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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,...
Vietnam records highest economic growth in a decade

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Vietnam’s economy grew by 7.08 per cent in 2018, the fastest rate in the past eleven years and beating the target of 6.7 per...
Ride-hailing service Go-Jek launched in Thailand under ‘Get’

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Indonesia's ride-hailing provider launched its service under the name of Get on December 14 for the Thai market – at first with a beta...
Philippine digital economy expected to grow to $10 billion by 2025

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The Philippine e-commerce industry is poised for exponential growth, with its share of the Southeast Asian market expected to be worth $10 billion by...
Cambodia to hold first-ever IT camp

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Cambodia’s first ever computing camp is due to be held in Siem Reap this month to promote literacy on cyber security, open-source software, social...
Malaysia government sets 20% annual growth target for e-commerce sector

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The Malaysian government has set an annual growth rate target of 20 per cent for the e-commerce sector in the country, from 14.3 per...
On-demand bus trial starts in Singapore

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Singapore is launching a six-month trial of an on-demand public bus service on December 1, using technology to reduce congestion and costs in what...
Philippine fintech receives $215 million in country’s largest-ever startup funding

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One of the year’s largest fintech investments in Southeast Asia and the largest-ever in the Philippines has closed after Metro Manila-based Voyager Innovations announced...
Indonesia’s digital economy to become largest in ASEAN by 2025

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The annual “e-Conomy Southeast Asia” study conducted by Google and Singapore's state holding company Temasek found that Indonesia’s digital economy is poised to become the...
Thai startup receives $20 million in funding

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Thai workplace collaboration platform Eko has landed $20 million in a series B round led by Sinar Mas Digital Ventures (SMDV), the venture capital...
500 Startups to fund more Vietnamese tech startups

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Silicon Valley venture capital firm 500 Startups has raised $14.1 million for the new seed-stage fund of its Vietnamese unit, 40 per cent over...
Startups blooming in Cambodia

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Cambodia had seen at least 12 tech startup funding announcements by the second quarter of the year, which was a 140 per cent increase...
Singapore’s first flying taxis to take off in 2019

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Singapore is set to begin test flights with flying taxis in the second half of 2019, the German company behind the technology said in...
Alibaba founder to launch e-commerce training center in Indonesia

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Jack Ma, founder and outgoing executive chairman of China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, said on October 13 that he plans to open an institute...
Filipino entrepreneur builds passenger drone for traffic-plagued cities (video)

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A Philippine inventor has constructed a large drone suitable for passenger transport and found a partner for mass production in Australia. Former dancer and camera...