Last week’s US-ASEAN Partnership Forum highlighted the Trump administration’s efforts to deepen economic ties to the region. But it will not seek to mirror China’s Belt and Road, nor Europe’s plan to make economic cooperation contingent on the upholding of human rights.
Slow progress in the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) link project further strains Malaysia-Singapore ties.
The new NETS system for faster settlements represents Singapore’s latest drive towards a cashless society. Will it bring the hawker-driven small payments sector on board?
Malaysia’s economic growth slowed in 2018 despite a smooth transition of power. To mitigate the damages inflicted by an international trade war, Pakatan Harapan must find some stability.
New data indicates Thailand has the highest wealth inequality in the world. With elections expected in February, political parties are forced to address this threat to social stability.
While cryptocurrencies are yet to be exchange-registered, they are already a part of the payment landscape. But will Singapore fully implement digital currencies as a payment option?
Conditions in Cambodian garment factories are improving, according to a new UN survey, but rights violations are still rampant.
Despite making extensive concessions to Beijing, the Philippines has not received much in return. What looked like an appealing marriage, has become an abusive relationship.
Around 1.2 billion more people will migrate to urban areas in Asia over the next three to four decades. If the Paris climate agreement is to be a success, it is cities that must drive green solutions.
The Indonesian election is still seven months away. But the issue that will define the next seven months is already beginning to take shape.