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,...

Will IoT be the answer to the looming food crisis?

At the World Economic Forum annual meeting this year, 70,000 meals were served, with sustainability underpinning every step of the food selection...

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

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

Coronavirus and ecosystem integration: Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

The last time the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic was during the H1N1, a.k.a. “swine flu,” outbreak in 2009. The...

Growing role for private investors in Vietnam infrastructure: report

But the government must facilitate this by addressing shortcomings

$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,...

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...

Citi slashes Asean GDP growth forecast to 2.9%

The Covid-19 outbreak has reached an "inflection point" in Asean following the exponential rise in new cases since mid-March, Citi said

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

Solutions for sustainable healthcare financing in Asean

Despite a 250 per cent increase in healthcare expenditure across the Asean region, outcome measures such as life expectancy and Universal Health...

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...

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...

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...

2020 will be the year of making smart cities sustainable

With half of the people in ASEAN already living in urban areas, governments in the region are increasingly looking to establish smart cities to...

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

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

Product standards glut could pose non-tariff trade barrier: Researcher

These measures could also be used in trade protectionism, said University of Malaya professor Evelyn S. Devadason.

Vietnam among most sensitive to China supply shocks: report

However, the region's vulnerability to supply shocks in electronics is lower than commonly assumed