South-east Asia

Money FM podcast: South-east Asia's C-suites preparing themselves for post-Covid-19

Vikram Chakravarty, ASEAN transaction advisory services leader at EY shares how the Covid-19 pandemic will change the way C-suites prepare themselves for a crisis.

Asean moving up the startup menu for global investors

SOUTH-EAST Asia may have long been overshadowed by China and India on the global Venture Capital (VC) stage, but more investors are now looking to deploy their dry powder in the region - drawn by...

Pricing unicorn secondaries a smoke-and-mirrors game

OPACITY is the name of the game in the private markets, and perhaps more so when it comes to unicorn secondaries. There is no standard price discovery mechanism for these deals, so buyers and...

S-E Asian unicorn secondaries sought amid IPO drought

FANCY a slice of super-app player Grab, but can't get into one of its blockbuster funding rounds? More investors are gaining access to South-east Asian unicorns via the growing market for their...

South-east Asia's economic growth 'to stay at 4.5% next year'

SOUTH-EAST Asia's gross domestic product (GDP) growth will likely remain at 4.5 per cent in 2020, amid high risks of a re-escalation in trade tensions between the US and China, British advisory...

Retailers help heat up IPO activity in South-east Asia

RETAIL has been one of the hottest sectors among recent South-east Asian initial public offerings, as investors look to cash in on consumers' increasing spending power in the region.

Singapore in world's top 20 for trade growth potential: StanChart study

SINGAPORE continues to show substantial potential for trade growth, according to new research from Standard Chartered Bank (StanChart).

Uber races towards IPO with South-east Asian deal

[SINGAPORE] Uber is revving up for an initial public offering by exiting another cut-throat market. On Monday, the US ride-hailing giant said it would hand its South-east Asian arm to Grab, a US$6...

S-E Asia a 'homogeneous' region for startup investing

CONTRARY to market perception, South-east Asia (SEA) is not a tricky startup investment destination comprised of highly fragmented countries and an under-developed venture ecosystem.

Going regional: Singapore businesses seize opportunities in South-east Asia

As Singapore goes through economic restructuring, a key strategy for growth is for its people and businesses to deepen links with the region....

Vietnam a viable market for overseas expansion: IE S'pore

THE strong numbers are proof that Vietnam remains one of the key South-east Asian markets for Singapore companies big and small.