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Branson’s bet backfires

By: SEA Globe - May 17, 2013

British entrepreneur Richard Branson took to the skies in drag this month, after he lost a bet to aviation rival Tony Fernandes over the outcome of 2010's Formula One season. Fernandes, chief of budget airline AirAsia, bet Branson that his Lotus Racing Team would finish the season ahead of Branson's Virgin Racing team. Virgin finished [...]

 

Photo Shootout 2013

By: SEA Globe - May 17, 2013

Southeast Asia Globe is on the judging panel of i-Qlick, Canon’s annual photography competition (Sunday, May 19)

 

Building blocks

By: Eddy Sunarto - May 16, 2013

Are cash-rich pension funds the answer to financing Asean’s massive infrastructure upgrade?

 

A new string

By: Christiane Oelrich - May 15, 2013

Violinist Vanessa-Mae is swapping her violin and bow for skis and ski poles as she bids to compete at the Olympics

 

Danger man: Brett Miller

By: Liam Aran Barnes - May 14, 2013

Following a stint in East Timor during its unstable early days, Brett Miller has taken another leap of faith by starting a real estate service in fledgling Myanmar

 

Forbes’ top 12 Southeast Asian Power Businesswomen 2012

By: SEA Globe - May 13, 2013

  Wendy Yap Position: President Director and CEO Company: PT Nippon Indosari Corpindo Net sales (2012): +$123m Country: Indonesia Yap has led Indonesia's most profitable baking company since 1998. Her father, Piet Yap, one of the founders of the country's biggest flour miller, Bogasari Flour Mills, co-founded Nippon Indosari in 1995, and the company now [...]

 

Cambodia: Women in business

By: Sacha Passi - May 12, 2013

By Sacha Passi While females in executive positions region-wide are blazing a trail for businesswomen globally, the entrepreneurial spirit is also alive and well amongst women in Cambodia – albeit on a smaller scale. “Women are the backbone of Cambodia’s economy,” says Seng Takakneary, president of the Cambodia Women Entrepreneurs Association (CWEA), and managing director [...]

 

The female factor

By: Matilda Brown - May 12, 2013

Women are increasingly taking their seats in Southeast Asia’s boardrooms – a vital development if impressive economic expansion is to continue