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AirAsia Group Seeks Partners in Cambodia, China, Myanmar

After a brief halt, AirAsia Group has resumed its overtures to partners in Cambodia, China, and Myanmar as it seeks to found new franchise units in these countries. However, it has abandoned plans to launch a unit in Viet Nam, Group Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes told Nikkei in an interview. Fernandes added that the […]

Philippines Firms Eye ASEAN’s last Frontiers

PHILIPPINE conglomerates are watching out for opportunities in less developed but fast-growing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members, drawn by the “unique needs” of these markets. Gross domestic product growth projections of the Asian Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office for Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar have […]

Offshore OFS Could Get Major Boost in SE Asia

Offshore project sanctions in Southeast Asia could lift greenfield investments in the oilfield services market by nearly 70 percent in 2020, according to Norwegian energy research firm Rystad Energy. That’s thanks to megaprojects in Malaysia, Myanmar and Vietnam with new final investment decisions (FIDs) expected in 2021 for Vietnam, Indonesia and Brunei. “We anticipate that […]

Decommissioning Challenges Escalating in South East Asia

For many decades now, South East Asia has been an important oil and gas producer, accounting for five percent of current global oil production. But now, age has caught up with oil and gas infrastructure in Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia. In February 2018 the Jakarta Post estimated that over the next decade, […]

Don’t Sleep on Them: Here are food Tech Startups from Cambodia, Myanmar That you Should know About

Hailing from the frontier markets of Cambodia and Myanmar, these startups just began to help maximise their countries’ untapped potentials in tech-based food industry When you think of Southeast Asia, would you think of food? Even if you’re not a foodie, these days technology has made food to be more than a necessity; it’s a […]

Naypyidaw: A mirror for Indonesia’s new capital

one would only need to look at the stories of Brasilia, Islamabad and the likes to see the level of sophistication needed in planning. Numerous presidents, from Sukarno to Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo nearing the end of his first term have considered the prospects of a new capital. Yet there has […]

Hyundai joins fray in Myanmar’s crowded auto market

Myanmar’s restrictions on imported vehicles are pressing foreign automakers to switch to local production, adding pressure to a crowded field in Southeast Asia’s last promising growth market. Last week, South Korea’s Hyundai Motor marked the opening of a new contract manufacturing facility in Myanmar by launching its first locally made cars. That makes it one […]

Areca nuts pile up at Indian border

Myanmar is facing a glut of areca, or betel nuts in border trading areas near India due to an influx of the product from Indonesia even as the Indian government continues to limit the import of agricultural goods from Myanmar, traders say. Areca nuts were a major export to India via the Tamu border trading […]

Singtel Dash e-payment system opens to Myanmar users

Myanmar nationals in the Republic will be able to send money home using mobile wallet Singtel Dash from March, under a new grant agreement signed on Tuesday (Jan 8). Singtel will work with banks, mobile wallets and cash pick-up services in Myanmar to set up safe and affordable ways for recipients to withdraw their money, […]

Vietnamese ride-hailing FastGo launched in Myanmar

FastGo Vietnam on December 28 launched its service in Myanmar, becoming the first Vietnamese firm in the ride-hailing sector to expand its operations to foreign markets. FastGo plans to introduce its services in big cities in Myanmar in 2019, with 2 million users and 100,000 drivers. In addition, it would continue to invest and call […]