Tuesday, April 13, 2021
As global recession looms, Asian businesses are tightening their credit management processes in a bid to minimise bad debt risks. With COVID-19's impact on supply chains and trade, the use of trade credit has soared. Payment delays have led to suppliers using such credit tools to guarantee their cash flow. According...
After months of lockdown throughout the world, nations are slowly beginning to lift restrictions as the threat of COVID-19 is gradually being contained. During the lockdown period, consumer shopping habits have experienced a drastic change. Research conducted by Adobe reveals that despite the economic damage caused by the pandemic,...
A survey from the Internet Society, a global non-profit dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet reveals that nearly all consumers (96%) in APAC depend in some way on "Big Tech" companies for their products and services for their online activities, but are uneasy with...
Officials from the 21 APEC economies began their final round of policy deliberations for 2020 on 13 November. The concluding senior officials’ meeting, organised by Malaysia, was convened in a virtual space to ensure that APEC work in advancing regional economic integration, as well as fostering sustainability, inclusive growth...
15 countries involved in RCEP conclude negotiations without India The 15 countries in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) have concluded negotiations, leaving India out of the deal which would have been the largest trade pact in the world. The RCEP, which went through after seven years of intense negotiations,...
The COVID-19 pandemic has gotten so severe that businesses and consumers both will be feeling the adverse effects for months, and potentially even years. Currently, many businesses are struggling to continue operations while others have already been shut down completely. To say that the global economy has been negatively...
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...
COVID-19 has without a doubt become a global pandemic; forcing many businesses to shut their doors and employees to continue their work from the safety of their homes. Startup funding all throughout Asia is expected to take an immense hit, especially since many nations appear to be having a...
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...
By Dr Hazik Mohamed COVID-19 is putting millions of SMEs in Asia in jeopardy, reports the World Economic Forum (WEF). For most companies, the pandemic lockdown measures have come quickly and as their employees adjust to working from home and social distancing, there are people who resist or are slow...
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of bad with it. The crisis has gotten so severe that we cannot blame others for thinking that the outbreak only brings bad things. However, there is a reason to be somewhat optimistic. Throughout the course of history, we can see that horrible...
It's not everyday you turn 70 - and when you do, it's a time for celebration. But when a colossus like the People's Republic of China turns 70, we should also take a moment to reflect and take stock. 70 years may seem like a long time. However, against the...

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