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...

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...

Thailand eyes vaccine passports, quarantine waivers for tourists

The government of Thailand was keen on further loosening up its borders to international tourists through vaccination passports and quarantine waivers as it begins...

Nightlife to resume in Thailand in March

Thailand is set to further ease Covid-19 restrictions by allowing the resumption of entertainment businesses. According to a report by The Nation quoting the Center...

‘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...

Traveloka Indonesia unveils US IPO plan

Indonesia-based Traveloka was keen on going public this year in the United States as it aimed to raise funds for its expansion plans. According to...

Indonesia mass vaccination begins; younger generation first in line

Indonesia began with its mass vaccination program on Wednesday which focused on the younger working-age population and not the elderly. According to reports, Indonesian President...

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...

Indonesia launches $3-billion Patimban seaport

Indonesian President Joko Widodo inaugurated over the weekend the $3.07-billion Patimban seaport—one of the government’s priority infrastructure projects—paving the way for a boost in...

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