Tag: Southeast Asia
Value of online transactions, from retail to ride-hailing, expected to reach US$300 bil by 2025.
For many Singapore voters, some extra support to bring down costs in a struggling economy would be welcome.
The decline of Chinese travellers has become a painful lesson for Thailand and Indonesia which are overly dependent on visitors from China.
Grab believes AI will help it better to target users across Southeast Asia, a region of disparate consumer and ethnic cultures.
The town has met various criteria set by the World Health Organisation.
The armoured vehicles will be deployed at a base in Chachoengsao, south of Bangkok.
The US$1 billion fund will finance city partnerships and infrastructure to support waste management in Southeast Asian countries.
The power-trading hub move by Thailand is part of its efforts to make the nation's system cleaner, cheaper and more efficient.
The move is likely to further irk China in the wake of Washington's latest US$8 billion arms sales to self-ruling Taiwan, which Beijing views as part of its territory.
Vietnam has persistently rejected China’s nine-dash line map of the sea as a basis for cooperating on energy resources, prompting tensions to increase as Beijing’s military strength grows.
The proposal came as Asean telecoms regulators were meeting this week in Bangkok with an aim to come up with regional guidelines to regulate over-the-top platforms, including taxation policies.
The government is proposing an additional two years of incentives for companies that relocate outside Manila.
A Thai military official declined to comment on whether a meeting had taken place.
Southeast Asia’s largest economy is forecast to grow 5.3% next year.
The sealing of oil palm and timber concessions owned by 10 companies in Borneo comes as Indonesia faces mounting pressure from neighbouring countries to stop forest fires.
State and federal governments agree at a conference to draw up a timeline for developing their own recycling capabilities.
It is part of a 10-year counter-trafficking initiative launched by Australia and Asean.
The US State Department criticises Thailand for not pushing their anti-trafficking efforts enough.
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines are among countries pushing back against imports of waste, following China’s lead that imposed curbs on shipments last year.
Australia's initiative to fight human trafficking will also help and support international investigations to ensure traffickers are charged.
Purchasing manager indexes for Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan remain below 50, signalling deeper contractions in factory output.
The deal could value the hospital business at US$1.2 billion.
Advocates of Brexit have long argued that one of the biggest benefits of leaving the EU will be an ability to strike new bilateral trade deals rather than relying on EU-level agreements.
Vietnam and China are embroiled in a years-long dispute over the potentially energy-rich stretch of waters in the South China Sea.