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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...

The Business of Sustainability: Why Adopting Circular Economy Practices Can Lead to Growth

At a recent meeting on climate and sustainable development, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, president of the United Nations’ General Assembly, stated...

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.

Indonesia's virus support may not be enough for growth: Nomura report

The analysts wrote that “the package does not represent new spending but only reallocations from other items already in the Budget”.

Indonesia market ripe for alternative-lending firms, one player says

High-risk markets could make for high growth, European fintech player says.

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.

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...

Reliance on business offices, online gaming threatens Philippine property market

The Philippine economy could be tested by a cooling property market, which would weigh on banks’ loan portfolios, an international economic...

The Business of Sustainability: Why Adopting Circular Economy Practices Can Lead to Growth

At a recent meeting on climate and sustainable development, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, president of the United Nations’ General Assembly, stated...

Regional automakers' supply, sales to take a hit from pandemic

Markets such as Thailand could see production stoppages, Fitch analysts warned.

Thailand's 2020 growth could be nearly flat due to Covid-19: Citi

Citi's full-year growth estimate for Thailand has been revised down to 0.2 per cent, from 2.2 per cent previously.

Analysts downgrade Thailand growth forecast due to virus

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

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.

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,...

Vietnam says up to half of seafood export contracts cancelled, delayed due to coronavirus

[HANOI] Vietnam’s seafood exporters have seen up to 50% of their export contracts cancelled or delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak, the...

Vietnam central bank likely to hold after 100bps cut: Maybank

Further monetary easing by Vietnam's central bank cannot be ruled out if Covid-19 pandemic worsens, Maybank said

Vietnam’s e-commerce market to surpass US$17bn in 2023: GlobalData

Vietnam's e-commerce market is projected to hit VND 399.5 trillion (US$17.3 billion) in 2023, from VND 218.3 trillion (US$9.4 billion) in 2019,...

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...

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...

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

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...