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.
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.
Cambodia's small, but growing insurance sector
The vast majority of people in Cambodia cannot afford insurance, and the insurance industry is still small, which leaves vast room for growth, but also the challenge of getting people covered.
Frozen deliveries come to Thailand
Thailand's first temperature-controlled package delivery has begun with a collaboration led by Japan's Yamato Group, allowing customers in the greater Bangkok area to receive frozen parcels. Reporter Yukako Ono tries it out.
Mitsubishi's Mirage made in Philippines for Filipinos
Mitsubishi Motors has opened a factory in Manila for making its Mirage cars that will be sold in the Philippines. CEO Osamu Masuko talks about how it is all part of the company's duty to be a part of the local economy.
Indonesia emerges as global aircraft supplier
Indonesia is ready to undertake the first flight of its homegrown N219. The twin propeller, 19-seat passenger plane is the main focus of Dirgantara Indonesia, which is leading the way in promoting the country's aircraft manufacturing industry.
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