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"The World Health Organization says the number of new covert nineteen cases continue to fold lost week with three point six million new cases reported globally down from four million new infections the previous week last week's drop marked the first substantial decline for more than two months with falling covert nineteen cases in every world region in its latest update on the pandemic released WHO's said there were major decreases in cases in two regions a twenty two percent full in the Middle East and a sixteen percent drop in south East Asia the U. N. health agency said there were just under sixty thousand deaths in the past week a seven percent decline I'm sorry I shockingly
"south east asia" Discussed on How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along
"Its first regime a ridiculously absurd lee strict version of interpretation of sharia law and even fellow muslims would disagree would soon muslims would say as far too strict and we see that in other countries around the middle east and the south east asia and parts of central europe but do we but even without the talibans credibly conservative interpretation of sharia afghanistan is still a conservative country. Islam is still a conservative has a lot of conservative adherence especially in central and western asia. Are there are there issues. Culturally that are keeping women oppressed just as much as the taliban if the taliban had not taken kabul yesterday this past weekend the past twenty years. You're saying that only forty percent of girls were attending school. That means that there's a problem beyond simply. The taliban is that right culturally. There's an issue there is first of all they're still out of fear of the taliban were present as i said so. There is that concern as well. There's accessibility there. In distance. children from school there's economic cost There is religion play for poorer cultural issues conservative values. So it's it's a broad ready and got the last thing. I'm gonna do tom defend ever but but i guess i'm saying these issues of women's rights. Our president.
Facebook undersea cable to boost South East Asia internet
"Big Yuria tech giants will be spending big money to better connect with Southeast Asia, Facebook and Google are planning the late two huge subsidy cables that will link the West Coast to Singapore and Indonesia and area that is having a major uptick in smartphone usage. The cables from Echo and by Frost transpacific will increase data capacity between the region's by 70% and improved Internet reliability. According to Facebook. The two cable should be in place by the end of 2024
"south east asia" Discussed on Women on the Line
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"south east asia" Discussed on Women on the Line
"Feminists and and social justice activists in australia. Do also show solidarity do the struggles that lgbtq community s- in south east asia or are facing at the festival features were works of art. That depict our lives. But you know behind these are groups are the actual lived realities actual struggles actual actual life of of queer people in southeast asia. So yeah we would love for the listeners to show solidarity through to us by especially with what's happening in in myanmar for instance A lot of folks in in myanmar are at the front lines of the protests for democracy. So what better way to show solidarity the than to express support for me and more. Lgbtq people ivanka laney. Is that anything that you would like to add before we wrap up today's interview. I think my last word will be southeast asia queer cultural festival secrecy. F twenty twenty. One is a intend to bridging the space of activism and culturally so We really call on the listeners. Who support our You can spread the words about these festival. visit the festival website and seek. Ucf dot net But you also can you know farther Support our cost. Support our work. You may be can also donate to our organizations that organize these festival how to donate you can a Dot org and there is a donate button that you can just click out By donating support our coasts and our work One of them is this secrecy festival. Yeah this festival again belongings We want to show the world that edgy beat. The i q is part of the regional. Identity. we're not Come from westerns. We are where these lgbt it or sexual orientation and gender identity ideas is not coming from the western. But we are here. We belong to the region and we belong to the national read a regional entities. You've been listening to festival coordinator. Ivanka custody are an asean sergei caucus advocacy and comes office at laney. Speaking to us from the philippines and indonesia about southeast asia queer cultural festival to attend the festival visit s. a. a q. say f. dot net and to donate to the asean sergey focused visit a s. a. n. s. urgency. I a c. A u. c. u. s. dot. Org.
"south east asia" Discussed on Women on the Line
"On community radio around australia. You'll listening to women on the line. This week were attending the southeast asia. Quia cultural festival running completely online from february thirteen too much attain. You would just listen to festival coordinator. Ivanka discussing festival programming next. We'll hear from laney advocacy and comms officer for the asean sergey caucus laney. Is that anything that you you're looking forward to your well Well i am. I'm really enjoying reading what Queer archive It's all about the queer story in indonesia so as indonesian. I am really really where this is. Sounds biased but you know the the word really important for Queer young people in indonesia but also in the region We can see the you know. We can flash back to the movement of the queer liberation square movement in indonesia not only in initial but also how it's connect andrew link due to the movement in the region so yeah I hope you all can enjoy days desk again. Search on our website Seek uc ethnic slash program. And you will find out And yes as s ivanka. Sane say home. Unbound is the one that i'm looking forward to it. Amazing and with the acquainted. Indonesia project i mean that as a lot of Images and texts and things like oldham old scenes are old. I mean it's amazing that we can just view everything from the festival online on the website. That certainly suits. May i can be disorganized in my my timing. So i'm very glad to be able to engage in my own time. I noticed as well. There's a a short film cold now at two men taka Which i just looked really beautiful. Would you like to talk a bit about that. Yeah there now. At yuma backer is the story of different artists in bandung in west java. actually The nine story. They have different story of wars. They have Different life experience But again from one story to another story you can find the line. We've seen so you know. When i read all of them because i read all of them already and i i was steer up With with the stories you know. Because it's it's it's really represented not only queer people in west java but most of queer people in indonesia. And i guess i suppose also in the region You know the how the queer people Lesbian transgender gay couple. You know they struggle a lot. We family acceptance. So yeah How iran way from their home Because you know the the family violence and et cetera but also how they struggle To be you know a Accept that as a family as who they are so the nine story. I you really need to do a really. it's actually. It's actually not on me the video. It's also a book story for those story but it's not available on our website you need to send us Email to get the book the photo stories of the To get you know. More sense of of the feelings of how the queer people struggles in in indonesia to be accepted by their family Why we don release it publicly. It is because of some of the Story in the book Well in a nutshell it might create a backlash. That's why we not release it publicly but if you wish If the woman online listeners wish to read these stories in the book not just in the video the book. Also now what you meant aca you can just send email to us and we would love to send the digital to you Thanks i'll be sending that email the show. I mean the so much on it. The festival is there anything else that you would like to talk about or share case. Yeah actually there's so much there. There's so much the festival that. I'm sure a lot of listeners would find really interesting. There's an apology called Being me a it's an anthology of short fiction by southeast asian year writers. And i love so much. It's filled with magical realism and indigenous mythology. It's also free for download on the website and the editors of this analogy are going to hold a live discussion on culture and colonial repression. The rule of fantasy and fiction Reclaiming lgbtq ice faces in southeast asia. it's happening on march seven at seven g. Gm d. e. sir. We've touched on some of the things that listeners can be involved in if they like to visit the website which again is s e. a qc dot net a to find all of this. Do you have any hopes in particular for listeners in australia. Who might engage with this material. What you would hope for them to experience. I guess i'm asking about solidarity From from people in in circled stralia to to create people throughout southeast asia. So further listeners. I think a bartrum experiencing the festival Be with really. Love is for.
"south east asia" Discussed on Women on the Line
"As as you say we received I think more than hundreds applicants. So that's why we had a lot of you know on rations when we select The artists for the sake. Ucf itself so we We ensure that the artist or the r. word that we selected is you know come from the very grassroots Voices from the very marginalized group among our community A thing we we receive some of the artwork from southeast asian artists but they live outside so these asian country right ivanka but unfortunately we really need to hear the voice from you know the queer community who are Struggle in their in their daily. Bestest here in the region. Let's talk about some of the wax or events that are featured in the festival. It's actually been going since some iran's from the thirteenth of february two the thirteenth of march. So it's already been going for a couple of weeks now But what can people still engaged with. What's coming up. What would you recommend so actually the way we designed the festival program dixon consideration the fact that you know lots of us are busy with work and so we wanted to make all the featured groups available on the website for viewing at the audiences leisure so we have a wide range of films of visual art performance art and literary worth again be viewed in on our website. It's cdc s dot net sea qcif dot net to gun just go there and Browse through and read and watch and experience all the features works if we have on the website and we also have Quite a lot of live events so only a few of them have actually taken place the best two weeks. We still have about them more than are happening. So in terms of what the live events that are coming up in the program. What are the things you're looking forward to the most I actually looked forward through. I hope i don't sound like i'm playing favorites of course excited about the live event. Offerings that are going to happen the next week. But i'm very much looking forward through the southeast asia drag show Whole unbound so dragged show features eleven drag artists from all over the reasons Their kings and queens from from different southeast asian countries and they all will perform their fabulous fakes on the festival theme belongings. I saw the drag shirt. It looks like it will be amazing and the image. That said that one is definitely extremely found something to look forward to fish. Oh yeah also also very much looking forward to the queer poetry reading. That's being organized by the editor of one of the featured works for the festival It's a brilliant anthology of queer southeast asian poetry by aid art so as slash art. It's edited by reggie della vigna full web from singapore in the philippines. So eight bar is actually happening on. It's happening on march. Six six of march eleven am gmt less eight. So in the poetry reading a lot of bullets who contributed to the analogy will be featured and Actually what i love most about the analogy is that it's very by me. Because it explored how clear lions have been changed by the pandemic. So it's it's a really brilliant collection and the analogy is actually on our website. It's three for free. Downloaded free to be read shared Just go to.
"south east asia" Discussed on Women on the Line
"Cavs films literary anthologies visual art music drag queen archives performance out and from all across the region to take us through this right if content we head to the philippines and indonesia to speak with festival coordinator. Ivanka customer deer and lena zulia advocacy and comes officer for the acs soggy caucus a network of human rights activists from across the southeast asia. Hi hi everyone made me miss inbound guy from the philippines identify as non binary and my ounce or the them I am d. coordinator for the southeast asia. Fear cultural festival is going on march thirteen. Hello underline listeners. I am lena zulia. I'm actually the advocacy and comes officer for us and so you cocoa's for this festival. I work with ivanka as Calms team for the festival. Amazing thanks so much for joining us. on the To have you both to start. What is what is the southeast asian. Quick throw festival so the southeast asia your cultural festival or seek you after short because quite a mouthful it has the theme belongings and it is a virtual festival that celebrates fear culture heritage and belonging in south east asia. it will feature such a diverse An amazing set of over forty queer artists and activists from all over the region have artists from cambodia philippines vietnam indonesia thailand singapore malaysia in myanmar and the festival actually came about as Response through how we're people in southeast. Asia are often marginalized excluded and persecuted by governments by The society in general and wanted to have A platform where in beacon challenge this exclusion in verse acution through Featuring the works of clear artists recognizing that fear artists and cultural workers play a crucial role in challenging challenging marginalization in the region and also recognizing their role in activision in general and oftentimes. The work of artists are often overlooked when you talk about activists Doors and strategies. So let me more about the festival theme belongings so the festival team is actually a play on the words being longings belonging. And it's our way of being And and shutting spotlight unclear heritage in southeast asia reclaiming reimagining insisting on fear belonging in the region and the online festival. Actually comes the crucial dime with endemic. That that's going on right now The pandemic brought so much Hardships and isolation in the already. The end end struggling. Lgbtq community decent the region and also at the time when the demographic struggles are intensifying. All over the region you may have heard of what's happening in myanmar and thailand indonesia and other countries in their agent who are currently fighting for democratic rights and So the festival provide some much needed space for southeast asian clear folks and allies the company under and show up for each other in in mutual solidarity at this time. It seems like a virtual space For solidarity as you mentioned to take take the place of some of the physical spaces that may have been lost due to covid and it does seem like there is so much happening in the region at the moment and so much happening in the festival. You mentioned. there's over forty office. What was the process. Like of finding the oddest to a participating. And how how did it all come together. So actually the initial plan was to have physical festival. Reading wanted to have a physical space. Where where your artists from all over. The reason can fly. In and showcase their works the pandemic the not make that possible for us so we decided on a virtual platform which coincidentally in thankfully also made the festival more accessible to more clear folks in southeast asia and at the start of the process we actually had a a call for applications that we send out in various platforms. We shared widely. So we asked queer artists. Do they're interested in lying for the festival. And then we had like. I think a month long process of of accepting applications and then we have on board Ease of advisory board member who helped us select the artists that he want to feature and support For the festival so we have a lot of considerations because we receive so much applications and we were really really grateful that there was such a great interest in the festival but he also had a lot of considerations and one of our major considerations really trying to ensure that marginalized communities even within the lgbtq community are represented among the festival artists so we gave special attention. Queer folks experience intersecting forms of more realizations in the brushlands so we are offerings actually are festival artists. Have you will find death. Lgbt iq artists A lot of chance in non binary artists Yeah maybe leaning would like more thing you you ever everything..
