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  1. 1. business | 23 Feb 2015

    Shopping star

    By Wanant Kerdchuen, Newspaper section: Asia focus

    » There are only a few shopping areas in the world where one could possibly lose track of time and surrender to the experience. In Asia, the Ginza in Tokyo, Orchard Road in Singapore and Central in Hong Kong come to mind. ...

  2. 2. business | 23 Feb 2015

    Jetro: China's loss not necessarily Asean's gain

    By Achara Ashayagachat, Newspaper section: Asia focus

    » While China is losing its appeal as a destination for Japanese investors as tensions between the two giants rise, the conventional wisdom that Asean is drawing more Japanese investment as a result may be overstated, a ne...

  3. 3. business | 23 Feb 2015

    Helping people prosper

    Newspaper section: Asia focus

    » The opening of Route 13, the first all-weather paved highway in Laos, has increased commercial mobility and tourism across Laos. Economically and geographically isolated communities are now able to take part in the count...

  4. 4. business | 23 Feb 2015

    Hotel giants on the move

    By Nareerat Wiriyapong, Newspaper section: Asia focus

    » A sharp increase in tourist numbers for both Thailand and Japan has prompted a hotel boom that Dusit International, one of the region's leading hospitality chains, is determined to tap.

  5. 5. business | 23 Feb 2015

    Stand up for strolling shoppers

    Commentary: Umesh Pandey

    By Umesh Pandey, Newspaper section: Asia focus

    » I hope I don't bore you with another piece related to the lead story of today's Asia Focus, but I have to say that it's high time we all demanded our right to be able to move freely on the footpaths of Ban

  6. 6. business | 23 Feb 2015

    Equal access for all the next challenge

    By Wanant Kerdchuen, Newspaper section: Asia focus

    » Rapid urbanisation has given rise to greater demand from disabled people for the same access to city amenities as all other citizens enjoy. With a push from government, big cities across the region are adjusting to make ...

  7. 7. business | 23 Feb 2015

    Busy on all fronts

    By Achara Ashayagachat, Newspaper section: Asia focus

    » Japan has high hopes that its Asean partners are ready to embrace its self-conviction as a trend-setter for the rule of law as Tokyo begins to assert itself more confidently in the regional and global debate.

  8. 8. business | 23 Feb 2015

    Serving for Success

    By Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Newspaper section: Asia focus

    » Tennis legend Vijay Amritraj enters the room in stylish business attire with a bright, welcoming smile. A small Indian flag pin in the left lapel of his jacket catches the light, glinting along with a pair of rings on hi...

  9. 9. business | 23 Feb 2015

    Outsiders keen on AEC

    Newspaper section: Asia focus

    » While many Indonesian businesses remain sceptical about the benefits of a single Asean market, and others feel threatened by the prospect, European businesses operating in the country consider the Asean Economic Communit...

  10. 10. business | 16 Feb 2015

    Global conscience

    By Nareerat Wiriyapong, Newspaper section: Asia focus

    » On a sunny afternoon in a hotel overlooking the peaceful Chao Phraya River, Dr Mohamed ElBaradei walks into a suite for an interview after spending a busy morning that included a talk with high-school students. His topic...

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