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  • 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.

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    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Research to the rescue

    Asia focus, Published on 06/10/2014

    » When your father-in-law is the chairman of Kinpo Group, Taiwan's leading electronics conglomerate, career advancement seems assured. Being a male in a traditional Chinese community also helps. Simon Shen admits he had a better start than most, but says that only hard work will keep him on top.

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