"south east asia" Discussed on Women on the Line
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Myanmar foreign minister visits Thailand, first trip since coup
"Has made monse military genta underestimated. Just how strong and sustained resistance can be to the coup. They mounted at the start of this month. The now appears to be a solid disavow civil disobedience movement determined to fill the streets and campaign for the return of the deposed government. Well in response to this the gentrys looking overseas for support. Its foreign minister headed to thailand on wednesday for talks so for more. I'm joined the line by glen. Were robinson monaco's bangkok correspondent has been monitoring the situation for as closely in neighboring men and. Hello glen gadaffi bag. Good morning. just tell us a little bit more about the fact that the foreign minister has traveled is it isn't acknowledgement. Isn't it that men mar has a problem. It doesn't know how to solve well. That is definitely true. i would call in the industry as yet because about a countries around the world and not even recognizing the regime pets representative of for foreign affairs own however some some countries are referring to him. It was a very Abruptly arraigned Anything which was kind of fun on on people. And i think the thais also shell shocked i. The whole thing was put together very quickly. They happen to be also amazing. Raised with the indonesian foreign minister. Who seem to be taking some initiatives to try and organize the ozzy on group of ten countries in south east asia to Try to get together. Mediate with the hundred Which you know. The country is a member of the on and try and get some kind of proposal going So follow the the lines coming out of that kind of shuttle diplomacy highly encouraging because The plan is apparently to propose that The hunter speaks to its earlier. Promised to hold an election within a year and and proceed with restoring democracy. Of course nobody believes them. And there's already been house of dismay from the protest movement in any thoughts plan rented head. What the protest movement want is for the international community not to recognize the winter as a legitimate government and to Don't accept them in As the government of there's some there's some Room for more tension arising from that But yesterday was indeed a very confusing day in bangkok with planes coming. In and out the nation foreign minister here the Foreign policy representative and a lot of speculation about what they were talking about.
Emerging Opportunities and Exciting Business Lessons with John-Paul Iwuoha
"Now. We are talking about africa. I wanna know john paul. Why why do we need to keep africa on our radar very interesting question. So one one thing that keeps me. Loyal to entrepreneurs on fire is the quality of stories and experiences of ultra preneurs. Who've made it that's one big reason. Why listen and. I'm also sure that's why many people listen to the show but interesting is what being on entrepreneur means that you're able to live in the now and also prepare for future so it's almost impossible to think about the future and nothing about and here's why when you look at the population of the world. Africa correctly has the youngest population of people. Right now sixty percents of people on the continent of the age of twenty five. So this is more or less looking at china. Before china became china up to date china more or less the second biggest economy in the world the factory of the world and all of that so you can imagine that people who saw china. The china became china. Actually the ones who got in on the meat of the game. So that's exactly what africa represents but more importantly there have been events in the past couple of years that have put africa in the centerpiece. The very most the most recent one which is very interesting is covid now all the time most companies have built their supply chains around china and south east asia but then when it hits it was obvious that supply chains with very vulnerable. And if you're going to diversify your supply chain. It's impossible not to look at africa if you're looking at affordable label if you look at them. The truck symmetry of the continental either north america or europe. And what are the means. Most countries on the continent either speak english or french and these are more or less global line. Which is you're going to penetrate any of the big markets and. It's really now happening. Because what the chinese are doing is the chinese. Market is starting to specialize in advanced high-tech stuff. I most of those low cost production that brought business the whole of storing from america. When are beginning to see going to places like vietnam. Bangladesh and other countries in southeast asia. But then you cannot forgo a population of one point three billion people which is what africa presents and what we're seeing is some companies setup accretions within the african continent places like rwanda at the opium ghana senegal. And what they're doing is they are preparing. These guys are digging for the future and one interesting. That's happened in the last four years in america. Is the people in africa. So in america when you think about africa the image that comes to mind is charity and philanthropy. Africa needs. Needs help and help and help. So the approach of the americans this time and even europe has been to help africa give africa aid. Give them all of that. What the chinese are doing is they're coming with more or less trade and business and things. What africa needs really because you have this population of very young people enterprising people. I mentioned that sixty percent of the world's uncle beats at arable. Land is in africa so in most parts of the world with maxed out the land space. Yes we're doing. We're using technology and other means to increase the yield on the land. But when we're talking about virgin space. Federal land arable land. Most of it is still in africa. Still cultivated and we're looking at a global population that is set to double back at least by the time we reach two hundred fifty or more according to the un and if we do not keep pace with globe with population growth would amount of food were producing then the world is going to be faced with serious threat of hunger so these are just a few examples of why africa needs to be on your rita. Yes so thinking about now. It's great but you're thinking about the future you need to remember that even before could hit five of the top. The top ten fastest growing economies in the world when africa. These are not really things. We've seen the mainstream media. Why i'm happy that chain. Is that the approach of the chinese in africa. Doo controversial is a big difference. This guy's coming here boots on the ground and they're dealing with the market. The previous relationship with africa has been to deal with africa's governments give african governments money for age and they develop africa unfulfilled years. It's never happened instead. It's helped enhance corruption. A sense of entitlement and dependency so most of the problems never get so because that's free money free money fluent in from europe money flowing in from north america so what people like us exist to do is to show that the people we should be voting. For with our money is the entrepreneur's they're the ones who have the incentive and the motivation to really solve africa's problems and guess what's global money starting to call me and i'm sure many ago minova listeners. On on on entrepreneur no stripe the big global player in in payments strike just acquired an african company. Niger company for two hundred million dollars. That's a major exit and it's stories like this that are starting to prove that africa is not a charity case. Africa is opportunity. The programs are trying to solve through eight. Actually need to be solved through entrepreneurship and the process. We create more jobs more wealth and greeted big happier world john. Let's talk about what you see as the most interesting opportunities that exist right now. I mean you talked about a lot of opportunities. I love how you really are hammering home. The fact that entrepreneurship is what is going to turn africa around and really bring that continents into the as we move forward into twenty twenty one and beyond but specifically what are the one or two most interesting and fascinating opportunities in the business world that you're seeing right now. The first interesting one is more or less. I talked about it earlier. In terms of africa's potential to produce food because right now we're looking for the next food basket of the world and one interesting that africa offers is the or what's we've we now know as superfoods so for example there's a grain that's grown in west africa. It's a green code for new now. This green is so rich in cultural significance for example when the tombs of ancient in jim ships are more or less opel excavated amongst other materials. Like honey. and things like that four new for new f- who is one of the greens that it that the ancient egyptians actually put in the the pyramids in the borough chambers of dead feroz. That's tell you how important it was back. Then this is like one of the longest growth one of the greens has been grown the longest in history almost five thousand years now. The reason why new is important is when you look at the american market and european market more or less developed world and you see how important health and wellness is this all about eighteen. Organic food. Gluten free food and things like that you announced that to see if like for new is actually superfood but in africa is grown by people in africa eating by people that i start to see what america has done with them a green assira like we know what which is more or less breakfast zero before quinoa became like a blockbuster serial in america it had the same profile as phone. You in south america. So what we're beginning to see. Is they celebrate to ship in. New york is named spear pm. He's now taken for neo his packaged. It's not just in its physical formats but in the narrative that used salads and last year. I think it's early this year. It got the national distribution across the united states in whole foods. You know to distribute this kind of food and new just one. I know listeners may be familiar with moringa which is another superfood. it grows in the wild in africa. We really take you for granted over yet. But then we've sent entrepreneurs coming here and repackage it into something that selling like a lot because it resonates resonates with the health and wellness movements the big trend going on in the
"south east asia" Discussed on The Great Indian Marketing Show
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"south east asia" Discussed on The Great Indian Marketing Show
"Who would fly. The delhi would then fly emphasis bengal. Not and then tell block. They will have to visit this. It became a of call for every head of state. So that's kind of exposure guard dead. So i wrote this thing. We should in student award like this. Our biggest clients in the us. Or let's start with the us to do one us. The north america was largest percentage of revenue in rest of the world combined residue but we have no am so i had category that the criteria and i said okay we need a partner because your brand is not a global brand yet so i said i d you need a credible partner i said. Why don't we good education institute. Like a howard wattana someone or a stanford which has more tech and get them to partner with us and then negative when she came hydrogen this night the next morning. I president jesse politics. She's a big name in india marketing now and they love the idea. Jesse took an office and under mitterand. Guy to legend ron moody right. I was sitting in my pants. But i presented to him..
"south east asia" Discussed on The Great Indian Marketing Show
"Ninety nine with cup. We'll switzer joining forces student marketing for them across europe. Back in the day you manage the budget of three million years the curious to know. How did you go about making those coward drives happened. What does the spread of the budget like. What are the big wins that you saw twenty years back almost two decades back when the campaign ran it'll be fined to go back opinion those memories. You're making an old man really jog back his memories but it'd be a fascinating right on lane so if i go back to ninety nine so i finished my b. school and i had a replacement offer from guided. My summers there so probably. They didn't find anybody better than me. Because i was actually used this. The give take him out of sheer laziness. And so i got the job as management genie in raising investi. And i'm not sure. How many management duties the listening to this. I hated every second of my existence in that first year in that job do learnt might create this life lessons from that flows job. So let me know disagreed. What did it venue the management. Greenie getting Getting paid seven thousand rupees months and even then it is not a lot of money. Okay people keep saying romanticizing adaptable to a lot of money. No even ninety nine seven hundred a month was not at all okay so i had recently making no money. I worked fifty beacons fifty two weekends. I was log so hard as a management training. That i fainted in office twice and i was in my mid twenty seven getting from one to the other and the offense. I haven't slept for many nights before. And i was under so much stress. 'cause everything's calmed down to you. You go and climbs in india How does now but at that time at least had a nasty habit of calling me to their office which was the other belly at six to seven in the evening. Just been to peace..
