Indonesian rising star politician, Sandiaga Uno, has successfully brought himself onto the country’s political stage. Is he now a serious contender for the top seat in 2024?
Ahnbhalagan Muthu died in prison in Penang last month. His wife claims he was severely beaten shortly before his death. His is the latest in a series of tragic cases highlighting issues with Malaysia’s prisons.
The new China-Laos railway is spanning the Mekong River and drilling through mountains. So far, many local Laotians are seeing more trouble than benefits from the project.
Former House member Walden Bello says Filipino politics entered a ‘brave new world’ after Duterte was elected. While a transition is clear, the era can be more accurately characterised as a relapse.
Asia is the world’s fastest-growing market for chocolate products. Declining cocoa bean supply from ASEAN’s top producers have prompted processors to look elsewhere to meet the demand.
Plagued with rigid internal processes and an intolerance to change, the traditional world of banking and finance is welcoming blockchain technologies. Smart contracts are transforming financial institutions by reducing bureaucracy, overheads and processing times.
African Swine Fever threatens to cripple the pork industry in Vietnam and Cambodia, as smallholder farmers struggle to prevent outbreaks.
Counterfeit goods are a growing global scourge, causing billions of dollars’ worth of losses and damages. Efforts to curb counterfeiting have failed so far but blockchain could hold the answers.
South Korea and Vietnam continue to work together, boosting the Vietnamese economy. At the same time, South Korean tourists flock to Vietnam. How closely are the two linked?
Singapore has emerged as an insurtech investment hub. But policyholders are yet to see significant benefits. Will insurtech bring consumer rewards or is it more hype than substance?