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Ride-hailing Firm Grab To Invest “substantially” In Indonesia

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Singapore-headquartered ride-hailing firm Grab said on March 7 that it has secured $1.5 billion in fresh financing from a fund run by Japan’s SoftBank...
World’s Biggest Floating Solar Power Farms Planned In Thailand

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Thailand plans to build the world's largest floating solar farms to boost the country's share of clean energy, Bloomberg News cited Thepparat Theppitak, a...
Go-jek’s Ride-hailing Service Launched As “get” In Thailand

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Indonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek officially launched its operations in Thailand on February 27 as part of its expansion into Southeast Asia. Under the brand...
Malaysia To Unveil Home-made Flying Car

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Malaysia plans to unveil its first flying car prototype to the public this year, Minister of Entrepreneur Development Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof said on...
Indonesia Beefs Up To Become Southeast Asia’s Digital Hub

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Indonesia has set itself the goal to become nothing less than a regional digital hub in Southeast Asia as early as next year. To...
Singapore To Hike Gst, Tightens Duty Free Allowances

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Amid slowing global growth, ongoing geopolitical uncertainty and technological disruptions to industries and jobs, Singapore issued a budget for 2019 that will see new...
Malaysia Gets First Robot Hotel

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Becoming increasingly popular in countries such as Japan, Singapore, China and Taiwan, the trend now comes to Southeast Asia: The first robot hotel will...
Laos Lays Out Economic Growth Path

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The Laos government has unveiled a new national development vision, which it plans to facilitate from 2021 to 2025. The plan entails the transformation of...
Thailand’s Central Group To Invest $200 Million In Ride-hailing Service Grab

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Bangkok-based family conglomerate Central Group, which is active in retail, real estate, hospitality and restaurants and operates Thailand’s biggest shopping mall, plans to invest...
Hcmc, Hanoi, Manila, Bangkok Among World’s Most Dynamic Cities

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Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi appear prominently among the global Top 10 most dynamically growing cities in the new City Momentum Index...
Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei Top Asean Countries In Global Talent Index

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Singapore is topping the 2019 Global Talent Competitiveness Index in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as well as in Asia-Pacific for the...
Indonesia’s “smart Kiosk” Startup Raises More Funds To Digitise Street Vendors

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Indonesian micro-retail tech startup Warung Pintar (“smart kiosk”) has secured new funding of $27.5 million in a Series B round participated by its existing...
Thailand’s Stock Exchange Ventures Into Cryptocurrency Trading

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The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is planning to set up a regulated digital asset exchange in order to capitalise on sustained interest of...
Go-Jek denied entry to the Philippines

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Indonesia’s Go-Jek suffered a setback to its expansion plans on January 9 after the transport regulator in the Philippines rejected its application to launch...
Laos to get its first smart city

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The Laos government has plans to set up a smart and eco city in its northwestern Oudomxay province within the province’s Namor district and...
Vietnam ride-hailing service expands to Myanmar

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Vietnam’s first homegrown ride-hailing service, FastGo, has kicked off operations in Myanmar as part of its Southeast Asia expansion plans. The firm partnered with...
Internet companies hit by Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law

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A law requiring Internet companies in Vietnam to remove content the country’s authorities deem to be against the state came into effect January 1,...
First film-making studio to open in Brunei

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Brunei’s first filmmaking college, the Mahakarya Institute of the Arts Asia, is slated to begin operations in February 2019 and is aiming to establish...