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    Industry 4.0 guide

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/05/2018

    » Industry 4.0 is the buzzword you hear everywhere these days, describing the rush to harness the potential of digital technology to make operations smarter, more efficient and profitable. It's no surprise that the energy industry has been leading the pack, in the view of William Ruh, chief digital officer at General Electric (GE). Its very survival is at stake.

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    The third path

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 23/04/2018

    » Rooted in traditional norms and religious beliefs dating back centuries, our world has long accepted gender as a binary concept consisting of two identities: male and female. Thus, only those whose gender identities match their birth-sex enjoy fundamental human rights.

  • BUSINESS

    Five commonly misunderstood market concepts, explained

    Business, Published on 23/03/2019

    » I am no political guru and am making no predictions about tomorrow's election outcome, so writing an article based on election results would be like gambling. Therefore, I have decided to try something that has a longer shelf life. It is based on my experience from various investment seminars over the past couple of years, which has shown me that there are at least five concepts about the market that are commonly misunderstood.

  • BUSINESS

    Science of success

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 30/04/2018

    » Back when astronomer Carl Sagan -- "America's most effective salesman of science" -- was making the universe easier for the world to understand, Rohan Mahadevan was busy working on his doctorate in astrophysics. A promising career in academia beckoned, but he heard the calling of business instead.

  • BUSINESS

    Great expectations

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 02/10/2017

    » Joanne Kua, the young chief executive officer of KSK Group Berhad, is typical of the next generation of family business leaders. After pursuing a successful career beyond her native Malaysia, she has returned home determined to leave her mark, yet is aware of the need to prove herself.

  • BUSINESS

    TMB on alert for takeovers

    Business, Somruedi Banchongduang, Published on 06/11/2017

    » Local banks are keen to jump on the digital bandwagon. But TMB Bank chief executive Boontuck Wungcharoen believes size still matters for the banking business and his company should brace for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) that might happen in the future.

  • 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.

  • LIFE

    Livin' La Vida Mocha

    Guru, Lydia Bilton, Published on 10/03/2017

    » Here's a Friday fun fact for you. Did you know that Starbucks (that world-famous green and white coffeehouse you Bangkokians love) failed miserably in Australia? In 2003, the American coffee giant opened eighty-four stores Down Under, and eight years later, sixty of those closed.

  • BUSINESS

    Making musical waves

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 25/02/2019

    » Many people associate a cruise holiday with being in a floating hotel, with buffet lines and various forms of entertainment and recreation, plus the obligatory port calls for shopping. As for the passengers … well, grey is the dominant hair colour.

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    What's in a name?

    Asia focus, Published on 25/02/2019

    » Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has never hidden his nostalgia for the iron-fisted rule of Ferdinand Marcos, and now he has revived one of the late dictator's favourite crusades.

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