Maps with meaning (Bangkok Post)

You wouldn’t be able to tell it by looking at newspaper headlines, but China is not the largest fear of the Philippines – the real danger is much more natural. Climate change is the top-of-the-mind fear of Filipinos, a recent survey by Pew Research Center revealed. And, indeed, it should be. The archipelago nation is …

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For Malaysian SMEs, New Co-Working Spaces Offer Tech And Cultural Synergy

The Co. recently opened its doors amid a growing network of co-work spaces in KLMalaysian businesses are learning a thing or two from the collaborative power of co-working spaces, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which have the most to gain from such workplace communities. “As a small startup, options are limited in terms of …

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The world’s last great mobile revolution is about to begin

There is a village of thatched wooden and bamboo huts just outside a Monywa in northern Myanmar where even the richest family has nothing more than a dirt floor and rickety TV set. One household has spent years of savings on a large red and black Sony stereo system, but other that these electronic luxuries, wealth is …

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Myanmar 2 years on: Overseas banking and the telecom revolution

When I first visited Myanmar in 2011, power cuts were frequent, ATMs were exasperatingly inaccessible for customers of non-domestic banks (forcing visitors to budget their entire trip ahead of time!) and SIM cards were, quite insanely, around the 500-dollar mark. At the time, Hillary Clinton was scheduled to arrive in the next two weeks, tasked …

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Lynas: The Rare Earths Ruckus in Malaysia

Until recent debate gave life to the sodden term, the only thing rare about rare earths was the existence of general knowledge surrounding the commonly occurring 17 "tacked-on elements" found at the bottom of the periodic table. China's current grip of the market, responsible for producing 95 to 97 percent of the metals necessary for …

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