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  • BUSINESS

    Courses in the cloud

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 19/11/2018

    » Finding teachers who are willing to work in the troubled southern border provinces of Thailand has never been easy. Persuading a qualified native English-speaking teacher to work in Pattani, Yala or Narathiwat is almost impossible.

  • BUSINESS

    Learning with the best

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 19/11/2018

    » Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), known for its science and technology programmes, aims to use Bangkok as a springboard to build an Asean talent pool through collaboration with King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL).

  • OPINION

    Smoked out? Not yet

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 19/11/2018

    » No one disputes that cigarettes can kill. Each year smoking accounts for 7 million deaths worldwide -- that's seven times more than those attributable to the world's deadliest animal, the mosquito.

  • BUSINESS

    Top of the list

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 12/11/2018

    » Mention the word blockchain, and the first thing most people think of is cryptocurrency. But the reality is that the potential applications for distributed ledger technology (DLT) go far beyond bitcoin and its peers.

  • NEWS

    Warm welcome for Beckham in Bangkok

    News, Erich Parpart, Published on 05/11/2018

    » Britain’s most iconic footballer, David Beckham, came to Bangkok on Saturday to celebrate the 80th anniversary of AIA Thailand as the insurance giant’s global brand ambassador. The legendary No.7 for Manchester United who is now president of Inter Miami CF in the US received a warm welcome from his Thai fans who flocked to IMPACT Exhibition Center for his visit.

  • BUSINESS

    Greener car cleaning? There's an app for that

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 05/11/2018

    » The premium carwash provider Instawash might have started life in Korea but the co-founders of the Thai business believe Thailand is ready for an app-based service that will clean your car anywhere at any time.

  • BUSINESS

    Show starter

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/10/2018

    » In Keith Richards' memoir, Life, the Rolling Stones guitarist says: "Music is a language that doesn't speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it's in the bones, it's in the bones."

  • OPINION

    Saving our overburdened beaches

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/10/2018

    » One of my favourite New Year memories is from Boracay in the Philippines, where the entire sky was lit up in red from fireworks set off from boats offshore.

  • NEWS

    Loved to death

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/10/2018

    » In March, Thai authorities ordered the temporary closure of Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh Island for the first time since 1999 to halt the environmental damage caused by too many tourists. A month later the Philippine island of Boracay, one of the world's most famous beach destinations, was closed for the same reason.

  • BUSINESS

    Canada comes calling

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/10/2018

    » The bilateral relationship with Asia Pacific is becoming "very important" for Canada amid rising trade tension in the world, says Jim Carr, minister of international trade diversification.

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