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  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • OPINION

    The paradox of pity

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 21/05/2018

    » Thais are notoriously hopeless when it comes to the songsarn factor. Translated to English, the word means to pity or feel sorry for -- a trait ingrained in Thais as much as to be sabai sabai and never on time.

  • NEWS

    A unique bond

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 21/05/2018

    » If Zack Blackmon Jr were to tell you that he's a direct descendant of the original Siamese Twins Eng and Chang Bunker, there's no way you'd believe him. White skinned, blue eyed and with a delightfully thick North Carolinian accent, Blackmon Jr, 67, is surprisingly in fact, the great-great grandson of Eng.

  • TRAVEL

    The best of Asia yachting

    Life, Published on 21/05/2018

    » Boats from around Asia are heading to Thailand's second most popular island destination for the final event showdown of the 2017/18 AsianYachting Grand Prix during the 17th "Samui Regatta" in Surat Thani from Saturday to June 2.

  • BUSINESS

    Quiet tiger

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

    » Mention Asian tiger economies and Bangladesh is probably the last place that comes to mind. But the World Economic Forum (WEF) this year conferred the designation on the South Asian country, alongside the likes of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, citing its impressive growth in the past decade.

  • BUSINESS

    Clinging to hope

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

    » They have survived many challenges, from a genocide that killed nearly 3 million of their people, the ultimate fight for freedom from Pakistan, a series of coups since independence in 1971, and the assassination of the Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. But the people of Bangladesh still find it in their hearts to help those even less fortunate than themselves, in this case hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees.

  • BUSINESS

    Indian 'ghost schools' expose failures of state system

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 21/05/2018

    » Perched on a hill and painted snow white, the government primary school in Shuklapur, a small hamlet on the outskirts of Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand state, looks majestic.

  • NEWS

    Making better connections

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 21/05/2018

    » When the new term starts this August, Chulalongkorn University students will be witnessing more tangible, digital developments taking shape as the "pillar of the nation" edges towards its ambitions of producing more worldly students and digitised resources. Now two years into his administration as president of the university, Professor Bundhit Eua-Aporn is continuing onward with his "CU Transformation" and the fruits of his plans are starting to take shape.

  • NEWS

    New agency ready for rainy season

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 21/05/2018

    » Thailand has now entered the rainy season from now until October. For the authorities, it is a challenging period because they need to take care of water management with the utmost care; providing enough water for farmers while simultaneously dealing with torrential downpours and the flooding they cause. Failing to strike the right balance can lead to catastrophes such as the epic flooding of 2011. That year, the authorities had stored too much water in reservoirs for farming and unusually heavy rainfall led to overflows and inundation.

  • NEWS

    Ariya wins Kingsmill tournament on second playoff hole

    Published on 21/05/2018

    » WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA: Ariya Jutanugarn returned to her winning ways Sunday with a victory on the second playoff hole at the Kingsmill Championship.

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