Business News

Business news to help you keep track of the latest developments and identify new opportunities across key sectors in Southeast Asia

Monthly Business News to Help You Understand the Market

Thailand and UK to Form Joint Trade Committee on Commerce and Economic Cooperation

Thailand and the United Kingdom are planning to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a Joint Trade Committee on Commerce and Economic Cooperation. According to ...

Singapore’s Economy has been Ranked the Freest in the World

Singapore's economy has been ranked the freest in the world this year in the Heritage Foundation's 2021 Index of Economic Freedom. Singapore’s economic freedom score is 89.7, ...

Malaysian Government Launches Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDigital)

The Malaysian government has officially launched its Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL) to transform Malaysia into a digitally-driven, high-income nation and a ...

Indonesia Unveils Priority List for Investors, Signs Treaty with Singapore

The Indonesian government has just unveiled a priority list aiming to lure investors with fiscal & nonfiscal incentives and the removal of restrictions on foreign ...

Viettel’s Company Joins Global Aerospace Supply Chain

M3 Communication Co., Ltd, a member of the military-run telecom conglomerate Viettel, has officially become the first Vietnamese enterprise to participate in the global ...

Thai Airways Plans to Buy 20 to 30 Aircraft by 2025

Thailand’s flag carrier Thai Airways is reportedly looking to acquire from 20 to 30 new aircraft by 2025 to facilitate future air travel needs once the Covid-19 crisis is ...

Singapore Receives its First H225M Helicopter

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has taken delivery of its first H225M helicopter in Singapore, as part of a contract signed between Airbus Helicopters and ...

SIA Engineering Company Signs MoU to Discuss Potential Acquisition of SR Technics Malaysia

Singapore-based MRO specialist SIA Engineering (SIAEC) has signed a preliminary agreement with SR Technics Switzerland to acquire SRT Malaysia, the latter’s local subsidiary ...

Philippines Signs Agreement with India for World’s Fastest Supersonic Missiles

The Philippines and India inked an agreement for the export of military equipment by India into the Philippines. The agreement will serve as guidelines for the policies ...

Indonesia Deliberating the Purchase of Submarines from Germany

The Indonesian Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises and the Ministry of Defense (MoD) is in discussion with German shipbuilder Thyssen-Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS) to ...

Nestlé Partners with Kyochon To Roll-Out Meat-Free Menu in Malaysia

World’s largest food and beverage manufacturer, Nestlé has partnered with South Korea’s leading fried chicken brand, KyoChon to introduce a meat-free menu via its all-new ...

Vietnam Enhances Agrifood Sector Competitiveness

Vietnam's agricultural products are benefiting from the country's increasing integration into global value chains. However, industry experts highlight how the sector has yet ...

Tobacco Authority and Private Players Pushing for Commercialization of Cannabis and Hemp

According to the governor of the Tobacco Authority of Thailand (TOAT), the business value of cannabis and hemp could reach THB 10 billion ten (USD 315 million), which can ...

Three Government Agencies Collaborate on Agri Cold Storage Facility Program

The Departments of Agriculture (DA), Transportation (DOTr), and Energy (DOE) joined forces to provide farming and fishing communities in the Philippines access to ...

New SGD 60 Million Fund to Support Transformation and Growth of Agri-Food Sector

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) is establishing an SGD 60 million (USD 44.7 million) Agri-Food Cluster Transformation (ACT) Fund to support the transformation of the ...

Ministry of Agriculture Inks MoU with Microsoft for Digital Solutions

The Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture recently signed an agreement with Microsoft to provide smallholder farmers with technology-oriented solutions such as cloud-based ...

Flores Island Water Management System to be Upgraded

The Indonesian Ministry of Public Housing, in collaboration with the Korean Ministry of Environment, has launched a pilot project to upgrade the Flores Island water ...

Vinamilk’s Dairy Exports to China Take Off

Vietnamese dairy giant Vinamilk successfully exported ten containers of high-quality plant-based milk during the opening weeks of 2021, including almond and red bean soymilk, ...

Explore Our Services