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  • Oil prices approach six-year low

    29 Jan 2015 : LONDON - New York oil prices tumbled close to six-year lows on Thursday, as record-high US crude inventories deepened worries over the global supply glut.

  • THAI axes 3 loss-making routes

    29 Jan 2015 : Thai Airways International will chop three routes as it continues efforts to stem its financial bleeding.

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  • Creating healthier cities a priority for Asia

    01 Dec 2014 : The rapid growth of cities across Asia has been blamed for widening income disparity. Millions of people, mainly the rural poor with limited skills and education, have swelled the populations of megacities across the region.

  • Mind the Gap

    01 Dec 2014 : There is no disputing that economic development in Asia has lifted tens of millions of people out of poverty. A huge new middle class is now emerging and will drive prosperity even more. And the number of dollar millionaires and billionaires in Asia is growing faster than in any other region in the world.

  • Beyond the statistics

    01 Dec 2014 : Statistics used for measuring inequality, even those that have been universally accepted by economists for decades, no longer tell the whole story about the deep-rooted gap between rich and poor in Asia.

  • Modi faces parliamentary challenges to reform agenda

    01 Dec 2014 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing his first major test in Parliament as opposition parties have closed ranks to vote against key reform bills intended to give a major lift to the economy.

  • ASIA IN DEPTH

    Shandong rubber cluster in China a good opportunity for Asean

    01 Dec 2014 : China's northern Shandong province and its rubber industry cluster offer significant potential for cooperation with Asean. More than half of all natural rubber imports to China go to Shandong, and almost all of them come from Asean.

  • Idea Man

    01 Dec 2014 : Another day, another forum of global leaders in sharp business suits at a five-star hotel. But I spot the person I have come to interview in a second — he's the only one not wearing a jacket.

  • Brewing better lives

    01 Dec 2014 : Ban Nong Khouay, a Hmong village of about 50 families, is perched 1,000 metres above sea level. The staff of Luang Prabang-based Saffron Coffee have come here to purchase this year's coffee harvest.

  • Sporting chance

    01 Dec 2014 : When Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul was drafting a master plan to push the ministry forward as requested by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, a vivid recollection of the Hollywood film Invictus was definitely running through her mind.

  • Rise of the patrician farmer

    01 Dec 2014 : People recognise Korn Chatikavanij as a successful investment banker-turned-politician who was once the country's finance minister. Today he has a new role: owner of a non-profit packaged organic rice manufacturing company.

  • Land of opportunity

    01 Dec 2014 : The reforms in Myanmar have awakened its economy after a half-century of stagnation, with growth approaching 7% and foreign direct investment now expected to top $5 billion in the current fiscal year, 25% higher than earlier forecasts.

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