ASEAN

Fintech firms urged to target SMEs

Financial technology firms hoping to carve out an edge in South-east Asia will have to target the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the region.

In about 4 yrs: Retail payments across Asean via mobile numbers

OVER the next four years or so, Singapore will work with other Asean countries to link up their real-time payment systems to enable small retail payments using just mobile numbers, with the link-...

The rise of the ASEAN superapps

Superapps are trendy these days, with many popular apps harbouring the ambition to become a Superapp, not only in one country but across the region. By offering a multitude of services under one...

Singapore companies look to Asean to pick up slack from trade war: HSBC

THE United States-China trade conflict has dominated discourse for a year now, but Singapore businesses are not letting it get in the way of their future plans, even as the global growth outlook...

Small businesses across Asia-Pacific turning to new funding sources

SMALL businesses in the Asia-Pacific, facing a capital crunch, are turning to new funding sources, according to Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) research commissioned by Mastercard.

SMEs' next big investment push: transformative technology

INVESTMENT in technology is reaching a key milestone, according to a new EY report which found that small and medium enterprises across South-east Asia (SEA) expect to make investments in...

'We can't live life based on what Trump tweets'

US TARIFFS on billions of dollars in Chinese goods might go up on Friday, as American President Donald Trump has threatened, casting doubt over the outcome of trade talks.

Money FM podcast: Mind Your Business - Data analytics the game changer for SMEs

This Money FM podcast features Mr Gibu Mathew - vice-president and general manager of Asia-Pacific for Zoho Corp - on how SMEs can survive and grow in the highly competitive Asean marketplace.

Building for the future - from the ground up

SINGAPORE got the expansionary Budget it needed with big-ticket items aimed at driving domestic spending in areas like social services, health and infrastructure.

S.E.A.View: On the road, algorithms aren't everything

One night in Yangon, as I bid goodbye to my friend and his wife after dinner, they widened their eyes in horror when I tried to wave down a passing cab. No, we will get you a Grab taxi, they...

A 'dating' platform for banks and fintechs

It won't be long before a small, obscure bank in Cambodia, Laos or another under-banked country will have access to the same cutting edge financial innovations as the likes of Citibank, DBS and...