Sunday, February 25, 2018
Small businesses should take advantage of technology and export to stay competitive. Businesses have not had it easy in recent years. A weakened ringgit, rising costs, labour shortage and weaker consumer spending are only some of the challenges faced by...
49 years since its conception, the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been gradually moving towards greater liberalisation. The introduction of the ASEAN Open Skies Policy, which came into effect in 2015 despite three...
Over $25 billion in the gross merchandise volume was settled within within 24 hours through Alibaba's online retail marketplaces on this year's "Ali-double-11" (November 11) global e-shopping festival. Another leading e-commerce platform, JD.COM, reported a $19 billion online orders...
ASEAN members must remain vigilant to ensure a stable 2017 follows their solid 2016, and are cautiously observing the latest developments in the world economies, particularly in the US, China and Europe. In 2016, ASEAN's economies posted healthy economic data,...
Cross-border e-commerce has been a major development trend of international trade and globalization, which provides ASEAN and East Asia with greater opportunities. However, the digital economy presents both opportunities and challenges, and the difference between them is determined by...
ASEAN: A Region Gaining in Global Relevance For many Asian companies looking to expand into new markets, targeting the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has long been a logical move. The 10-nation region is expected to remain resilient in...
It has been 10 years since the ASEAN Concord II spelled out ASEAN’s strong commitment to establish an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015 which was guided by the AEC 2015 Blueprint. Post-2015, we are now in the AEC...
Without oil, there may be little to expect from Brunei’s economy. The nation also risks walking the same destructive path that Greece once took. For decades, oil has been an integral part of Brunei’s economy. As with all finite resources,...
Painted against the backdrop of a platinum-standard Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) appeared, at least for those commentators outside the inner circle of ASEAN ten Member States and their six Dialogue Partners, to be...
Will 2018 be another robust global growth with tighter monetary policy and growing inflation? Global economy is in a stronger phase We feel the combination of strong growth and low inflation will continue in 2018. Structural factors such as the effect...

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