Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Popular bars across Asia are facing some tough times during the Covid-19 pandemic. Lockdowns and restrictions that have been instated by governments are squeezing alcohol sellers. Fewer drinkers, changing consumer tastes, tightening restrictions on alcohol and the pandemic is a sober reality for the industry. But companies have the chance...
Demand for cars and vehicles are on track to a great recovery as demand is rising across the industry. However, not everything is as sunny as it seems on the surface. Reports have been coming in from various parts of the auto industry regarding huge shortages in computer chips, which...

APAC on the Road to Recovery

The economic situation in Asia Pacific (APAC) is expected to improve greatly this year, supported by the gradual recovery of economic activities, given the early containment of the pandemic in several Asian economies, said Moody’s Investors Service. With the region being relatively close to ground-zero for the coronavirus, neighbouring...
The Covid-19 pandemic brought with it economic ruin; and in turn, businesses began taking a more cautious approach, resulting in a slowing economy and stagnant growth. During such a poor economic climate, most might say it is insanity to try and expand, especially if you are an SME that...
The heavily anticipated ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in 2021 is expected to usher in a new era of trade as the newly minted trade bloc will be the largest in the world, accounting for a third of the world’s entire population and close to 30...
Telehealth services and its operators, which allow patients to consult with medical staff and professionals virtually, are riding a huge surge in demand within the ASEAN nations as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to push the healthcare sector online. In countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore, telehealth services has seen...
As we approach the finishing line of 2020, it is becoming more apparent who the biggest winners and losers are within the business world. Despite everything which has happened, certain unexpected industries have come out on top, while many other obvious choices have been hit hard. IBIS, an industry research...
With the economic disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, continuous growth and expansion might be the last thing on the minds of companies and business owners. However, the truth is often surprising. Rather than hunkering down until the economic crisis blows over, four in five financial...
With the announcement that the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) will merge into the Value Reporting Foundation, the Malaysian Alliance of Corporate Directors (MACD) has come out with its support for the merger. Paul W Chan, president and co-founder of MACD said, "MACD...
There are some interesting new developments occurring in the chipmaking industry. Taiwanese chip manufacturing giant, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), will be working with Google and other well-known US tech heavyweights to develop a brand new way of making semiconductors more powerful. The tried and true technique of cramming more...
2020 has not been kind to businesses around the world. With the exception of a handful of industries, sales and revenue have been in decline; thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. The retail industry in particular has been hit rather hard. The global retail industry will suffer a 3.5 percent...
Countries throughout the world have been suffering from the economic devastation brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Even as the world recovers, new waves of the coronavirus has begun threatening nations that have only just begun to get back on their feet. However, Vietnam is shaping up to be Southeast...

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