Philippines Awaits A Turnaround

Philippines Awaits A Turnaround The country faces a bleak investment outlook, and all eyes are on President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to lead the revival. The newly elected Philippines president Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has a task at hand. The country is still recovering from the financial impact of the pandemic, and a bleak investment outlook is an… Continue reading Philippines Awaits A Turnaround

Vietnam Gears Up For Deeper US Trade Relations

Vietnam Gears Up For Deeper US Trade Relations US-Vietnam trade touched new records in 2021; now there is massive growth potential. The United States and Vietnam completed 27 years of diplomatic relations on July 12. During this period, the two countries have forged stronger ties to bilateral trade, investment, and regional peace. Now, there are talks… Continue reading Vietnam Gears Up For Deeper US Trade Relations

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

Nusantara Will Support Smarter Businesses

Nusantara Will Support “Smarter” Businesses Indonesia’s new capital project is expected to drive demand for digital finance, automated systems, and green products. In less than two years, Indonesia will move its capital to a new city called Nusantara. It means archipelago in Old Javanese and construction work is already in full swing. For businesses in the country,… Continue reading Nusantara Will Support Smarter Businesses

Finance Is Moving Digital in SEA

Finance Is Moving Digital in SEA Strap: Southeast Asia is quickly adopting virtual financial services and fixing lags in delivery infrastructure Southeast Asia is transforming digitally. Spurred by the widespread availability and adoption of technology, it is hoped that financial inclusion in the region will get an impetus. Financial regulators in ASEAN are responding to… Continue reading Finance Is Moving Digital in SEA

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

Hotels Industry a Low Hanging Fruit for Waste Water Management in Thailand

Hotels Industry a Low Hanging Fruit for Waste Water Management in Thailand Trey Ratcliff/ Flickr Chusak is a tour operator in Phuket in Thailand. But with decades of foul smelling untreated black water let into the Bang Tao and Surin beaches, tourism service providers like Chusak may have to shut shop as tourists will stop… Continue reading Hotels Industry a Low Hanging Fruit for Waste Water Management in Thailand

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