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    Growing sustainably

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 19/10/2015

    » Rapid economic growth and the rise of consumerism have had both positive and negative impacts across Asia. While hundreds of millions of people have been lifted out of poverty in recent decades, many more still lack basic necessities. Worse, following an unsustainable path of high consumption will lead to environmental degradation and social inequality, a costly legacy for future generations.

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    The devil in the TPP details

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 12/10/2015

    » The biggest free trade pact in history was struck last week after years of tough negotiations involving 12 nations spanning Asia and the Pacific. Notably, it is the first-ever deal involving two of the world's biggest economies: the United States and Japan.

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    Signals and Noise

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 21/09/2015

    » For the modern consumer, shopping has never been easier. You could be sitting in a taxi or standing on the Skytrain when the urge to buy overtakes you, and after a few taps on your mobile phone, you're done. At the other end, the business can learn instantly who you are, where you were when you made the purchase, and what kind of hardware and software you used.

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    Face Time

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 21/09/2015

    » It may be unfair to judge a book by its cover, but it's a universally acknowledged truth that until we actually converse with someone, his or her appearance will be the first thing that attracts or discourages attention.

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    Luxurious insights

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 28/09/2015

    » Given the unstoppable economic force over the past years, Asia was once seen as a foolproof bright spot for global luxury manufacturers where many Western brands have entered the market with great hopes to thrive and prosper.

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    Standing out in the crowd

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 28/09/2015

    » Despite some panic on the ripple effects from the Chinese currency depreciation, the global luxury sector will remain unfazed driven by rising disposable incomes and continuing influx of Chinese outbound tourists, experts have suggested.

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    The bling squad

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 28/09/2015

    » The swift evolution of the retail industry has lured a large pool of global luxury firms to establish their presence in Asia-Pacific over the last few decades. Sales for glitzy items across the region have been rising at whirlwind speeds amidst the surge of an aspirational middle-class and buoyant economy. 

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    Risks and rewards next door

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 14/09/2015

    » Cambodia has made exceptional strides since it began crawling from the wreckage left by the Khmer Rouge three decades ago. Today it is recognised as one of the world's most business-friendly countries, though it still has a long way to go.

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    Nuts to everyone

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 17/08/2015

    » Comfort snacks are everyone's favourites. From savory to sweet, they pick us up when we feel down. Once you start eating them you can't stop, the saying goes, and that can lead to bad eating habits and health problems.

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    Survival of the fittest

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 17/08/2015

    » As business competition in Asia continues to intensify, owners need to be agile and adaptive to remain competitive, while paying closer attention to developing their internal capabilities to stay ahead of the game.

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