Most of them cannot afford to prepare themselves for the wave of automation, or even worry about it. Quyen wakes up every day with the same routine: working until 6 p.m., rushing to her room to cook a quick meal with some vegetables and 150 grams of meat for both dinner and breakfast the next.. read more →

BANGKOK – A high-level policy dialogue on regional economic cooperation and integration in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) was convened during the ministerial segment of the 73rd session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) on 18 May 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. The.. 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 →

YOUNG people in Asean countries feel confident about success in their future, according to a survey commissioned by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The results were released alongside other presentations and findings on Southeast Asia on Friday during an international gathering in Cambodia. According to the survey, titled the Asean Youth Survey, 69 percent of.. read more →

Both the opportunities and potential risks of the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution must be addressed if Southeast Asia is to avoid economic stagnation and continue to develop over the coming decades, participants at the World Economic Forum on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations said Thursday. As heads of state, business leaders and members of.. read more →