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  • BUSINESS

    Bitter sweet

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 30/04/2018

    » Chaudhary Rakesh Tikait casts his memory back to 1967 as he reflects on the plight of farmers in India.

  • BUSINESS

    Online trading evangelist

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 12/06/2017

    » It was quite a leap from a home-cleaning business to foreign-exchange trading, but Mario Singh has since channeled his curiosity and enthusiasm for the world of currencies into a rewarding career as a high-profile investor and educator. Now one of the prominent forex analysts and trading coaches in Southeast Asia, the founder of the online brokerage Fullerton Markets loves sharing his insights with others.

  • BUSINESS

    The case for more female leaders

    Asia focus, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 10/04/2017

    » During a school swimming class, an East German girl with pale blonde hair stood at the edge of the high diving board, staring down at the pool below for 45 minutes. Just before the class bell rang, she finally jumped. Angela Merkel was determined to overcome her fears, no matter how long it took.

  • BUSINESS

    Money mess

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 05/12/2016

    » Saurabh Goyal is facing the worst time of his life. The director of BD Green Homes, a New Delhi real estate company, he has not made a single property deal since the government launched its surprise demonetisation campaign.

  • BUSINESS

    Fit to print

    Asia focus, Cai Liang, Published on 15/08/2016

    » The newspaper business has endured a rough decade, with readership declining globally as young people in particular abandon print and the digital revolution radically changes the media landscape.

  • BUSINESS

    Turning ideas into reality

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 18/01/2016

    » Few things sound more appealing than being able to give someone a business card bearing your name followed by "founder", "co-founder" or "chief executive officer" of a firm you nurtured. But the hard truth is that chances of success in the entrepreneurial world of the 21st century are wafer-thin -- statistics show that 90% or more of start-ups fail.

  • BUSINESS

    Indonesia needs to shift to a new gear

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 04/01/2016

    » Indonesia in 2016 could face another bumpy ride as economic reforms have yet to bear fruit. However, Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro is confident that Southeast Asia's biggest economy has what it takes to take advantage of Asean economic integration.

  • BUSINESS

    Palm oil revival

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 11/01/2016

    » Asean palm oil producers are poised to benefit from a price rebound that could be sustained throughout 2016, as dry conditions linked to El Nino curb palm production while demand surges from fuel producers for palm-based biodiesel.

  • 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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    The future is cashless

    Asia focus, Published on 01/06/2015

    » In a country still plagued by corruption, going cashless is one way to reduce risk. Indonesia's largest bank, Bank Mandiri, is setting an example by using technology to encourage people to use less cash for daily transactions.

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