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 […]

Convenience stores in Vietnam, a fierce competition

Convenience stores in Vietnam, a fierce competition

During the past years, in Vietnam, convenience store landscape has attracted a lot of foreign players, which represent the 70% of the convenience store segment. The American Circle K is operating around 250 stores, mostly in Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. The Southeast Asian chains Shop&Go and B’s mart are running another 300 stores. FamilyMart, […]

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 […]

Vietnamese sharing their sweets

Vietnamese sharing their sweets

Vietnam has a positive outlook in the long term for confectionery exports. This optimism is based on a steady double-digit growth in export value for several years and strong production expansion by local firms. According to the Business Monitor International, the nation’s confectionery sector has experienced a relatively high and stable growth rate and it […]

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 […]

Fastest-growing number of ultra-rich in ….

Fastest-growing number of ultra-rich in ….

According to the Knight Frank’s 2017 Wealth report, Vietnam is home to the world’s fastest-growing population of ultra-rich individuals. This report compiles and analyzes data related to ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWI), or those whose net worth exceeds US$30 million. Since 2014, the firm has consistently named Vietnam among the countries with the fastest-growing UHNWI […]

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 […]

“Internet slow again – ohhh”

“Internet slow again – ohhh”

“Internet slow again – ohhhh”, this is what many Vietnamese will be thinking since Sunday. The reason for this are not due to providers, or their own router; it is rather buried deep on the ocean ground. The line that connects Vietnam with Hong Kong, Singapore and the US (Asia-America Gateway (AAG)) snapped 98n kilometres […]