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  • AUTO

    Safe evolution

    Life, Richard Leu, Published on 01/06/2015

    » Not everybody thought that BMW's niche-breaking X6 would have been successful, because it really didn't have any mission statement. It tried to be an SUV and coupe at the same time when it actually was neither of them.

  • BUSINESS

    Hailing success

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 01/06/2015

    » Ask a five-year-old about his dream career and the answers tend to be fairly predictable — policeman, fireman, pilot or doctor for example.

  • BUSINESS

    Bain: Change operating model to match situation

    Business, Nop Tephaval, Published on 01/06/2015

    » Companies should revise their operating models to suit the changing business environment and achieve better performances, says consultancy Bain & Company.

  • LIFE

    Pinch of literary spice

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 01/06/2015

    » For the first time in India, local language authors such as Chetan Bhagat and Amish Tripathi have become marquee names in terms of sales, eclipsing even mainstream Western writers on the market. Books using local, vernacular language are edgy and have a huge following among young readers.

  • BUSINESS

    The economic destiny of Thailand and the GMS: what is the right financial sector model?

    Business, Published on 01/06/2015

    » What is the economic destiny of Thailand? During these times of global and domestic economic uncertainty, investors could be forgiven for seeking the answer from both professional economic forecasters and fortune tellers. In fact, what determines the economic fate of any nation, for that matter? Is it set in the stars? Or is it self-determined? If so, is it education, innovation or monetary stability? The truth is probably somewhere in between luck and self-determination. After all, nature remains outside human control, but Lady Luck favours the prepared.

  • WORLD

    Myanmar prepares for polls

    Asia focus, Published on 01/06/2015

    » As many in the region ponder whether credible elections will take place in Myanmar later this year, election training has already begun for some political parties.

  • BUSINESS

    Frontier finance

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 01/06/2015

    » Opportunities in frontier markets are always seen as enormous, but doing business in emerging economies is certainly not for the faint-hearted. Aside from the greater risks they have to bear, navigating a financial system that has yet to mature is often a major challenge.

  • BUSINESS

    For Thai banks, partnerships expand reach at low risk

    Asia focus, Umesh Pandey, Published on 01/06/2015

    » As global banking giants go on a slimming spree and regional banks in Asean say their size is appropriate, banks in Thailand are likely to continue their current strategy of servicing customers via partnerships and opening branches in some neighbouring countries.

  • BUSINESS

    The future is cashless

    Asia focus, Published on 01/06/2015

    » In a country still plagued by corruption, going cashless is one way to reduce risk. Indonesia's largest bank, Bank Mandiri, is setting an example by using technology to encourage people to use less cash for daily transactions.

  • BUSINESS

    Thailand's best export prospects are next door

    Asia focus, Published on 01/06/2015

    » Thai exports are heading for a second straight year of sluggish growth, and in fact contracted by 4% in the first four months of the year, according to the latest data. The well-known reasons are falling prices for commodities, the baht's strength compared to regional currencies, weak demand from developed economies, and the fact that Thailand's manufacturing sector is getting left out of supply chains for the newest technology products, such as smartphones.

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