The rise of neobanks in Southeast Asia: How far can they go?

Southeast Asian consumers unable to gain credit or access traditional banks are turning to neobanks. Conditions are ripe for these challengers to traditional financial institutions to make progress, although COVID-19 might threaten their disruptive potential.

Big ambitions: Can Myanmar take down the economic king of ASEAN?

Aung San Suu Kyi believes her country could overtake Singapore as the region’s economic leader in 20 years time thanks to its huge potential for investment and young workforce. Reform is underway to make that possible, but the country’s same old ugly issues stand in the way.