Business Lessons with Michael Teoh
"Michael is served fortune. Five hundred companies across forty one countries. Michael take a minute and filling for the tidbits about your law. Thank you so much andrew into all of you listening to this podcast and watching our interview right now lonzo doctrine that's a piece greeting from where i'm from kuala lumpur malaysia nestled in the heart of asia. Just in between singapore and thailand. A little bit tidbit about me is that i'm very grateful. Where during one of my productivity trainings. That i deliver to leaders around the world. It happened in malaysia. On one fine day. Web president barack obama actually visited my training. The president came for half an hour and it left me pleasantly surprised. Though i was shocked and i didn't know what to say for the next one minute. It was an awkward silence but the president gave his signal that i could carry on and then i carried the session on for the next thirty minutes and then the president came up took the stage gave his speech and we had a great time to connect with each other he gave a very very kind testimonial to the work that i was doing for the valla people because at the end of the day andrew really. I believe it's people like us many hardworking people out there watching this interview right now. Who's listening in. We are the ones that make the world goes round. We are the ones that put food on the table and we are the ones that really the movers and shakers many of us unsung heroes again. Thank you again andrew. And that's one of the reasons why i wanted. I was so excited to agree to be given this opportunity even to appear on your show again. Thank you andrew fantastic. You know. it's an interesting thing. Michael that as a financial guy. A lotta times. I spent my and i've spent my years during the performance of companies. And you know what. I've come to learn over. The years is that financial success has to do with two things number one the leader of the company if it's a bad leader in a bad direction that they choose. It's very hard to have strong. Financial success true so number one is the leader and the number two thing. is that what i've learned. In my opinion you don't need superstars. You need good qualified people but what you need is coordination amongst the management team. That's if you have a good leader and coordination amongst the land management team. That is the secret sauce. And so for all those people listening out there. If you think you're gonna find it in a financial statement. It's not there. Because remember as i always teach in my teaching of people in management i always say and particularly to my finance students finance adds no value. And what i mean by that is that finance is a mirror it is a reflection it is a way. It is a feedback mechanism for management team to judge the impact of their decisions. So i like people to understand particularly financial people. I know a lot of financial friends. Listen to this podcast. I want financial. People always keep in mind. That finance is a supporting function. Just as much as human resources and others and if you go into business only with a focus on finance you'll never get there but if you go into business with focus on management leadership strategy in building a team. That works together. It's unstoppable spot on andrew spa and also. I think you know the other thing about i. I often say to small and medium-sized businesses. Never fear giant businesses. Yeah they are so messed up. They can't easily coordinate. The activities of their management team and of the different business units a very difficult thing to do and they've also fallen prey to the the idea of. Kpi's in the sense that everybody has a key performance indicators that they're pushing and all the sudden you have everybody working hard in their own area but few people thinking about how to coordinate that effort and that's why the coordination of the management team is what really can said a small medium sized business apart and make an impact anyways. Those are those. What's your i mean. You've you've done a lot with large as well as small and medium-sized businesses. What are some of the takeaways. Let's just say there's there's listeners here to do have small and medium-sized businesses. What are some of the things that you've learned over the years. I believe one of the things. Andrew that i've just had the fortune to work with is with fortune. Five hundred companies as you mentioned across forty one countries and i agree with you spot on and you mentioned some of these large companies. They have a lot of challenges when they're not coordinated or even if the global headquarters is shoes a directive but when it comes to a localization part if they do not work or respect local partners to work with it doesn't work and one thing i find having coach one hundred fifty. Sme's during this pandemic because it is during this time where truth be told andrew if you would ask me. Is it my first preference to work with sms. Truth be told. It's not reason being because during this pandemic when it hit malaysia we ran into a lot now immediately all out. Huge corporate clients decided to freeze training. Funds decided to freeze employees development funds. And i realized that s my business was suffering yet. I didn't wanna give up so what i felt was. Hey if the big boys or the big corporates are not able to pay me. Where else can i bring my company. Where else can pivot. And where else can i add tremendous value. Because i'm a believer if you wanna get paid in. Whatever you're doing do not ask us of what people could give you but instead ask what you can give people so i started asking myself. What value can i give. And that was. When i realized that a lot of sme's struggling they were shutting down. And then i realized that. I coach i train. I guide a lot of bit. Corporates on sales marketing on how to happen entrepreneurial jal thinking and i thought i'm just going to bring all this formula that i've learned from all these big companies and i'm going to localize it personalized to sme's and that was how we help them generate five to six figures revenue during the time when everyone was closing shop independent lockdown that hit malaysia. And then people heard about us across the region and that was how we got invited across south east asia and part of the united states to do trainings consulting and even some mentoring virtually. But if you were to ask me what i really respect from. Sme's that were willing to at least fight. During this pandemic is their willingness that openness to be jal and to be nimble and to assure a-team that things are going to be uncertain. They're going to be uncertain if physician change of a drop of a hat. They must have be emotional audacity the strength to cope with it and to just have that faith that better things will come
Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation at Rolls-Royce
"Welcome to the cyber-security weekly podcast. I'm jay leno podcasting from singapore today and today we are very privileged to have dr becky bengal who is the president of south east asia pacific and south korea at rose to join us in the podcast. He repeats sharing with us. The work in a digital transformation and the recent ai breakthrough in ethics and trustworthiness at ross writes thank. You thought the bengals for joining us in the podcast today to be here for many of our listeners. dr bandou rose. Rice name has a long lasting romance and history going back to the first car built more than one hundred years ago but the motos business was separated out some time ago in nine thousand nine hundred seventy three. I believe and rose rises. Now in the business of pioneering the power that matters so tell us more about the journey business. That rose is in today and your role as the president of south east asia pacific and south korea at rose rice. Well has been rooted in engineering since we established in eighteen. Eighty four and this expertise has evolved the business to become one of the world's leading industrial technology company that we today and as the president for the region covering southeast asia pacific and south korea. I'm responsible for the regional strategy our external relations and governance of all our operations across the three businesses that we have civil aerospace is one of them manufactures of ever engines for large commercial aircraft on our regional jets and business aviation and we have decades of engineering expertise to take us through life through life. Service and support solutions for customers in the defense were market-leading aero-engines for military transferring control labor's including combat helicopter applications. I'm needles and power systems. Where leading provider of high speed reciprocating engines providing complete propulsion systems distributed energy solutions. So you can say that we. We have a diverse but volume that includes civil defense and power system and it is because w that our activities have tremendous impact on the world today and tomorrow we have always pursued clean safe and competitive solutions and we believe our technology will be fundamental in helping society transition to the low carbon future. And we're not going to do this on our own. We're going to do this. In partnerships and global partnerships to collaborate and co create solutions and with the regional hub. That we have here in singapore. We've developed collaborations with government agencies untucked -demia like a star and anti eu and us to pursue advanced research and technology in daytime smart manufacturing electrical systems. You touch on engine. That paolo many other products across the road strikes businesses. And i believe including aircraft of course and i imagine that you have been collecting analyzing the performance data of your engines for that case and in fact i see from one of your rolls royce presentation that you have been collecting data for some seventy trillion data points across twenty-sixth dimensions on your engines. So i think our listeners will be interested to know how you been. Harnessing that power data to make sense of this of information and into insight and action. And i believe in many ways is supplying the data to a machine learning throughout the life cycle of the engine from the initial stage of designed to manufacturing to maintenance repair. Overhaul that's right so we we've been applying data analytics for more than thirty years and using ai. With our real time engine. Health monitoring system but service w. lunch to back in nineteen ninety nine and our ai. Capabilities are deeply embedded into products and services so they aren't visible And not widely. Now we're able to monitor six thousand to eight thousand flights every day which is equivalent to monitoring three thousand engines in the sky at any one time so we have multiple sensors on board that continuously relay inflammation with were able to analyze five million data promises from our engines every day and we used to provide insights to our engineers for future development and services that we provide for our customers. But it's not just about the asian and the behavioral for engines. Current work includes applying a with a dedicated team that we have inside rolls royce school the day to labs to improve the risk management in supply chains predict market demand improved the efficiency of our operations and more recently nepal systems. Father of the business. We've been applying a on microbes making our industrial powered technology more reliable and sustainable and in the future we see a. I will continue to evolve. Play a bigger role especially as we saw increasing use of cloud based services which will be governed by data ethics framework and this becomes really essential and today more than two hundred projects that are starting to apply more and more of Framework so
As South Africa's virus spikes, president bans liquor sales
"Has re imposed a ban on the sale of alcohol and ordered the closure of all bars those and other restrictions have been put in place to help the country. Battler of the corona virus. South africa has also confirmed the appearance of new variant that makes the virus more infection anymore infectious in south east asia.
Chuck Yeager, first pilot to break sound barrier, has died at age 97
"We're talking about sam sheppard because the former. Us air force officer died yesterday at the age of ninety seven talking about chuck yeager on october fourteenth nineteen forty seven yeager became the first pilot to break the speed of sound as he flew the experimental bell x one rocket plane over morocco. Dry lake in california. He said the ride was nice. Just like riding fast in a car. The pilot later commanded fighter squadrons in germany and south east asia during the vietnam war and was promoted to brigadier general in nineteen sixty nine. Yeager was awarded the silver star the distinguished flying cross the bronze star the air medal and the purple heart president harry. Truman awarded him. The collier air trophy in december of nineteen forty eight for his breaking the sound barrier he also yeager received the presidential medal of freedom in one thousand nine hundred eighty five wants reflecting on his life accomplishments. Yeager said quote. I was just lucky kid who caught the right ride. Incredible life joe. Before he broke the sound barrier he was a fighter pilot in world war. Two joined out of high school grew up in west. Virginia flew missions over western. Europe was shot down in. France escaped with help from the french resistance into spain. Truly truly an extraordinary almost cinematic life that he lived and just an extraordinary life. If you haven't seen the right stuff the movie take some time out and watch. Leave it or not. I have just an extraordinary story about an extraordinary
League of Legends Worlds Preview - Bracket Stage
"Well, I promised the world's recap before the bracket stages and now it's time to deliver. I'm it rains is the Esports when it presented by E Sports Network first, we have to go through groups for people unfamiliar with the League of Legends world's format two teams get to advance through the group stage over for groups. That means eight teams have advanced down these groups were created through finishes in the splits and through play and qualifiers five Regional leagues account for the vast majority of teams, eu-china Korea and in Southeast Asia and North America off of North America sent three teams, two groups and three teams are headed right back home team liquid flyquest and TSM were the three n a representatives and each has been eliminated. It's a poor showing for the life in a and shows any as clearly fallen behind the other three major regions. Now before I get too ahead of myself, let's go through the groups individually group a saw China's tuning in Europe G to Advanced Team Liquid. Most pulled out a miracle of an advance after a poor start but ultimately finished with a record of three and three just a half-game behind g2s 4 and 3 in group be damned own gaming from Korea took the top spot with JD game from China in second Eves Rogue and PSG Talent from South East. Asia were eliminated group seesaw. Korea's Genji and used fanatic Advanced. China's lgd game about finished third and and he's biggest disappointment TSM finished fourth going entirely windlass at Owen six brutal finally group d t o p e Sports from China took first dog Rex from Korea in second and five Quest finished third with a record of three and three just like liquid. Although that one wasn't quite as close now group also saw the only other winless team unicorns of love to join TSM and unicorns of love was to be expected as they were the only team from outside of a major region with the unicorns coming from Russia. So breaking it down by region brings us down to just three leagues Europe's wage. Two teams Advance out of a possible for China's LPL had three teams Advance Auto possible for and Korea's lck had all three teams Advance. Well groups are a round-robin best of one set up in Brackets. We do a best-of-five that's a bunch different strategy than that round-robin format. It'll be interesting to see how teams adjust the games will start tomorrow morning at 3 a.m. Pacific time. That's 6 a.m. On the east coast and 4 p.m. On Thursday in Shanghai where the games are actually being held that will be the time of every match up in World from this point on unfortunately before we dive into the matchups for clarity purposes every record and finish. I mentioned will be from the summer split. It's the best marker of a team's current form and has the biggest impact on Worlds. The spring split is also important, but it can get confusing when mentioning where teams finished in two different playoffs and in two different regular seasons. So as I go through these matchups and I talked about Where they finished every single finish will be from the summer split or the summer playoffs with that being said, let's get into the matchups. Tomorrow's match will pit to Korean teams against each other day and woke my brother's overall pick to win the championship will take on d r x demo and finish first in the lck this year with DRX right behind them in the regional finals Daniel and swept DRX. Let's see if they can do again with the pressure of world still you have to go in assuming damn wants a favorite here. Friday morning is another Regional matchup this time two teams from China and swooning and JD gaming swimming has an emerge as a dark horse in world after beating out favorite G2 in group a but JD gaming is also dominant the team finished second in the LPL and lost a close finals match against t o p e sports team swept shooting earlier in those same playoffs. It's JD gaming is the favor but soon he has quite a bit of momentum right now. So that'll be an interesting matchup to watch Saturday. We get to the first of the western teams playing as fanatic takes on t e e e Sports man if fanatic pulls this off it'll be insane. No doubt about it. This would be the biggest upset of the bracket stage by a pretty considerable margin t o p finished first in the LPL found when the playoffs that's an incredibly impressive feat as the opl is considered the best region for all of League of Legends Esports. T o p e sports are the favorites to win the event according to a few betting places. I checked out a genetic is going to have a very tough task. But if they pull it out expect to see a Reddit thread with 30000 up votes when you wake up on Saturday morning and our final matchup is to Orcs. Most of our listeners will probably recognize Europe's G2 and Korea's Genji. It's two absolute Powerhouse is here gin. She has finally regained form after a restructuring from the days of Samsung Galaxy and G2 went to the finals berth. She ran and ran you're basically all year long if these two teams weren't playing each other. I'd be rooting for them both in their bracket matchup. Unfortunately, one of them has to go home the oddsmakers have G to a slight Edge, but this one should be super close process of the people changing their sleep schedules for this match ups. They truly could not have picked a worse time for me on the west coast, but I'll be trying to catch a few if I can once the dust off of next week. You can expect a recap of the quarterfinals, but
"south east asia" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Rocky's Radio Network. Species. You know, it's interesting as time goes on, with each revelation, each discovery of a new species in the study of human evolution that family tree gets bushier and bushier and Bush here way find that in the past It wasn't a matter of just one species occupying centre stage and then then relinquishing that stage to another species that comes along or that arises. From it, but rather there were. There was a whole litany of characters interacting on the stage or occupying different parts of it, partitioning the landscape, each with a different image. And the flip side of that coin is that We are also discovering that many of these branches on this now very bushy tree have persisted until much more recently, then we've ever appreciated in the past, so Example, there was a new discovery of a Neanderthal site in in northern Siberia that dated two, possibly as young as 10,000 years ago. I think the discovery that really drove this home. The very dramatic discovery was Homo floresiensis, The little Hobbit from Indonesia Greet stand The skeleton. One of the most complete skeleton representing that species, was dated to somewhere between 13 and 18,000 years ago, which Just really set people back on their heels because It bears a striking resemblance to a very late Australopithecus scene. Early Homo, which Were thought to have been extinct. You know, 2.5 million years ago, and yet here one shows up just Ah, Couple of 10,000 years ago in right right under our nose literally. In South East Asia. So, um, it it illustrates the point. It drives the point home that The rule rather than the exception through the history of, uh through prehistory. I should say there have been multiple species sharing sharing the landscape. Multiple species of Hom annoyed. And that in fact, today, while we tend to Teo think you know, the textbooks say that we're the last hominid standing where the last player on the on the stage It may be that we still do. In fact, just as in the past share that stage with several other species such as Sasquatch, Yeti year and all modesty. I mean the names the local names multiply. But it's uh it's fascinating. It's intriguing setting. It caught the attention of the editor of New Science magazine. Uh, and they they recognize this is really a pertinent and pressing question of this. 20 per century. Sure, as you think, Jeffrey when the time comes, and this creature is found or bones are found that people will say This is not an animal. This is more human than anything. Well, that's very possible. You know, I've I've held to the working hypothesis The null hypothesis if you will. For some time. Ah, the You know the popular gigantic pit ficus theory. The notion that this is a great ape and I and I still think that Whatever this is, whether it's a great ape, or whether it is a early human ancestor like, say, a robust australopithecines something that has I've taken a different strategy to making a living in the environment, then has the genus Homo. Once Homo appeared 2.5 million years ago. You know there was this strong from there on there was a strong trajectory of reduction in the size of the jaws and the teeth. Together with enlargement of the brain and the use of tools, the use of the the advent of a material culture and that I mean, that was Martin Parcel of what? It was to be a member of the genus Homo. Everything about Sask watch, uh about you know, the ring pen deck and and many of these other Uh, species suggests that they are bereft of any of those. A coup treatments that they didn't have tool didn't have material culture and most of their behaviours, as described by witnesses could readily be accommodated. Within the behavioral repertoire of no name. Now there's an exception to that. I mean, that's a Zeiss suggested there were, there are potentially multiple species. Multiple relics out there, and one of those is quite intriguing, which is the almost E over in in Russia in Asia, which descriptions do in fact. Ah stow it with some of those more humanlike characteristics. That is. There are stone tools that are attributed To, uh, these creatures. There was a British archaeologist Maira Shockley, who was doing research in the Altai Mountains. And you know she was collecting these Stone spear points and when she showed them to the To the locals. They failure. The almost make those will the spear points. If there was no other context would be attributed to Neanderthal. So it's very possible that that Some of these Creatures may represent a relic population of Neanderthals or a closely allied species, which, again with the multiplication of species. We have other potential candidates like the Dominus E. Um Ah. Excuse me, The Dennis Evans, The dominus. He worried a bit earlier than that. But the Dennis events that have Yielded their DNA to researchers quite recently. Jeff, tell me a little bit about the work of John Bidder nickel in what he does well, Dr Bender Nagel is a wildlife biologist. He now resides on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. And he has Interesting they followed. A similar parallel path is some of my career development when it comes to, uh, the Sasquatch question, but from a different perspective, mined from Anatomy and anthropology is from the perspective of ah of a wildlife biologist. He's written to extremely influential on DH must read books. One, which really couches. The question of Sasquatch as a North American aid from the Perspective of a wildlife biologist. He navigates the primate literature very deftly, and his second book is quite interesting it it delves more into the philosophy of science. And the process of discovery.
