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Indonesian companies tap P2P funds in fintech boom

Peer-to-peer lending (P2P) platforms in Indonesia reportedly transacted some US$1.4 billion in 2018, up from US$20 million in 2016.

Opportunities in Indonesia's Industry 4.0

Enterprise Singapore's regional group director (Indonesia) Khairul Anwar looks at the latest developments in Indonesia's Industry 4.0 and gives...

Automation and adaptability: Navigating the future of work

The world of work is in a state of flux. With the advent of digital, you can now conduct work activities just as comfortably by a pool in Bali, as...

Malaysian construction headed for a rebound: Report

The report cited as potential stimuli the Malaysian government’s return to infrastructure mega-projects that had been put on ice.

Integration and innovation key to ASEAN’s next stage of growth

The concept of smart cities and Industry 4.0 took centre stage at the ASEAN Conference 2019, held earlier this month, even as participants...

Anti-corruption drive drove up Viet property prices: report

But authorities are taking steps to alleviate this, says ISEAS researcher

Support needed for Indonesia's fast-growing creative sector: economist

The industry still lacks financing mechanisms and legal protection

Asean+3 growth forecast lowered to 4.9%: report

The Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research Office has lowered its estimate in the wake of trade tensions

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...

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...

Ramping up the fight for renewable energy

For all of the pride Atem Ramsundersingh feels about finally being able to unveil the fruits of the past six years of labour, the picture is still...

Tourists may skip Thailand as baht makes gains: Report

Tourist arrivals were up by just 1.6 per cent on the year prior in the first five months of 2019.

Digital is the key to success in ASEAN banking

A discussion over the global economic outlook usually revolves around the likes of the US, Europe, Japan, China and India. But another economic...

Maturing Thai mobile market raises risks for telcos

Thai telecom operators are likely to continue to face pressure on mobile-service revenues, beset by slowing growth in data revenue. 

Many non-tariff barriers remain in Asean: report

Failure to tackle these could jeopardise AEC 2025 targets

Asean+3 growth forecast lowered to 4.9%: report

The Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research Office has lowered its estimate in the wake of trade tensions

Growing wave of companies announcing supply chain shifts

The number of companies announcing supply chain shifts more than doubled in March-April compared with the first two months of the year, according...