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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...

Salaries in Malaysia will increase further by 5.3 per cent in 2020: Aon

Salaries in Malaysia rose by 5.1 per cent in 2019 and are expected to jump by 5.3 per cent in 2020, according to the Aon.

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...

Grocery wars await amid Indonesian retail woes

Larger retailers face an uphill slog to regain profits in 2020.

Southeast Asian tourism is benefitting from the ongoing geopolitical tensions in Northeast Asia: ANZ

Southeast Asia has benefited from a growing tourism sector, as tourists prefer Southeast Asia over Northeast Asia due to the latter's ongoing...

Asian users aged 31-34 most accurate in finance assessments: Robocash

Asian users of online financing services who fall between the ages of 31 and 34 are the most accurate in matching their finance needs to actual...

Asian users aged 31-34 most accurate in finance assessments: Robocash

Asian users of online financing services who fall between the ages of 31 and 34 are the most accurate in matching their finance needs to actual...

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...

Thai aquaculture to stay soft in 2020: Report

The house has held to its “market weight” rating on Thailand’s food sector.

Thailand air traffic may have peaked: Report

Tourism has been making an outsized contribution to the Thai economy of late.

Thai O&G sector to recover in 2020 with SPRC and TOP as top picks: UOB Kay Hian

THAILAND'S oil and gas (O&G) sector earnings should bottom out in 2019 and rise in 2020, thanks to higher gross refining margins (GRM) enjoyed...

The Greater Mekong region will urbanise faster than UN’s estimates: ANZ

With increasing clustering taking place around existing cities, the rate of urbanisation in the Greater Mekong region, which comprises Cambodia,...

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....

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.

Singapore incubator BLOCK71 expands into Ho Chi Minh City

Singapore's NUS Enterprise is partnering Becamex IDC Corporation to establish its eighth BLOCK71 in Vietnam

Southeast Asian tourism is benefitting from the ongoing geopolitical tensions in Northeast Asia: ANZ

Southeast Asia has benefited from a growing tourism sector, as tourists prefer Southeast Asia over Northeast Asia due to the latter's ongoing...

The Greater Mekong region will urbanise faster than UN’s estimates: ANZ

With increasing clustering taking place around existing cities, the rate of urbanisation in the Greater Mekong region, which comprises Cambodia,...

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...

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

The Greater Mekong region will urbanise faster than UN’s estimates: ANZ

With increasing clustering taking place around existing cities, the rate of urbanisation in the Greater Mekong region, which comprises Cambodia,...

CLMV region not immune to China slowdown: Maybank

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

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...