Southeast Asia

Why BNPL is booming in Southeast Asia

BNPL providers in the region now focus on strategic partnerships, business model innovation, and ecosystem development.

Why BNPL is booming in Southeast Asia

BNPL providers in the region now focus on strategic partnerships, business model innovation, and ecosystem development.

Half of Asian consumers prioritise inner beauty in F&B choices

43% of Asian consumers are highly inclined to buy products endorsed by social media influencers.

How Southeast Asia can unlock its biogas potential

The region only has around one gigawatt of capacity with Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia leading in terms of production.

ASEAN solar, wind capacity up 20% in 2023

Around 23 GW of renewable energy projects are expected to come online by 2025.

Select life insurers show strong profitability – Fitch Ratings

Operating profitability of insurers from Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand pose with sound mortality gains and favourable investment returns.

Nine trends to reshape Southeast Asia's e-commerce in 2024

Social media and AI-driven features will continue their trajectory in 2024.

Four shifts transforming Southeast Asia’s retail landscape

The region is seeing the rise of minimarts, and artificial intelligence, amongst other trends.

ASEAN has over 99% untapped wind, solar potential

The region has 30,523 GW solar potential and 1,383 GW projected wind capacity.

ZALORA seizes opportunity in revenge tourists’ purchasing power

The e-commerce platform added more travel-related items catering to the rise in travel searches from customers.

Int’l businesses target ASEAN for supply-chain connectivity versus consumer market

Growth in sales for the region is expected to climb 23.2% in the next 12 months.

QR payments seen to skyrocket by 2028 – Study

Its transaction volume is expected to reach 90 billion by 2028.

Taylor Swift is coming to Asia: Are you ready for it?

With only two stops in Asia, most Swifties won’t be able to go to The Eras Tour, but that’s only made the hype stronger. 

TikTok invests $12.2m to support SMBs in Southeast Asia

The amount will benefit around 120,000 small businesses in the region.

Fuelling the future of finance with data streams

Traditional institutions need to utilise constant, real-time data flow that generates insights on the fly. 

Three opportunities SEA countries can expect from a 'Plus One' approach

This approach is set to diversify Southeast Asia's supply chain.

Southeast Asia needs at least US$200b in energy sector investment by 2030

Of this, over three-quarters should be earmarked for clean energy.

ASEAN nations bear annual losses of $17b due to supply chain disruptions

The retail and wholesale sectors were amongst the hardest hit.