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Singapore's new single QR code for payment

A LONG-AWAITED piece is finally in place that will get Singapore's electronic payments transformation going...

New academy to facilitate overseas internships for Singapore students

TO groom future innovators with a global view, a new academy has been set up to send Singapore students abroad for internships at startups or...

Startup SG Network online platform helps connect startups and investors

STARTUPS, incubators and accelerators, and investors can now find and connect with one another through an online portal called the Startup SG Network...

HSR project suspension, Malaysia to reimburse Singapore S$15 million

SINGAPORE and Malaysia have agreed to suspend construction of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project until May 31, 2020, with...

Foreigners can buy property, but will not be issued residential visas: Mahathir

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday foreigners can buy residential units at Johor’s controversial Forest City...

Indonesia woos domestic investors with 7.32 trillion rupiah of online retail savings bonds

THE Indonesian government sold 7.32 trillion rupiah (S$672.8 million) worth of bonds to local retail investors through an online offering, the...

Indonesia still attracting startups despite depreciating rupiah

THE recent free-fall of the rupiah could have led to jitters among investors and Singapore companies exposed to Indonesia, but analysts say the...

Thai government aiming to lift 2018 GDP growth to 5%

[BANGKOK] Thailand's government will aim to lift economic growth to 5 per cent this year to boost the country's wealth, finance minister...

Conservation group brand Myanmar-Thailand highway a social and ecological disaster

COMMUNITY and conservation groups in Myanmar have branded a planned highway linking a port project to Thailand an "ecological and social...

Cambodia is open for business

ON July 29, the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) declared victory in the country's general election. With the elections out of the way, Phnom...

Cambodia's first rum maker looking to export to new international markets

[PHNOM PENH] Samai Distillery, which has the distinction of being Cambodia's first, and only, rum producer, is looking to export the tipple to...

Latest addition gives Cambodia's exchange a boost

THE BIG guns of the Cambodian stock market - a "Clean Water Hero" and a liquor and real estate queen - may be able to revive the fortunes...

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...