Wednesday, January 26, 2022
By Avanti Kumar According to a recent industry roundtable on the theme of food supply chains in Asean, priorities to carve a more reliable pipeline must include agility, as well as resilience and sustainability. In her opening remarks, SAP president and managing director (Southeast Asia) Verena Siow started with the basics,...
After 20 months of pandemic-induced restrictions and lockdowns, borders are in the reopening phase across Southeast Asia. Thailand opening of its border has already boosted tourism and given a ray of hope to the region's airline industry. More countries across Asia are now speeding up their reopening schedules to kickstart...
In Southeast Asia, there are a lot of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In fact, there are more SMEs in this region than any other region in the world. This is because many countries here have been able to develop economically and socially at a fast pace through a...

Getting MSMEs Online

By Thomas Parks and Hannah Najar As the Covid-19 Delta variant unleashes a storm over Southeast Asia, the region’s micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are desperately trying to hold on. Just when we thought the first two waves were challenging, the third wave of Covid-19 has produced more...
The pandemic started a global crisis which ravaged economies and businesses around the world. It has certainly brought everything to a standstill and forced SMEs in Indonesia to adapt and change their business plan and strategy to survive. Indonesian SMEs form the backbone of the nation's economy and contribute largely...
Malaysian-based regional leading e-commerce 'all in one' ecosystem player Commerce.Asia foresees stronger growth ahead due to the booming domestic and regional e-commerce market. The Commerce.Asia group recorded Group Gross Merchandise Volumes (GMV) of RM3.5 billion (USD 850 million) in 2020, and its chief operating officer Sam Shin Gern (pic) forecasts that gross...

A Comeback to Remember

In January 2021, Singaporeans bid farewell to household name. Robinsons, the iconic 162-year-old department store, had shut it's doors to its flagship store in the city-state for the last time. The department store had announced on 30 October 2020 the closure of its last two outlets, saying the decision...
Audience Analytics, a publisher and awards organiser, is looking to raise S$5.5 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on the Catalist board as it seeks to expand its business in overseas markets and grow its product team. Audience Analytics organises awards such as the SME100 Awards and the HR...
Fintech and e-commerce companies in Southeast Asia are raising hefty amounts of capital as global investors bet on post-pandemic technology plays, bankers and investors said, a trend that is also stoking concerns about frothy valuations. Public equity capital raising by Southeast Asian firms has surged to a four-year high of...
Huawei announced its plan to invest US$100 million in startup support at the inaugural HUAWEI CLOUD Spark Founders Summit, which took place simultaneously in Singapore and Hong Kong. Huawei said the investment would go towards its Spark Program in the Asia Pacific region, which aims to build a sustainable startup...
SoftBank Group (SBG) is stepping up investment in startups in Southeast Asia again. Many of these startups are unicorns -- a company valued at over $1 billion -- or soon-to-be unicorns. SBG aims to repeat the success it made with Grab, a Singapore-based ride-hailer, whose corporate value shot up after...
Companies in South-east Asia raised a record US$4.9 billion through initial public offerings (IPOs) in the first six months of this year, according to Bloomberg's equity capital markets data. With a further US$4.1 billion raised through additional and rights offerings, the total amount raised by these newly listed firms via...

Follow Us

174,876FansLike
803FollowersFollow