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South-east Asia dealmaking shrinks 12.5% in H1, grinds to halt in April-May

MERGERS and acquisitions (M&A) in South-east Asia slowed down in the first six months of this year, generating about US$29 billion across 149...

Digital habits on the rise in Southeast Asia as the new normal approaches: Mastercard study

EVEN as countries in the region start to ease restrictions and prepare for a "new normal", Mastercard Impact Studies says some of the trends and...

Sukuk issuance set for 5% decline after 4 years of growth: report

Regardless, Moody's is expecting rapid growth in sukuk issuance over the the longer term

Malaysia's approved investments in 2020 likely to halve from 2019: UOB

Approved investments fell 34 per cent year on year in the first quarter, amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Malaysian gaming unlikely to bounce back fully in 2021: Report

A V-shaped recovery may be no guarantee, one analyst said.

Sukuk issuance set for 5% decline after 4 years of growth: report

Regardless, Moody's is expecting rapid growth in sukuk issuance over the the longer term

Indonesia's Q2 GDP contraction draws mixed views from economists

A 1 to 1.3 per cent contraction for the full year appears likely, according to economists

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...

Filipino firms still willing to spend on information technology

MORE businesses in the Philippines are ramping up investments in information and communications technology (ICT), despite the challenges of the...

Digital habits on the rise in Southeast Asia as the new normal approaches: Mastercard study

EVEN as countries in the region start to ease restrictions and prepare for a "new normal", Mastercard Impact Studies says some of the trends and...

Credit harder to come by as Philippine banks turn wary on loans

Maybank Kim Eng analysts warned that lenders are turning cautious on the back of expectations of a decline in asset quality.

Thailand hits trough in Q2 but recovery to be drawn out: DBS

DBS's full-year growth forecast for the country has been lowered to -7.5 per cent, down from -5.5 per cent earlier.

Tourism slump to weigh down Thailand economy for years: Report

Citi analyst Nalin Chutchotitham expects economic activity to rebound to 2019 levels only in mid-2022.

Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam to gain most from apparel shifts: Report

As China reduces its apparel manufacturing operations, its neighbouring countries have high growth potential, said a Fitch Solutions report

Covid-19 may bring CLMV growth to new lows: report

Vietnam expected to weather the crisis best, while Cambodia is hit the worst

On Myanmar's property scene, cheaper condos are hot

This segment has been dubbed the market sector to watch.

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.

Covid-19 a catalyst for Vietnam manufacturing

With a 97-million-strong young and tech-savvy population, Vietnam, compared with its peers remains still one of the most competitive on labour...

Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam to gain most from apparel shifts: Report

As China reduces its apparel manufacturing operations, its neighbouring countries have high growth potential, said a Fitch Solutions report

Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam to gain most from apparel shifts: Report

As China reduces its apparel manufacturing operations, its neighbouring countries have high growth potential, said a Fitch Solutions report

Covid-19 may bring CLMV growth to new lows: report

Vietnam expected to weather the crisis best, while Cambodia is hit the worst

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,...

Covid-19 may bring CLMV growth to new lows: report

Vietnam expected to weather the crisis best, while Cambodia is hit the worst

Laos GDP could slow to 6.1% due to Covid-19: AMRO

Laos' economic recovery from 2019's natural disasters could be stymied by the Covid-19 pandemic, ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) said...

Understanding China's BRI in Laos

Upon his visit to Laos in November 2017, Xi Jinping wrote in an open letter, published in English and Lao in Laotian mainstream media, that “there...

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...