SMALL BUSINESSES in Southeast Asia

Most ASEAN small businesses hit 50% digitization rate (Business World)

The study, ASEAN Digital Generation Report published this month by Sea Ltd. and the World Economic Forum (WEF), found that 74% of micro-, small-, and [...]

Business World

14 October 2021

Future Ready Financial Services

Takeaways from AIBP Insights Future Ready Financial Services: Hyper-Automation and Low Code as cornerstones of Financial Services Innovation

In today’s AIBP Insights discussion, three Finalists from AIBP’s annual ASEAN Enterprise Innovation Awards came together to present and showcase some of their innovative projects/initiatives. [...]


13 October 2021


User experience, security among top cloud buying drivers in ASEAN (Channel Asia)

The biggest change in ASEAN enterprise cloud buying behaviour, according to GlobalData, is security, which has shifted from being the top barrier to the third [...]

Channel Asia

7 September 2021

Southeast Asia

Trucked and loaded: a greener way to move cargo (The Star)

The efficiency of trucking is improving as new digital freight forwarding marketplaces allow cargoes to be matched better with trucking capacity, reducing the number of [...]

The Star

30 August 2021

Southeast Asia

Asia’s factories hit by supply chain disruptions from Covid-19 resurgence (The Straits Times)

The surveys highlight the pandemic’s broadening damage in South-east Asia, where soaring infections and subsequent lockdown measures have hurt both the service and manufacturing sectors. [...]

The Straits Times

1 September 2021


Key Points on Customer Interactions in the Internet Economy

Customers today want convenience, and it is the responsibility of service and product providers to develop or adopt strategies and solutions that cater to consumer [...]


19 August 2021


The Future Retail Ecosystem: Key Highlights

As ASEAN’s internet economy burgeons, It is now easier than ever for businesses in customer-facing industries like retail and services to gain access to potential [...]


16 August 2021


Four Philippine startups land in Forbes Asia’s ‘100 to Watch’ list (Business World)

“Companies on the 100 to Watch list are making remarkable progress and impact in spite of the challenging climate brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]

Business World

10 August 2021


Utility of the Future: ASEAN’s Power Companies Drive to Innovate – Takeaways from AIBP Focus, 13 July 2021

In lockstep with strong economic growth, Southeast Asia is one of the fastest-growing regions in the world in terms of electricity demand. Driven by the [...]


15 July 2021


ESG Initiatives: ASEAN Conglomerates in the Spotlight

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) priorities guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) have become a key aspect for resilience and sustainable development [...]


8 July 2021

Food for Thought: ASEAN’s Growing Demand for Food: How Will Technology Help?

In our first post, we outlined the factors that are expected to drive the rise in demand for food, by as much as 60% in [...]


7 July 2021

Can Smart Meters be “Smarter”?

47% of the 650 million ASEAN’s population now live in cities, and by 2030, it is expected that another 90 million people will migrate to [...]


6 July 2021