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Suwatchai Songwanich

CEO of Bangkok Bank (China)

Suwatchai Songwanich is the CEO of Bangkok Bank (China).

Suwatchai Songwanich
30 Mar 2020

What's next for climate change?

Relentless efforts to combat Covid-19 have shifted the world's focus away from other hot-button issues that had been gaining momentum, such as climate change.

30 Mar 2020 3
What's next for climate change?
17 Feb 2020

How can we learn from the coronavirus?

The negative effects of the new coronavirus, now officially known as Covid-19, have been rippling through the regional economy ever since it was first identified in China at the beginning of this year.

17 Feb 2020 2
How can we learn from the coronavirus?
13 Jan 2020

The race to space heats up

As the last decade ended, China successfully launched Long March 5, its largest carrier rocket and a key milestone for its planned mission to Mars later this year. This followed the achievement of being the first country to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon, cementing China's place as a serious contender in 21st century space exploration -- a race that is certainly heating up.

13 Jan 2020
The race to space heats up
23 Dec 2019

A lift in the trade war gloom

The news of a trade deal between China and the United States last week cheered markets and lifted the economic gloom -- even though it is only tentative and limited.

23 Dec 2019 1
A lift in the trade war gloom
7 Oct 2019

Haze-plagued Asean should learn from China

Forest fires have raged in Indonesia in recent weeks, resulting in choking haze in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and the southern Thai provinces of Yala and Songkhla. Bangkok last Monday also experienced thick smog, with IQAir AirVisual ranking it the third worst major city in the world for air pollution.

7 Oct 2019
Haze-plagued Asean should learn from China