Leila Goldstein is a Southeast Asia Globe reporter focused on business and economics stories across the region. She was previously a business reporter for NPR member station WYSO. Her reporting has been published by NPR, Marketplace and The World. Before becoming a journalist, Leila taught courses for two years at Syiah Kuala University in Banda Aceh, Indonesia as a Shansi Fellow.
Singaporean technology company and superapp Grab is accelerating toward profitability. But as it directs focus to new business sectors and cuts back on spending, it risks leaving behind the gig workers who first built up the company By Leila Goldstein - Mar 22, 2023
Government officials and guests gathered at Cambodia's National Museum for a special unpacking ceremony as a group of looted Cambodian antiquities were returned home from the inventories of international collectors By Leila Goldstein - Mar 17, 2023
According to a report by palm oil farmers union SPKS, the country's palm oil conglomerations raked in over $1 billion in profits from biodiesel subsidies, while local smallholders continue to struggle under the terms of a new biodiesel policy By Leila Goldstein - Feb 08, 2023
More than six months into the Kingdom's decriminalisation of weed in Thailand, unclear regulation and fluctuating market trends are clouding the landscape for local business owners By Leila Goldstein - Feb 02, 2023