MARKETS

Singapore SMEs more targeted in acquisitions but less keen on new economy businesses

Small and medium-sized enterprises are increasingly targeted in their acquisition strategies but they continue to trail their larger counterparts...

Experiential- and activity-based concepts gaining traction in malls

Pop-up retail is fast gaining traction even among established brands, offering another avenue through which physical retail can attract shoppers,...

Hotel investment volume declines amid muted hotel performance: CBRE

Asia Pacific ranked second worldwide in terms of international tourism growth, reporting an increase of 6.0 per cent year-on-year. Growth was...

Malaysian consumers set to fuel furniture boom

Spending on household goods is expected to hit 55.6 billion ringgit (S$18.1 billion) by 2023, according to Fitch Solutions research.

Biogas as a sustainable energy solution for Southeast Asia

The recent advent of a circular economy highlights the importance of anaerobic digestion and biogas. Anaerobic digestion is a process where large...

Malaysia 5G: Wholesale network proposals unlikely to be favoured

MALAYSIA'S telecoms regulator is unlikely to support a government-led rollout of a wholesale mobile network, although it will be keen for...

Indonesia investment growth sped up in Q3: UOB

This reflects investor confidence following Jokowi's re-election, said the report

Slow growth the main risk to Indonesian property market: Report

The biggest risk to Indonesia’s property sector is economic growth that falls below the 5 per cent benchmark.

Biogas as a sustainable energy solution for Southeast Asia

The recent advent of a circular economy highlights the importance of anaerobic digestion and biogas. Anaerobic digestion is a process where large...

South-east Asia scoops up Golden Week tourists from China

South-east Asian stores are becoming more popular with tourists from mainland China during Golden Week festivities.

How to set up a fintech in the Philippines

Michael Correa sheds light on the key opportunities in the Philippine market for aspiring fintechs, according to the findings of the...

Philippines winning diverted US-China trade: Analysts

As global trade tensions single out the technology sector for attention, electronics exports from the Philippines to both markets rose.

E-commerce may boost Thailand SMEs' income and reach

Bricks-and-mortar vendors in Thailand saw receipts from both online and offline sales increase after adopting e-commerce, a survey has found.

Thailand's internet economy 'healthy' but lags in digital adoption

Despite the government's ambitions, Thailand still lags behind in digital adoption compared to its regional peers

Bangkok residential market softening but other sectors remain resilient: Edmund Tie Research

Overall outlook for business and investment in the Thai capital remains optimistic according to Edmund Tie's latest research report, citing...

Myanmar needs strong governmental role in taking on China's BRI projects

MYANMAR would need to take a strong governmental role is to accelerate the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor as it becomes an active part of China's...

Myanmar enacts new copyright law to replace Myanmar Copyright Act 1914

On 24 May 2019, the Copyright Law (Law) was enacted as the fourth and last intellectual property law to protect literary and artistic works....

CLMV region not immune to China slowdown: Maybank

China plays a significant role in the bloc's exports, infrastructure, and tourism

Vietnam's growth can be sustained over next 3-5 years: HSBC

Land and labour shortages are among the constraints on manufacturing momentum

Vietnam is leading Asean growing solar PV market

South-east Asia's cumulative solar photovoltaic capacity is expected to triple within the next 5 years

Data localisation requirements narrowed in Vietnam's cybersecurity law

On 1 January 2019, when Vietnam’s Law on Cybersecurity came into effect, there were concerns among foreign and Vietnamese enterprises with a...

Robust growth prospects but prominent risks for Cambodia: Moody's

In particular, the potential loss of preferential trade access could hurt exports

Opportunities for Cambodia - Market Insights by Enterprise Singapore’s Regional Directors

Enterprise Singapore's deputy director for Southeast Asia (Cambodia) Yeoh Choon Jin identifies the sectors that are expected to...

CLMV region not immune to China slowdown: Maybank

China plays a significant role in the bloc's exports, infrastructure, and tourism

CLMV region not immune to China slowdown: Maybank

China plays a significant role in the bloc's exports, infrastructure, and tourism

Lao Securities Exchange benefits from inflows of capital from Thailand, China, Singapore and Hong Kong

THE Lao Securities Exchange (LSX) and its roster of seven listed companies are benefiting from the inflows of Asian capital and collaboration with...

Venturing into Laos: Useful business contacts

Planning to do business in Laos? Here’s our round-up of local government agencies and business chambers that may be useful.

Venturing into Brunei: Useful business contacts

Planning to do business in Brunei? Here’s our round-up of local government agencies and business chambers that may be useful.

Brunei provides opportunities for Singapore firms: President Halimah

BESIDES government-to-government partnerships, the private sector in Singapore can also look at how they can venture abroad and collaborate with...