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    Learning with the best

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 19/11/2018

    » Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), known for its science and technology programmes, aims to use Bangkok as a springboard to build an Asean talent pool through collaboration with King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL).

  • BUSINESS

    A safercyber world

    Asia focus, Published on 03/09/2018

    » E-commerce and other digital services are becoming a part of mainstream life in Southeast Asia, part of a transformation that is driving strong economic growth. But the advances are not universal and the system is still not nearly as secure as it should be.

  • BUSINESS

    Agritech evangelist

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 06/08/2018

    » When David Hunt talks about agriculture and technology, his eyes sparkle and he gestures expressively. His enthusiasm is infectious.

  • BUSINESS

    More than a ride

    Asia focus, Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, Published on 05/02/2018

    » Google's investment in Go-Jek is seen as a further vote of confidence in the Indonesian company that has grown from a motorcycle-hailing startup to offer a wide array of deliveries, online movie ticket purchases, plus on-demand massage, car care, home cleaning and hairdressing services.

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    Social media a key to reaching Myanmar consumers

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 24/07/2017

    » As social media gains popularity in Myanmar, more foreign companies are using it to reach consumers who go online for product information. However, marketing to Myanmar's growing consumer class has room for improvement.

  • BUSINESS

    Innovative leaders hail disruptive technology

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 19/12/2016

    » Embracing technology disruption and transforming it into opportunities will be vital for Asian companies if they want to stay competitive, say experts, who suggest businesses also make sustainability a key part of their strategies.

  • BUSINESS

    Hotels hone digital strategy

    Asia focus, Published on 15/08/2016

    » The digital revolution is challenging the hospitality industry on many fronts, from changes in the way people plan and book travel to the technology needs of guests.

  • BUSINESS

    Guarded hopefulness

    Asia focus, Published on 16/11/2015

    » John Micklethwait is a newspaper man seized by fear and hope for the future of journalism. To be sure, "newspaper man" is a bit of an anachronistic description for the new editor-in-chief at Bloomberg News, where no ink is spilled on paper. Across 325,000 Bloomberg terminals, headlines splash upon screens in seconds, bumping stale events much faster than one wraps fish with yesterday's page one.

  • BUSINESS

    Plugged into change

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 06/04/2015

    » As demand for technology accelerates and shifts rapidly with changing lifestyles, technology companies need to be innovation-driven and embrace change to stay ahead of the pack.

  • BUSINESS

    China's futile war on Western values

    Asia focus, Minxin Pei, Published on 16/02/2015

    » The news from China these days is mostly depressing, owing to the government's escalating crackdown on its critics. But what few observers — particularly economic analysts — seem to understand is that the Chinese leadership's fight against liberalism and "Western values" is directly undermining its efforts to root out official corruption, promote innovation and entrepreneurship, and deepen engagement with the outside world.

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