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Businesses welcome cross-border travel arrangements between Singapore and Malaysia

SINGAPORE – Businesses on both sides of the Causeway welcomed the cross-border travel arrangements between Singapore and Malaysia, which would allow employers to travel for essential meetings and afford workers opportunities to see their families more often. The arrangement will address the pressing travel needs of both countries, the Singapore Business Federation and the Malaysia-Singapore Business Council […]

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Brunei’s GDP to grow 1.6pc in 2020: AMRO

Brunei Darussalam’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow at 1.6 per cent in 2020, according to a forecast by a macroeconomic surveillance organisation, Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO). The only countries with expected positive growth are Brunei, Vietnam (3.1 per cent), China (2.3 per cent), Myanmar (1.1 per cent), and Laos (0.5 per […]

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Thailand: Delivery platforms dig in for war

Fired up by the pandemic, the battle between online food ordering platforms is intensifying as operators seek more capital, expand services in provinces and gear up for cloud kitchen investment to stay afloat in the contentious market. Kasikorn Research Center (K-Research) says the winners in the segment could be seen in three years. Last year, […]

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First-ever ASEAN Online Sale Day kicks off

The first-ever ASEAN Online Sale Day (AOSD) was launched on Saturday at aseanonlinesaleday.com, gathering some 150 regional firms who offer goods and services at promotional prices. Initiated by Vietnam as Chair of ASEAN in 2020, the event marks the founding anniversary of the bloc (August 8) and aims to promote cross-border e-commerce within the grouping, […]

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