"south east asia" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"High of 81 degrees 74 in cloudy This's W. C FM, HD and and New York. The American composer Carl Stone, who's based part of the time in Japan, has made his name over the years with a Siri's of pieces for computer, often built on pre recorded sounds. Everything from Michael Jackson to Mozart that he feeds into the computer and slices and dices and turns into something new. This piece is a little different from Carl Stone. It's called Fujii can and this is the final section of something that Karl has been rolling out over the course of the last couple of years. Where he traveled through East Asia and South East Asia, recording various singers performing traditional folk songs and then accompanies them with his own kind of wavering Elektronik soundscape. The resulting work has AH Kind of sense of suspended time. Very Japanese idea, But it also has a timeless quality because of the combination of the very modern sounds of the electronics and that most basic and organic of instruments, the voice. That is a combination. You'll hear in each of the pieces in the next hour on this edition of new Sounds. I'm John Shaffer. Glad you've joined us Stay with us for this Carl Stone piece coming up in just a bit. Let's start, though,.
Japan's Prime Minister resigns for health reasons
"It is a week or so since Japan's longest-serving, Prime Minister Shinzo are announced that he would be standing down for health reasons that discreet interval having elapsed those who fancy succeeding him as leader of the Liberal Democratic Party and therefore Prime Minister of beginning to make themselves known among the first out of the traps is Yoshi suger currently chief cabinet secretary already seen as the favorite the former foreign, Minister Fumio Kishida and former. Defense. Minister Shapiro she but also like their chances, the decision is due on. September. Fourteenth joining me with more is molecules Tokyo bureau chief. Your New Wilson. Fiona is this the one horse race that some are already calling it? Yes, I'm afraid I think it is amazing. Things have happening over the last couple of days in Japan you're right there are three key people standing but really the LDP party, the party executives have swung into action and pretty much. So not the race for Soga to win it's going to be very difficult for him to lose the L. TPS. Famously, it's got these factions seven factions and it seems that saga although he only just a matter of hours go announced. His candidacy seems he's already secured. Five of the seven factions. Votes can be quite hard to beat him and yesterday that was an amazing meeting of the Executive Council of the Party and they decided not to bother with the votes from the rank and file, which really sent a clear signal because among the rank and file issue the former defense minister, he's the top choice. He's also the top choice with the public. He pulls much higher than Sukkur and clearly the party Did Not want him to win. So the in a way it's been rigged actually the vote and it's very good news for Soga and not for anyone else standing on that point though if Ishiba is the more popular candidate among the actual Japanese Public Roy is he not seen as more of a contender by the Party grandees? It's interesting. He's been relentless critic of Shinzo Bay and that's one him. No friends he he just does not have enough support within the party and it's a sort of a grudge I suppose you could say he stood against. A couple of times in two, thousand and twelve he stood against obey. He actually won the first round when it was, you know down to the rank and file he won. He lost in the second round when it came down to the the members of the politicians. So he's he's seen as trouble he's criticized throughout he you know I in a natural way he's got plenty to say about what's going on within his own party. He's he's being critical of our based diplomacy. He thinks it's to US centric he he feels that the stimulus packages that she has set the ABA. Policies that he's feels not sustainable in the long term and he's voiced very openly. So he's one no friends within the policy leaders and I think now it's unfortunately for him. It's coming home to roost. So if we are going to have to get used to the idea of your Shahida, suge as the next prime minister of Japan, do we understand yet what sort of prime minister he intends to be? Basically, who is he? Yeah, it's an interesting one I mean. People outside Japan wet name much about him although he's been obeys right hand man throughout since two thousand twelve he's he's the public face of the government. He's the top spokesperson. He's there every day at the press conferences batting off critism of Shinto. Ebbe. There are questions about unfortunate scandals, how how Abbas dealing with the pandemic. It's been super who's dealt with all that. So he is a very, very well known face here. He's. He's sometimes referred to his uncle ray were not not particularly affectionately, but he was the man who revealed the name of the new Japanese era when there's new. The new era begins and we are now in the era of war and he was the man who revealed that on television. So he's sort of got this nickname, but there's not a lot. He's revealed about himself personally in seventy one. Well, when when he came on today his press conference, he pretty much announced exactly what kind of prime minster he'll be, which is continuity Abba he said he'll be dealing with coronavirus. He'll continue with up a NOMEX and he'll continue Abbas diplomatic policy which is based on the US Japan. Alliance and I think that's where he differed from issue who was trying to do the exact opposite really saying. Issue has been saying we need more friends in south. East Asia not so US centric, he doesn't fancy what they call the golf diplomacy the great bromance between trump and pay, which is much spoken of. Not. Sure. How much trump considered it although he did he did tweets that he considered to be Japan's greatest prime minister which prompted much hilarity on twitter to see if anyone could ask trump who was his second greatest pick suspecting that he probably couldn't name and other Japanese prime minister so that that really he's continuity and for some people about important but it seems the public were they wanted a bit of change maybe not a complete revolution. They've maybe would have liked to fresh face, but it looks like it's going to be so good and it's a very short election campaign really starts in the seventh ends on the fourteenth with the Prime Minister being appointed on the sixteenth seventeenth in a special session just finally, and briefly owner is it politically viable for the Liberal Democratic Party just to install him as prime minister and let him crack on there won't be any talk of early general election or anything. There isn't at the moment, but there has to be a general election by next Autumn Anyway twenty, twenty one. This is so. It would be pretty remarkable if he were to come in and immediately call a general election. So I think not. But there are some very dissenting voices I notice the Asahi Shimbun, huge center-left newspaper second-biggest paper. In Japan, remember the circulations are enormous and described this whole process of how suit of being shoehorned into the role as bleak and pathetic. So it's not like There is across the board support for is going to have a bit of a battle with the public. He hasn't actually put a foot wrong so far he said very little. He only announced his candidacy tonight so. We'll see how it turns out but at the moment, it looks like it's going to be business as usual. If, you're on a Wilson in Tokyo Bureau. Thank you for joining
End of 'Green Sahara' May Have Spurred a Megadrought in Southeast Asia
"Thousand years ago the Sahara had extensive grasslands and was dotted with lakes and trees but some five thousand years ago that Green Sahara dried up to become the enormous desert. We know today and scientists. Now think that this climate shift had effects far away including causing a mega drought in South East, Asia Kathleen are Johnson a Paleo climatologist and geochemists at the University of California Irvine says the key to that discovery were Stalagmites collected in cave in northern Laos. So like my I really amazing archives of past climate variability people are often more familiar with things like tree rings, ice cores, or maybe ocean sediment cores while select nights work in a similar way in that, they are deposited over time Johnson's team analyzed trace elements and carbon and oxygen isotopes in the hardened caved drippings that information enables researchers to determine rainfall patterns over the Millennia and. Johnson and her colleagues discovered signs of a thousand year long drought in Laos which began around the same time. The Sahara dried up about five thousand years ago as for why the two events might be connected the researchers simulated the drying out of the Sahara using climate models and included a couple things we know happened including the subsequent disappearance of vegetation and a connected increase in airborne dust, and they found that those variables. Would have been capable of cooling down the Indian Ocean and so the Cooler Ocean temperatures basically led to less moisture being being brought by monsoon circulation during the summertime when that region gets most of its rainfall, the details are in the journal Nature Communications One of Johnson's co-authors is joyce white a consulting scholar at the Penn Museum. She studies the Human History of Southeast Asia and her reaction when she first heard about the drought. On my God that's the missing millennia the missing millennia because she says, archaeological data are scant in that part. Of Southeast. Asia from four to six thousand years ago white says it's a critical period in which hunter-gatherers gave way to farmers, and there are a lot of debates about how the two periods related to each other. But we lacked the evidence in the area. I'm most interested in which is the maycom valley. White says this study doesn't answer that question directly, but the mega drought is a tantalizing clue for archaeologists has they continue to investigate those missing millennia.
