ASEAN

South-east Asian consumers prefer digital financial services: study (The Business Times)

South-east Asian consumers are blazing the way for digital financial services, as a recent study from VMware revealed that 57 per cent of consumers in [...]

The Business Times

28 July 2021

Philippines

Digital transformation to aid in policy-making, service delivery (The Manila Times)

NEDA Secretary Karl Chua in his speech during the 2021 Analytics Summit PH said the Philippines needs to attract cloud service providers to support digital transformation in [...]

The Manila Times

28 July 2021

Indonesia

The time to unlock Industry 4.0 growth is now – here’s how (The Jakarta Post)

McKinsey looked across industries and spoke to 400 business leaders worldwide to understand how their approach to digitization has affected their response to the pandemic. [...]

The Jakarta Post

28 July 2021

ASEAN

Green finance in Asia: Emerging themes and the need for innovation (The Business Times)

A report by DBS and UN Environment on Green Finance Opportunities in Asean estimated that US$200 billion of green investment is needed annually from 2016 [...]

The Business Times

28 July 2021

Philippines

DTI, private sector: PH can be e-commerce leader in Southeast Asia (ABS CBN News)

Based on the figures from the Department of Trade and Industry, online businesses involved in retail trade increased significantly from 1,848 in January to March [...]

ABS CBN News

23 July 2021

Malaysia

Tok Pa: Bank Negara will lead e-payment promotion efforts under MyDIGITAL Community Cluster (Malay Mail)

Bank Negara Malaysia will spearhead efforts to promote the use of e-payments among consumers and merchants to boost easy and secure digital transactions under the [...]

Malay Mail

22 July 2021

ASEAN

How the pandemic has changed ASEAN managed services buying habits (Channel Asia)

“The COVID-19 pandemic not only has accelerated managed service adoption in ASEAN, including the SMB [small- to medium-sized business] segment, but also changed enterprises’ buying [...]

Channel Asia

21 July 2021

ASEAN

Food for Thought: Improving Sustainability in ASEAN’s Agri-food Sector

As the agrifood sector grows, consumers become more aware of issues on sustainability of food production and increase their scrutiny on how businesses in the [...]

AIBP

19 July 2021

ASEAN

Asian businesses step up to ESG reckoning (The Business Times)

There is a growing body of evidence relating a company’s social and environmental impact and its financial performance. A meta-study by New York University’s Stern Center [...]

The Business Times

14 July 2021

ASEAN

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 [...]

AIBP

15 July 2021

ASEAN

Industry 4.0, Steering the ASEAN Towards EV Manufacturing

The automotive industry has seen a major shift in terms of the most dominant players. In the mid 20th century, the largest player included the [...]

AIBP

13 July 2021

ASEAN

Food for Thought: Technology and Innovations to Minimise Food Loss and Wastage

Today, we see a rising momentum in the drive towards the zero waste movement as businesses look to operate in a sustainable manner in order [...]

AIBP

12 July 2021