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Five tools good doctors use to communicate with patients

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Doctor-patient miscommunication is the most common cause of complaints and failure of communication is an important cause of medical errors. But empathy is another...
The temple of the Dhamma farangs

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While elsewhere in Thailand foreign tourists at 3am might walk home from a night out at the many entertainment spots the country has to...
Philippine presidential election, 2016: Get to know the contenders

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  On May 9, 2016, the Philippines will go to the polls to choose a new head of state, bringing to an end the six-year...
On the Thai-Lao trade track

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The easternmost border crossing in Thailand, and at the same time the only point where people can enter Laos by land without having to...
Yangon now costlier for expats than Paris, Abu Dhabi, San Francisco

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With ultra-high rents and stiff prices for utilities, clothes, transport and entertainment, Yangon has made it up in the list of costliest cities for...
Ooredoo broadens e-commerce strategy in Asia with partner Rocket Internet

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The Asia-focused e-commerce strategy of Ooredoo and its German partner Rocket Internet is making rapid progress with another acquisition in short order. Lamudi, Rocket...
Survey: Asia-Pacific’s homegrown brands growing to regional giants

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A new ranking by market researcher Nielsen and marketing network Campaign Asia Pacific, called Asia’s Top 1000 brands and released last week, gave insights...
Indonesia tourism push: Focus on Jakarta, Bali, Batam, Bintan

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Indonesia will focus on Bali and islands near Singapore rather than developing more remote spots in the world’s largest archipelago, as it seeks to...
Booming Myanmar seeks investors for the hotel and tourism industry

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Tourists and business people flooding into Myanmar since the country opened to the world just a few years ago make considerable investments into tourism...
Thailand’s reform council proposes legalising casinos

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A small group of National Reform Council (NRC) members has called for casinos to be legalised in Thailand, citing the presence of booming casinos...
Asian cities becoming costly for expat workers

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Asia has become one of the most expensive regions for people working abroad, according to a new survey, with its major cities accounting for...
Cambodia’s property market a new frontier hot spot for investors

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Fueled by one of the currently fastest GDP growth rates in Southeast Asia, the Cambodian real estate sector has become the next hot frontier...
Myanmar census shows huge differences between population groups

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Only 0.5 per cent of Myanmar's 51.5-million population possesses modern-day communication amenities such as radio, television, landline phones, mobile phones, computer and home Internet,...
Education in Asia: Gap between richer and poorer countries widens

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The latest education ranking by the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published last month shows surprisingly diverse skills levels of young pupils...
Thailand positions itself as ‘Muslim-friendly destination’

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Thailand, the world’s tenth-most visited country that expects to welcome no less than 28 million foreign visitors this year, is positioning itself as a...
Vietnam puts new casino licenses on hold

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After seven casinos licenses granted in Vietnam in the recent past and six casinos already put into operation, the country’s Ministry of Finance has...
Wealth of Thailand’s 50 richest crosses $100b

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The new Forbes list of Thailand's 50 richest people is out, and it seems that the sluggish economy and the political uncertainty in the...
Asian, Asia-Pacific carriers dominate list of world’s top 10 airlines

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Frequent flyers might be interested to know which the world's top 10 airlines are in terms of safety, comfort and innovation, as well as...