed last week at the United Nations migration conference in Marrakech, Morocco. The Global Compact on Migration (GCM) is a pledge by 164 countries to reduce discrimination with the aim of making mass migration safer, more orderly and humane.

  • BUSINESS

    Sharing the vision

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 10/12/2018

    » Taking a road trip from Yangon to Mawlamyine, Myanmar's fourth largest city and the capital of Mon state, offers an escape from congested traffic and frequent electricity brownouts in the former capital.

  • BUSINESS

    All under one roof

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 26/11/2018

    » The rapid growth of the Myanmar economy has been a boon for providers of building materials for everything from big-ticket infrastructure to DIY home repair and renovation.

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