3 ASEAN countries now lesser expensive for expatriates

Three Southeast Asian countries saw the average pay to an expatriate declined significantly last year, with the virus outbreak taking its toll on businesses...

BioNTech to put up manufacturing site in Singapore

Biopharmaceutical New Technologies or BioNTech has chosen Singapore to expand its manufacturing roots in Southeast Asia. The Nasdaq-listed immunotherapy firm on May 10 said it...

ASEAN press freedom weakens as Malaysia slips furthest

Press freedom in Southeast Asia continues to languish as Malaysia steps back the farthest among world nations in this year's World Press Freedom Index. The...

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...

Singapore eyes vaccine passport

THE government of Singapore is mulling over the establishment of a vaccine passport so as to spare travelers from undergoing a mandatory quarantine and...

‘Open Sesame’: vaccine passports are the key to Southeast Asia’s recovery

Recently-released data makes clear the cost of coronavirus for Thailand, despite the Kingdom’s overall successful management of the pandemic: the no-show of some 40...

Pharmaceutical sector buoys Singapore factory output

Singapore’s manufacturing industry rebounded last month, with the jump partly owed to the pharmaceutical sector which grasped opportunities during the global pandemic. According to a...

Singapore to host World Economic Forum next year

The World Economic Forum (WEF), one of the largest gatherings attended by business and political leaders globally, will make its debut in Asia as...

Singapore, Hong Kong defer ‘travel bubble’

Singapore and Hong Kong have put off a plan to introduce a travel bubble amid the latter’s sudden spike in the number of coronavirus...

RCEP—world’s largest free-trade pact—’signed’

Fifteen countries spanning the Asia Pacific region have officially inked the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which promises to create a vast free trade...

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Myanmar is on the verge of an intensifying civil war due to the country's military rule. The military's displacement of Aung San Suu Kyi...
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Vietnam's Resolution 105 will help revive the country's dwindling economy.

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