5G deployments present attractive benefits for ASEAN nations—benefits that are too great to be ignored, even in the face of the pandemic.
COVID-19 is causing a different kind of pandemic in cyberspace—of phishing, malware and money laundering. In this arena, scalable and smart regulatory technologies can help neutralize many of these emerging threats.
The Indonesian government plans to turn 2.2 million acres of peat swamps on Borneo into rice paddies. The plan aims to help the country weather the impacts of COVID-19 on its food supply, but it risks repeating a fiasco from the Suharto era.
Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, the impacts of Typhoon Vongfong and other natural disasters have the potential to leave the Philippines exposed to further economic shocks and humanitarian crises.
COVID-19 put tourism in Southeast Asia on hold. ASEAN economies need their tourism sectors to get moving again once restrictions are lifted—but it will take time and a flexible approach.
Thailand’s booming real estate market was slowly declining before the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic might offer developers and retailers the chance to rebound stronger than before.
A round-up of how the media covered Vietnam and other countries’ decisions to ease social distancing restrictions put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.
As COVID-19 wrecks Cambodia’s economy, workers and families face added risks from record-high levels of microfinance debt. Without income, many will be unable to repay their microloans and may lose their land or be forced further into debt.
COVID-19 poses an existential threat to many Fintech startups in 2020, particularly in ASEAN. But certain subsectors are better positioned to survive and even thrive in a future that will demand increased reliance on digital solutions.
Governments in Southeast Asia are using the threat of the coronavirus to consolidate power and impose draconian policies.