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Forecasting the Weather: ASEAN Financial Services Industry Taking Balanced Approach to Cloud

The relationship between banks and cloud technology has seen a considerable shift in the last few years. While financial institutions were...

Debit card spend could overtake credit cards in Indonesia in 2019

Overall payments by plastic could jump from 639.9 trillion rupiah to 821.2 trillion rupiah.

Indonesia's fintech growth supported by tailwinds

Government support and strong consumer interest in innovative financial products are set to boost Indonesia's fintech sector, Fitch Solutions...

Growing role for private investors in Vietnam infrastructure: report

But the government must facilitate this by addressing shortcomings

$17.8t worth of investment potential in Asia-Pac’s green building sector by 2030: IFC

THE green building sector in East Asia Pacific and South Asia is projected to hold $17.8 trillion worth of investment opportunities by 2030,...

Vietnam gas power holds long-term value: Report

Research analysts believe that rising manufacturing investment and the growth of cities will fuel the sector’s prospects.

Impact of coronavirus epidemic to have widespread spillovers to the region and rest of the world

The escalation of the virus outbreak and slowdown in China would result in a deduction of 0.2 percentage points from ASEAN+3 growth, said AMRO in...

Novel coronavirus exacerbates threat to retail space: Morgan Stanley Research

The 2019 novel coronavirus could become a drag on Singapore's retail space, with its impact exacerbated by the disruptive presence of e-commerce,...

Analysts downgrade Thailand growth forecast due to virus

Tourism expected to take a hit in Q1 but bounce back in H2

Malaysia's lower voting age could benefit BN, PAS

The lowered voting age in Malaysia could benefit the country's two biggest Malay Muslim political parties at the next general election, an ISEAS-...

Malaysia's Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 needs a rethink: academic

While the growth vision continues a decades-long emphasis to elevate tech and skills, Malaysia's conditions call for a more comprehensive...

Singapore and Laos ink intellectual property partnership

The collaboration will allow Laos to tap into Singapore's IP expertise and for Singapore patents to be re-registered in Laos

Higher oil prices to boost Malaysia's growth, hit S'pore: Barclays

But monetary policy in the region is unlikely to be swayed, said the analysts

More oil and gas contracts for Malaysian players in Q1 2020: Report

And, despite the drop in contract awards, the recovery in rig and vessel charter rates is still strong.

A warmer Indonesia will need more cooling equipment – but is it ready for the cost?

INDONESIA’S sales of cooling equipment – refrigeration and air conditioning (AC) – is expected to grow rapidly from 2018 to 2030, at 5.1 per cent...

Funding ASEAN’s trade engine: Technology and collaboration

We frequently hear that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the engine of the economy. Looking at ASEAN’s member states, SMEs make up...

Novel coronavirus exacerbates threat to retail space: Morgan Stanley Research

The 2019 novel coronavirus could become a drag on Singapore's retail space, with its impact exacerbated by the disruptive presence of e-commerce,...

Forecasting the Weather: ASEAN Financial Services Industry Taking Balanced Approach to Cloud

The relationship between banks and cloud technology has seen a considerable shift in the last few years. While financial institutions were...

Funding ASEAN’s trade engine: Technology and collaboration

We frequently hear that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the engine of the economy. Looking at ASEAN’s member states, SMEs make up...

Vietnam exports likely to keep overperforming: Report

The projected pick-up could come on improved US-China trade relations and an upswing in the global technology market.

Vietnam factories' trade war boost could ease in 2020: Citi

Vietnam’s gross domestic product growth is expected to cool to 6.7 per cent in 2020.