Bet on Indonesia's long-term growth, says business chief

IT is no surprise that Indonesia is the overseas market with the highest level of interest among Singapore companies today, Singapore Business Federation (SBF) chairman Teo Siong Seng said on...

Retailers on the rebound with the help of enhanced IT

The South-east Asian region is very much on the rise. In terms of economic growth, the 10 countries that make up the Asean trading bloc are equivalent to the world's ninth largest economy. From...

Pan-United CEO: Change in mindset key to staying ahead

In both its marine and construction business – which it entered in 1965 – Pan-United has a track record in the South-east Asian market. It now operates in Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia, as well...

Guangxi, S'pore tie-ups to open trade route to Asean

Southern China's Guangxi region offers significant trade opportunities, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon said yesterday.

Lower density regions to lead consumer growth in Asean

IT is not densely populated mega-cities, but less populous "middleweight" regions that will be the main drivers of growth in Asean's consumer markets for up to 2030, said a report by performance...

Evolving with the Asean Economic Community

SMEs are consistently referenced throughout the latest AEC Blueprint which seeks to promote productivity, technology and innovation among these companies.

Asean isn't quite a miracle yet

WITH the 50th anniversary of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) coming up on Aug 8, now is an opportune time to take stock of the grouping's achievements and shortcomings.

Fintechs must dig deeper to solve structural problems: MAS

SINGAPORE wants to drive greater focus on fintech solutions that tackle structural and institutional problems in the financial system at home and in Asean, the chief fintech officer of the Monetary...

MOU opens more doors for Singapore firms in Myanmar

INTERNATIONAL Enterprise (IE) Singapore on Thursday signed an agreement with the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) that will open more doors for Singapore firms to do business in Myanmar.

Asean-HK free trade deal 'by this year'

The free trade agreement between Hong Kong and Asean is on track to be inked this year.