Myanmar’s War Is Affecting Business

Myanmar’s War Is Affecting Business Strap: Escalating violence is leading to heightened tension in the region, even as the junta is facing tough resistance. A year after the military junta took over power in Myanmar, there is a state of uncertainty. The forces have reneged on the promise to restore democracy in the country, while… Continue reading Myanmar’s War Is Affecting Business

Indo-ASEAN Priorities Get Interlinked

Indo-ASEAN Priorities Get Interlinked Strap: A special meeting between foreign ministers of both regions will aid in peace and progress. A joint vision of peace and progress, and shared prosperity endeavours are bringing India and ASEAN even closer. On the 30th anniversary of the ASEAN-India Dialogue, foreign ministers from both regions met to discuss opportunities… Continue reading Indo-ASEAN Priorities Get Interlinked

COP26: Big Promises, but Meeting Targets Key

COP26: Big promises, but meeting targets key At the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference or COP26, which took place in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November, the participating nations made big promises. ASEAN nations gave targets for net zero emissions. Developed nations pledged large sums for climate causes. Now that the promises have… Continue reading COP26: Big Promises, but Meeting Targets Key

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

Vietnam: The World’s Favourite Investment Destination

Vietnam: The World’s Favourite Investment Destination If there is one nation that has gradually been in the ascendancy, it is Vietnam. There were very few countries who managed to post a positive GDP growth during the depths of the pandemic and Vietnam was only one in Southeast Asia to achieve this feat. It showed a growth of… Continue reading Vietnam: The World’s Favourite Investment Destination

Digital Financial Services Get a Pandemic Boost

Digital financial services get a pandemic boost The coronavirus outbreak and the extended lockdowns had a significant impact on the financial systems of the world. With restricted mobility and the lack of access to traditional services, finance moved online. Wallets became digital. Virtual payments replaced cash. Much like the rest of the world, the ASEAN… Continue reading Digital Financial Services Get a Pandemic Boost

Tokenisation: A Tool to Avoid E-Payment Frauds

Tokenisation: A Tool to Avoid E-Payment Frauds With rapid adoption of digital payments across the globe, pandemic accentuated adoption of digital payments by many first time users. Per IDC report, In SE Asia alone, digital payments is projected to grow by 162%  to $179 billion by 2025. There will be 188 million new users of… Continue reading Tokenisation: A Tool to Avoid E-Payment Frauds

Logistics Could Unlock Next Level of Growth in ASEAN

Logistics Could Unlock Next Level of Growth in ASEAN There is a flipside to everything. Thailand and Vietnam have emerged as manufacturing hubs with customers across the world. But when the pandemic hit, a supply chain crisis put the world’s needs on pause. In fact, Nike said it could run out of shoes if the… Continue reading Logistics Could Unlock Next Level of Growth in ASEAN

Social Commerce: Where is ASEAN Shopping?

Social commerce: Where is ASEAN shopping? In Vietnam, an Instagram influencer with 252,000 followers is offering women a US$130 course to learn how to pose for pictures. These women in Hanoi have taken up this learning module not just to look good on social media but to attract brand partnerships. There is a direct correlation… Continue reading Social Commerce: Where is ASEAN Shopping?

Metaverse Gains Will Shape SEA Businesses

Metaverse Gains Will Shape SEA Businesses Singapore billionaire Peter Lim’s 28-year-old son, Kiat Lim, is building a social networking app called ARC. But on the metaverse. This social media platform will host exclusive events and gaming zones for the virtual avatars of members where users either pay via non-fungible tokens (NFTs) or buy an annual subscription. Kiat’s… Continue reading Metaverse Gains Will Shape SEA Businesses