By Alexi Demetriadi • Jul 31, 2020
The first piece of track on Kunming-Vientiane railway was laid in April as part of China's Belt and Road Initiative. But with the project steaming ahead, does Laos stand to actually see any benefits from the project, or is it merely in Beijing's interest?
By Alastair McCready • Jul 21, 2020
Though Vietnam is rapidly changing by virtually every metric, it's the country's ongoing demographic shift that could prove most pivotal. With birthrates dropping and life expectancy rising, Vietnam is among the world's most rapidly ageing societies
By Christine Redmond • Jul 16, 2020
In the face of the global economic downturn, how might harnessing the untapped potential of ethnic minority youth not only build a more equitable and sustainable Vietnam, but also accelerate the country’s economic recovery?
By Sophie Deviller/AFP • Jul 15, 2020
From India to Myanmar and Cambodia, across Asia garment workers are reporting that the crippling effects of the pandemic on the industry are being used as cover to smash labour unions
Singapore plunged into recession in the second quarter as growth fell 41.2% quarter-on-quarter with the trade-dependent economy hammered by the coronavirus, preliminary data showed on July 14
By Martin Abbugao/Agence France-Presse • Jul 14, 2020
As the local brand that kicked Uber out the region in 2018, Grab has assumed the role of flagbearer for technology champions in Singapore. But in the pandemic era, its core business model bringing drivers and passengers together is in jeopardy
By Onat Kibaroğlu • Jul 14, 2020
With Singapore heading to the polls this week and facing the prospect of its first recession in two decades, leaders in the city-state are looking to capitalise on instability in Hong Kong to become the new financial capital of Asia
By Noel Caballero/EFE-EPA • Jul 07, 2020
With the complete shutdown of the global travel industry in recent months, few places have felt the effect of that harder than the tourist-reliant island of Bali. But as its marine-focused economy suffers badly with no end in sight, its marine life is thriving
By Minka Curr • May 30, 2020
With Singapore's key export sector hamstrung by the ongoing global economic downturn, it's predicted that the city-state's economy could shrink by as much as 7% this year – its worst performance for over five decades
By Agence France-Presse • May 26, 2020
Upcycling is a seemingly win-win initiative bringing old adversaries the environment and profitability together. While in its nascent stages in Cambodia, does a circular economy offer potential for the badly hit garment sector to diversify and increase sustainability?
By Tom Starkey • May 20, 2020
Thailand's economy looks set to be among the hardest hit by the global economic downturn in Southeast Asia after its first contraction in six years. 2020 economic forecasts are also predicting the kingdom's sharpest drop since the 1997-98 Asian Financial Crisis
By Agence France-Presse • May 18, 2020
Indonesia's economy grew in the first quarter at its slowest pace for almost two decades, and economists warned on May 5 the ongoing coronavirus pandemic would likely deal an even greater economic blow in the next three months
By Agence France-Presse • May 05, 2020