CHINESE financial technology firms have matured under a favourable domestic policy regime with very different standards compared with other markets. Whether or not these companies can adapt...

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THE novel coronavirus pandemic engulfing the world is creating impact globally in many sectors which had hitherto been unforeseen.

BT EXCLUSIVE: STARTUPS

SOUTH-EAST Asia may have long been overshadowed by China and India on the global Venture Capital (VC) stage, but more investors are now looking to deploy their dry powder in the region - drawn by...

BT EXCLUSIVE: STARTUPS

FANCY a slice of super-app player Grab, but can't get into one of its blockbuster funding rounds? More investors are gaining access to South-east Asian unicorns via the growing market for their...

STARTUPS

OPACITY is the name of the game in the private markets, and perhaps more so when it comes to unicorn secondaries. There is no standard price discovery mechanism for these deals, so buyers and...

SOUTH-EAST Asia possesses immense, perhaps even unparalleled, potential for growth. That growth, however, is hampered by poor investment in technology, and ever-worsening education standards that...

OPINION

PRIVATE equity and venture investors in South-east Asia are betting on something new - sustainability. Bain research shows a significant increase in capital flowing to companies that contribute to...

SALES festivals have been around for decades, where at least a few times a year, consumers can enjoy big discounts and retailers can expect a fillip in business. E-commerce has taken this concept...

SOUTH-EAST Asia's gross domestic product (GDP) growth will likely remain at 4.5 per cent in 2020, amid high risks of a re-escalation in trade tensions between the US and China, British advisory...

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MANUFACTURERS in South-east Asia are warming to advanced technologies that promise to siphon costs and change how companies relate to their customers. Commonly known as Industry 4.0, these...