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Hotel investment volume declines amid muted hotel performance: CBRE

Asia Pacific ranked second worldwide in terms of international tourism growth, reporting an increase of 6.0 per cent year-on-year. Growth was...

UL moves international HQ to Singapore to ride demand from Asia

With Asia continuing to be the fastest growing component of UL's business, putting it on the path to constituting the majority of both the group's...

Companies could lease elsewhere in Asia as US-China trade war bites

BUSINESS shifts out of mainland China could support office leasing markets in the South-east Asian region, real estate consultancy Colliers has...

Support for construction, supply-chain shifts in Malaysia's Budget

Economists highlight those sectors as the ones that will receive a boost

Macroeconomic stability in Malaysia continues to improve: ANZ

The improving stability comes on the back of compliance with 2019 fiscal targets, analysts said.

Major reforms "unlikely" with new Indonesian cabinet: analyst

The president's pro-invesment stance may be hindered by coalition partners, says Control Risks

Indonesia's rising HNW population is 'opportunity for wealth managers'

The mass affluent population is also growing at a strong rate, said GlobalData

Indonesia poised to boost social spending in 2020: Report

Public spending is unlikely to reverse an economic downturn in Indonesia, although it ought to cushion the blow, according to a new report.

South-east Asia scoops up Golden Week tourists from China

South-east Asian stores are becoming more popular with tourists from mainland China during Golden Week festivities.

How to set up a fintech in the Philippines

Michael Correa sheds light on the key opportunities in the Philippine market for aspiring fintechs, according to the findings of the...

Philippines winning diverted US-China trade: Analysts

As global trade tensions single out the technology sector for attention, electronics exports from the Philippines to both markets rose.

Bangkok co-working spaces growing sustainably: Report

THAILAND’S office landlords have seen strong growth in the co-working market, with “manageable exposure” to struggling operator WeWork.

Meaty issue: Mock pork edges onto Southeast Asian plates

[BANGKOK] A sprinkle of chili, some pinkish "pork" and a few basil leaves tossed into a sizzling wok - chef Songpol swears his vegan version of...

Thailand's jump to high-income status at risk: Fitch

The kingdom is at risk of a protracted economic slowdown in the next decade, analysts at Fitch Solutions have suggested.

Myanmar enacts new copyright law to replace Myanmar Copyright Act 1914

On 24 May 2019, the Copyright Law (Law) was enacted as the fourth and last intellectual property law to protect literary and artistic works....

CLMV region not immune to China slowdown: Maybank

China plays a significant role in the bloc's exports, infrastructure, and tourism

Myanmar garment workers caught in global tug-of-war

THE garment sector in Myanmar faces challenges to its commercial survival, with the possibility of losing tariff-free status in the European Union...

Data localisation requirements narrowed in Vietnam's cybersecurity law

On 1 January 2019, when Vietnam’s Law on Cybersecurity came into effect, there were concerns among foreign and Vietnamese enterprises with a...

Non-metro areas in South-east Asia to drive the next phase of Internet economy growth

Even as more than half of South-east Asia's Internet economy is made up by seven metro areas, there are clear signs that Internet economy players...

Trade disruption: will Southeast Asia benefit?

When the US-China trade tensions started, many companies drew up contingency plans with hopes that these need not be activated. They did not want...

Robust growth prospects but prominent risks for Cambodia: Moody's

In particular, the potential loss of preferential trade access could hurt exports

Opportunities for Cambodia - Market Insights by Enterprise Singapore’s Regional Directors

Enterprise Singapore's deputy director for Southeast Asia (Cambodia) Yeoh Choon Jin identifies the sectors that are expected to...

CLMV region not immune to China slowdown: Maybank

China plays a significant role in the bloc's exports, infrastructure, and tourism

CLMV region not immune to China slowdown: Maybank

China plays a significant role in the bloc's exports, infrastructure, and tourism

Lao Securities Exchange benefits from inflows of capital from Thailand, China, Singapore and Hong Kong

THE Lao Securities Exchange (LSX) and its roster of seven listed companies are benefiting from the inflows of Asian capital and collaboration with...

Venturing into Laos: Useful business contacts

Planning to do business in Laos? Here’s our round-up of local government agencies and business chambers that may be useful.

Venturing into Brunei: Useful business contacts

Planning to do business in Brunei? Here’s our round-up of local government agencies and business chambers that may be useful.

Brunei provides opportunities for Singapore firms: President Halimah

BESIDES government-to-government partnerships, the private sector in Singapore can also look at how they can venture abroad and collaborate with...