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Thriving in a Disrupted World

 

Nazir Razak, Chairman of CIMB Group, shares his thoughts on the increasing impact of technology. 

“CIMB is in good shape for the future, but, unfortunately, the future is not in good shape”.

Asean flag to be seen in flypast, indigenous eye in sky to make debut at R-Day

The flag of Asean would fly in the sky this Republic Day with Mi-17 V5 helicopters, the first in the fly past on January 26, sporting the standard of the regional intergovernmental organisation along with the Indian flag and flags of the three forces.

The first formation in the R-Day parade will be an “Ensign” formation with five Mi-17 V5 choppers. The first chopper would fly the national flag, followed by the second one which will have the ASEAN flag, tailed by three more with the flags of Army, Navy and Air Force.

The size of Vietnamese enterprises is shrinking

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - The shrinking of domestic enterprises is a positive indicator of the government's efforts to facilitate the economy.

EDITORIAL: Expanding Japan-Indonesia ties

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesians have long been familiar with all things Japanese especially in the pop-culture realm, from various manga and anime series, super heroes and samurais to retail, fashion and food. The industrial sector is also full of Japan’s top manufacturers of products including automobiles and electronic home appliances.

Thailand: Election could be delayed to 2019

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Some critics see move as enablng junta to set up a political party.

The election is likely to be postponed until next year after a majority of the law vetting committee yesterday voted to write that the MP election bill should be enforced 90 days after  promulgation.

Indonesia's Mt Rinjani to get Unesco recognition as global geopark this year

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Mount Rinjani, along with its buffer zone in Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara, (NTB) will be included in Unesco’s Global Geopark list this year, Indonesian officials have said.

Known for its breathtaking peak and a crescent-shaped crater lake named Segara Anak, Rinjani is one of the main tourist destinations in the province.

Indonesian islands listed for sale online

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Two of Indonesia’s islands have been listed for sale on privateislandonline.com, an international property website managed by Ontario-based Private Island Inc., which specialises in island properties.

Ajab Island in Riau Islands province and Tojo Una Una Island in Central Sulawesi have been listed on the website since Tuesday.

Nam Phou developer turns spotlight on history for Visit Laos Year

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Nam Phou has long been considered the heart of Vientiane and is a landmark for both locals and visitors.

Its iconic surrounds, central location and the attraction it holds for tourists are set to make the fountain square even more of a focal point during Visit Laos Year 2018.

Export growth hits 7-year high but outlook more muted

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Non-oil domestic exports grew 9.2% in 2017, but December figures miss estimates as electronics shipments slow.

A global electronics boom propelled Singapore's export growth to a seven-year high last year - but an underwhelming showing last month hinted that this pace will be tough to sustain.

While trade demand is set to remain robust, exports are expected to grow at a more sedate pace this year, economists said.

FEATURE: Masks evoke emotions through innovative drama

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Magic of the Mask, a performing arts piece comprising theatre, dance and live music, delighted packed houses that turned up to watch the innovative performance in Vientiane earlier this month.

Directed by Maria Lexa from the USA, the two-night show was a collaboration and vibrant cultural exchange featuring Lao and Japanese dancers and American musicians who performed at FangLao’s Black Box venue.