How do SEA countries rank in global innovation?

How do SEA countries rank in global innovation?

Every year a report on how countries rank by their capacity for, and success in innovation comes up. It’s called The Global Innovation Index (GII),  co-published by the World Intellectual Property Organization, Cornell University and the business school INSEAD. It provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 127 countries and economies around the world. […]

Grab with fresh money

Grab with fresh money

Singaporean Grab is to receive a new round of funding to further strengthen its market position and fuel the development of GrabPay. Main investors are Japanese SoftBank as well as Chinese competitor Didi Chuxing who are expected to invest around $ 2 billion; an additional 500 million are expected to be raised from existing and […]

Indonesia’s Connection Between KFC and CD’s!

Indonesia’s Connection Between KFC and CD’s!

Steve Lillywhite knows a thing or two about making music that sells. That six-time Grammy winning producer has worked multiplatinum recordings with artists including U2, the Killers and the Rolling Stones. Now Mr. Lillywhite is proving he knows how to sell music, too, although in a very unexpected way. He is the chief executive of […]

ONE halal certification between Malaysia and Indonesia

ONE halal certification between Malaysia and Indonesia

Based on the Malaysian and Indonesian trade ministers, both countries are going to review their halal certifications that are currently different from each other. So far, this certification process leads to inefficient export and import processes as every time traders want to sell between the two countries, both countries need to undertake certification processes two […]

Honestbee ‘grocery concierge’ now  in Bangkok

Honestbee ‘grocery concierge’ now in Bangkok

  Singapore on-demand online grocery concierge and delivery service Honestbee has launched in Bangkok. In partnership with retail chain Villa Market, (roughly 20 stores in Bangkok) Honestbee is offering customers a faster and easier way to obtain their daily groceries through concierge shoppers. Honestbee has been training the shoppers to select the best quality groceries […]

ASEAN Banners

ASEAN Banners

Discover the significances behind the emblems that decorate some of Southeast Asia’s national flags. The Flag of Malaysia, also known as the Jalur Gemilang (Malay for “Stripes of Glory”), is composed of a field of 14 alternating red and white stripes along the fly and blue canton bearing a crescent with a 14-point star known […]

A bit of Indonesia in Germany

A bit of Indonesia in Germany

Nutmeg, also known as pala in Indonesia, is one of the two spices (the other is mace) derived from the nutmeg tree (Myristica fragrans Houtt), endemic to Indonesia and other countries in the South Pacific. Nutmeg is the seed of the tree, roughly egg-shaped and about 20 to 30 mm. More than 10,000 km away from Indonesia, in Germany, nutmeg is one of […]