"south east asia" Discussed on Between The Lines
"Bland is director of South, , East Asian program at the low institute and Longley to. . She's a senior analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute walk into your by. . Ben How is the increasingly assertive use and indeed Australian position on China. . How is that being interpreted in South East Asia. . We have this is a very broad region of ten countries of different size from giants like Indonesia to minnows, , like Brunei to have been diverse reactions, , but broadly speaking I think there's a lot of frustration with the trump administration the way it's being on the one hand increasingly unilateral and unpredictable. . But on the other hand, , there's this fear of US abandonment if you like in a long-term leaving the region to. . Gemini so I think we have to understand. . It's a complex picture, , right? ? So the US has to treaty allies in southeast, , Asia Thailand, , and the Philippines and they've been amongst the countries that are most China friendly and most frustrated with the US government in recent years be while we see a former. . FO- like Vietnam there's being one of the most receptive of the US approach to. . Try and run the loss years. . So it's quite complicated I. . Think the real risk here is that the US government and to a lesser extent that I'm camera believes that it's more assertive stance on China is appreciated in the region and I think that's really not necessarily the case because at the end of the day like Australia. . But most South East Asian countries China is that biggest. . Partner, , as well as being geographic neighbor is that you're reading to Huang given the Vietnam of course has been just mentioned is a Cold War Foe of united, states , but in in the face of verizon charts getting closer to Washington. . Southeast Asian nations have gone through a different phases of. . Living next to China, , they've known China. . Through historical engagements of this is not a new thing for them. . The anxiety about China's and China's might <hes> end as you mentioned, , they've gone through A. . Competition to window call when they have still vivid memories of that. . So <hes> in overall I think they they do have anxiety. . There is a pronounced anxiety about the intensifying great-power competition that might. . Lead to similar way of asking them to choose sides like was in the Cold War but I think all of them want to keep both China and us in the region a engaged. . Also not too. . Aggressive or not to assertive, , and they also want to involve other. . Powers not only the be the two big ones but also Japan Australia's are career and the European countries. . A little bit of competition is good for them but took much competition can be nervous. . Let's bring it to Indonesia Ben. . There's your name subject at the end of last year Indonesia and China had a face off over the ownership of the Natuna islands which are in the southernmost part of the area of the South China Sea claimed by China. . Where does Jakarta stand on China? ? Now it's an, , it's an interesting question <hes> building a wall who was just talking about because we look at Indonesia's president. . Jerko with widow known as Jacoby, , I've just written the first English biography of him the plug in that. . He he is an economy I president. . He is someone who is above all interested in creating more jobs, , getting more investment into Indonesia, , and especially during a time of covid nineteen when the economy's really collapsed and Jacoby is a transactional leaders that he wants those who are bringing the most money with fewer conditions and right now that is China Chinese state-owned companies. . Chinese. . Private companies like qualify as well. . On, , the other hand of course, Jacoby , has to be seen to be defending Indonesia's sovereignty and we have had these clashes over fishing rights. . I have access to certain waters that you mentioned. . So I think when those of come to head, , Jacoby has made a symbolic stance. . He's gone out to the tune of see visited the islands gone onto ability ship a symbolic declaration. . He's going to defend Indonesia's sovereignty but by in laws you trying to stay away from these. . Geopolitical issues to play down the tensions with China said of the economic relationship can keep developing. So . it's a really difficult balance and I think there's also a shift that's potentially happening in Indonesia. . So the old guard if you like in the Foreign Ministry and the government in the military, , they really view above all other things strategic autonomy on non-alignment as being the key for Indonesia. So . don't get into any alliances don't get too close to any one power but. There . isn't new of God if you like coming through increasing, , you think Indonesia needs to be a bit more active about engaging with potentially the US Australia, , the Europeans Japanese to try and balance out the region. . But for now are really think with Jacoby in the hot seat it's the economy I put the geopolitics aside at the end of the day that's a positive for China, , but it's not an open and shut case because the had been long been tensions. Between . Indonesia and China. . So Jacoby like a lot of other leaders in the region, , we'll have to find this delicate balance, , but it's getting harder and harder and Huong Vietnam your nation. . Let's talk about that. . It's been pushing back against Chinese expansion in the South China Sea, , which threatens Vietnam oil drilling and fisheries, , and of course, , it's had an ongoing dispute about water flows in me congresses where China has built dams stream at tell us more about Vietnam position on China. . Is Getting nece position on on current China is also a frustrated I. . Think at Phnom has gone grew proably among all in countries have had the longest history of interaction with China and most cases where it was trying to defend its own national sovereignty and resist China's expansionist tendencies. . So it's been ingrained in Vietnamese National Psyche I would say current us of China Sea conflict to end disputes are only. . One of the examples of that, , but it is similarly with others opposition countries, , which is it's harder and harder to seek more peaceful avenues of dispute because it is a strategy in the South China Sea is among others was to include the direct dialogue with China but that is not really much come to help <hes> these days with Chinese expansion expansionist tendencies. . Now, you , mentioned also on which is very important. . Aspect in the relationship. . Phnom is at any of the lower mccown and China, , is a deal a top of the upper and it's projects of a building dams and not only in China, , but a call goes invest in dance in now Cambodia Yaman and Thailand that blocks blocks the water flow blocks were flow of the river, , which is very important for agricultural conditions in. . Asia and it is called the bowl of rice for the region and the countries. . Of course, , they export rise agricultural produce and also Crohn's fish and stuff like that. So . we've China's interference into ecological nature of the river that can potentially add cost a lot of income for the countries, , but also with a backup climate change that can pose a certain at time. . Security threat to the food safety and food security of the region. . So it is quite a leverage that China can have on the lower <unk> countries including at Phnom follow question to Ben Bland. . Given what you said earlier about the relatively nuanced in measured response of south. . East. . Asia towards the United. States . if you like trying to ride two horses simultaneously. . What happens if China's rise continues on, , abide it and seeks to dominate the region and America as the acting regional hegemony on goes to great lengths to stop China from dominating is where do you think? ? Will be of Southeast Asia then it's it's really hard to say how things go election coming up in the US very soon, , I think that could have a big impact on how how things go in the. . Trump and pretty anti-china. . There's really a difference in degree rather than just shooting Washington goes to great lengths to stop China what they. . In, , that scenario. . All I think I think we're probably not GONNA get to a situation where South East Asian countries have to choose one side of such. . But what they will have to do is face an increasing number of difficult small choices about what technology they use in their mobile networks about what military exercises that willing to do about what investment projects say yes or no To so life will get tougher and tougher for the region, , but I don't think at the end of the day. . Any of the countries will be willing to join an alliance either with the US or with China. . So they're going to keep trying to find the space in the gaps in between to try and exploit competition for the best interest if you're looking at. . The longer term picture I think there's ways the big affair of the US just turning back inwards and the ultimately that the trump presidency. . The rise of trump is probably a symptom of the issues in the US which are gonNA lead to a turning inwards and maturing of the US as a power being less influential pretension in Asia and the rest of the world. . So, , it may not be a question of China in the US coming to a head but the US rhetoric increasing the US pretend you withdrawing from the region
What does South East Asia want from the US and China?
"Bland is director of South, East Asian program at the low institute and Longley to. She's a senior analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute walk into your by. Ben How is the increasingly assertive use and indeed Australian position on China. How is that being interpreted in South East Asia. We have this is a very broad region of ten countries of different size from giants like Indonesia to minnows, like Brunei to have been diverse reactions, but broadly speaking I think there's a lot of frustration with the trump administration the way it's being on the one hand increasingly unilateral and unpredictable. But on the other hand, there's this fear of US abandonment if you like in a long-term leaving the region to. Gemini so I think we have to understand. It's a complex picture, right? So the US has to treaty allies in southeast, Asia Thailand, and the Philippines and they've been amongst the countries that are most China friendly and most frustrated with the US government in recent years be while we see a former. FO- like Vietnam there's being one of the most receptive of the US approach to. Try and run the loss years. So it's quite complicated I. Think the real risk here is that the US government and to a lesser extent that I'm camera believes that it's more assertive stance on China is appreciated in the region and I think that's really not necessarily the case because at the end of the day like Australia. But most South East Asian countries China is that biggest. Partner, as well as being geographic neighbor is that you're reading to Huang given the Vietnam of course has been just mentioned is a Cold War Foe of united, states but in in the face of verizon charts getting closer to Washington. Southeast Asian nations have gone through a different phases of. Living next to China, they've known China. Through historical engagements of this is not a new thing for them. The anxiety about China's and China's might end as you mentioned, they've gone through A. Competition to window call when they have still vivid memories of that. So in overall I think they they do have anxiety. There is a pronounced anxiety about the intensifying great-power competition that might. Lead to similar way of asking them to choose sides like was in the Cold War but I think all of them want to keep both China and us in the region a engaged. Also not too. Aggressive or not to assertive, and they also want to involve other. Powers not only the be the two big ones but also Japan Australia's are career and the European countries. A little bit of competition is good for them but took much competition can be nervous. Let's bring it to Indonesia Ben. There's your name subject at the end of last year Indonesia and China had a face off over the ownership of the Natuna islands which are in the southernmost part of the area of the South China Sea claimed by China. Where does Jakarta stand on China? Now it's an, it's an interesting question building a wall who was just talking about because we look at Indonesia's president. Jerko with widow known as Jacoby, I've just written the first English biography of him the plug in that. He he is an economy I president. He is someone who is above all interested in creating more jobs, getting more investment into Indonesia, and especially during a time of covid nineteen when the economy's really collapsed and Jacoby is a transactional leaders that he wants those who are bringing the most money with fewer conditions and right now that is China Chinese state-owned companies. Chinese. Private companies like qualify as well. On, the other hand of course, Jacoby has to be seen to be defending Indonesia's sovereignty and we have had these clashes over fishing rights. I have access to certain waters that you mentioned. So I think when those of come to head, Jacoby has made a symbolic stance. He's gone out to the tune of see visited the islands gone onto ability ship a symbolic declaration. He's going to defend Indonesia's sovereignty but by in laws you trying to stay away from these. Geopolitical issues to play down the tensions with China said of the economic relationship can keep developing. So it's a really difficult balance and I think there's also a shift that's potentially happening in Indonesia. So the old guard if you like in the Foreign Ministry and the government in the military, they really view above all other things strategic autonomy on non-alignment as being the key for Indonesia. So don't get into any alliances don't get too close to any one power but. There isn't new of God if you like coming through increasing, you think Indonesia needs to be a bit more active about engaging with potentially the US Australia, the Europeans Japanese to try and balance out the region. But for now are really think with Jacoby in the hot seat it's the economy I put the geopolitics aside at the end of the day that's a positive for China, but it's not an open and shut case because the had been long been tensions. Between Indonesia and China. So Jacoby like a lot of other leaders in the region, we'll have to find this delicate balance, but it's getting harder and harder and Huong Vietnam your nation. Let's talk about that. It's been pushing back against Chinese expansion in the South China Sea, which threatens Vietnam oil drilling and fisheries, and of course, it's had an ongoing dispute about water flows in me congresses where China has built dams stream at tell us more about Vietnam position on China. Is Getting nece position on on current China is also a frustrated I. Think at Phnom has gone grew proably among all in countries have had the longest history of interaction with China and most cases where it was trying to defend its own national sovereignty and resist China's expansionist tendencies. So it's been ingrained in Vietnamese National Psyche I would say current us of China Sea conflict to end disputes are only. One of the examples of that, but it is similarly with others opposition countries, which is it's harder and harder to seek more peaceful avenues of dispute because it is a strategy in the South China Sea is among others was to include the direct dialogue with China but that is not really much come to help these days with Chinese expansion expansionist tendencies. Now, you mentioned also on which is very important. Aspect in the relationship. Phnom is at any of the lower mccown and China, is a deal a top of the upper and it's projects of a building dams and not only in China, but a call goes invest in dance in now Cambodia Yaman and Thailand that blocks blocks the water flow blocks were flow of the river, which is very important for agricultural conditions in. Asia and it is called the bowl of rice for the region and the countries. Of course, they export rise agricultural produce and also Crohn's fish and stuff like that. So we've China's interference into ecological nature of the river that can potentially add cost a lot of income for the countries, but also with a backup climate change that can pose a certain at time. Security threat to the food safety and food security of the region. So it is quite a leverage that China can have on the lower countries including at Phnom follow question to Ben Bland. Given what you said earlier about the relatively nuanced in measured response of south. East. Asia towards the United. States if you like trying to ride two horses simultaneously. What happens if China's rise continues on, abide it and seeks to dominate the region and America as the acting regional hegemony on goes to great lengths to stop China from dominating is where do you think? Will be of Southeast Asia then it's it's really hard to say how things go election coming up in the US very soon, I think that could have a big impact on how how things go in the. Trump and pretty anti-china. There's really a difference in degree rather than just shooting Washington goes to great lengths to stop China what they. In, that scenario. All I think I think we're probably not GONNA get to a situation where South East Asian countries have to choose one side of such. But what they will have to do is face an increasing number of difficult small choices about what technology they use in their mobile networks about what military exercises that willing to do about what investment projects say yes or no To so life will get tougher and tougher for the region, but I don't think at the end of the day. Any of the countries will be willing to join an alliance either with the US or with China. So they're going to keep trying to find the space in the gaps in between to try and exploit competition for the best interest if you're looking at. The longer term picture I think there's ways the big affair of the US just turning back inwards and the ultimately that the trump presidency. The rise of trump is probably a symptom of the issues in the US which are gonNA lead to a turning inwards and maturing of the US as a power being less influential pretension in Asia and the rest of the world. So, it may not be a question of China in the US coming to a head but the US rhetoric increasing the US pretend you withdrawing from the region
Malaysia gets new PM, Muhyiddin Yassin, after week of turmoil
"To Malaysia which has a new prime minister seventy two year old my eden. Yesen it's less than a week after the abrupt resignation of the world's most national later. This is the ninety four year old Muhammad Muhammad that plunged Malaysian politics into turmoil. So how has this South East Asia nation about thirty one to thirty two million people? How has it gone from an inclusive? And reformist government to a nationalist conservative law. Within days. Bridget Welch is an honorary research associate at the University of Nottingham. That's at Malaysia's Asia Research Institute bridget. Welcome back to between the lines. Great to be here now. Mahadi rule Malaysia for more than two decades until a two thousand and three in my twenty. It mighty gripe political comeback. Those last time we had you on the program bridge. What did he suddenly resign? Listen to us into his tenure. Well I it's reasonably clear that had he had very serious tensions between himself and anwer Abraham and the coalition that he led the pocket harp on coalition was divided and ultimately it split And as a consequence of that The the coalition collapsed and part of the collapsed however in the ball to move to a new coalition government and mightier himself was not willing to accept what other other parties in the coalition were doing montier resented working with. I'm no particularly the former leaders of the former government who were Who are tainted by corruption allegations? So what we see is a situation where Montier many politicking dividing rule many of the trying to split the pot the coalition itself his his reluctance to to leave Turn power over to Anwar set the conditions for the power. Grab that took place but at the same time Montier was not willing to go full. Go through with it. Because he wasn't willing to to allow the new new coalition to include the members of who he stood against when he came back into power. I'm into thousand. Mahalia and You mentioned ny Abraham now. Let's be clear. He's the protege turned. Raul turned ally although they fill out about a waco so ago they have reunited though having I think they have reunited from a perspective of They're now forming the opposition. But they have not yet completely resolved their differences. The fact of the matter is is that if Montier had supported Anwar clearly laid out a time line and stopped the politicking within the coalition then the government would not have collapsed. So I think for now. They are working together against a now common enemy. Who was someone who took the took took over the government in a in a power grab but at the same time that doesn't necessarily mean that they are fully resolved the question of the Lisa Session? If alcohol everyone was to come back to government says he feels but tried he success that. Yes in his malign nationalist. He's backed by this corruption tarnished former governing party. You mentioned the Mama tells more about yes so mine didn't yes and has been in politics for over forty years He joined politics in nineteen. Seventy eight He came into. I'm no He was the Chief Minister of the the very important state of Jehovah on the southern part of Malaysia and he has served in different capacities as different ministries that has held six different ministries In I'm no I'm he has not necessarily Had A clear Persona that That an extensive grassroots but he's been a very effective tactician and capable administrator And as a consequence he rose through the ranks through I'm no And he became deputy prime minister under the previous government From two thousand nine to two thousand fifteen We didn't ask known predominantly for three things He's I known for defining himself I as a Malay- as opposed to a Malaysian which is of course part of the reason. There's the brand that he is. Emily nationalist government and this new coalition that exists combines is predominantly Malays based parties And so this is something. It seems to have been Quite defining of who he is. The second thing is is that he's also known for standing up for against Najib on they won. Mvp scandal He he was sacked and after putting pressure On on Najeib to on these issues of corruption and he after in this happened in two thousand fifteen when the scandal is revealed so he stood up for On this important issue. And he's also known now for The effective maneuvering up becoming the winner in the power. Grab Which of course they're very different views and Malaysia about this Those looking at this recognized that that there are real serious. Ethical concerns about Whether or not amyloid and Yeltsin actually had the numbers which really did not seem to be the case in terms of A majority government When he was positioning himself for taking over power And others feel that that there's a there's an that he had. He had more than most numbers at that time and that he should that He was effective and moving and getting the position of power. There people in Malaysia are divided right now. Some people are are willing to give mood in a chance Wanting the situation to be more stable is and others very very angry that they feel that their sister the government has been stolen from them their dreams of different Malaysia of stolen for them. And there's a bit of considerable fear among people that this that lead in Yassin were lot real will be an old Malaysia. Politician Aka using the levers of power using issues of race using of issues of of of exclusion as a way to build up his powerbase so to the extent that this new Malaysian pm a struggles to govern and of course we have to remember elected public. Mandates does this mean this unprecedented instabilities. Luckily to continue the fact of the matter is is that Malaysia is a coalition government And is dealing with the situation of coalition governments in coalition governments across the world. You have one type of party set. A parties emerged. And then you can have a very unstable situation that a new set of parties emerged from Malaysia. This is a very new dynamic and of course it played out in the uniquely Malaysian Way with with intense amount of personal drama and Intrigue Enemies and betrayals Because the politics of Malaysia or highly personalized Right now mood in is Has Very is behold into the parties that he that he is that a put him into office and and the questions of Prot. Who is he's going to prosecute or maintain the prosecution's how much Islam governance he's GonNa put in whether he's actually GonNa try to seem to have any reform without his gonNA use race relations and of course importantly now lead in. Essen is is somebody who's just recently had a very serious bout of pancreatic cancer so the issue of the leadership succession is is equally important for this new government so there are very important points of instability and and as a result of that This is something that the people are watching very carefully. The instability is also facilitated by the fact that the opposition the new opposition bucket on Harapan. Now is that is actually quite emboldened by how this power crap has taken place.
