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  • BUSINESS

    Long-term matchmaker

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 27/08/2018

    » A healthy financial sector is the lifeline for any economy that wants thrive. For a developing country such as Vietnam, it has taken years to restructure its underbanked economy and build a more efficient and sustainable financial system.

  • BUSINESS

    Mixed signals

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 13/11/2017

    » Trade and investment have been vital contributors to growth in the Asia Pacific region, where many developing economies were surging before the 2008-09 global financial crisis. Global and regional trade subsequently weakened, and while the outlook has brightened this year, clouds loom on the horizon.

  • NEWS

    Agent of change

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 30/01/2017

    » Back when Vietnam's international profile was just slightly better than North Korea's, only a few outsiders considered working in a country ruled by a monolithic Communist party, but that didn't stop John Ditty, who has been making a living in a decidedly capitalist field there since 1993.

  • BUSINESS

    Swipe and go

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 01/01/2017

    » Planning a trip abroad for the coming New Year holiday? In the old days, if you were a holidaymaker or a business traveller, you probably would have booked a trip through a travel agent and when you got to your destination, bought a map and rented a car to get yourself around.

  • BUSINESS

    One currency to link them all: the rise of the renminbi

    Asia focus, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 21/11/2016

    » International use of the Chinese renminbi is expected to surge in the next five to 10 years given the need for financing by the Chinese government of infrastructure projects under its One Belt One Road (OBOR) programme, a banking executive says.

  • BUSINESS

    Second time lucky

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 20/06/2016

    » On the morning of Sept 11, 2001, Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi was working in midtown Manhattan at the permanent mission of India to the United Nations. He had no idea what was happening until a colleague called with a report of fire engines speeding urgently through the streets.

  • NEWS

    Making the connection

    Asia focus, Published on 02/05/2016

    » HONG KONG - As economic momentum continues to shift eastward, China is taking a greater role in global affairs through ambitious development projects intended to connect the region and strengthen economic cooperation with the rest of the world.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Staying in shape

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

    » Asian banks remain healthy and have managed to avoid the ongoing problems faced by some multinationals that have been divesting assets left, right and centre, say some of the region's top finance executives.

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