ASEAN

Opportunities for growth abound despite tensions

THE global political and economic landscape of 2018 is one characterised by the protectionist stance of the Trump administration, rising populism and festering US-China trade relations. And the...

Grab to offer instant remittance overseas from early 2019

SINGAPORE - Riding on its vision to build the "Asean e-wallet" of choice, Grab on Thursday (Nov 15) announced a remittance offering that will allow both banked and unbanked users to remit money...

Helping ASEAN ride the e-commerce wave

WITH its burgeoning middle class and a new generation of tech-savvy consumers, ASEAN is poised for an e-commerce boom. The regional e-commerce market is expected to balloon to US$88 billion by...

New award recognises Teochew entrepreneurs in Asean

When banks stopped hiring during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, Mr Ronald Lee found that demand for his recruitment firm's services was shrinking.

Asean key to Singapore's future amid US-China tensions, say economists

THE Asean market is crucial for Singapore's future growth, not least against the backdrop of United States-China trade tensions, said panellists at the 11th Singapore Economic Policy Forum on...

Singapore, Indonesia ink pact to offer protection, global arbitration access to investors

SINGAPORE and Indonesia on Thursday signed an agreement to promote and protect investments, with the treaty promising Singapore companies operating in Indonesia protection and access to international...

Mahathir's new car brand to be Asean effort to weather trade war

MALAYSIA'S third push to build a national car brand may see it sourcing parts from South-east Asian neighbours, as the region forges stronger ties to weather out the United States-China trade...

Singapore Fintech Festival draws big names to talk Asean, financial inclusion

PRIME Minister of India Narendra Modi and IMF's managing director Christine Lagarde are some of the luminaries expected at Singapore's third run of the Singapore Fintech Festival this year, which...

SMEs going digital can boost Asean GDP by as much as US$1 trillion: Report

SINGAPORE - Bringing South-east Asia's small businesses into the digital economy could raise the region's gross domestic product (GDP) by between US$780 million (S$1.07 billion) and US$1.13...

New initiatives to help Singapore firms access innovation network, infrastructure opportunities across Asean, China

A PLATFORM connecting corporates with technology startups and a private-sector committee to help Singapore firms tap infrastructure opportunities are among the initiatives being launched at the two-...