ASEAN

ASEAN’s largest banks go big on green real estate (NIKKEI Asia)

The city-state is fast becoming a draw for green real estate projects. Maybank, Malaysia’s largest bank, is among a clutch of lenders that earlier this year [...]

NIKKEI Asia

20 October 2021

Indonesia
Indonesia accentuates digital transformation-expediting strategies

Indonesia accentuates digital transformation-expediting strategies (ANTARA News)

Indonesia has also encouraged more intensive cooperation among ASEAN country members for conducting digital transformation in the region, as digitalization can be used to drive [...]

ANTARA News

20 October 2021

Thailand

Thailand’s Vibrant Post-Pandemic Logistics Outlook (Bangkok Post)

Reflecting the surge in e-commerce during the pandemic, for both business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) transactions, a survey by the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA)1 [...]

Bangkok Post

21 October 2021

APAC

The rise of instant cross-border payments: Boon or bane for banks? (The Business Times)

Fast and free domestic payments have become the norm across APAC, the same cannot be said for international payments. Sending money between countries has typically [...]

The Business Times

18 October 2021

Thailand
Digital Innovation Centre

Centre to be a base for innovation (Bangkok Post)

The centre is designed to have labs for 5G testing, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR), cloud innovation [...]

Bangkok Post

12 October 2021

ASEAN

Takeaways from AIBP Insights Future Ready Financial Services: Building the Digital Core for Customer Engagement

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has intensified pressure on ASEAN BFSIs to accelerate their digitalisation strategies, and siloed personalisation efforts will no longer suffice to compete. [...]

AIBP

14 October 2021

ASEAN
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

ASEAN
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. [...]

AIBP

13 October 2021

ASEAN

KakaoBank’s push beyond Korea may benefit from messaging app popularity (S&P Global)

KakaoBank could target Thailand and Indonesia in its international plans, as these fast-growing economies are already the largest overseas markets for Kakao Corp.’s instant messaging [...]

S&P Global

27 September 2021

Southeast Asia

Building an AI-enabled Asean for the intelligent revolution (The Business Times)

Despite its reputation as a startup hub, South-east Asia is still in its infancy when it comes to AI, with just 15 per cent of [...]

The Business Times

30 September 2021

Malaysia

Digital economy has potential for new industries, says Annuar Musa (The Star)

The digital economy has the potential to be the key driver in developing new industries and areas of growth in the Asean region as it [...]

The Star

27 September 2021

ASEAN

Deal with South-east Asia on its own merit and seize the opportunities, Vivian Balakrishnan tells US (The Straits Times)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Singapore Dr Vivian Balakrishnan pointed out that South-east Asia was worth investing in, in many areas from trade to the digital economy. [...]

The Straits Times

1 October 2021