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THAILAND'S SOLAR QUEEN DR WANDEE KHUNCHORNYAKONG INSPECTING ONE OF HER SOLAR FARMS

Thailand’s Solar Queen

Thailand’s Solar Queen

2015 is a big year for the climate change agenda. In December, negotiators will descend upon Paris to sign a new universal and legally binding treaty to tackle the issue. Yet as oil apologists and environmental campaigners dispute the impact of greenhouse gas emissions, business people are seizing the advantage of government subsidies to profit

ASEAN BEST AND WORST IN ICT

ASEAN encompasses huge variations in information and communication technology capabilities (ICT), according to a recent report from the World Economic Forum. In the 2015 Global Information Technology Report, ASEAN member countries ranked among the best and the worst on the Networked Readiness Index, which measures the capacity of countries to leverage ICT for increased competitiveness

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Playing Techno Catch Up?

With a largely young population who are inquisitive and increasingly tech savvy, does Cambodia have the potential to become a regional technology hub as it enters the ASEAN economic bloc? BY STEVE NOBLE cambodia is throwing its hat into the technology ring and tackling domestic and regional gaps in the sector. With increased government support, a

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The Techie Generation

A new generation of budding young entrepreneurs is rising in the form of tech-savvy businesses. ASEAN Forum meets some of the players in the burgeoning technology sector. BY MARISSA CARRUTHERS Heng Kong is representative of a growing number of young Cambodians. “Look at Mark Zuckerberg,” he says, referring to the man behind global social networking

THE PORSCHE CAYENNE

Porsche Revs into Phnom Penh

Importer Precision Cars (Cambodia) Limited unveiled the country’s first official Porsche dealership location in early 2015, commemorating the event by launching a new line of SUVs. Opened on 12 February, the Porsche Centre Phnom Penh signals another milestone in the country’s growing luxury car industry. The centre is the first location where Porsche owners in

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Going Underground

The Cambodian mining and exploration industry is only 10 years old, and now is starting to attract foreign investment as it progresses towards active mining. BY JESSICA SANDER Cambodia is not a country readily associated with its mineral and oil deposits, but this is something that may well change over the next few years, according to

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Cambodia’s Top Gear

From high-rise buildings to shopping complexes, Phnom Penh is slowly but surely morphing into an updated and unrecognisable city. Nowhere is this more evident than the narrow and cart-lined streets, where a growing number of cars and SUVs are edging out other forms of transport. BY JOANNA MAYHEW AND JESSICA SANDER “The time is now,”

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The Staple of Life

Cambodia’s rice has a global reputation for quality, having scooped consecutive titles as world best. However, as the regional rice war steps up a gear, will the country be able to cash in on its undisputed pedigree? BY MARISSA CARRUTHERS Rolling green paddy fields, sacks spilling over with rice and menus crammed full of various

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