P2P lending offers Indonesian SMEs valuable access to credit. But a spate of complaints against illegal lenders has cast a pall over the nation’s fintech sector.
The United Nations says increased urban migration flows will heavily impact the region’s cities in coming decades. These trends could exacerbate environmental and economic problems, but they also bring the prospect of renewal.
Set against the backdrop of the US-China trade war and increasing tensions in the South China Sea, the 35th ASEAN Summit saw regional leaders push for increased unity to meet regional challenges.
A recent study revealed that 57% of the Thai population gambles. 2.4% of those who gambled this year were aged between 15 and 18 years old.
The navy’s launch of its new Type 218SG submarine named ‘Invincible’ in February kickstarted a series of procurement plans by the Singapore Armed Forces as it prepares for future challenges.
From a space-starved nation to a pioneer in space technology, Singapore is breaking the space tech mould by leveraging its world-class private tech sector to drive innovation instead of creating a government-owned space agency.
As India and Malaysia attempt to settle a dispute over palm oil, the bout shows how quickly nationalists are willing to threaten international norms, from accountability for human rights abuses to trade relations.
Singaporeans are increasingly turning to online content providers for their video entertainment. However, they are highly dissatisfied with the quality of streaming services.
As major retailers leverage improved infrastructure to expand their operations, Indonesia is predicted to enjoy double-digit growth in both offline and online retail markets over the next decade. Cashless payments will be key to realising its future economic potential.
Two recent reports point to coal as the most feasible way to meet ASEAN’s rising energy demand. However, the industry cannot spend the next two decades relying on the same technologies it did for the past two.