Senior economist Peter Brimble is enjoying his new nest at the Asian Development Bank
Convicts in Myanmar are used as disposable pack-horses by the military, facing terror and death on jungle battlefields
The pied piper of protest songs has finally played post-war Vietnam
The new exchanges in Cambodia and Laos seem promising, but can they keep volatility at bay? When the Laos stock exchange began trading in just two listings on January 11, not only did it rank as the smallest in the world, it was also the best performer by some distance. In just 17 days of
With the Islamic community now the fastest-growing consumer segment in the world, can businesses afford not to become part of the halal trend?
Despite the stunning architecture, Critics argue the Shanghai World Expo 2010 has failed to deliver a better city or a better life. The Shanghai World Expo 2010 has been talked up as the best World Expo ever by the one-party state, who regard the $50 billion event as a statement of status in world affairs.
Southeast Asia is the battleground for an international war being waged over a group of floating political symbols – the disputed islands of the South China Sea
Southeast Asia has succumbed to the world’s most popular stimulant, and now it’s getting ready to take its own coffee buzz to the world. Take a closer look at that cup of dark liquid you hold in your hand every morning. It’s one of 730 billion cups that will be consumed worldwide this year. It’s
Thailand has become a honeypot for alternative cures, therapies and promises of longevity – and for those cashing in on the trend. For thousands of years people have travelled the world looking for the elixir of lasting life and health. The Ancient Greeks journeyed to the island of Epidaurus, sanctuary of the healing god Asklepios.
A spate of thefts from garment containers is costing the textile industry both money and reputation