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A primer on China’s Belt and Road Initiative plans in South-east Asia

The economic potential of China’s Belt and Road projects in South-east Asia is huge. But whether that potential can be maximised hinges not on...


Malaysian building materials to cost more by end-2019: Report

The construction industry is expected to pick up this quarter on infrastructure projects like the East Coast Rail Link, an analyst noted.

Malaysia building sector to see short-term weakness: report

But major transport infrastructure projects should give a boost in the longer term

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...

Chinese money grows again in Asean as supply chains move

The latest ramp-up in Asean-based project funding came against a backdrop of slowing Chinese investment in other economies.

ASEAN offers silver lining as dark clouds hover over the horizon

As the common English phrase goes, it never rains but it pours! 

Malaysian construction headed for a rebound: Report

The report cited as potential stimuli the Malaysian government’s return to infrastructure mega-projects that had been put on ice.

Integration and innovation key to ASEAN’s next stage of growth

The concept of smart cities and Industry 4.0 took centre stage at the ASEAN Conference 2019, held earlier this month, even as participants...

Anti-corruption drive drove up Viet property prices: report

But authorities are taking steps to alleviate this, says ISEAS researcher

Are there opportunities for the private sector in Indonesia's urban transportation development?

Indonesia's rapid urban transportation development is creating vast opportunities for collaboration and investments for the private sector.

Credit woes, HCMC slump loom over Vietnam real estate

Restrictions on expansion in Ho Chi Minh City has worsened the prospects for mass-market launches outside the central area.