Southeast Asia

Private equity

The future of venture capital in Malaysia

(Jan 31): The venture capital sector in Malaysia has enjoyed a decade of global prominence amid record levels of fundraising.

Global Economy

Southeast Asia may soon need a 'Plan B' to deal with lowflation

(Dec 20): Southeast Asia is set for another year of low inflation, generating difficult choices for the region’s central banks.

US-China trade war

Southeast Asian countries to win from the trade war in the medium term

SINGAPORE (Nov 4): Today, one in five manufactured goods globally comes from China — a great leap from its 3% contribution in 1996.

E-payment

Southeast Asia's mobile payments face shakeout as market booms

(Oct 17): Just next to Ho Chi Minh City’s financial district, two dozen street vendors’ stalls display colourful adverts for e-wallets backed by private equity firm Warburg Pincus, ride-hailing fir

Healthcare

Singapore takes the lead as Southeast Asia grapples with weight problem

(Oct 16): Starting next year, Singapore will treat packaged sugary drinks such as Coca-Cola the way that other countries treat cigarettes.

SE Asian economies

Only 1 in 5 Asean business leaders have a plan in place to deal with impending downturn: Bain report

SINGAPORE (Sept 20): On the back of geopolitical uncertainties, a global downturn seems to be inevitable.

Sustainability

Asean lagging behind in sustainability efforts, experts say

SINGAPORE (Sept 18): Southeast Asia is lagging behind in sustainability efforts despite being most vulnerable to climate change, say experts at the BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum on Wednesday

SE Asian economies

Signs of end to tech slump offer hope to Asia’s economies

(Aug 2): The worst may soon be over for an electronics slump that has dogged Asia’s export-driven economies.

Political flashpoints could hurt Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE (July 22): With major elections in India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines over, talks resuming between North Korea and the US, President Donald Trump calling off a military strike

Geopolitics

Political flashpoints could hurt Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE (July 22): With major elections in India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines over, talks resuming between North Korea and the US, President Donald Trump calling off a military strike

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