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Asean Singapore 2018

THE eyes and ears of the world are on Singapore once again this week, with a host of world leaders in town for the 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits.

Compounding the value of data in the analytics economy

Singapore has made significant progress in strengthening its digital economy. Almost daily, we see headlines about organizations harnessing data and...

Forging ahead on Southeast Asia’s digital journey

ASEAN countries must collaborate to be digitally ready in terms of connectivity infrastructure and technology adoption across governments, businesses...

Unleashing Asean's full potential with data-driven governance

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has a bright future ahead of it.

Lower 2019 forecast for Thailand GDP

On the back of increased risks to exports and government consumption and investment not accelerating as much as expected, Citi Research is lowering...

Asean to rely on domestic demand for 2019 growth: HSBC

In the face of external weakness, private consumption must be the driver of growth, said HSBC economists

No rate cuts expected from Malaysia's central bank: economists

With Q4 growth beating forecasts, economists see the overnight policy rate staying on hold in 2019

Indonesia, Thailand election outcomes to be market neutral: DBS

Policy continuity expected regardless of results, say economists

Infrastructure, consumer and tech industries expected to benefit in a Jokowi victory: Fitch Solutions

With the Indonesian general elections slated for April 2019, Fitch Solutions analysts are expecting President Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, to...

Technology policy likely to stay its course in Indonesia: Fitch Solutions

The re-election of Indonesian President Joko Widodo is positive for the continuity of key technology policies and the growth prospects of the IT,...

Southeast Asia journey to adopt clean and low carbon technologies a bumpy one

Southeast Asian countries are beginning to transform the way energy is produced and consumed in order to transition to a low carbon, sustainable...

Power infrastructure to drive Indonesia's energy sector growth: Fitch Solutions

Construction of coal-fired power plants will be the main supporter of growth in the sector.

Indonesia challenged to pare current account deficit despite oil price 'windfall'

FALLING oil prices could be “an unexpected windfall” for Indonesia, which is running a current account deficit - but the country still faces unique...

Southeast Asian merchants lead in benefiting from Chinese mobile payment: Nielsen report

Southeast Asian merchants are leading those in other regions in benefiting from Chinese mobile payment, according to data from the 2018 Trends for...

China tourism to Asean slowing: report

The China tourism boom is fizzling, with China visitor arrivals easing across most Asean countries in late 2018, say Maybank Kim Eng economists.

US-China trade tension pushes supply chains from China to Asean

THE threat of a US-China trade war is speeding up the migration of supply chains from China to Asean, with Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the...

Indonesia rate hikes unlikely despite widening current account deficit: Citi

As long as capital inflows suffice, Bank Indonesia is unlikely to raise policy rates, says Citi economist

Trade conflict impact lessened by rise of Asean+3 demand: study

Asean+3 has itself become a key source of final demand, cushioning the region from trade conflict spillovers, says the Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research...