ASEAN

Lightspeed swoops in on bright spots in S-E Asian startups

DESPITE the gloomy skies, US-headquartered Lightspeed Venture Partners is bullish on South-east Asian startups that can fill key "infrastructure gaps" amid the Covid-19 outbreak, the venture firm'...

Singapore timber trading scion sets sights on financing business in Indochina

SINGAPORE'S Evergreen Assets Management is looking to sink its roots in Indochina, with plans to raise S$100 million to expand its financing business in this part of the fast-growing region.

Singapore must remain open to benefit from Asia's growth: Heng

SINGAPORE can contribute to and benefit from Asia's growth only if it remains open and connected to the world, while forging new partnerships and evolving its approaches, Deputy Prime Minister...

Singapore must remain open to benefit from Asia's growth: DPM Heng

SINGAPORE can contribute to and benefit from Asia's growth only if it remains open and connected to the world, while forging new partnerships and evolving its approaches, Deputy Prime Minister Heng...

Singapore's business hub goal needs global talent: Chan

SINGAPORE will remain open to top international talent even as the country accelerates its economic transformation efforts and invests in and enhances connectivity to the city-state.

Swift response, adaptable workforce needed to innovate amid pandemic

THE winners that emerge stronger from the Covid-19 pandemic will be companies that not only react quickly to changes, but also have a workforce with the right mindset to adapt to new demands, said...

Asian banks have ample room to beef up capital: analysts

ASIAN banks have largely been conserving capital by trimming dividends or offering scrip options amid the pandemic, and there are opportunities for them to raise debt from yield-starved investors...

Amid virus and global tensions, 'Asean is not a pushover': Tharman

TENSIONS between the United States and China will not disappear any time soon, but Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam is still optimistic about the outlook for Asean.

Opportunity for Asean in supply chain shifts due to trade war, virus: Tharman

The Covid-19 crisis and the US-China trade conflict present an opportunity for Asean to emerge as a growing market of end demand and a resilient base of production, Senior Minister Tharman...

Pandemic driving South-East Asian shoppers online

NEARLY eight in 10 people in Singapore will make an online purchase this year, as the novel coronavirus drives South-east Asian consumers online faster than earlier expected.

Singapore's hub status hangs on how Asean pulls together: think tank

CLOSING doors to focus on national priorities during a pandemic is a false answer, a Singapore-based think tank suggested on Thursday, and what Asean needs is instead greater transparency and...