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Firms not living up to the expectations of their 'augmented' customers

The new human-algorithm alliance is starting to have a significant impact on how traditional business models evolve. Trying to influence humans...

Engaging tomorrow’s customers: The opportunity in ASEAN

ASEAN is coming of age. Sixty per cent of the ASEAN population today is under 35 years old. The region is only behind China and India for having...

Companies could lease elsewhere in Asia as US-China trade war bites

BUSINESS shifts out of mainland China could support office leasing markets in the South-east Asian region, real estate consultancy Colliers has...

Chinese money grows again in Asean as supply chains move

The latest ramp-up in Asean-based project funding came against a backdrop of slowing Chinese investment in other economies.

ASEAN offers silver lining as dark clouds hover over the horizon

As the common English phrase goes, it never rains but it pours! 

Vietnam risks debt 'crutches' without skills transfer: Economist

VIETNAM remains an economic success, despite raging trade tensions worldwide, but one observer has called urgently for skills transfer, to address...

Thailand's tourism numbers to see modest recovery, supported by Chinese and Indian tourists

Thailand's tourism sector may see a modest boost in the coming months as Chinese tourists start returning to the country. 

Modest rate rises for Asean hotels in 2020: report

Rates are expected to rise 2 per cent in four key Asean cities

Narrow tax base could hamper M'sian fiscal consolidation: report

It could also limit the fiscal space to counter adverse economic shocks

Malaysia by-election losses raise risk of reactive fiscal policy

There is a rising risk of more reactive fiscal policy in the run-up to the Sandakan by-election in Sabah, Malaysia, resulting in more subsidy...

Asean electric vehicle market to take off from 2025: Bain

Growth may be led by fleets or two-wheelers instead of passenger cars

Indonesia outperforms for geothermal energy: Fitch Solutions

The country is second only to the US in estimated geothermal power capacity

Solar power gets more cost-competitive in Asean

RENEWABLE energy sources can be just as or even more cost-competitive than conventional power in South-east Asia, a study by the Asean-German...

Engaging tomorrow’s customers: The opportunity in ASEAN

ASEAN is coming of age. Sixty per cent of the ASEAN population today is under 35 years old. The region is only behind China and India for having...

Southeast Asian beauty buyers turning to influencers over celebrities for guidance

Southeast Asian shoppers are increasingly turning to social media influencers, especially those on Instagram, for their beauty tips. 

Hot weather to feed Thailand F&B sales in second half

Nomura research analysts are banking on climate-related challenges to meat and vegetable supply to push prices up.

Small Thai vendors to benefit from rising prices: Report

MOM-AND-POP retailers in Thailand could benefit from upcoming inflation, even though earlier downward pressure on prices have eaten into sales, a...

Chinese money grows again in Asean as supply chains move

The latest ramp-up in Asean-based project funding came against a backdrop of slowing Chinese investment in other economies.

E-cigs threaten up to 5% of Indonesian market for smokes: Report

Maybank Kim Eng lowered its medium-term outlook on the industry from “positive” to “neutral”.