Secure health passes key to ASEAN’s reopening

Singapore and Hong Kong halted the opening of a long-awaited travel bubble between the two financial hubs, just days before it was slated to...

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...

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...

Netflix’s woes and wins in Indonesia

Indonesian regulators are not quite ready to ‘chill’ yet at Netflix’s growing presence and popularity among citizens, but things could be looking up for...

Grab and Volocopter to explore feasibility of air taxi service in SEA

The sky is indeed the limit for superapp aspirant and ride-hailing giant Grab. The Singapore-based startup is partnering with German air mobility startup Volocopter...

Grab to challenge $21 million fine in MY

Grab Holdings Inc has confirmed it is challenging Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC)’s proposal to levy a US$21 million fine on the ride-hailing giant.  Grab, along with...

Facebook sorry for Myanmar translation blunder 

Facebook has apologised after translating Chinese President Xi Jinping's name as “Mr Shithole” during the high-profile visit to Myanmar by the all-powerful leader of...

21 contenders for SG’s five digital banking licenses

Singapore’s Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has confirmed a total of 21 applications for its digital banking licenses. Seven bids came through for the digital...

Cautious optimism for SEA startups

For the past 10 years, ASEAN tech funding across all stages has been nothing short of phenomenal. Starting with US$0.1 billion in 2010 and ballooning...

U Mobile and StarHub to conduct world’s first 5G SA roaming trials

Malaysia’s U Mobile and Singapore’s StarHub have announced on Monday (Dec 30) that they will be conducting one of the world’s first 5G standalone...

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