Growth in Asean, China, Japan and Korea expected to rebound to 6% in 2021, says AMRO

The Asean + 3 Macroeconomic Review Office (AMRO) has slashed its 2020 growth forecast for Asean + 3 nations to 0%, from its previous prediction of 2%.


Australia fast-tracks plan to send solar power to Singapore

Australia granted “major project status” to an ambitious A$22 billion ($21.6 billion) plan to export power from a giant solar farm in the country’s north to Southeast Asia via undersea cable.


Sea survey shows ASEAN youths more resilient and adaptive during Covid-19, also identifies key gaps

A recent survey of 70,000 youths aged 16 to 35 in the ASEAN region revealed that 72% of youths showed evidence of adaptability and resilience during COVID-19 by learning pandemic resilien

Stocks To Watch

NYSE-listed BEST Inc offers delivery services in Singapore as part of Southeast Asia expansion

SINGAPORE (July 3): New York Stock Exchange-listed BEST Inc is set to offer its parcel delivery services in Singapore, Malaysia and Cambodia, as part of its expansion into Southeast Asia.


Small businesses in Asean rank technology as top investment priority: UOB, Accenture, and Dun & Bradstreet

SINGAPORE (July 2): Small businesses in five Asean markets – Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam – are counting on technology to help them tide over the Covid-19 outbreak crisis,


Asean coordination essential for economic recovery

SINGAPORE (June 26): If there was ever a time for Asean to prove its mettle as a regional trade and investment reformer, it is now. 

Future of the economy

Businesses keen on digital transformation but face multiple challenges: survey of CIOs

SINGAPORE (May 29): The mass disruption from the Covid-19 pandemic has very clearly highlighted the urgent need for businesses to upgrade their digital capabilities so that they can better capture

Global Economy

The road to restarting economies and social life

SINGAPORE (Apr 30): The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a near total shutdown of social and economic activity in all corners of the world.

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