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    Lower castes growing more assertive in India

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 07/05/2018

    » Sanjay Jatav believes he has won an important battle in the long war against caste-based discrimination in India.

  • BUSINESS

    Riches beyond resources

    Asia focus, Umesh Pandey, Published on 15/01/2018

    » 'Come, come, grab a seat. We've each been taking turns talking about what we've seen in Thailand over the past week, the lessons we've learned and how we can apply them in life or business."

  • BUSINESS

    Success to savour

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 15/01/2018

    » We arrive at the House of Jack Rabbit on the Bellarine Peninsula after the normal lunch hour on a Wednesday but the tables at its café are almost fully occupied. From the outside, the panoramic view is unrivalled, taking in Port Phillip Bay to Geelong, the You Yangs and Melbourne.

  • BUSINESS

    Protein power

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 15/01/2018

    » New Zealand-based Fonterra, the world's largest exporter of dairy products, expects healthy growth in the protein markets of South and East Asia in the next five years, thanks to healthier lifestyles and the growing interest in fitness.

  • BUSINESS

    Land of the rising solar

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 11/12/2017

    » Japan has been drawing a lot of attention and investment from foreign electricity generating companies, especially in solar power, where favourable regulations and substantial demand for green energy are driving activity.

  • BUSINESS

    Delivering success

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 11/12/2017

    » Asia's first driverless trucks began operating in October at the ExxonMobil plant on Jurong Island in Singapore, while fleets of autonomous delivery vehicles are expected to get rolling on Great Britain's motorways next year. These are just some of the headline-making developments in the brave new world of transport being promoted by the likes of Google, Tesla, Uber and major vehicle manufacturers.

  • BUSINESS

    Nikkei not ready to give up on print yet

    Asia focus, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 23/10/2017

    » The Japanese media behemoth Nikkei Inc has shifted its focus to digital journalism amid a decline in newspaper circulation and advertising revenue, but remains firmly convinced that print media will never meet its demise.

  • BUSINESS

    E-commerce showdown

    Asia focus, Published on 23/10/2017

    » As Amazon.com pushes into Southeast Asia with a new venture in Singapore, the US-based online retailer is facing some tough hurdles. Shopping in air-conditioned malls is practically a national sport, and e-commerce rivals moved in long ago.

  • BUSINESS

    Getting fatter faster

    Asia focus, Published on 23/10/2017

    » Most people tend to associate obesity with "being rich" -- as incomes rise, so too do opportunities to consume more. However, the causes of this growing public health problem are more complex, while finding solutions is a growing challenge.

  • BUSINESS

    Prosperity on the menu

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 23/10/2017

    » Food processing can be a mutually beneficial industry for Thailand and India where the former, as the Kitchen of the World, can support the latter's ambition to become the Market of the World, say Indian officials.

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