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Jan 16, 2020

Indonesia is set to become the biggest equity market in the Southeast Asia region as the entire market valuation of the Indonesia Stock Exchange of $529 billion is now closing up to slumping Thailand.

Thailand, which took over the top spot from Singapore in May last year, is struggling with a strengthening...

Jan 13, 2020

Japan will create the master plan to redevelop a former US naval base in Subic Bay in the northern Philippines, the country’s finance secretary Carlos Dominguez said after his meeting with Japanese foreign affairs minister Toshimitsu Motegi in Manila on January 9.

Jan 05, 2020

More than 24 million bamboo poles have been harvested for construction projects in the enormous refugee settlement in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, thanks, in part, to support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Over 900,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are living in Cox’s Bazar, an area...

Jan 05, 2020

A massive bridge project linking the western part of Brunei with the country’s geographically isolated easternmost district of Temburong, an exclave separated from the rest of Brunei by Malaysia and Brunei Bay, has been completed, the contractor announced on January 2.

Jan 05, 2020
  • Business must adapt to a rapidly growing middle class changing consumer behaviour and profiles.
  • Policy-makers must find ways to make the region's growth sustainable.
  • Poverty and a lack of infrastructure add to the challenges of digital and labour transformation brought by the Fourth Industrial...
  • Dec 26, 2019

    An endangered species of crane has been saved from extinction in Thailand, thanks to a project supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

    Rapid industrialization over the past 30 years and subsequent urbanization and intensification of agricultural production in the southeast Asian...

    Dec 19, 2019

    Vietnam is planning to strengthen its tourism sector as it has turned into one of the most important driving forces for the country’s economic development in the past years, contributing more than six per cent to GDP each year.

    Taking note of this, in 2011, the government released the “Strategy on Vietnam’s...

    Dec 18, 2019

    China Communications Construction Co Ltd and Philippine partner Macroasia Corp., an airline service company owned by Lucio Tan, chairman of national carrier Philippine Airlines, have won an auction for a $10-billion airport construction project outside Metro Manila, the latest in a multi-billion dollar push by the...

    Dec 11, 2019

    A new phase of the European Union’s SMART Myanmar project, called SMART Textiles & Garments, will bring together brands including H&M, Bestseller and C&A, trade unions and business associations to boost social and environmental sustainability in Myanmar’s garment industry.

    Nov 20, 2019

    A number of Japanese automakers have plans to extend their investments in Indonesia, which should help the government implement its roadmap to build a globally competitive automotive industry.

    “We have received a report about Toyota Group’s expansion plan worth of $2 billion. This will include the...

    Nov 19, 2019

    Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) completes the process of becoming an intergovernmental organization following the signing of the Host Country Agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Thailand. The agreement-signing ceremony was held in Bangkok on 7 November 2019 which was also attended by...

    Nov 13, 2019

    Singapore will put in place artificial intelligence (AI)-backed tools in public services such as municipal administration, education, health, transport and logistics, smart cities and estates, as well as safety and security up to 2030, according to the city state’s Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, who unveiled...

    Nov 12, 2019

    Indonesia plans to build its first spaceport in Biak, Papua, with the purpose of launching test rockets, the country’s National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) has confirmed.

    “We will build [the spaceport] just like LAPAN’s rocket launch site we have in South Garut [West Java]. However, it will be...

    Nov 11, 2019

    In 2020, Taiwan will officially begin to provide 5G services. In anticipation of this momentous event, and in step with industry-leading smart airports from around the world, Taoyuan Airport has initiated numerous projects in recent years to make the dream of digitization a reality. The Forum was a wonderful chance...

    Nov 05, 2019

    E-commerce spending in Southeast Asia will increase nearly fourfold to $120.9 billion by 2025 from $31.3 billion in 2018, a recent study by consultancy Bain and Company found. Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam are expected to be the biggest contributors to the growth of consumer digital spending in in the region over...

    Nov 05, 2019

    In Thailand, the digital economy is expected to grow to a volume $50 billion by 2025 from $16 billion as of 2019, making it the second largest in Southeast Asia behind Indonesia. This is one finding of the “E-Conomy SEA 2019” report by Google and Singaporean investment firm Temasek found, based on a 29 per cent...

    Oct 31, 2019

    This legendary woman near her eighties used to be a primary school teacher and the owner of a garment factory. But when she was 40, she retired to the country to create an organic farm in the style of early Taiwan. The down-to-earth attraction entertains 60 thousand tourists from around the world every year. Even a...

    Oct 25, 2019

    In the IMD Smart City Index 2019, Taipei was only one of two Asian cities to rank in the top 10, finishing seventh among the 102 cities surveyed. Why did it rank so high and what factors could derail its success in the future?

    The International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne released...

    Oct 25, 2019

    The Philippine government, after a phase of promoting its ambitious “Build Build Build” programme to improve the country’s infrastructure by investing up to $180 billion in public and PPP projects, is slowing down its euphoria and said the plan needs a second look.

    According to economic planning secretary...

    Oct 24, 2019

    Bangkok, Thailand, Berlin, Germany, 24 October 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Tackling poverty and climate change, generating employment opportunities and contributing to economic development, this year’s 14 SEED Award winners were selected from over nine hundred applicants and are recognised for solutions to major local...

    Oct 24, 2019

    Adorable dolphins and beautiful coral are on display at the Anyo Museum, creating a lovely interactive experience with visitors through the wonders of augmented reality (AR). The application of innovative technology helps this tourism factory to not only combine marine culture with food safety education, but also...

    Oct 22, 2019

    Around the world, business is booming in the field of applied robotics. But the market is intensely competitive. Is there a chance for Taiwanese companies to lead the pack in this rat race? No one can say for sure. But building a local industry cluster and stimulating local creativity is an important first step...