"south east asia" Discussed on Startup Snapshot
"So check dummy about derives portfolio companies. Who are these guys? You mentioned Copenhagen. I think But who else is there so Yeah copying on was the the only one that they publicly announced actually This is standing on. I remember getting a payoff But the other the other companies they've they've invested in four other companies in Southeast Asia apart from copycat those are Zingo which is where we orig- originally found the story really no higher close were made. Actually we don't know so So that's where we come in. That's personally no comes in skin. Care ECOMMERCE company here. In Singapore coot yours beam mobility which is micro mobility startup based in Singapore? They have they run shed scooter schemes in Australia and New Zealand Malaysia. Taiwan and then Sufa which is an Indonesian social commerce network that tons people in in more rural areas of Indonesia into kind of ECOMMERCE agent so they can group buy goods and then deliver them to customers locally so it does kind of look like there's no real target profile for the kind of companies that arrive invests in again. It's I think it's the same. As the North American Investment Strategy which is stops and business ideas that are looking to that millennial group of potential customers who have some disposable income. I think that's the best investment heard. Warren Buffett. Say That just the other day and I just neatly felt that you know just invest in things that you generally again is focused on like lifestyle rather than They haven't made any Fintech or any other investments outside of that continent livestock. It's so far. That's not to say they won't. I think they're pretty open to many different opportunities but it tends to be this e commerce retail related stuff. Okay now it seems like they've only really invested in the singapore-based and indonesia-based companies Do they have any plans for the rest of south-east Asia they a deafening looking wider. Than than just those two countries should say the some of that the the starts up several ready invested in our cross border businesses. Really like him. Beam as I mentioned yours is sending their skin care products. Two kinds places But they they have been focused on Indonesia. Singapore they are looking at countries like Philippines Vietnam while because those two countries slightly behind the curve perhaps bought catching up with Singapore Indonesia in times of Indonesia in particular in terms of having those customers with spatial income. Who WANT TO Buy Nice things and right. So they started with the more kind of mature countries but are planning to the emerging markets within the Southeast Asian region. And you see that with With most international investors who come to Southeast Asia. They tend to be the focusing on. This is a general quite big generalization. But I think it holds true. They tend to be focusing on Indonesia which is by far the biggest market and has a fairly relatively mature kind of tech ecosystem or they're focused on Singapore which is the most developed market in the region. Despite the fact that it's very small but what will sit like what arrive have said they're doing and I think we'll see this with other. International investors is much more focused on Vietnam and the Philippines on markets like Malaysia. As well which I think have been considered a bit smaller you. We're going to see much more much more drive much more cops going into those those markets will they be the first foreign or US investor in those markets some others a ready in those markets for sure and again. I think because arrive is. This is a smaller fund and not looking to lead leads. Massive investments bought participant kind of tag on to investments made by Bak- companies. That's how you see them. Enter detention with investors that already active in those places quite a few of arrives. Investments have been done in rounds where firms like sequoia among the lead investigator the big name investors. So I think you'll you'll continue to see that. Probably though like tackle into to the bigger investors participate in some of those rounds in those countries. Right so I guess. The question is whether arrive is here for the long haul. They say that definitely for the long term they've picked Southeast Asia to be that second market as it were after North America so that I think that says something about their intentions prior to to making their first investments in Southeast Asia. They'd made quite a few in in North America some of the while nine startups they back. There include a Robin Hood which is Fintech APP few other well known startups. They've backed over there. Sweet Green which is like a crapping goes salad chain. After after making those investments they've picked this region to be the next focal point and I think you see them Again making investments in very similar kind of businesses. Obviously the demographics and economics of this region are different. But you'll see them look at similar business ideas and Yeah I definitely think that half of the longtime they see as a really compelling opportunity now arrive being quite a unique fund in this region Do you think them coming. Here will have any impact or kind of ripple effects on the regions investment landscape. Yeah I in a way already has because since we've we've run. These stories definitely had people asking about how to get in touch with arrive. And I think that there is that expectation right because it's a it's linked to ROC nation it's linked to Jay Z. and that's exciting for the regional ecosystem to have these big name celebrities like getting involved in our tech ecosystem here in South East Asia. Okay so it will kind of also put a spotlight on Southeast Asia as an innovation hotbed so to speak more than that. I think that yeah you. You're going to see more. Us visa getting involved with celebrities in particular again. We've seen some more celebrity linked funds investing in South East Asia the copy cannon round that arrive participated in another of the firms that joined with Serena ventures which is Serena Williams specie a and it's this kind of carries a trend we've seen in the US. I've the posture years where celebrities movie stars Music Stars. Sports people have been getting involved in the V. C. System and. I'm sure we're going to see more of it. In Southeast Asia as well right so do you think arrived. Arrival will have any significant impact on the startup ecosystem in this region at large or are they just another. Vc Look at among the vast amount of VC's we already have they are they are another VC. Among the vast number of that we have that that's true of them. I guess but the differentiating factor with them and probably some of those other entertainment celebrity linked investors is this united the fact that they have this background in promotion marketing. That's going to be really helpful for certain types of startups depending on what vertical therein. So yeah I think that's an interesting proposition that they're bringing to this this marketplace startups arrays always need to think about which investors they work with. And it's the same question with with arrive. And Jay Z right. I guess another question. Some people might have. Is that with the recent spotlight on Softbank's for lack of a better phrase investment woes because of the hall where you work ordeal less year and Ohio in India laying off a chunk of its staff. How arrive kind of learning from its fellow? Investors losses arrive the say that sustainability is very important to them in their in their investments. And as we said before it's a long term play for sure now you will generally find the every investors something similar but I think you can. We can see with what happened with the Softbank's Vision Fund is United. These guys who had so much money and a lot of the that was a lot riding on that was a lot of like governments involved in the fund and stuff so is a very different wild. I think too what a smaller font like arrive is getting involved right so as long as they're making sustainable moves. I guess we'll be hearing a lot more from them soon. Definitely yeah well. Thanks for joining me thanks. It's good fun for more stories like this one. Visit Tech in Dot Asia Slash sub. And you'll get access to all the latest in depth news on the Asian Tech and startups. Seeing either that or just subscribe to this podcast wherever you're listening from if you like this episode of deep dive or if you miss our raw interview format let me know podcast at technician dot com. I'd love to hear from you but that's all the time we have for today. Special thanks for joining me this week till next time. My Name's net see you in a couple of weeks..
Inside the Data of Loyalty
"To run the enrich loyalty program at Malaysia Airlines ominous. No longer doing that but has done that. And a lot of other bits in the space before and agreed I believe I have several beers in Singapore maybe the most expensive production episode ever but agreed to sit and chat a little bit today about some of the stuff you've seen in the industry over the years and sort of where it's going on so welcome thank you go for. You had to look on your face. Ace We're GONNA say something hell. It was just an added to the introduction. There were a bunch of a bunch of guys who we've we've all been in. Senior management allies will run out of career. Sixteen or the world of experience there. It's kind of cool to share was happening in different parts of the world because we worked in in South East Asia would never ever woken mold. America it's good that you bring that up because we've had these conversations at conferences never in North American that I think about it but we don't have something to you in London. Asia sort of China China. Yeah we've had some of these chance but how different is loyalty. Globally like is are there people like in Europe. That are listen to this podcast. Every week. It'd be like talking about. We have to get America. Also say that about us but when we talk about largest offer is is it. Is it really that different. I think so. I mean I think most of us are going to send. The Lati- is traditionally is credit. Cards programmes elite status. Airline lounges. Sort of stuff is the is the shiny cards. It's the mouse. And especially North America's Israeli driven by interchange of the banks which is not regulated down like it is in a lot of Southeast Asian countries Europe's regulated down. And so just I understand. That's the one nice. Try Card my Visa Card. The merchant pays to three or four percent to the bank. The bank gives me some of that back in terms of points shepherd and in the rest of the world world outside North America. Basically that you can't get percent you get two different countries different breaches your point. Four percent which is is virtually nothing Malaysia. where I live is the one percent Australia? Singapore where we are now is is is not regulated yet so a lot of that drives the credit card and the bank loyalty usage airline miles with the bank the more likely to fly the more invested in the program for Sunday. You're building a new Mazda balanced pasta than you. Otherwise would if you adjust flying so it's catching people people that are not necessarily frequent flyers maybe consensus so this is really big in America. Where your ability to earn miles is greatly increased compared into other regions therefore the way you look at the way in Iraq with a part on the way you fly the whole? The Monchique is different to Southeast Asia. Especially taxation his Asia low cost airlines has ruled supreme in Asia Asia. Massive is a very strong radio program could be better. I think After better you sort of made the argument that if you've got the loyal customers loyal Gio Brandon anyways. You've got you've got the so you've got the service that they like you've got the rap structure they like and you're in theory chief does the points matter Devil Delta another airline where people people generally like the product a lot Ted. This pretty good operationally. You can rely on the good strong brandon pretty solid. They have drastic changes in the market. And it's like you fly lie Delta Gouzer Goodell on going pretty good always law towers. There's American Hilas. The loyalty program is kind of pulling passengers passengers along. It's it's the it's the leading product I have it's issues and so you can you can you can get over some delays. You can get over. You know bad food you can get over. Average lounges. If there's an awesome those who program because that's kind of making you forget things. Yeah it's a bit of a different strategy fully and in southeast Azazel follow cost airlines. Do they need to program. I mean they they will do deals with banks gala points and cash into the business high margin cash as well local state aligns margin news. Everything is so co Grande Caccia. They look and feel of instances and automatic debit cards BRANCHVILLE. It's interesting I mean. Here's Singapore here in Malaysia about Malaysia. Okay 'cause it's interesting that there is a debit card with the regulated regulated interchange. And they looking for one mile per dully spend it might be get this cod And so again in relation to the Asia he paid of has for two prepaid mastercard. And when you use pay day you get like the discounts on baggage and transaction fees on the website is different top of okay. So you're not you're loyalty isn't the points it's direct it's branding than its direct discount on these stuff should be a frequent traveler. Okay so yeah yeah. I mean I could argue that especially in this market or what. I what I think of as the el-sisi market in Asia which may be completely wrong. The value of free checked bags EXC is greater than the value of points. I could collect for our future flight when I bought my tickets around. I flew from Hanoi. Kale to see you Days ago I I paid a hundred and twenty dollars all into that ticket which was expensive. You know an area checkoff whatever three and a half hours probably barely covered the house but it was eighty eighty dollars in on about seventy five or eighty dollars for the fair and then had to check a bag. That was really heavy. So twenty five dollars for the bag ten dollars or eight dollars for the seats maybe lesson. I couldn't get into the hot seat but not the actual offseason by eight dollars for the seats farmers row to not bulkhead not baulk road to so they're hot hot seats. So you're at the front of the plane but they don't have after legroom. Save costs a possible fast off in an empty metal and I appreciate your sh sh- blessed the meals so in fact I had better food. The British business zero to two meals on Airasia of another ten dollars so I think that altogether got me to my one twenty-five but if my backseat was my half and I was saving ten dollars goes on every flight I took. That would be more valuable to me than the points. I could have earned on an eighty dollars ticket right Earn rates that you get in the states with five dollar. Eighty four hundred points nominally. That's about four dollars of points. Maybe six you get a good redemption. I get ten every time for half price bag. Actually better value. Being Loyalty Program is revenue earning as well and it does a good job of keeping loyal to Air Asia specifically not even us and our partners and and and third party whatever. So That's interesting. It's sort of goes back to the. Is it really that different here. And we've come a long way around and say maybe you're
U.S. Strike That Killed Soleimani Leaves Questions About Fallout
