Online buys now more likely from the region than far away

ONLINE purchases are increasingly less about buying things from far away, and more about buying from merchants closer to home - a trend emerging...

ING and UNICEF launch ‘Fintech for Impact’ initiative to support fintech start-ups in Philippines

FIVE startups in the Philippines have been identified by ING Bank and UN children's agency UNICEF to receive...

Digital payments in Asean to triple to US$1.5t by 2030: report

But ride-hailing, e-commerce, and telecom-driven apps are the best-positioned e-wallet players

Sino-Malaysia ties 'on track despite Belt & Road project renegotiation'

THE Malaysian government's recent announcement to reroute and reassess the cost and schedule of the massive US$10.6 billion rail project under...

Malaysia's 5G delay can let telcos build up mobile market: Report

The country will lag its regional peers in the roll-out of 5G wireless services, but telecom operators will benefit in the meantime.

Philippines construction to bounce back in 2021: report

The industry's output is expected to reach US$75.1b in 2024, according to GlobalData

Medical product sector to cushion Asean's growth amid pandemic

But the sector faces risks from medical protectionism, according to a Citi report

Latest Covid-19 wave threatens Malaysia's Q4 recovery: economists

The latest restrictions are a blow to regions that account for nearly half the country's economy

Economists lower growth forecasts despite Jakarta reopening

Economists expect fiscal policy to play a larger role in the last quarter

Can foreign investment in Indonesia's upstream oil and gas sector live up to expectations?

Indonesia, with its abundance of natural resources, has long attracted the interest of foreign investors. However, despite the scale of its...

New VAT on tech companies a big boost for Indonesian government

INDONESIA'S move to levy a 10 per cent value-added tax (VAT) on tech companies operating within its jurisdiction is expected to boost the...

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...

Rated project, infrastructure firms in Asia well-placed to manage refinancing: Moody's

Upcoming maturities are concentrated in investment-grade companies

Sustainable Energy Future for Asean? Cities Decide

For several weeks now people around the world have been starting and ending their day with the updates on the ongoing global pandemic. This piece...

Long road to recovery for Thailand hoteliers

HOTEL operators could see losses continue until late 2021.

Recycling value chains in South-east Asia shut down by Covid-19 risk closures

More than 80 per cent of the recycling value chain was not operating during the height of the pandemic in Vietnam and The Philippines

Malaysia may see greatest domestic tourism offset in Asean-5

With outbound tourism spending more than double inbound receipts, there is significant potential for diversion, says an OCBC economist

Two-speed recovery in services trade expected: HSBC

THE Covid-19 pandemic will lead to a two-speed recovery in services trade, whereby international travel is likely to remain largely suppressed due...

Indonesia imports likely to stay weak: economists

Their comments came after the release of official trade figures for August

CMLV garment industry expected to be a coronavirus casualty

Key producer Cambodia is expected to bear the brunt of the slowdown in the Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) economies.