Shifts in ASEAN Labour Laws

Shifts in ASEAN Labour Laws Labour laws in Southeast Asia are evolving, but gaps remain in protection and adherence ASEAN has the third largest labour force globally, amounting to 326 million in 2015, and that number is likely to reach 385 million by 2030. However, the pandemic accentuated high informality in labour across Southeast Asia and the… Continue reading Shifts in ASEAN Labour Laws

ASEAN Needs Proactive Waste Management

ASEAN Needs Proactive Waste Management While a slew of initiatives has begun, Southeast Asia needs a concerted effort. Think of Bali’s beaches and you picture pristine sands, cloudless skies, and warm waters lapping the shores. You don’t want that scene ruined by walking over beaches strewn with 50 tonnes of discarded plastic cups, bags, diapers,… Continue reading ASEAN Needs Proactive Waste Management

Fintech Could Be SMEs’ Credit Lifeline

Fintech Could Be SMEs’ Credit Lifeline While access to finances has been a concern for small enterprises, fintech is looking to fill the gap. There are close to 71 million small businesses in Southeast Asia. These enterprises employ over 140 million people and account for almost 99% of the business in the region. But this segment still… Continue reading Fintech Could Be SMEs’ Credit Lifeline

ESG Is Now A Boardroom Agenda

ESG Is Now A Boardroom Agenda Southeast Asia nations are now paying closer attention to sustainable business practices. Southeast Asia is growing at a breakneck pace. ASEAN is projected to become the world’s fourth-largest economy by 2050. Corporates are getting more ambitious, with rapid expansion in manufacturing and services. However, the growth also has a downside.… Continue reading ESG Is Now A Boardroom Agenda

ABP Market Research: Local Presence and Strategy for ASEAN

ABP Market Research: Local Presence and Strategy for ASEAN Have a great product or a service offering, that’s perhaps universal enough to fit in markets which are oceans apart from you? You might be right, but first things first, familiarize and study the local market needs and its dynamic trends. Let’s not forget detail or… Continue reading ABP Market Research: Local Presence and Strategy for ASEAN

ASEAN’s Neobanks Need Viable Models

ASEAN’s neobanks need viable models Southeast’s digital-first banking entities may need a long-term vision. For the 440 million Southeast Asians who are online, going digital has made banking simpler. Traditional banks didn’t cater to the needs of the new class of spenders and savers. And that’s where neobanks stepped in. With a mobile-first, digital-only approach, neobanks… Continue reading ASEAN’s Neobanks Need Viable Models

ABP’s Executive Search Services in Southeast Asia

ABP’s executive search services in Southeast Asia No one simply said that “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. While strategy can come from resourcefulness and skill, culture needs engagement, passion, and execution and every organisation needs leaders who take their organisation into the future. How good is any firm in a foreign land with the best-in-class… Continue reading ABP’s Executive Search Services in Southeast Asia

Increasing Importance of Cybersecurity in ASEAN As Hybrid Work Becomes Normal.

Increasing importance of cybersecurity in ASEAN as hybrid work becomes normal. Asean companies need to prioritize email cybersecurity as digital business transformation accelerates. Remote desktop protocol attacks have increased by 149 % from 2019 to 2021. Confidential business information is compromised owing to work-from-home environments, especially for non-IT staff. Medium and largescale enterprises were saving… Continue reading Increasing Importance of Cybersecurity in ASEAN As Hybrid Work Becomes Normal.

Vietnam Is Becoming the World’s Hottest Blockchain Gaming Hub

Vietnam is Becoming the World’s hottest blockchain gaming hub The future of gaming is bright in Vietnam When VNG was valued at $1 billion in 2014, it became Vietnam’s first unicorn. The Tencent backed company started as a gaming startup and turned into a tech conglomerate when it began operating its popular messaging app Zalo.… Continue reading Vietnam Is Becoming the World’s Hottest Blockchain Gaming Hub

With “10 New Balis”, Indonesia Has It All Covered for Tourists

With “10 New Balis”, Indonesia Has It All Covered for Tourists Indonesia ramps up investment into its tourism industry, with the aim to make it a pillar of the economy Bali is to Indonesia what Goa is to India, Paris is to France and Las Vegas is to the USA. Bali had always absorbed a… Continue reading With “10 New Balis”, Indonesia Has It All Covered for Tourists