Twenty years after independence, Timor-Leste struggles to define its future beyond foreign influences and a volatile fossil fuel economy. Its bid to join ASEAN is finally moving ahead and represents a key piece of its development agenda.
ASEAN’s universities are struggling to compete. But the same forces that are pushing them to the brink can pull them to safety.
Japan and South Korea’s escalating trade war threatens regional growth. At a diplomatic meeting in Bangkok, ASEAN struggled to make a significant impact towards its resolution.
Singapore’s road to water security holds one major lesson to other nations: technology alone is not enough.
Despite being the backbone of the regional economy, SMEs in Southeast Asia have long suffered from a lack of financing opportunities. The advent of fintech is set to fill the credit dearth.
ASEAN’s unique market conditions put the region’s fintech development on a different trajectory from the West. These three trends will likely influence the future of fintech in the ASEAN region.
The benefits of new technologies are rippling across Southeast Asia. However, the region is also becoming a marketplace for child abuse imagery as foreign buyers connect with marginalised and impoverished communities
Flush with funds, ASEAN unicorns are going on a spending spree, but just how accurate are their shiny market valuations?
With so much volatility in global markets, ASEAN nations need to improve their multilateral currency swap networks. Will the addition of Yen and Yuan to the CMIM safety pool improve ASEAN’s ability to weather future liquidity crises?
ASEAN governments are passing a slew of cybersecurity and internet censorship laws. These internet restrictions could be more damaging than the misinformation and inappropriate content they aim to control.