The ASEAN digital economy is growing at a frenetic pace. While millions are enjoying the economic and social benefits of improved connectivity, hundreds of millions more run the risk of getting left behind.
A new NGO-private sector report shows just how much migrant domestic workers contribute to economic growth in the Asia Pacific. Governments must build policies that acknowledge the skills and voices of these workers.
Traders in the Asian financial markets are taking note of the wider risks in 2019 that influence their trading strategy.
JP Morgan Chase recently launched a point of sale financing scheme. Fintechs have led the way in this area, but the bank’s entry confirms this is a rapidly growing fintech space.
Like previous budgets, this years is extensive and progressive. However, benefits are swayed towards Singaporeans born in the 1950s.
Last week Thailand’s national assembly passed a new Cybersecurity Law law that grants the government broad powers to access internet users’ data. Critics say the law’s vague language could be used to violate rights to freedom of speech and expression.
As Indonesian fossil fuel revenues tumble, government subsidies for the fossil fuel industry are becoming less sustainable. In the interests of economic stability, the government should cut off the fossil fuel industry and transition to cleaner energy sources.
Brexit dominates the European political and economic discussion. As the UK prepares to leave the EU, what will that mean for Southeast Asia’s developing economies?
Business is thriving in Vietnam as vast numbers of expats return. Their skills are helping to stimulate the country’s economy, and the government wants to cash in.
Survivors of last year’s dam collapse in Attapeu, Laos are starting to see compensation from the dam’s developers. But it falls short of their needs.