Sat, 22 Sep 2018 01:00
Future of train travel is smart, electric and comfortable
Transportation by train is a necessity for cities around the world as urbanisation changes people’s lifestyles and they seek work in the city. Train manufacturers are keeping up with innovative technologies and design for both their plants and their products as they try to keep up with regulations and public tastes and preferences, including environmental regulations.
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 01:00
Infrastructure spree keeps regional stocks on growth path, say experts
THAI and other Asian equities remain attractive as urbanisation and an infrastructure building spree drive economic growth in the region, fund managers say.
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 01:00
The rise of China’s supercities of ‘800m people’
CHINA IS creating 19 supercity clusters by strengthening the links between existing urban centres. We estimate they will be home to about 800 million people and account for more than 80 per cent of the country’s GDP in 2030.
Tue, 22 May 2018 01:00
Southeast Asia is getting ‘smart’ with urbanisation
APART FROM BEING a tourist hub, Phuket - in southern Thailand – is a classic example of the opportunities - and challenges - that come with the rapid urbanisation that is taking Southeast Asian economies by storm.
Thu, 03 May 2018 01:00
Clever city clusters may solve a global challenge
In a debate on “Urbanisation: Testing the City Cluster Model” that we (Asian Development Bank officials) participated in at the Boao Forum for Asia in South China’s Hainan province in April, all the panelists agreed that integrating cities and urban systems in coordinated city clusters is a global challenge.
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 08:44
Strong growth tipped for Thai lighting market
ASIA IS expected to contribute the highest growth in the global lighting market over the next three years, driven by urbanisation and the increased awareness of LED lighting as a means of promoting energy-savings initiatives, an industry figure says.
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 01:00
Urbanisation to drive growth in second cities
Experts say smaller cities could play important economic role
Sun, 26 Nov 2017 01:00
Mekong region cities ‘face same problems’
CITIES IN the Mekong River region are facing common challenges from urbanisation, experts say.
These cities are seeing their heritage roots disappear as they grow too quickly, and their residents don’t have the chance to set their own path for urban development.
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:00
Things are looking up for Otis Elevator
OTIS has expressed an optimistic outlook on the growing elevator market in Thailand, thanks to the Kingdom’s rapid urbanisation and government spending on new infrastructure projects.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:21
Stargazing keeps tourism looking up
BERLIN- With urbanisation gaining pace and air pollution clouding the view in major cities, contemplating the stars in a pitch-black sky is fast becoming a rarity that tour operators are banking on as a new selling-point.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 01:00
Health-related business will be among rising stars next year, UTCC predicts
AS THE country moves into a digital economy and is transformed by urbanisation and an ageing society, the rising stars in enterprise next year will be medical and beauty businesses, cosmetics and healthcare products, and e-commerce, according to a survey by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:00
Living tomorrow: urban residences from now on
AMID fierce competition in the real-estate industry, one of the factors operators need to take into account and follow at all times is the trend towards urbanisation, which breeds new social-behaviour patterns.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 01:01
ADB, Myanmar sign agreements to improve urban services in Mandalay
MANDALAY - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Myanmar have signed agreements for a US$60 million loan and $4 million grant to provide Mandalay - the country’s second largest city - with a sustainable, modern wastewater and drainage man
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:00
Singapore still among world's liveable cities
SINGAPORE - Singapore's score in a global ranking of livable cities has stagnated since 2011, which may make a difference to highly mobile top talent.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 01:00
Ecovacs Robotics aims to clean up in Thai market
TO CASH in on the growing trend of urbanisation and the use of robotics technology, not only in the manufacturing and service industries but also in household work, China-based Ecovacs Robotics is eyeing a significant expansion of its business into Thaila