• Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:36
    Panellists upbeat on future job prospects, but expect shake-ups
    The future of jobs in the region is bright, although the nature of work itself will change, older people will have to be reskilled and others might have to think about more than one career in their lifetime.
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  • Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:46
    Development of hydropower 'must be safe', PM tells World Economic Forum
    Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday that the development of hydroelectricity dams in Laos must be safe and environmentally friendly.
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  • Thu, 13 Sep 2018 01:00
    Leaders upbeat on Asean transformation
    HEADS OF state from across the region hailed the transformative technological potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the opening plenary of the World Economic Forum on Asean in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, according to a WEF statement yesterday.
  • Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:01
    Vietnam minister calls for Asean to ditch roaming charges
    Vietnam's acting minister of information and communications, Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng, said today that Vietnam, as an emerging economy, would be able to take advantage of the fourth industrial revolution, even though the country missed the first three.
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  • Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:10
    China warns of 'serious hazard' of protectionism at WEF meeting
    China warned Wednesday that protectionism poses a "serious hazard" to growth and cautioned "individual countries" against isolationism, in a veiled reference to the deepening trade spat between Washington and Beijing.
  • Thu, 25 Jan 2018 12:48
    India ranks below China, Pakistan on WEF's inclusive economy index
    India has been ranked 62nd on World Economic Forum's (WEF) Inclusive Development Index -  way below China, which is at 26th position and Pakistan at 47th.
  • Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:20
    Richest 1% own more than the rest of us: Oxfam
    The richest one percent of the world's population now own more than the rest of us combined, aid group Oxfam said Monday, on the eve of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
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  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 01:00
    Celebrity-worthy ‘wefies’ from Asus
    The camera-packed ZenFone 4 Selfie phone goes way beyond mere self-portraits
  • Sat, 10 Jun 2017 15:29
    Report ranking Thailand a dangerous country to visit is based on outdated information: Foreign Ministry
    Reacting to a news report that listed Thailand as one of the 20 most dangerous countries to visit, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Busadee Santipitaks said on Saturday that the information used by the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report was outdated and biased, and did not reflect the recently improved situation.
  • Wed, 10 May 2017 01:00
      Youth, tech and growth in focus at WEF meet on Asean  
    FOR THE FIRST TIME, Cambodia will host the World Economic Forum on Asean. The meeting, in its 26th year, will focus on how the region can harness the potential of a young demographic, as well as the transformative impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, to foster inclusive economic growth. 
  • Mon, 10 Apr 2017 01:00
    Malaysia ahead of Thailand in tourism rankings
    MALAYSIA is ranked higher than Thailand in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017 by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
  • Sun, 09 Apr 2017 15:01
    Malaysia ahead of Thailand in WEF's travel and tourism competitiveness index
    Petaling Jaya - Malaysia dropped one spot from 2015 to be placed 26th among 136 countries, although it improved on its overall performance from various indicators by rising from 4.41 points in 2015 to 4.50 in 2017.
  • Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:00
    With the Fourth Industrial Revolution comes ‘HR 4.0’
    “WE ARE at the beginning of a revolution that is fundamentally changing the way we live, work and relate to one another. There has never been a time of greater promise or greater peril.” – Professor Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, at last year’s WEF.
  • Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:23
    Commerce minister to attend WEF
    Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn will join the World Economic Forum next week in Switzerland, where she will attempt to lure multinational investors to help modernise Thailand’s farming sector and create added value for Thai farm goods for trading globally.
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  • Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:43
    Economic gender gap could take 170 years to close: WEF
    GENEVA - The economic gender gap could take 170 years to close after progress towards parity between the sexes suffered "a dramatic slowdown", the World Economic Forum (WEF) said in a report on Wednesday. 
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