Indonesia’s GDP contracts 0.7% in Q1

Indonesia saw its economy slightly contracted by 0.74% year-on-year in the first three months of 2021, which signals its continuing recovery as the government...

COVID-19, coup pushing half of Myanmar into poverty: UNDP

Nearly half of Myanmar's population is at risk of falling into poverty by 2022 if the twin impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the...

Ellipse Projects, EU and the UK: Foreign Direct Investment puts Indonesia on track for...

Indonesia has seen a sharp uptick in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the tune of 14% in the first three months of 2021. FDI...

Thailand GDP lowered to 2.3% as COVID further dents tourism

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Philippines pledges 75% cut on carbon emissions

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Grab set for US listing via ‘world’s biggest’ SPAC merger

Grab Holdings Inc., the company behind Southeast Asia's largest ride-hailing and food delivery platform, is set to go public in the U.S. through a...

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Indonesia’s GDP contracts 0.7% in Q1

Indonesia saw its economy slightly contracted by 0.74% year-on-year in the first three months of 2021, which signals its continuing recovery as the government...