Vietnam’s male-dominated political and business landscapes have made little progress in improving economic opportunities for women. Despite the structural and societal challenges, the entrepreneurial spirit of Vietnamese women remains undeterred.
The UN says job creation in productive industries will be essential for keeping pace on its Sustainable Development Goals. To stay competitive, Southeast Asia will need to double down on inclusive and forward-looking economic policies.
At the 16th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-India Consultations, an agreement was reached for a review of the free trade agreement (FTA) between the two sides. This will be the first review of the pact in a decade.
Increasing demand for online food deliveries has created a paradigm shift in the foodservice industry. Virtual kitchens that exclusively serve online customers are becoming increasingly common. How will they impact Southeast Asian digital markets?
Gibran Rakabuming’s PDI-P registration has set the stage for Jokowi’s eldest son to join the political fray. As the Widodo family lays the foundations for a new political dynasty, why can’t Indonesia move beyond family politics?
Since taking office, President Duterte has eschewed traditional allies in favour of a pivot towards Beijing. Three years into his term, there are few tangible signs that it was a worthwhile endeavour.
ASEAN’s commitment to decision-making by consensus and non-interference in the internal affairs of member states severely restricts its ability to play an effective and pro-active role in the Rohingya crisis.
Land-scarce Singapore ranks among the top three most densely populated countries in the world. As it prepares for further population growth, the city-state is exploring new strategies to address overcrowding.
New Myanmar-China and Laos-Cambodia border agreements saw leaders exploit power dynamics to push national interests that risk exacerbating ethnic conflicts and political repression.
New details in the 1MDB trial point to a conspiracy between Najib and the Chinese government to defraud Malaysian taxpayers through overpriced infrastructure projects. Despite its renegotiation, does the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) need an independent investigation?