E-commerce and the digital economy will be a key focus for Singapore when it takes over the Asean chairmanship next year. Ms Low Yen Ling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary (Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry, and Ministry of Education), yesterday said the country will also work to improve trade facilitation in a bid to help companies.. read more →

The fourth industrial revolution (4IR)—the interaction of technologies across the physical, digital, and biological realms—is expected to disrupt everything, from institutional structures of government bodies to operating models of businesses. The new revolution, much like previous ones, will test countries’ ability to adapt to new systems. In the case of the Association of Southeast Asian.. read more →

Southeast Asia’s digital economy is now worth more than US$50 billion, but remains highly fragmented with multiple players battling for the increasingly lucrative region. Fuelled largely by strong demand in the travel and e-commerce industries, the region had emerged as a hotly contested battleground for both large global players from the US and China as.. read more →

The online retail market in Asean 6 (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) has the potential to grow 25 percent a year through 2017, according to the study “Lifting the Barriers to E-Commerce in Asean,” released recently by management consulting firm, A.T. Kearney. read more →

The online retail market in the six ASEAN economies has the potential to grow 25 per cent annually through 2017, a study said today. “Presently, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam account for less than one per cent of global online retail, even though it has 3 to 4 per cent of global.. read more →