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Vietnam readies for “Industry 4.0” era

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Vietnam plans to digitise its economy and administration through its modern telecom and IT infrastructure in order "to succeed in the era of the...
Singapore, Tokyo ranked Asia’s smartest cities

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Two Asian cities made it in the top-ten smartest cities in the world, according to the 2017 Smart Cities Index compiled by EasyPark Group,...
Singapore’s central bank chief thinks of fintech as “another hype”

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Singapore's central bank chief Ravi Menon warned against the wave of technology that's is currently disrupting the financial services industry, calling such "another hype"...
First Philippine startup valued at more than $1 billion

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In what can be seen as a major milestone for the Philippine startup sector, an innovative Makati-based company creating prefabricated designer homes became the...
Singapore chosen for one of Alibaba’s new global R&D locations

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will open a new lab facility in Singapore as one of the seven centers announced by the company’s executive chairman...
Indonesia seen as new frontier for startups in Southeast Asia

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The successful first-ever IPO of a startup in Indonesia, as well as the country's burgeoning tech industry, has moved the nation in the spotlight...
Cambodia Post goes e-commerce

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Cambodia’s state postal service together with a Chinese company and a local startup created a new e-commerce joint venture that plans to launch an...
Indonesia’s Go-Jek set for expansion drive in Southeast Asia

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Indonesia’s popular ride-hailing company Go-Jek, the country's first billion-dollar startup, is looking to expand to at least four countries in Southeast Asia, Bloomberg News...
Vietnam gov’t changes course, legalises cryptocurrencies

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The Communist government of Vietnam has obviously warmed up to digital currencies, including Bitcoin, and is preparing to legalise them under a new plan...
Thailand’s e-commerce landscape in a map

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Kuala Lumpur-based shopping portal iPrice has put together a very nice table of the current e-commerce scene in Thailand which shows a dominance by...
Grab starts service in Myanmar, secures $2.5b in new financial backing

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Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab started full operations in Myanmar this week, launching localised apps with new safety and technology features after a four-month trial...
Uber launches ride-hailing services in Cambodia

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Uber's application launched in Phnom Penh on June 23 with a pilot service, leaving Thailand the last country in ASEAN where Uber is being...
Three ASEAN countries among top-50 innovative nations globally

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Just three countries from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, made it in the top-50 of this year's Global Innovation Index, published...
Mobile money services booming in Myanmar

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The absence of an inclusive banking branch network in Myanmar and notoriously complicated and slow banking account transmissions have led to strong acceptance of...
Vietnam sees Digital India as role model for IT development

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Vietnam seeks to deploy India's model for a digital economy in order to boost its own information technology landscape. This will be done through...
Jack Ma becomes digital economy adviser for Malaysia

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The founder and executive chairman of China's hugely successful e-commerce corporation Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, has been appointed advisor to the Malaysian government to...
Thailand’s dependence on tourism reaches critical dimensions

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The Thai government in its economic review for 2016 said that travel and tourism accounted for 17.7 per cent of the nation’s income last...
Grab plans $700-million-investment in Indonesia

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Singapore-headquartered ride-sharing startup Grab has plans to invest $700 million in Indonesia over the next four years as part of its expansion plans in...