Growing role for private investors in Vietnam infrastructure: report

But the government must facilitate this by addressing shortcomings

Analysts downgrade Thailand growth forecast due to virus

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

Wuhan virus may hit regional supply chain if not contained: report

But the report's baseline is for containment and recovery by Q2

On Myanmar's property scene, cheaper condos are hot

This segment has been dubbed the market sector to watch.

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.

Asean supply-chain shifts: Can Singapore banks be the real winners?

Businesses could readily turn to the Republic’s lenders as they move their operations out of China.

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.

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-Yusof Ishak researcher suggests.

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 Macro Research said

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.

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 to Verizon Media.

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

Asean consumer sector set for soft start to 2020: DBS

Outlook dampened by macro headwinds and weak sentiment

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.

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.

Malaysia's 3rd automotive policy to focus on next-gen vehicles: analyst

The National Automotive Policy will bring a roadmap for the automotive sector for the next decade amid "tepid sales" expected for 2020.

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 articulation of sustainable growth, Dr Lee Hwok Aun argues.

Indonesia's unchanged policy rate reflects optimism and flexibility

The Indonesian central bank's decision to keep interest rates on hold will mean greater monetary policy flexibility for 2020, should the economy need further stimulus, according to Maybank Kim Eng analysts.

Low-income adults in Asia receive more than 3.5x their income from overseas senders each month: UniTeller

MONTHLY remittances from family and friends working abroad now averages more than 3.5 times the monthly incomes of recipients in Asia, according to Uniteller, a US-based cross-border payment processing company.

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 entering the list of top five risks according to a new report by the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC). 

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 annually, only second to India’s annual growth rate of 5.6 per cent, according to a report conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) across...

$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, according to a report by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.

Asean financial regulators stepping up environmental and social commitment while regional banks lag behind

FINANCIAL regulators in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam are improving regulatory safeguards in light of increasing environmental and social (E&S) risks faced by the financial sector, according to WWF Singapore.