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Capturing opportunities through new business models and engagement after Covid-19

ECONOMIES across the globe are gradually restarting after months of tightened measures to combat the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak. The pandemic...

Indonesia's giant video game market gets extra pandemic boost

Game and app development has been identified as a growth segment for the Indonesian digital economy.

Sino-Malaysia ties 'on track despite Belt & Road project renegotiation'

THE Malaysian government's recent announcement to reroute and reassess the cost and schedule of the massive US$10.6 billion rail project under...

Malaysia's 5G delay can let telcos build up mobile market: Report

The country will lag its regional peers in the roll-out of 5G wireless services, but telecom operators will benefit in the meantime.

Philippines construction to bounce back in 2021: report

The industry's output is expected to reach US$75.1b in 2024, according to GlobalData

Philippines package aids Covid-19 fight, but limited growth impact: economists

The most recent stimulus package follows an earlier 275 billion peso (S$7.72 billion) one

More capital flows into Asean amid pandemic and US-China tensions

THE Asean region is set to see more capital inflows as companies look to diversify their investments and supply chains amid US-China tensions in a...

Most Asean workers not keen to return to workplaces: Poll

Across the board, the majority of workers in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam reported that they have...

Reforms urged to keep Asean connected and competitive

Suggested practices include a better payment connectivity, and a removal of investment restrictions in sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture...

The risk of investor-state disputes in Asean in the aftermath of Covid-19

Over the past several months, countries in ASEAN (as in the rest of the world) have adopted a wide range of measures to address the COVID-19...

Piracy in South-east Asia from Jan to May 2020 doubled from same period in 2019

There were 34 such incidents in South-east Asia, compared with 18 during the same period in 2019.

Indonesian mining sector to bank on refined metals for growth

Refined metal shipments are set to overtake coal and unprocessed ore, as Indonesia’s mining exports move up the value chain, according to...

Rated project, infrastructure firms in Asia well-placed to manage refinancing: Moody's

Upcoming maturities are concentrated in investment-grade companies

Sustainable Energy Future for Asean? Cities Decide

For several weeks now people around the world have been starting and ending their day with the updates on the ongoing global pandemic. This piece...

Recycling value chains in South-east Asia shut down by Covid-19 risk closures

More than 80 per cent of the recycling value chain was not operating during the height of the pandemic in Vietnam and The Philippines

Malaysia may see greatest domestic tourism offset in Asean-5

With outbound tourism spending more than double inbound receipts, there is significant potential for diversion, says an OCBC economist

Vietnam banks buck the trend as regional lenders struggle with profit risks

Vietnam has been lifted by a mix of a favourable demographic structure and income growth.

Indonesia imports likely to stay weak: economists

Their comments came after the release of official trade figures for August

CMLV garment industry expected to be a coronavirus casualty

Key producer Cambodia is expected to bear the brunt of the slowdown in the Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) economies.

Vietnam's over-reliance on FDIs makes it vulnerable to global crises

Foreign invested companies account for 67.8 per cent of Vietnam’s total export turnover