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

Land and labour shortages are among the constraints on manufacturing momentum

Mixed sentiment, outlook for Asean property investment: CBRE

The latest quarterly report covers 13 Asia Pacific markets, including five in Asean

Asean M&A appetite stable despite uncertainty: EY survey

Two in five respondents had acquisition plans in the next 12 months

Indonesia investment growth sped up in Q3: UOB

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

Trade diversion to Asean-6 gathering pace: Citi

Their share of US imports of products on the tariff list has been rising faster

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.

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.

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.

Demand slowdown looms in Indonesia, despite growth

Third-quarter final domestic demand grew by just 4.4 per cent year on year - its slowest pace in almost three years

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 when it comes to investing in startups to leverage their disruptive technologies.

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

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

The double edges of growing exports to China

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam could be more vulnerable to "future Chinese economic coercion": expert

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 Belt and Road Initiative

Singapore in 2nd place for ease of doing business: World Bank

Singapore has retained its place as second best on a World Bank ranking for the world's easiest place to do business even as the overall pace of reforms in the East Asia and Pacific region slows. 

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 resilient demand for commercial and retail space.

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 operators to pursue network sharing agreements, said Fitch Solutions Macro Research said in a October 22 note. 

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, even as landlords and retailers turn to experiential- and activity-based concepts to boost footfall and create communities within malls. 

Major reforms "unlikely" with new Indonesian cabinet: analyst

The president's pro-invesment stance may be hindered by coalition partners, says Control Risks

Asean stands to gain from falling PE valuations: report

This comes as China's private equity activity is likely to remain subdued amid ongoing trade tensions

Supply-chain shifts to Asean now led by new capacity: Citi

Previously, supply chain shifts were more likely to involve production shifts to existing Asean facilities

Support for construction, supply-chain shifts in Malaysia's Budget

Economists highlight those sectors as the ones that will receive a boost

Indonesia's rising HNW population is 'opportunity for wealth managers'

The mass affluent population is also growing at a strong rate, said GlobalData

Indonesia poised to boost social spending in 2020: Report

Public spending is unlikely to reverse an economic downturn in Indonesia, although it ought to cushion the blow, according to a new report.

Indonesia nickel curbs may push foreign firms away

The latest decision from Jakarta has brought a nickel ore export ban forward by two years, to Jan 1, 2020.