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 […]

Spar further expanding in Thailand

Spar further expanding in Thailand

The World’s largest food retail voluntary chain, SPAR International announced a new partnership agreement with DHL Supply chain and Bangchak Retail Company (BCR) of which will see about 300 new convenience stores in Thailand by end 2020 creating 2,500 new jobs and an estimated retail turnover of about Euros 245 Million. SPAR International has 12,545 […]

Harley Davidson to manufacture in South East Asia

Harley Davidson to manufacture in South East Asia

Thailand is moving fast to become the new automotive hub in Southeast Asia. It is already the manufacturer number 1 in the Southeast Asian region and the 9th in the world with a production of 2.65 million vehicles in 2016. Now, famous motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson has decided to build a new plant in the Rayong province, […]

Will Thailand become the SEA digital hub in the long run?

Will Thailand become the SEA digital hub in the long run?

Back in October 2016, we wrote about the plans of Thailand government to focus on technological innovation and digital development, as part of their new economic model called Thailand 4.0. You can check the previous article here: http://www.emerge-asia.com/phuket-4-0-much-more-than-pristine-waters-and-white-sandy-beaches/ Now, as a next step on their efforts to transform Thailand into Southeast Asia’s digital hub, the Thai […]

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 […]

How to find the best Thai street food?

How to find the best Thai street food?

One of the many things you can enjoy in Thailand is its delicious street-food. Even it’s said that the best food you can find in Thailand is on the streets. With a wide variety of offerings and abundance of street hawkers and food stalls, sometimes it’s difficult to find the best option. To make the […]

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 […]

Myanmar goes cash-free

Myanmar goes cash-free

It’s hard to believe but only four years ago, sim cards in Myanmar used to cost around 500USD. For the working class Burmese these amounts are exorbitant with a monthly minimum wage of around 87USD/ month. Since the entrance of two foreign telecoms in 2013 (Qatar’s Telenor and Norway’s Ooredoo), sim card prices dropped to […]