Malaysia's Budget 2020 might see SME support, infrastructure spend: analysts

Stimulus package expected in face of US-China trade war

Asia-Pacific banks' property exposure rising: Fitch report

Vietnam is among those facing elevated risk, said analysts

Scope for growth in Malaysia renewables: report

Solar power was highlighted as particularly well-poised for growth, by Fitch Solutions Macro Research

State-owned companies' debt threatens emerging economies: Moody's

The risk of bailing out state-owned enterprises (SOEs) could put pressure on emerging and “frontier” markets, Moody’s Investors Service has warned.

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.

Malaysian building materials to cost more by end-2019: Report

The construction industry is expected to pick up this quarter on infrastructure projects like the East Coast Rail Link, an analyst noted.

5G will add US$147 billion in value to Asean industries by 2025: Report

Indonesia, which is Asean’s biggest market, has the most potential for 5G-related growth, according to analysts at consulting firm A.T. Kearney.

Thailand's jump to high-income status at risk: Fitch

The kingdom is at risk of a protracted economic slowdown in the next decade, analysts at Fitch Solutions have suggested.

Vietnam a bright spot amid trade tensions: economists

Robust domestic demand and FDI inflows should help achieve 6.7% growth in 2019

Thailand tourism confidence holds steady: survey

Tourism operators expect business as usual in the third quarter

Malaysia building sector to see short-term weakness: report

But major transport infrastructure projects should give a boost in the longer term

Asean to see fastest data centre growth in next 5 years: report

Though Singapore remains top, there is great potential in emerging data centre locations such as Malaysia and Indonesia

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 a so-called “dual economy”.

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 new report suggested.

GoJek, on tackling the Singapore market

"Honestly, to me, it's still a miracle that we have an office here with that view. From that two-storey house in Jakarta, I never thought we'd get here," says Raditya Wibowo. 

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 alone is no longer sufficient; brands also need to influence the algorithms. 

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.