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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...

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

Indonesia: accelerating urban transportation development with public-private partnership

Indonesia's rapid urban transportation development is creating vast opportunities for collaboration and investments for the private sector.

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...

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. 

Asean tourism: room to grow but more needs to be done

Watch out for infrastructure gaps and over-reliance on casinos: report

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...

Supply chains may be shifting to Vietnam: reports

Economists note that FDI from China, Hong Kong has surged

Asean needs to improve capabilities, integration to benefit from supply chain diversion: HSBC

Southeast Asia cannot expect to see a wide-scale divergence of supply chains moving to the region unless there are improvements in technology,...