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Bangkok's new malls - shiny and cool
Central Embassy is home to some 150 shops and restaurants, including outlets selling Gucci, Hermes and Chanel.
The Siam Paragon mall is connected directly to Siam station, the capital's main train station.
Monks stroll in the mobile phone shop area at MBK Center.
A saleswoman at a mobile phone shop at MBK Center waits for customers.
The glitzy Siam Paragon is slated for a full renovation in 2015.
Rolls-Royce cars are prominently displayed at a dealership at Siam Paragon.
The Terminal 21 mall opened on a corner of Bangkok's busy Asoke intersection in 2011.
Each floor of Terminal 21 is named for a major international city. This miniature Golden Gate Bridge on the San Francisco floor spans the central hall on the fourth and fifth floors.
A huge Japanese "maneki neko" good-luck cat beckons customers to Tokyo, the first floor.
The busy MBK (Mah Boon Krong) Center, first opened in 1985, contains hundreds of shops on seven floors.
Nearly five months since its grand opening, the Central Embassy mall appears to be suffering a slow start.
The complex is divided into two parts, Central Embassy for the lower level and the Park Hyatt Bangkok for the upper 30 floors, which opens next year.
Cambodia is one of the most underinsured countries in Asia.
Since its transition to democratic rule in 2011, Myanmar has seen rapid change. The country has been opened to trade and investment, and advanced technology is flooding in. As the economy develops, demand for tiny unsecured loans, or microfinance, has taken off.
Mourners from all over Thailand have gathered in Bangkok to pay their final respects to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last October after a 70-year reign.
Hundreds of thousands of Thais looked on in silence as the late king's funeral cortege made its way from the Grand Palace to a specially built crematorium at Sanam Luang, a large open area in front of the palace, early on Oct. 26.
Five days of funeral rites relating to the cremation conclude on Oct. 29, bringing to an end more than a year of national mourning.
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-serving head of state, died at Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital on Oct. 13 after a prolonged illness. During his 70-year reign, King Bhumibol, the ninth king in the Chakri dynasty, served as a stabilizing force for the country. Nikkei staff photographer Nozomu Ogawa documented the nation's mourning.
India's economy is growing up under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Nikkei senior staff writer Go Yamada in December visited Mumbai and Delhi, where he found Modinomics to be a crowd of new faces mixing with the old.
Pope Francis visited the Philippines between Jan. 15 and 19 as part of his recent tour of Asia. KEIICHIRO ASAHARA, Nikkei staff photographer followed his procession through Manila.