"Trump ordered an air strike in Iraq overnight that killed a powerful Iranian military leader Kacem Sulejmani. President trump spoke about the strike and remarks from his mar-a-lago resort. This afternoon. We took action last night to stop a war. We did not take action to start a war. I have deep respect for the Iranian people. They are a remarkable people with an incredible heritage Gen unlimited potential. We do not seek regime change. However the Iranian regime's aggression in the region including the use of proxy fighters riders to stabilize? Its neighbors must end in a must end now. But Iran has vowed revenge for the airstrike the. US Embassy in Iraq has urged all all American citizens to leave the country immediately and the US is planning to send an additional thirty five hundred troops to the region. Joining me now from Washington is National Security reporter Warren Strobel Warren. What can you tell us about what you've learned about? The factors that led to president trump's decision to launch this strike. I think in the first instance it was the death of a US contractor A week ago today and a military base in Iraq trump sort of drawn a red line regarding Ron's actions and that red line being deaths of Americans and so that happened that led to retaliatory strikes Last weekend a Sunday by the United States and then the siege of embassy in Baghdad over this past week and from there the US they had good intelligence on pseudomonas movements and they are saying without providing a lot of detail all that he was planning to oversee massive series of operations against US interests. That would have Killed Lots of Americans and that's why they acted now the. US had declared declared the group that Sulejmani commended the cubs forces a terrorist group. Did that designation play any role here in authorizing the president to carry out this strike. There has been some conversation about whether whether or not it was legal to proceed without congressional approval. Yeah there's the administration has not sort of laid out yet What it's legal reasoning is or the legal legal rationale for doing this? One could argue that it was self defense which is allowed by the UN Charter and U. N. Resolutions Sion's and I think generally by international law. But they haven't sort of gone into detail beyond saying this was legal. This was legal. I think you know the fact that the cuts force was named a terrorist organization Organization of designated terrorist organization could be part of that but I think the primary rationale here is if they acted to prevent the deaths of more Americans and others in preventing terrorist attack. What can you tell us about the reaction in Washington today? The strike took place overnight. You know the reaction has been very mixed I don't think you have anybody not either on the Republican or Democratic side whose morning Qassem so the money and he's been a factor in the region for years and has killed a lot of Americans and advanced. Iran's is interest in Iraq Syria Lebanon Yemen and beyond but there does seem to be a partisan split with the Republicans very much supporting this. The Democrats grads supporting the action but asking questions like what's the legal rationale. Why wasn't Congress briefed beforehand? What's our strategy for dealing with our allies and most importantly perhaps was their strategy for dealing with any Iranian response and retaliation which is almost certain to come at some stage keeping in mind? We're less than twenty four hours from. I'm this as we're speaking. How does this change you as policy regarding Iran and Iraq where this strike took place? I think there's three possible places where this will impact the first. I is the fight against Isis where there had been some tacit cooperation between running back forces in Iraq and the US led coalition because the Iranians also very much oppose isis. And you could see a situation where that task cooperation goes away and Islamic state is. It's not the way it was with with the Caliphate but it is starting to slowly regenerate and parts of Iraq. So that's worrisome. The second impact is the US relationship with Iraq which I think officials shows have told us and analysts is very worse. Because there's talk now of moves within the parliament or the Iraqi government to Force US troops out the argument being that the the US action against the demonic violated the terms of the US presence there so you could see a situation where the US presence in Iraq is reduced or eliminated entirely in who benefits benefits from that while Iran does then Iran question the third place where impacts on us around relations. It's really hard to tell at. This point spoke with a few analysts who believe that Iran will take its time retaliating. They don't rush to retaliate. The calibrate their responses. And so you could see just as the months go by weeks and months go by ahead of us. More of the sort of shadow war tit for tat without blowing up into a full-scale armed conflict which I don't think either side wants and Iran has said it will retaliate. Anything anything else you can tell us about what we can expect in the next few days and weeks. Well I mean Iran has so many options to retaliate The retaliate talk with the cyber attack. They could retaliate by getting the groups. The militia groups that they back in Iraq to attack US troops in US bases. They could do things in the Persian Gulf. That would you know tax shipping that would interrupt the flow of oil raise the cost of shipping or they could They have done operations ends in Bulgaria and Argentina and South East Asia so they could buy their time and reach out at some point in the unspecified future to attack. US Embassy or diplomats in far our phone corners of the world. So I wouldn't necessarily say we're going to see in Iranian response in the next day or two if we could. But I don't think that's a foregone conclusion and the next the other thing I think we'll see a lot of debate in Congress about authorizations of the use of force in whether there needs to be changes in the what's called the authorization for use of military force that covers us US operations Nine eleven that's Wall Street Journal National Security Reporter Warren Strobel joining me from Washington. Thank you so much Warren. Thanks pleasure
Electroneum Is Alive And Well
"Okay? So we sell a couple years ago. Had Successful is CEO in that time when we started saying nobody renew quite how spicer is going to be waiting. Thought it was a very successful Huge community and we've had quite radically changing blockchain blockchain China. Unlike anybody else's don't use work we'd go to brought Janko proof of responsibility that we coined We have NGOs do all validation. Uh so that's interesting we partner with NGOs specifically because we some of the stuff we're doing on the ground in terms of twenty educate people to be able to through cryptocurrency. When they're on banked we enjoy to be perfect honest so it's really not sure or basically electronic? It's all about being a cryptocurrencies easy to use Barbara small five instant payments and Eight makes it easy to send value around the world very very quickly very low price point which gets the UN banked into a situation where they can earn money from Alice. Suppose that that such product really. It's not just about crypto. It's it's very empowering people that don't have it right now don't have the time abilities what you went on the viewers and listeners of watching this. I mean one the things I'm passionate about me and I was looking at a coconut coconut company in in the Philippines and what was happening with people paying the workers cash right. 'cause obviously there so that would have back then the word would go out there. And that would basically spend the money and whatever's left over the kids which would be significantly lower proportion of the actual income was with an bank system. I mean we're talking about bringing people to another level helping education as automated. Yeah yeah he has such wide ranging gene cut. Yeah well I know some people will dismiss cryptocurrency. But now you don't understand the doors unlock Ryan and once you get down that rabbit hole unexplained that they were really big use cryptocurrency from all perspective. What we said where is it really real pressing need and so we saw the unbagged has being that pressing need? I think that's been confirmed. Pretty much by FACEBOOK's Lieber project that's where we're going to talk and it's a massive massive mark one point seven billion people in the world but from our perspective but we don't really incentivize to learn any new scales if you've got nothing that you can use those skills to gain any extra money so it's a bit like when you're listening about calculus or whatever am I ever gonNA use your way. They'd be virtually anything if they're going to be subsistence bomb so actually if they can learn new skills fairly simple carry out just on their smartphone. Just start with a few quid building up enough money to perhaps boy a laptop that totally changes and any demographic so any countries that you sort of targeting the moment all the others we wrote down so so we go we go its data. You can buy directly from the electronic map a real time so you can buy a Duller top two dollars of your your your data directly an ATM. So we've voted out in South Africa Rodeo. In Brazil we got about ninety five percent coverage of the population in Brazil. So that's going really well. Wow we've goal will Turkey. We rolled out. And we've got loads of other countries that were just trying to get everything signed now and getting road out Lots of lots of places in Southeast Asia really interesting too often from the freelance economy Huge huge uses of that you mentioned the Philippines target for so in Brazil. Let's talk look through five percent coverage of ability to coach because I got a hundred million people and they say well I wouldn't say that I know electronially. Yeah we've got tens of thousands of new users a week coming in from From Brazil so we give away a little bit of electron you sort of reward for forgetting forget any voting the project. It's kind of all cost requisition for they come on a little bit like turn him off for maybe a month they could use a top at that point they realized actually this this has real value. Now that's pretty much the stage route but with furiously getting this piece of software finished Collini tasks which is the which is all platform for enabling enabling to sell a digital skill and we have another not for profit organization could task school. which is out there to to teach people at no cost some digital skills that they could selling incident and so what's revenue? How does it work what we're doing is we're pretty much in that twitter facebook page westbound just uses uses uses? Use It we. There are lots of different places we could add revenue stream in the future. And William tend to and we're not trying to do it so we've got a few BITs nonprofit. Yeah but that's so that we can work with NGOs without any hindrance the but the but they actually electric company can make money through Through the transport costs virtually free to send it around the world but we could very easily introduced a small fake. So that's that's one thing we could use and the second thing we could use these. The costs on the platform any tells so at the moment we are delivering one hundred percent of the value that straight through to the user so the person who does the job gets hundred percent most of the platforms out there around twenty percent plus so be very easy for us ten fifteen percent in the future and still be under the market so anytime has called right. Yeah yeah now. That's been ongoing. He's talked so you give them updates on that. Yeah sure sure so originally it was GONNA be Gig. GIG doesn't translate very well so we were out South East Asia. Africa GIG didn't work very well in terms of translation. Nice name. I liked it but we went off. More research ended up changing across to any tasks that is going to beat if not this month but so say certainly in Q.. Four twenty nine probably November. We'll get it into the first few hundred users on board at that stage and it's similar to sort of people our five or that type of freelancer platform. The enables people to list skill complete. And we've got some training courses this show people that actually there are quite a few skills you can do with fund don't you. You don't need to have a laptop you. Could you imagine access to meet you in from around the world and what we've done is really cool as well as we sell the company structure in a way that there's a ring fence company that doesn't do do we crypto and that enables its credit cards so the uses blanks digital agencies around. They can still buy your credit card could any other platform and then we go up a system where it goes off to a desk gets converted all kind of on the fly from pools a bit like transfer y so they were sitting there of posting of cash and he gets switch and route and then the person gets that. AT&T limits which they can cashier for various things at the other end interesting so I mean and the markets went up. A little tokens went a little treasury. Management didn't go on You guys still sitting pretty casualties. We've got We've now got maybe two and a half million euros in cash But we've got twenty five million dollars. Plus in in Treasury Rian Krypton so big more than doubled since the CEO and we kept it in exactly what we did and what we've we've raised in. bitcoin in a theory theory probably behalf of what it was but but largely we we might even have thirty million Treasury The account -posedly runs the scripture periodically. But it's Yeah we we didn't do anything on. Some people went off and did some fairly arcane fun of investments and try to make money out of it. We just thought you know what we raised in these things. We have a fight in cryptocurrency Stephen. bitcoin still ridiculously strong projects. Made sense to keep it in. Yeah look that make sense as well. Good he's the but some Some money leftover because we look we. We saw the music off court heavily. Has that affected the progress of electronic Moving the full of the actual total value having decrease so much as many of the other top. Yeah I think sentiment has been difficult. I think that's that's been the hardest thing from my point of view. I would like to have seen its value. Be At least where it was when people perched in the first ingest tips. So I'm not crazy crazy one point And and who knows what. We were very difficult because I thought lawyers are lawyers talk about price in any way but We we haven't really started spending those funds on promoting yet because we thought there's no point if we just started promoting two years ago. which is one of these guys? Have done tokens go promoting their money promoting to the cryptocurrency world specifically because they just want people to buy more of it but making the project project was nothing so we got all of our technology stack in place and we'll very very near to the completion. At which point advertising those projects out to people. We've got some. We've spoken number times about really big deals when we've got some really big deals but best so difficult to pull together but one of those will drop especially once we get one of the bigger NGOs come out to say. Hey Look we support. We've had three NGOs already come out saying we're in. I support the electronic project and running invalidates in those so. We're still seeing to edge into that sort of Much more Commercial Commotion Wishes. We're much much more valuable. Suppose something legitimate yeah. People people are starting to understand. Actually these guys are doing something different. And they're doing something something's GonNa Bring Change
Thailand's new visa troubles
"Now unless you're an expat living in Thailand or a regular business traveler to that country perhaps you've probably never heard of the TM thirty visa tobacco tobacco in recent months though it's been causing outrage among the Southeast Asian nations one million strong expert community it stems from a forty year old law that has never have been enforced until now with Thai chilies determined to crack down on international criminals hiding out in the country South East Asia correspondent Catherine. This has the story I finally landed my dream job. I was now a foreign correspondent but little did I know just how long it would take to get my visa or all that I was flying into the middle of visa crackdown controversy facing foreigners the topic of conversation tonight as you can see is Thailand's controversial immigration Russian laws and the consequences will come back to that but first we need to go through a little history it all comes down to a low written almost forty a US ago after the fall of the Kamei Rouge regime in Cambodia in nineteen seventy nine. There was a major influx of refugees across the border. People people were also coming in via boat from Vietnam so as a security measure tile authorities put reporting requirements in place to monitor the movement amount of foreigners but as with much in Southeast Asia it was never publicly enforced until now under the system all non immigrant visa holders that is any expat living in the country is now required along with their landlord to report win they leave their home province and upon their overturn within twenty four hours every single time so for example if you live in Bangkok and traveled to poo kit for the Kent you're required to report and of course the system used to enforce it doesn't work so smoothly as you can imagine being a foreign foreign correspondent. I travel a lot for this job like many other experts so Wanda standardly it's causing furor among the Expat community immunity and has become such a hot topic of discussion over drinks at Thailand's foreign correspondent club. The board invited immigration officials to explain blind why it was needed. Dominic folder chaired the discussion. This law is from forty years ago from the Cold War period and the bureaucracy that is being applied to administer it is from the same era. How can you justify this. They they onerous for seizure this procedure that causes a lot of difficulty an inconvenience to people. I can absolutely understand that skip your heart Tom doing that but understand us. You're going to know that you start that hot. We've tried to make things easy. System is erratic non-functioning so basically a system has been launched which people like this are expected to deal with the does not work is is that a good way of doing things is about telling your wife that you're already at home. Trust me is went back and forward like these four hours with the immigration officials giving away little to satisfy the frustrations expressed by the crowd and insisting the changes are needed to catch foreign criminals both just going back to this idea of why why this suddenly became because nobody has noticed a particular deterioration and in the security situation in Thailand. It's not apparent on the outside surface things. It's been changing in the country Thailand in all over the world. The the criminal amid is getting stronger. The requirements are so onerous landlords some apartment complexes are erecting signs saying no oy foreigners while others jokingly say the new tourism slogan in Thailand is travel less. A group of experts have launched a petition against it and perhaps even more concerning is the impact on investment with some investors weighing up whether it's just too hard to do business here. Luckily Luckily I have a local office manager. Who's able to help me out with the paperwork but this was just one of the many steps required of me as I madly sought about getting Ching my visa. We started the process even before left Australia bought. It still took three months to gain approval. When I got an interview with the immigration in department fairly soon after my arrival I thought it would sail through but no it dragged on and on and because of the time it took I had to travel in and out of the country a few times to renew my tourist visa and then my husband and I were required to travel to the Thai Embassy in another country to register for a journalist visa. We thought we could go in and out in one day but as we eagerly lined up in a long line of other expensive tie embassy input on pen. We were told it would take three days to process. That's only gave us a three-month visa from there. We had to apply to extend it for for a year. I had started to wonder if I can get my visa before my year-long posting was over then a week later back in Bangkok and after hours of waiting in the immigration office we had good news. We finally gained approval a few days later. I found out I was being posted to our Washington Washington bureau so the process dance all over again. Let's hope this time it doesn't take quite so long. Catherine this with final report out of Bangkok.
