Adyen, the preferred global financial technology platform for leading businesses, announces its collaboration with the international hospitality operator Frasers Hospitality across key regions, including Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, and Europe. Recognised for its exceptional service, Frasers Hospitality prioritises continuous innovation to enhance guest experiences. In 2021, the brand introduced seamless guest...
EasyEat, a pioneering technology-driven food service platform, has joined forces with Boost, the regional fintech leader, to revolutionize Southeast Asia's F&B sector. Together, they are set to introduce innovative digital solutions designed for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) within the industry. The collaboration showcases a co-branded POS terminal that is...
As Southeast Asia advances towards a robust US$200 billion digital economy, the region emphasises the critical need for digitalising its micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to strengthen the foundation of the ASEAN digital economy. Central to this effort are initiatives aimed at reskilling and upskilling MSMEs, enabling their active...
By Collins Chong Yew Keat The visit of newly elected Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin to Malaysia comes at a vital opportune need for Thailand to ensure long-term economic and geostrategic returns. Chief among the objectives will be to strengthen traditional domains of greater economic and trade returns, for both...
Southeast Asia's SME landscape, as revealed by Funding Societies' recent report, paints a picture of resilience and innovation. The study, encompassing 1,000 SMEs across Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam, highlights the region's entrepreneurial spirit amid challenging economic times. In Southeast Asia, 70% of SMEs kickstart their ventures using personal...
MADCash Sdn. Bhd., a fintech startup focused on providing interest-free micro-funds to women entrepreneurs, has successfully closed its pre-series A funding round, securing a significant RM5 million investment. The funding was led by Artem Ventures, with substantial support from MSW Ventures and ScaleUp founders fund. These fresh funds are earmarked...
Analysts warn of a pessimistic outlook for ASEAN economies despite mixed GDP growth in the previous quarter According to Oxford Economics' recent research commissioned by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), a slowdown in growth is expected to become more apparent in Q3, with ASEAN-6 nations...
By Collins Chong The 43rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Jakarta are again a manifestation of distinct power plays and indifference in facing new threats and urgency of risks. This state of inescapable loop is interwoven with conflicting individual and collective interests and strategic calculations, denting any aspired efficacy of...
The premier event for green technologies and eco solutions in Southeast Asia, the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM), is scheduled to take place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from October 4th to 6th, 2023. Organised by the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate...
A recent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between Payments Network Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PayNet) and Ant Group is set to revolutionise the digital payment experience for Asian travelers visiting Malaysia. With the collaboration, over 1.8 million merchants throughout Malaysia will offer a frictionless digital payment experience to Asian tourists, while...
A captivating product launch event featuring five outstanding Taiwanese companies recognized by Taiwan Excellence concluded today during the ongoing Taiwan Expo 2023. These companies showcased many of their innovative lifestyle solutions ranging from smart home appliances to electric bicycles, giving Malaysian businesses and media attendees a glimpse of how...
The diversification of the global supply chain has led to changing global dynamics and the Taiwan-Japan Business Cooperation Seminar in Malaysia was held in Kuala Lumpur today to discuss the issues amongst industry players. The seminar gathered nearly a hundred representatives from both Taiwanese and Japanese enterprise association as well...

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