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  • How Asia’s leading low-cost carrier went from zero to digital hero
    by James Sivalingam on 14. desember 2018 at 08:23

    Malaysia's low-cost airline AirAsia was born with a desire to be digital-first — even though it wasn't a digital native to begin with. Bought for just RM1 in 2001, the firm is now not only the world's best low-cost carrier - it's well on its way to becoming a leading travel technology company. The post How Asia’s leading low-cost carrier went from zero to digital hero appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Superyacht Equanimity for sale at nearly half its $250m price tag
    by Asian Correspondent on 14. desember 2018 at 08:09

    THE Malaysian government will be selling Equanimity, the Superyacht linked to the ill-famed 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal for a floor price of US$130 million, at nearly half its original value. The post Superyacht Equanimity for sale at nearly half its $250m price tag appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • The surprisingly interesting psychology behind Japan’s train system
    by Emma Richards on 14. desember 2018 at 07:00

    THE subtle working of Japan’s rail system may not be a topic that immediately whips you up into a flurry of excitement. But consider the billions of people packed shoulder to shoulder making their way through Tokyo’s metro system each year, the trains running to a split-second timetable, and immaculate stations, you might start to appreciate the planning that goes into making sure this all goes off without a hitch. The post The surprisingly interesting psychology behind Japan’s train system appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • European investors’ confidence in Burma has tumbled, survey shows
    by Asian Correspondent Staff on 14. desember 2018 at 04:53

    THE number of European businesses losing confidence in Burma (Myanmar) has increased, a recent survey revealed, amid their concerns over how the current democratically-elected government manages the economy compared to the previous junta administration. The post European investors’ confidence in Burma has tumbled, survey shows appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Dissecting China’s volte-face on tiger, rhino protection
    by Peter Li on 14. desember 2018 at 01:00

    On Oct 28, 2018, China reversed a decades-old ban on the use of rhino horn and tiger parts for some medical and cultural purposes. Just under two weeks later, it changed its mind and said the reversal has been “postponed after study". Why did it lift the ban in the first place? And what will its final decision be? The post Dissecting China’s volte-face on tiger, rhino protection appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Australia: Pell censorship shows there’s more than one way to gag the press
    by Emma Richards on 14. desember 2018 at 01:00

    ONE of the biggest news stories in the world yesterday wasn’t reported to the very people who most needed to hear it. Australian Cardinal George Pell – often called the third most powerful man in the Vatican – was found guilty of sexual misconduct on charges that reportedly stemmed from the abuse of two choir boys in the 1990s. The post Australia: Pell censorship shows there’s more than one way to gag the press appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Indonesia, Singapore, Burma among world’s ‘most generous’ countries
    by A. Azim Idris on 13. desember 2018 at 08:56

    A NEW survey found that Indonesia, Singapore and Burma (Myanmar) are placed among the top 10 most generous countries in the world based on their likeliness to donate money or volunteer for a humane cause. The post Indonesia, Singapore, Burma among world’s ‘most generous’ countries appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Hong Kong’s plan to remove tax waivers threatens wealthy landlords
    by Asian Correspondent on 13. desember 2018 at 07:31

    HONG KONG'S government is considering the removal of billions of dollars worth of tax exemptions in a proposal that threatened to deal a blow to housing developers and major landlords. The post Hong Kong’s plan to remove tax waivers threatens wealthy landlords appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Australia’s Brexit strategy needs less Britpopulism, more Eurovision
    by Tim Harcourt on 13. desember 2018 at 07:00

    Though the headlines about Brexit seem pretty grim for Britain, it will continue to remain an obvious market for Australian exporters. But Europe is clearly becoming more important. The post Australia’s Brexit strategy needs less Britpopulism, more Eurovision appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]

  • Malaysian mall takes on landmark autism-friendly effort
    by Asian Correspondent Staff on 13. desember 2018 at 04:11

    MANY parents of special needs children with the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) would find shopping with their families a challenging experience, but now a mall in Malaysia is undertaking a landmark effort to dampen the burdens that keep this group from going out in public. The post Malaysian mall takes on landmark autism-friendly effort appeared first on Asian Correspondent. […]