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  • OPINION

    RCEP matters more than ever

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 03/09/2018

    » Last week's meeting of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in Singapore came at a critical juncture, not only for the future prosperity of the 16 countries involved but also the sake of the rules-based free and fair trading system globally.

  • BUSINESS

    Virtuous circle

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 20/08/2018

    » The ever-growing population coupled with lifestyle shifts have put our planet at risk as natural resources dwindle. Meanwhile, wasteful production and consumption behaviours have resulted in growing pollution and other environmental challenges.

  • BUSINESS

    Road to recovery

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 20/08/2018

    » Plastics offer many advances that improve everyday life -- from packaging that helps reduce food waste to life-saving innovations in the medical field. At the same time, plastics are seen as a key contributor to a global environmental catastrophe because not all plastic waste ends up where it should.

  • OPINION

    Budget airline blues

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 13/08/2018

    » My latest visit to Phuket was very pleasant despite the on-and-off rainy season showers. Walking on the busy streets and beaches there, I had no sense that it was the low season. But what impressed me the most was the hospitality of the local people, from massage therapists to people on the streets whom I asked for directions, and the waitress at a well-known coffee shop.

  • BUSINESS

    Casualties of the trade war

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 23/07/2018

    » It seems the US-China trade war is going to affect more people in the two countries than first thought, in addition to the potentially devastating implications for the global economy.

  • BUSINESS

    Programming with passion

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 23/07/2018

    » Rebecca Parsons loves the great outdoors, whether it's exploring the Dalmatian Coast in southern Croatia, the Galapagos Islands or the upper Amazon, to get an up-close look at a fascinating ecosystem.

  • BUSINESS

    Creating smarter cities

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 09/07/2018

    » Yokohama is a role model for turning an urban area that once relied on heavy industry into a smart city where liveable communities coexist harmoniously with industrial and commercial areas. Now it is exporting its expertise to an industrial estate in eastern Thailand.

  • OPINION

    A crack in the Great Firewall?

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 02/07/2018

    » Whenever China announces policies to open up its economy or facilitate investment from abroad, the news is usually welcomed at home and abroad, but such policies or measures need to be fair. Not welcome are those that create discrimination or lead to greater disparity.

  • BUSINESS

    Marketing makeover artist

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 25/06/2018

    » Kosuke Sogo doesn't dress like a typical Japanese CEO. When we first met for an interview at his company's office in downtown Bangkok last month, the 31-year-old was wearing a button-down blue and white checked flannel shirt on top of a white T-shirt, which suited his boyish look.

  • OPINION

    When children go hungry

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 11/06/2018

    » Few things are sadder than the sight of a hungry child. My sadness turned to anger when I learned that corrupt adults were stealing food from the mouths of children in my own country.

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