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OCTOBER 6, 2000 VOL. 26 NO. 39 | SEARCH ASIAWEEK


cover COVER  STORY
The Biotech Business
Can Asia catch up?
[ full story ]

PLUS:
Biotech Primer & Asian Bioventures: Introducing the world of proteomics and stem cells
Profile: Pioneering sake maker Takara Shuzo


EDITORIALS
Reform: South Korea is recovering, but the hard work remains

Trade: China and the WTO must learn to live with each other


Letters & Comment:
Aventajado's response

BUSINESS
Hit: Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway goes public

Bleak: More bad news ahead for Thailand's stock market
Listing: Shin Corp's boss eyes a Nasdaq debut

Competition: A price war looms in Malaysia's cellphone market

Investing: Asia's market volatility serves up cheap stocks

Newsmakers: Maybe a lovers' hideaway isn't the best place for a first date

Viewpoint: Larry Feign - Put the 'Con' Back in Hong Kong

Looking Back: Over the sea of Japan, September 1983

NEWSMAP
This week's news round-up by country

THE NATIONS

INDONESIA: Behind President Wahid's unending battle with the military's rogue elements
Interview: Wahid admits he is not in full control

PHILIPPINES: The "collateral damage" from the Jolo assault is proving uncomfortably high
Opinion: Libyan mediator Abdul Rajab Azzarouq says too many cooks were involved in the hostage negotiations

THAILAND: In the face of financial allegations, will PM favorite Thaksin Shinawatra self-destruct in the upcoming elections?

KOREA: A new movie taps into the national mood

SRI LANKA: President Kumaratunga's post-poll options are limited

MALAYSIA: How The Sun newspaper reflects changing Malaysian attitudes and values


TECHNOLOGY
Broadband: When it comes to super-fast Internet access, South Koreans are ahead of the game
First: Daum banks on its early-mover advantage


Cutting Edge: Morphing digital organisers




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