Saturday, April 4, 2020
Airbus is restarting its assembly line in China. General Motors began limited production over the weekend. Toyota followed suit on Monday. Slowly, but surely, and with an air of caution, the workers of China are heading back to the factories and offices to try and reopen for business. Three weeks ago,...
More and more businesses today are offering cashless payments as an option for customers, utilising discounts as an effective way of attracting first-time e-wallet customers. However, as more people and businesses adopt cashless payments, discounts become a secondary motivation. A recent survey by Ipsos Indonesia shows that many e-wallet users...
Earlier in January, Accelerating Asia, a startup accelerator and early stage venture capital fund headquartered in Singapore, formally unveiled its second cohort. The ten startups that comprise Accelerating Asia’s second cohort hail from six countries including Australia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia and Singapore. They have already raised over S$2...
While racing to control the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, China is moving fast to help vulnerable sectors and impacted small firms pull through. Supportive policies for enterprises and employment should be well implemented while enhanced efforts will be made to keep major sectors of the economy stable, the...
Singapore closes borders to all Chinese travellers to stem spread of coronavirus Singapore will close its borders to all new visitors from mainland China, including foreigners who have been there within the past 14 days. It will become the first Southeast Asian country to do so in a bid to stem...
When the Wuhan coronavirus first emerged, most payed it no mind. It was brushed-off as a minor issue that would be easily resolved. Unfortunately, it has now become apparent that this new virus is a lot more serious than we first believed it to be. With more and more...
Easing export headwinds, policy support, Southeast Asia outperformance and consumption the main positives Excessive stimulus, volatile US policy and financial risks, particularly from quantitative easing, the most prominent threats Autos, aviation and electronics look well placed for a recovery Taiwan and Vietnam expected to outperform other regional economies The...
Vietnam’s government has announced a decision to establish the Danang IT Park in the fast developing city of Danang in the country’s central coast. The Danang IT Park will focus on high-tech sectors and hopes to attract both foreign and local investors who want to take advantage of the region’s...
A Clifford Chance study on boardroom perspectives on risk International law firm Clifford Chance asked the Economist Intelligence Unit to survey 200 board members from across the world’s largest global corporates and financial services firms to find out which risks feature at the top of the board agenda. The...
A survey from the Internet Society, a global non-profit dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet reveals that nearly all consumers (96%) in APAC depend in some way on "Big Tech" companies for their products and services for their online activities, but are uneasy with...
15 countries involved in RCEP conclude negotiations without India The 15 countries in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) have concluded negotiations, leaving India out of the deal which would have been the largest trade pact in the world. The RCEP, which went through after seven years of intense negotiations,...
It's not everyday you turn 70 - and when you do, it's a time for celebration. But when a colossus like the People's Republic of China turns 70, we should also take a moment to reflect and take stock. 70 years may seem like a long time. However, against the...

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