ASEAN

Rise of the Asean Super Apps

SOUTH-East Asia has lagged behind the rest of Asia in the digitalisation of its economies. However, with recent improvements in infrastructure/logistics, mobile networks and payments and the Covid...

Asean business group calls for coordinated public-private response to Covid-19

ASEAN should set up a high-level special commission for the private and public sectors to respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic together, a regional business group has declared.

Fresh curbs on travellers from Asean, Japan, UK, Switzerland

SINGAPORE has further tightened border controls to contain the import of Covid-19 into the country.

Singapore banks cautious about H1 with outbreak hitting customers

SWEPT into fresh uncertainty from the virus outbreak, Singapore banks are cautious over the next three to six months, given that about 10 per cent of their total loan portfolio is seen to be...

Rise of Malaysia’s middle class presents opportunities

With the rise of the middle class, what kind of business opportunities does the consumer industry present to Singapore companies? In this issue of “Businesses in ASEAN”, we zoom in on Malaysia to...

Opportunities arise in Vietnam due to US-China trade war

Changes in the global supply chain have occurred since the US-China trade war began in 2018. Vietnam, which shares land borders with China, has benefitted with significant increase in orders...

Indonesia: A market where obstacles and opportunities co-exist

Known as the “The Country of Thousand Islands”, Indonesia has gradually become one of the hottest investment locations in recent years, drawing continuous influx of foreign enterprises in search...

Explore business opportunities in ASEAN

How can Singapore companies take further steps to explore potential business opportunities in the increasingly competitive ASEAN market and pull ahead of the pack?

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...