Supply-chain shifts to Asean now led by new capacity: Citi

Previously, supply chain shifts were more likely to involve production shifts to existing Asean facilities

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

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

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.

Indonesia nickel curbs may push foreign firms away

The latest decision from Jakarta has brought a nickel ore export ban forward by two years, to Jan 1, 2020.

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.

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.

China investment returns to Asean amid trade war

China’s investments in Asean doubled to US$11 billion for the first six months of 2019

Vietnam economy set to expand 6.7% in 2019

This comes on the back of its transformation into a global manufacturing hub and gains from the fallout of the US-China trade war

Macroeconomic stability in Malaysia continues to improve: ANZ

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

Card payments in Vietnam set to hit 522.5m by 2023

Card payments in Vietnam are set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.8 per cent  to hit 522.5 million transactions by 2023, GlobalData said in a report.

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 driven by Korea, which received a total of 8.4 million visitors during the period, representing growth of 16.9 per cent year-on-year. 

Global waste flows to Asia increasing but region is taking steps to remedy situation

Global flows are shifting toward Asia on seven of eight dimensions namely trade, capital, people, knowledge, transport, culture and resources according to the latest study by McKinsey Global Institute. The only flow that has declined is waste (environment). 

Asean Centre for Energy signs MOUs for R&D in renewables

Bioenergy is one area where further R&D will be supported

Malaysia's Budget 2020 might see SME support, infrastructure spend: analysts

Stimulus package expected in face of US-China trade war

Asia-Pacific banks' property exposure rising: Fitch report

Vietnam is among those facing elevated risk, said analysts

Scope for growth in Malaysia renewables: report

Solar power was highlighted as particularly well-poised for growth, by Fitch Solutions Macro Research

State-owned companies' debt threatens emerging economies: Moody's

The risk of bailing out state-owned enterprises (SOEs) could put pressure on emerging and “frontier” markets, Moody’s Investors Service has warned.

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.

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.

5G will add US$147 billion in value to Asean industries by 2025: Report

Indonesia, which is Asean’s biggest market, has the most potential for 5G-related growth, according to analysts at consulting firm A.T. Kearney.

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.