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Feb 23, 2020

Singapore-based ride-hailing and e-commerce company Grab partnered with German aviation startup Volocopter to explore the opportunity of deploying air taxi services in selected cities in Southeast Asia.

In a first step, the firms will conduct a joint feasibility study which will look into the most suitable...

Feb 23, 2020

Feb 20, 2020 (China Knowledge) - Extracts from “China Computer Weekly” – published on Feb 18. Online demand generated by epidemic has greatly boosted the cloud computing industry, with upstream server shipments increasing and downstream enterprises reaching unprecedented level of usage.

Feb 23, 2020

Feb 20, 2020 (China Knowledge) - Affected by the epidemic outbreak, primary and secondary schools in Shanghai are closed for the longest period to restrict students’ physical contact in schools, and during their travelling. This unprecedented homestay quarantine which is expected to last for about three months, not...

Feb 22, 2020

Speaking multiple languages is essential to the modern world and key to understanding and accessing the viewpoints of a wider cross-section of the population, says Dr. Amanda Murphy, Assistant Professor from the School of Sciences and Humanities at Nazarbayev University.

Feb 20, 2020

Feb 19, 2020 (China Knowledge) - Coronavirus outbreak in China has resulted in the government’s extreme measures shutting down all showrooms to reduce human interaction. In matters of days, the country’s intelligent hi-tech housing agencies rapidly adopted Virtual Reality (VR) to offer the close up and surreal...

Feb 15, 2020

Fighting tradition and stigma, there are now more fathers in Singapore who are primary caregivers to their children.

The number of stay-at-home fathers is growing slowly but steadily, according to a study by Ms Yvonne Arivalagan, Research Associate with the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew...

Feb 11, 2020

Singapore could see a decline of up to 30 per cent in both tourist arrivals and receipts this year because of the coronavirus outbreak, Keith Tan, chief executive of the Singapore Tourism Board, said in an interview with Bloomberg TV.

The decline would be from last year’s record arrivals of 19.1 million and...

Feb 11, 2020

Feb 11, 2020 (China Knowledge) - Due to coronavirus outbreak; office and industrial properties will be hardest hit. There is no appearance sign of bottoming out in coming weeks; severity could extend till mid-year.

Industry Highlights:

Real estate developers closed sales offices to avoid spreading of...

Feb 08, 2020

In the past, young people looking to moonlight or take a part-time job alongside their studies used to work in restaurants and fast food chains near their schools. But food delivery services have begun to offer an attractive alternative due to low entry thresholds and comparably good pay. Over the past two years...

Feb 07, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia---Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr. Tun Mahathir Mohammad convened a briefing session with the Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (“MTDC”) and the Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (“GCEL”) to discuss how the Digital Economy Platform (DEP) can assist to achieve Malaysia’s Shared...

Feb 06, 2020

Poppy cultivation in Myanmar registered an 11-per cent decline in 2019, while the acreage under the opium crop came down by 33,100 hectares over the previous year, the new Myanmar Opium Survey just released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) revealed.

According to the UNODC’s report 2019...

Feb 06, 2020

The ban on distributing free single-use plastic bags in shops, malls and convenience stores in Thailand put into force on January 1 this year has not only positive effects. Dozens of plastic bag manufacturers are now at risk of closing their businesses altogether if they get no support from the government,...

Jan 30, 2020

Booming Vietnam has become Southeast Asia’s top receiver of foreign direct investment (FDI), with ten consecutive years of increase in FDI to a record of more than $38 billion in 2019, up from the previous record figure of $35.4 billion on 2018.

Ministry of Planning and Investment officials in Hanoi on...

Jan 30, 2020

The National Bank of Cambodia, the country’s central bank, is preparing the launch of a blockchain-based, peer-to-peer payment and money transfer platform in the coming months as “the national payment gateway for Cambodia,” the institution’s director-general Chea Serey said.

Trial runs are already underway...

Jan 19, 2020

Residents of the Filipino city of Binan in Laguna province, which was affected by the Taal volcano eruption last week, have resorted to mix volcanic ash with plastic waste to make bricks and rebuild houses and schools.

The ash from the volcano is combined with sand, cement and discarded plastic to make...

Jan 16, 2020

Indonesia is set to become the biggest equity market in the Southeast Asia region as the entire market valuation of the Indonesia Stock Exchange of $529 billion is now closing up to slumping Thailand.

Thailand, which took over the top spot from Singapore in May last year, is struggling with a strengthening...

Jan 13, 2020

Japan will create the master plan to redevelop a former US naval base in Subic Bay in the northern Philippines, the country’s finance secretary Carlos Dominguez said after his meeting with Japanese foreign affairs minister Toshimitsu Motegi in Manila on January 9.

Jan 05, 2020

More than 24 million bamboo poles have been harvested for construction projects in the enormous refugee settlement in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, thanks, in part, to support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Over 900,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are living in Cox’s Bazar, an area...

Jan 05, 2020

A massive bridge project linking the western part of Brunei with the country’s geographically isolated easternmost district of Temburong, an exclave separated from the rest of Brunei by Malaysia and Brunei Bay, has been completed, the contractor announced on January 2.

Jan 05, 2020
  • Business must adapt to a rapidly growing middle class changing consumer behaviour and profiles.
  • Policy-makers must find ways to make the region's growth sustainable.
  • Poverty and a lack of infrastructure add to the challenges of digital and labour transformation brought by the Fourth Industrial...
  • Dec 26, 2019

    An endangered species of crane has been saved from extinction in Thailand, thanks to a project supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

    Rapid industrialization over the past 30 years and subsequent urbanization and intensification of agricultural production in the southeast Asian...

    Dec 19, 2019

    Vietnam is planning to strengthen its tourism sector as it has turned into one of the most important driving forces for the country’s economic development in the past years, contributing more than six per cent to GDP each year.

    Taking note of this, in 2011, the government released the “Strategy on Vietnam’s...