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The Week of July 18, 1997

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C O V E R  S T O R Y
Agenda After the devaluation of the Thai baht, Asian currencies struggle against speculators
Exports Can a new breed of companies revive Asian exports?
Franchise A curry-puff company lets others make the sale
Yen How Japan's exporters got back on top
Foresight Textile trader Integra knew when to take cover
Outlook Major economies at midyear: some are running; others have stumbled
Japan, U.S.,China, Europe
Australia,Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia
Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Investments Tips on choosing stocks in Asia and around the world
Hot Stocks Watch the dizzying climb of the region's best earnings-per-share performers
E D I T O R I A L
Crisis To right its economy, Thailand needs strong leadership and a coherent, persistent policy
Murder Japan's schoolboy beheading is not about morals
T H E  N A T I O N S
Cambodia A long-suffering nation wobbles when Hun Sen unseats his co-premier Prince Norodom Ranariddh
Backslide How Phnom Penh returned to the precipice
Korea Finally, the North agrees to four-way talks. But willthey be productive?
Malaysia A religiously tolerant country seems to be flirting with Islamization for all
I N S I D E  S T O R Y
Spotlight Hong Kong's most famous Tiananmen activist Han Dongfang has plenty to say about workers' rights in China. But the global media were not interested
A R T S & S C I E N C E S
Books Once again, Malaysian author Syed Hussein Alattas goes for the jugular
Health A rise in the sweet stakes: sugar-free foods
People The world's hotdog-eating champion is definitely not a weenie
Newsmakers The Janata Dal's ousted leader Yadav refuses to go quietly
Passage Currents in the river of life
B U S I N E S S
World Stocks This week in Asian markets
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment Why women are staying single
N E W S M A P
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Cover Design By Manodh Premaratne

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