Sunday, December 16, 2018
Forget “Made in China”. There’s a new global buzzphrase: “Made in Vietnam”. Indeed, the once war-torn nation is fast-positioning itself as a key manufacturing hub. One in 10 smartphones in the world – you may be reading this article from...
When Uber was first introduced into Southeast Asia, the innovative e-hailing service became embedded into society and served as a perpetual reminder of the unlimited potential and benefits that digitalisation could bring to its citizens. However, it was not...
About a year ago, 60-year-old Johnny Pollard found himself in need of a job – fast. His longtime employer, a Grapevine freight trucking company, had gone out of business. Pollard worried about interviewing for jobs because of his age, so...
Diagnosing the Causes of Inequality Crucial to Creating Good Policy in ASEAN One startling figure about recent global growth is that 82% of all wealth created in the last year went to the top 1%. After focusing on economic growth...
If you want to work abroad, you typically need a job offer and a work permit. If you are in a regulated profession—i.e., if you provide a service to the public where regulators need to impose basic standards and...
With the emergence of the digital economy driving economic growth and creating new business opportunities around the world, how can the ASEAN nations catch this wave and ride it? What obstacles do they need to overcome to participate fully...
World leaders and climate negotiators have continued efforts to address climate change despite the United States relinquishing leadership. So it was perhaps with some irony to observers when US President Trump visited Viet Nam earlier this month, just after...
Without oil, there may be little to expect from Brunei’s economy. The nation also risks walking the same destructive path that Greece once took. For decades, oil has been an integral part of Brunei’s economy. As with all finite resources,...
Small businesses should take advantage of technology and export to stay competitive. Businesses have not had it easy in recent years. A weakened ringgit, rising costs, labour shortage and weaker consumer spending are only some of the challenges faced by...
Over $25 billion in the gross merchandise volume was settled within within 24 hours through Alibaba's online retail marketplaces on this year's "Ali-double-11" (November 11) global e-shopping festival. Another leading e-commerce platform, JD.COM, reported a $19 billion online orders...

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