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Mar 26, 2017

Growing up, she dreamt of becoming a knight in shining armor defending the weak and downtrodden. As an adult, she worked to save mold maker Chaheng Precision Co. Ltd. from bankruptcy, transforming the conventional company into a Tier-1 supplier for the world’s leading aircraft makers.

In the decades-long...

Mar 25, 2017

In its aim to boost foreign property investment, the Thai government is currently studying the option of granting foreigners the right to buy houses through a 50-year leasehold contract for the land they are built upon, and also to sell leased land.

Jan 15, 2017

Women scientists strengthen network in Lower Mekong

January 2017—My Bach, a biotechnology undergraduate student in Hanoi, is passionate about pursuing a career in science, but concerned about the low number of female colleagues in the field in Southeast Asia.

Dec 13, 2016

We live in a noisy world. With so many sources of information, education, entertainment, and news, it’s becoming harder for PR professionals to deliver their messages to key stakeholders, and build meaningful, lasting relationships. It’s a bit like shouting in a storm. But noisiness and channel proliferation isn’t...

Dec 13, 2016

Alif Khalfan heads product development at Disney Consumer Products and is constantly on the lookout for top talent. He offers his insights on where education is going in the digital age and the types of skills needed for the future.

“Sometimes when we recruit today, we're not recruiting for what exists today...

Dec 09, 2016

Low credit card use in Southeast Asia is driving demand for online payment services.

ASEAN's rapid economic growth – together with its typically young and tech-savvy population and astounding rate of digital adoption – has seen e-commerce revenue across the region growing faster than anywhere else in the...

Nov 29, 2016

The mobile landscape is really affecting Asia – at least most parts of the continent – in more ways than one. The most active Twitter city is still Jakarta, Indonesia. Facebook is huge in different parts of South East Asia, while mobile device penetration is at its highest this year in select regions across the...

Nov 05, 2016

Brunei, Indonesia and Vietnam jumped the most among countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) in the new Doing Business 2017 ranking released by the World Bank on October 25. Vietnam jumped nine ranks, Indonesia 15 and Brunei a whopping 25 notches up the ladder.

Meanwhile, Singapore and...

Aug 30, 2016

As content creators, we’re all guilty of churning out blogs, press releases and news stories for the sake of it, because we want more “reach”, more views, more coverage. But as the volume of online content increases, it’s only going to get harder to attract a meaningful audience. Enter evergreen content.

Jul 28, 2016

Blog posts, news stories, press releases, images, videos, live streams. It’s all content. But have you ever put down your pen (metaphorically speaking) to consider why you’re creating so much of it?

We know that good content, published appropriately, can increase brand awareness and this of course can, in...

Jul 02, 2016

The World Bank projects that Vietnam and the Philippines will grow strongest among large developing economies in East Asia over the coming years.

In the Philippines, growth is projected at 6.4 per cent in 2016, with an accelerated implementation of public-private partnership projects and strong domestic...

May 19, 2016

Sales of TVs, washing machines and refrigerators registered consecutive month-on month surges

Singapore, May 19, 2016 – The economy of Myanmar has been witnessing strong growth in recent years following the country’s liberalization, leading to rapid adoption and penetration of modern technology in many...