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  • BUSINESS

    Surviving a trade and tech war

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 27/05/2019

    » If Huawei and WeChat are using their technologies to spy for Beijing, then what poof do we have that Apple and Facebook haven't been doing the same for Washington all these years? How about Samsung? Could it not do the same for Seoul?

  • LIFESTYLE

    Selling the cloud

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 20/05/2019

    » During her student years in Temora in New South Wales, Helen Masters always thought that her interests lay in economics, but her inquisitiveness instead led her on another path. Her personal observations on how new technologies were changing her hometown eventually landed her a career she has followed to this day.

  • BUSINESS

    Plastic peril

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 20/05/2019

    » The spectacle of the ever-changing sunset above a beach in front of a five-star resort on a beautiful Pacific island was a memory I will cherish forever. But my reverie was rudely interrupted by the sight that greeted me on a public beach nearby.

  • BUSINESS

    Smart grid policy advised for renewable energy progress

    Business, Erich Parpart, Published on 13/05/2019

    » Regulatory support for a smart grid should be the next government's top priority for renewable energy policy, as finding funding sources for environmentally friendly projects is becoming easier in Thailand, says B.Grimm Power's president.

  • OPINION

    The angel of Flight CX 613

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 13/05/2019

    » It was Monday night on one of the last flights of the day from Hong Kong to Bangkok. The plane was filled with Thai passengers returning home after the long weekend to celebrate the Coronation, along with Hong Kong residents travelling for business or leisure.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Out of the nest

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 06/05/2019

    » Bankers and traders sharing war stories over drinks is a common sight all over the world, and Lawrence Morgan came to know a few popular hangouts during his career in the financial world with JPMorgan (no relation) in London and Hong Kong. But not many bankers end up deciding that owning a bar beats working on the trading floor.

  • BUSINESS

    ADB leads ocean clean-up

    Business, Erich Parpart, Published on 04/05/2019

    » The Asian Development Bank (ADB) launched a US$5 billion (160 billion baht) healthy oceans action plan for Asia-Pacific on May 2 at its 52nd annual board of governors meeting.

  • BUSINESS

    ADB dour on Thai growth, seeing 3.9%

    Business, Erich Parpart, Published on 03/05/2019

    » NADI, Fiji: The global economic slowdown is expected to hamper Thailand's GDP expansion from this year to 2020, with the slump in world export demand affecting the country more than some neighbours, says Asian Development Bank's (ADB) chief economist.

  • BUSINESS

    Two-way prosperity

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 29/04/2019

    » Thailand and Hong Kong expect to strengthen their economic partnership in light of the great potential of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Greater Bay Area (GBA) project, representatives of both sides say.

  • BUSINESS

    Headwinds ahead

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 29/04/2019

    » Amid unfavourable external economic conditions and political uncertainties at home, the outlook is dimming for Thailand and other Asian countries facing an export slowdown linked to weak trade and demand growth globally.

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