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. […]

Pushing digitalisation of Malaysia’s retail

Pushing digitalisation of Malaysia’s retail

The Malaysia Retail Chain Association wants to drive the retail industry to go into the online arena, in line with the government’s aspirations, for better opportunities and to compete better. President Datuk Garry Chua said online adoption among Malaysian retailers is still relatively low, but the initiative to start thinking and adopting digital strategies is […]

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 […]

SEA going greener!

SEA going greener!

Singapore and Malaysia taking steps to go greener … Singapore – A Bill that would make it mandatory for some companies to set energy targets, audit their energy consumption and adopt industrial equipment that meet minimum energy efficiency standards was passed in Parliament on Monday April 3rd in Singapore. The Act requires 180 energy-intensive companies […]

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 […]

Shopping Centre or Amusement Park?

Shopping Centre or Amusement Park?

On March 16th MyTOWN opened its doors to the public. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and anchored by Malaysia’s largest IKEA. This new and exciting 5 floors features a wide mix of tenants including Zara, H&M and Uniqlo. Besides the countless hours of shopping you can do here, there is plenty more on offer throughout […]

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 […]