Indonesia's fintech growth supported by tailwinds

Government support and strong consumer interest in innovative financial products are set to boost Indonesia's fintech sector, Fitch Solutions...

Vietnam has a booming e-commerce market, but what more can be done?

Vietnam is the fastest-growing digital economy in the region, in large part due to investment inflow which is still on an unprecedented rise. Over...

Consumers excited about high speeds 5G brings

One in four consumers say they're excited about faster data transfer speeds as downloading a full HD movie will take just 4 sec with 5G, according...

$17.8t worth of investment potential in Asia-Pac’s green building sector by 2030: IFC

THE green building sector in East Asia Pacific and South Asia is projected to hold $17.8 trillion worth of investment opportunities by 2030,...

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.

Forging new paths for ASEAN’s sustainable infrastructure needs

The October announcement by Singapore’s Infrastructure Asia, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to develop bankable green infrastructure...

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.

Indonesia's regional GDP to grow by 4-7% in 2020: UOB

Economic performance in Indonesia will “continue to improve in 2020” on the back of increased exports and imports, rising private consumption, and...

Asean consumer sector set for soft start to 2020: DBS

Outlook dampened by macro headwinds and weak sentiment

Malaysia's lower voting age could benefit BN, PAS

The lowered voting age in Malaysia could benefit the country's two biggest Malay Muslim political parties at the next general election, an ISEAS-...

Malaysia's Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 needs a rethink: academic

While the growth vision continues a decades-long emphasis to elevate tech and skills, Malaysia's conditions call for a more comprehensive...

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

Higher oil prices to boost Malaysia's growth, hit S'pore: Barclays

But monetary policy in the region is unlikely to be swayed, said the analysts

More oil and gas contracts for Malaysian players in Q1 2020: Report

And, despite the drop in contract awards, the recovery in rig and vessel charter rates is still strong.

A warmer Indonesia will need more cooling equipment – but is it ready for the cost?

INDONESIA’S sales of cooling equipment – refrigeration and air conditioning (AC) – is expected to grow rapidly from 2018 to 2030, at 5.1 per cent...

Older generation to spend the most by 2030: Citi

People aged 45 to 65 across the globe are likely to lead the increase in aggregate spending, said Citi in a report.

Grocery wars await amid Indonesian retail woes

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

Thailand air traffic may have peaked: Report

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

Vietnam exports likely to keep overperforming: Report

The projected pick-up could come on improved US-China trade relations and an upswing in the global technology market.

Vietnam factories' trade war boost could ease in 2020: Citi

Vietnam’s gross domestic product growth is expected to cool to 6.7 per cent in 2020.

Global trade war and rising protectionism taking toll on Asia Pacific, SEA remains bright spot

The global trade war and rising protectionism has taken its toll on Asia Pacific's economic growth, with fears of a slowdown in the US economy...