SE Asian economies

SE Asian economies

Unlocking the diversity dividend in South-east Asia

(May 29): South-east Asia is a unique melting pot of people and cultures, so it comes as some surprise to discover that the region is failing to leverage the value of that diversity.

SE Asian economies

PE investments in Asia-Pacific fall in 2019, says Bain & Co

(Apr 3): Private-equity (PE) investments in AsiaPacific declined last year after record highs in 2017 and 2018. 

SE Asian economies

Virus fears push Southeast Asia markets closer to bear levels

SINGAPORE (Jan 30): Southeast Asian equity markets, already suffering from foreign outflows, are now at the brink of witnessing bear markets for some of its members as the coronavirus-induced sell-

SE Asian economies

Is the Asean conglomerate model losing its shine?

SINGAPORE (Jan 10): Like vinyl records and sideburns, conglomerates in America are a 1970s phenomenon now fast becoming obsolete.

SE Asian economies

Asia-Pacific growth sours on US-China trade war, rising protectionism: report

SINGAPORE (Dec 16): The ongoing US-China trade war and rising protectionism has resulted in slower economic growth for the Asia-Pacific region, according to a report released by the Pacific Economi

SE Asian economies

Cruise giant hunts for Asia ports as Chinese take to the seas

(Dec 9): The world’s biggest cruise-ports operator is looking to expand in Southeast Asia, a budding hotspot for Chinese voyagers that could eventually rival the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

SE Asian economies

Myanmar tycoon open to foreign investment in wake of Ayala deal

(Nov 29): Myanmar tycoon Win Aung is open to foreign investment in the listed industrial-estate provider he oversees, following Ayala Corp’s tie-up with a firm traded on the nation’s fledgling stoc

SE Asian economies

Southeast Asia bourses remain resilient amid economic headwinds in 2019: Deloitte

SINGAPORE (Nov 26): Capital markets across Southeast Asia remained buoyant in 2019, despite ongoing global geopolitical tensions and macroeconomic events such as the US-China trade confli

SE Asian economies

Indonesia: Jokowi's second term holds promises

SINGAPORE (Nov 25): President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi as he is fondly called, began his second term at the end of October.

SE Asian economies

Asia to double spending on food to over US$8 trillion by 2030: report

SINGAPORE (Nov 21): In line with a rising demand on the back of population growth and changing food requirements, Asia is expected to double its total spend on food over the next decade t

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