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Feb 25, 2021 06:18 PM

Mobile shopping drives Chinese New Year e-commerce in South-east Asia: Report

ONLINE shopping spiked during the recent Chinese New Year holidays in South-east Asia, with more customers making...

Feb 19, 2021 05:50 AM

Health, jobs, income gaps are the top challenges in SEA


HEALTH, jobs and income disparity are the three most pressing concerns facing South-east Asia, a survey has found....

Feb 18, 2021 09:03 PM

Singapore, Indonesia say Asean can play important role in Myanmar

[SINGAPORE] The foreign ministers of Singapore and Indonesia believe the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (...

Feb 17, 2021 07:13 PM

Business group touts 'single market' plan for South-east Asian e-commerce industry

INDUSTRY players have called for an "Asean single e-commerce market", which could reportedly boost revenue and...

Feb 17, 2021 02:58 PM

China trade key to regional recovery, but Asean economies still struggling: Moody's

CHINESE trade demand has jump-started recovery in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), although exports alone will not save...

Feb 17, 2021 05:50 AM

Building a digital Silk Road in Asia


WITH the pandemic showing no signs of slowing and as countries around the world shift away from the traditional...

Feb 15, 2021 11:23 AM

Reimagining insurance

Inspired by the fintech movement, insurtech companies are building their success on cutting-edge technology...

Feb 12, 2021 05:50 AM

Myanmar now a much riskier destination for foreign firms after military coup


MYANMAR, a country known to carry its fair share of risk for foreign investors over the years, has become a much-...

Feb 11, 2021 05:50 AM

Emerging Asia output will stay subdued in 2021

ECONOMIC output is unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels across most emerging Asia economies this year, the...

Feb 10, 2021 03:46 PM

Myanmar economy expected to grow despite coup impact on FDI: analysts

MYANMAR'S recent military coup has likely slowed its economic recovery, but the main challenge will be foreign...

Feb 9, 2021 06:07 PM

Covid-19, e-commerce fuel illicit trade in Asean: EU-Asean Business Council

SMUGGLED wildlife, cigarettes, counterfeit medicines, substandard personal protective equipment (PPE), and even...