Nikkei Asia300 Forum: Opportunies ahead
The Nikkei Asia300 Global Business Forum was held in Bangkok. In the opening address, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak stressed Asian businesses are well-positioned to take advantage of the shifting world order.
Foxconn still wants Toshiba Memory
Hon Hai Precision Industry's annual shareholders meeting was a showcase for the Taiwanese company's new products, and Chairman Terry Gou's ambitions, as he championed major investment in the U.S. and his desire to acquire Toshiba's memory business.
FT Nikkei, robotics and the future of jobs
Can humans and robots work side by side? In the American auto industry, factory workers are having to do just that, and is serving as a bellwether for the future of employment environments.
Bangkok's 'ghost tower' -- an accidental monument to financial failure
For two decades, the Sathorn Unique Tower has stood as an empty shell on the Bangkok skyline, never finished, but now serving as a stark memorial of sorts to the Asian Financial Crisis and what it did to the region.
Expedia wants to know exactly what you want
Expedia's Asia headquarters in Singapore is using eye-tracking and facial recognition to learn more precisely what travelers want from their vacations, recognizing when a customer's eyes literally light up at something they want to see and do.
The Mitsubishi way in Indonesia
What's a Japanese company to do if it wants to succeed in the Indonesian market? Turn to Mitsubishi Corp., which is helping everything from diaper makers to bread bakers in joint ventures that vertically integrate into the country.
Parcel delivery evolves in SE Asia
Delivering packages in Southeast Asia has always faced the dreaded hurdle of the "last mile." But now, services are coming up with ways to ensure smooth and accurate delivery. The key is using individuals in the right place and at the right time.
The costs of Philippine mining
Rodrigo Duterte's administration has shut down numerous metal mines across the Philippines, cheering many environmentalists, but also bringing into question the economic costs such actions will have for many communities.
MTR -- doing business beyond Hong Kong trains
Hong Kong's metro operator MTR Corp. is one of the most profitable train companies in the world, thanks mostly to property investments. But the company has far greater ambitions, which include train lines around the world.
ADB producing results across SE Asia
A Japan-led Asian Development Bank is seeing results in projects in Vietnam and Cambodia, including with highway management and education program, while the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank begins to make its presence felt.
Ultimate luxury in railway travel
Have $8,000 and a love of high-end railway travel? Then Japan Railways has the answer for you with the latest in super-luxurious travel on the Train Suite Shiki-Shima, which began tours of northern Japan in May.
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