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    E-transition will take some time in Thailand

    Asia focus, Patpon Sabpaitoon, Published on 06/11/2017

    » Thailand continues to lay the foundations for a digital economy and is gradually nudging the country in the direction of a cashless society. The centrepiece of the government effort is PromptPay, an electronic money transfer service that links an ID card or mobile number with a bank account and now has more than 32 million registrations.

  • BUSINESS

    Reimagining Asean in 2025: competitive and inclusive

    Asia focus, Published on 19/06/2017

    » While there is broad public awareness that the Asean Economic Community (AEC) is making progress, especially with respect to lowering trade tariffs, the benefits of this progress are not always recognised on a day-to-day basis by the people of Southeast Asia.

  • 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 world on his plate

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 05/06/2017

    » At the age of 71, Adirek Sripratak shows no signs of slowing down. The former president and CEO of Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF) officially became chairman in March, but he is still travelling far and wide in search of new markets and merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities for one of the world's leading protein food companies.

  • BUSINESS

    Good neighbours

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 27/03/2017

    » Exports from Thailand and Malaysia will continue to grow thanks to the rapid economic expansion driving demand in the CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) countries and weak currencies, while economic recovery in both countries will continue to support bilateral trade, say experts.

  • BUSINESS

    The main event

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 27/06/2016

    » When Tim Cobbold first arrived at the London headquarters of UBM Plc two years ago, he was stepping into a business that was very different from those he'd been involved in previously. Ever since then, the 53-year-old CEO has been redefining the direction of the media company to focus completely on the event business.

  • BUSINESS

    The China Syndrome

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 25/05/2015

    » China's ageing and deflationary cycle will have more far-reaching consequences for the rest of Asia and the world, as the trend is already pushing commodity prices to fall sharply and spreading deflationary pressure in many emerging markets, analysts warn.

  • BUSINESS

    Lifetime achiever

    Asia focus, Umesh Pandey, Published on 20/04/2015

    » 'It came as a surprise to me that I got this award. It was the second this year and one of only two that I've accepted," says Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz.

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