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Wuhan virus may persuade Singapore, Malaysia to ease casino policies

Maybank Kim Eng analyst Samuel Yin argued that governments could move to support hard-hit industry players.

Light on the horizon for Asia-Pac airlines: DBS

Earnings for Asia-Pacific airlines should see some recovery in 2020, thanks to a bottoming of the global economy and better supply-demand dynamics...

Asean property stocks will continue to outperform in 2020: Morgan Stanley

The Asean property market is still attractive in 2020, as stocks will continue to outperform on healthy property fundamentals amid a constructive...

Post-Covid activity recovering in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia

The recovery of domestic tourism could also aid the hospitality and aviation sectors, said Maybank Kim Eng economists.

Malaysia could see GDP shrink 2.8% in 2020: report

Malaysia could see a full-year recession in 2020, due to the economic fallout from the movement control order...

Covid-19's impact felt on Malaysia's export figures

THE novel coronavirus is starting to make itself felt in Malaysia's export figures, even as exports drag is likely to intensify in Q2, say Citi...

Firms in Indonesia opting for debt over equity fundraising

THE true action in Indonesia still lies in the debt capital markets, as a double-digit number of public listings in the first four months of 2020...

Asia's oncoming labour pangs to be "unprecedented"

THE oncoming rise in unemployment will dwarf that during the global financial crisis (GFC) said ANZ Research in a report on Friday, adding that it...

Bank property sales, new retail complexes among Indonesia real estate market opportunities

INDONESIAN banks could start selling off real estate from May onwards, as distress starts to set into the pandemic-hit market, a property market...

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.

Reform needed to improve progress on regional infrastructure growth: Report

INFRASTRUCTURE plans in Indonesia and the Philippines need a major overhaul to achieve their ambitious growth goals, according to research from...

Impact of Covid-19 on Philippine economy may be larger than thought

The imposition of travel restrictions and domestic behavioral response to the pandemic may deliver a demand shock to the economy, JP Morgan said...

Post-Covid activity recovering in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia

The recovery of domestic tourism could also aid the hospitality and aviation sectors, said Maybank Kim Eng economists.

Thailand healthtech field set to grow: Report

The value of Thailand’s overall medical device market is pegged to hit US$1.45 billion in 2020.

Thailand faces growing political risks amid pandemic: report

The economic toll could hurt social stability, said Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research

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.

FDI to drive Myanmar's growth, but political risks remain

Myanmar's GDP is set to grow at 6.6 per cent annually until 2030, but weak business conditions and political risks could dampen FDI inflows.

KiotViet talks about e-commerce retail in Vietnam and how Covid-19 has shaken up the scene

Vietnamese business solutions startup KiotViet, which was set up in 2014, provides small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with software for...

Post-Covid activity recovering in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia

The recovery of domestic tourism could also aid the hospitality and aviation sectors, said Maybank Kim Eng economists.

Vietnam tipped to be most resilient regional economy amid virus crisis

The Vietnamese economy is still tipped to stay in positive territory in 2020 with a 1 per cent expansion, despite the sharp slowdown from the 7...

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,...

Robust growth prospects but prominent risks for Cambodia: Moody's

In particular, the potential loss of preferential trade access could hurt exports

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...