Mosquitoes and Global Warming
"What are all those bumps on your armed on the Skua by Gile I was outside all weekend and didn't expect there to be so many bugs? No they only issue little. Lucky we live in a place where mosquitos don't usually carry deadly diseases. Let's appreciate it while we can. Scientists think that as many as a billion people around the world could be newly exposed to the diseases spread by mosquitoes within the next fifty years as global temperatures rise and mosquitoes thrive the research team looked at the two types of mosquitoes that most often carry diseases eighties Egypt I and eighties album pickus which can carry Denki. Angi Chicken Ganja and Zeka viruses they can also carry at least a dozen other emerging diseases that researchers warn could become a threat in the future. The team of researchers tracked how the mosquito populations would move as global temperatures changed and found that the tropics would likely be at risk for outbreaks of disease year round while everywhere else would be at risk seasonally. They were in that even places that used to be too cold for these two types of mosquitoes. Like areas of Europe and North America would see cases of tropical diseases like dingy so there will be no place to hide actually researchers expect to see the mosquito population decrease in areas that will be hit the worst with climate change such as West Africa and South East Asia but that's not necessarily good news rising temperatures bring a whole host of other problems. I can't imagine this moment of science comes from Indiana University with.
"south east asia" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Seven FM. Welcome back to Costa coast AM murals to church, I Bruce Fenton, and Bruce we were just discussing these human origins, and we're to push it back to eight hundred thousand years talk about hybrid humans. That's one thing, but to pull it away from Africa and over to Australia is a whole nother conversation. What evidence is there that are human origins came out of Australia eight hundred thousand years ago? Thank you. Yeah. That's a that's a good one. Very controversial one. But yeah, the mainstream media and scientists like that I'm giving that most all stat wrong. You know that I'm not even putting in Africa. Let alone any outside involvement really a few things that comes down to. But this being a lack of recognition to the fact that one of the early hominid onset home. It ends means basically the human family, including homo erectus, one of these homo erectus, kind of ancestors who they post some of genes to us, right? They say that they've come out. They know that they came out of that region possibly Africa possibly the Mediterranean region. There's a bit of clarity on that. But around about two years ago, these guys spread down through the Caucasus as evidence the man at one point eight million years, they spread down all the way down into south East Asia. The oldest pulsating easier around about one point six one point seven million years old. Long before. And so these guys have sailed out to some of the islands in Indonesia. Yeah. But the the mainstream tell us that. Yes. We've probably come from these come from these homo erectus. Right. But in Africa. Go home to sue come all the way down to south East Asia that really widespread. So what is the argument van that these are the that we've come from these African not from the others, and they're stuck up the reason that we now following that what's transitional fossils, where we see the, you know, the features of early homo south Yemen's like skulls body parts, those seen in fossils down in East Asia and China between about eight hundred thousand to two hundred thousand got a fairly good record of them there. Right. You know, you got a gap. Yeah. Quite a big gap. You see them there around about five hundred thousand years ago, you starts these transitional fossils. So where where they pull that you know, and down East Asia, you don't have that gap. So I'm saying we'll look the fossil evidence is much stronger down in.
"south east asia" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Weenie on Bloomberg radio Sinai reported better-than-expected data about its economy overnight also speculated that they are considering new stimulus measures, including extending loans to banks as well as possibly looking to stimulate consumer spending. Joining us now to talk about just how robust the Chinese economy is Christopher balding, an associate professor with Fulbright university, Vietnam, he has also a Bloomberg opinion columnist Christopher balding joins us from Saigon. So Chris let's start with what are you doing in in Vietnam right now. Basically watching China at twenty years ago. Vietnam is a rapidly growing economy. It say it's a Saigon is a beautiful city. I held at the perception is everyone ever all Americans think of the Vietnam war. But modern Vietnam is is a very different vibrant bustling place. So Christopher in terms of the Vietnam. I'm sorry. The China data that we got today still some positive data coming out here. What is your view of China? I mean, I is there is this data. We can really trust. So if you if you break it down at a more granular level, what you're basically seeing is is a couple of specific areas, and it should come. As no surprise that. What we're seeing is is is the building areas are in sectors, like cement steel, real estate. If you look at consumer sectors. If you look at non-real estate lane industries, basically what you're seeing is a lot of weekends. Even in robotic Franson robot output in China was down almost twelve percent so outside of real estate sectors. If it's looking pretty tepid in China, a lot of people who I speak with investors say yes, China is slowing down. We know that they aren't going to necessarily come out with a bazooka stimulus because they don't want leverage to increase too much, but we're going to avoid a hard landing. Is there any sign that that is not as perhaps concrete as? People believe. Well, I do think that I think is going to is going to make sure that there is no hard landing. But I do think where where there is some differences is it so far we're seeing a pretty much a pretty a flood of credit into the market total financing. This year is up forty percent year today. And I think it's quite likely that we're going to see that that flood of credit continue for at least a couple of months until we see until we see that recovery that Beijing wants to see take root, even if it means building a lot more apartment, so Christopher the government is pretty adamant about the targeting a six two six and a half percent GDP growth. Do you think that is a viable number or do you think the growth is actually significantly lower? I think in reality. The the growth is is significantly lower. They reported for instance, retail sales numbers, I believe number was eight and a half percent. And it is very difficult to find any retail sector that is it is growing remotely that much. We're seeing African swine flu take a big toll on on on the pork sector, which is the major component of CPI basket. Consumer durables are quite weak. We're even seeing specifically slower growth from year ago in take-out meals and things like that. So even the catering sector it as a simple example, just really isn't isn't growing even down for a few months ago. So these are the types of things that cause us that that that makes us question. What is the real growth rate? And I think it's quite fair to say that it's lower than the official rate might be lower than the official rate but detained is definitely committed to strengthening its economy and accelerating growth once again, and we are seeing a number of different measures of stimulus. We have a story on the Bloomberg say talking about how this all strengthens China's hand with the United States since they don't have to worry about the economy slowing materially in the face of threats. Do you agree? Do you think that this basically gives them more negotiating power? Well, I think you know, the slowdown that we talked about in the in the fall in the first quarter really is is is has little to do with the United States. It's really much more of a China credit story. If you look at a lot of the trade, you know, that we're talking about excuse me, a lot of it has to do with with China credit story in very little do with the actual trade war. If you're looking at Australian iron ore and things like that. You're looking at Japanese machine orders a lot of that really comes down to is is closely China real estate, and really even the US trade with China has had a lot less to do with trade war and much less to do with China credit position. So Chris just in terms of the terrorists. I mean, it seems we've heard reports are seeing reports that the terrorists have had an impact on the negative impact on Chinese economy. Does your data suggest that is true? I do think it has if you're looking at specific sectors from specific products from the United States China. Absolutely. It had a negative impact. No mistake about that against the backdrop of the larger of the second largest economy in the world. It has it has a minimal impact taking taking credit up forty percent. This year is going to have in relative terms of much larger impact than than the trade war. But for the US farmer that is facing those Chinese tariff. Absolutely. It's going to be painful Christopher balding, associate professor Fulbright university. Vietnam, also, a Bloomberg opinion columnist joining us live from a Saigon. I think it's really telling Q is in Vietnam and not in China because he left after being there for more than ten years. Yeah. Anyone to Vietnam? And it really does. You know, what he said at the beginning of the interview really is salient which is he's looking at China twenty years ago, and that's the area that is. Producing the supply chains are shifting Anna producing the goods that are that are supplied to the rest of the world. So this trade war is happening late in the cycle of evolution with China. Exactly. And the rest of south-east Asia is is not waiting for China. And we see that from a lot of companies that report when I talk about some of their Asia-Pacific wrote, they tell you to to look at other parts of southeast Asia as areas for growth in for certainly seeing that they're quick data. Check not much going on in the US equity markets. Kind of trending vary slightly down in very quiet trading. So let's head over toward ninety nine one studios in.
"south east asia" Discussed on Pet Life Radio
"Trade. Let can't you learn on, you know, right? So yeah, I was I started that lunch by my new career. I was at that point really taken by furniture as kind of sculptural and beautiful. So immediately went into making some some chairs, and then it wasn't until several years later that I always knew I was going to get into dog accessories, but the furniture commissions, which just so so strong at that point. So it's kind of riding that for awhile. And then it was just a few years ago. And I started to finally put the threes collection on the forefront and watch last year. Well, we're glad you did. And you have a partner Nelly is your partner. Right. She has a really envious job only because I am a fabric. Not of sourcing your beautiful materials. Tell us a little bit about her part of the equation. Sure. Susa from California and has the real background in fashion shoes at a too large houses and ran production source material, some kind of storyboarding the collection. So she's traveled all around and had a real eye for trends and kind of putting together a cohesive collections. And so she was real key in helping launch it and she'd been to Bali three times in the past and had experience with production there when we went on our trip early last year. It was our intent to source craftsman there and look at having them to our production. And such incredible craftsman in Bali, everything wood carving stone carving seamstress, and then leather is very strong leatherwork is is very strong in Bali. So we found two factors that we like factory, but they're really just family run businesses and just call in love with them, so warm and friendly and very high credibility, and and just honesty and just a pleasure to work with. So we had some materials we had some designs. We had to make some prototypes. And really decided that we wanted to have our production there and support these families and kind of a nice nice place to have a second home base. She's there now. Yeah. So she's now she's got our dogs San she kinda overseas. Production and does some travel also ran south East Asia, sourcing fabrics and materials. Wonderful. Wow. Great job in Bali is gorgeous beautiful beautiful place. Right. Oh, it really is a designers paradise. Everyone's they're all these digital nomad that are doing consulting designing production out of there. You know on a hammock on the beach. Didn't like yeah. If they didn't check out in Costa Rica, they checked out in Bali, I guess. Yeah. It's it is paradise..