Technology

Southeast Asia: digital in 2017

Southeast Asia digital, social and mobile 2017

Southeast Asia is experiencing a rapid growth of Internet, digital, social media and mobile activity. With more than 320 million Internet users in January 2017 and double-digit growth in most segments and most countries of the region, the digital sector is booming and attracting a lot of interests. Continue reading

e-commerce in Malaysia

Insights and trends of e-commerce in Malaysia

One of the most dynamic countries online in Southeast Asia, Malaysia is a very attractive market for e-commerce. A middle-income country with a digital population of more than 20 million people, Malaysia attracts appetites both from local and global companies interested in grabbing a share of its e-commerce market. Continue reading

FinTech startups in the Philippines

FinTech startups in the Philippines

The Philippines has a large population and the particularity of an important community of overseas workers. Together they make the Philippines a particularly attractive market for financial technologies – FinTech – companies, be they startups or large companies, engaging to conquer already dynamic markets. Continue reading

Go-Jek: ride-hailing in Indonesia

Inside Go-Jek’s success in Indonesia

Ride-hailing applications are weighing a fierce battle in Indonesia to conquer its large and promising market. Competing against global and regional giants, the local application Go-Jek has found a way to seduce an important base of users and secure large funding to fuel its diversified growth in hyper-local services. Continue reading

Self-driving cars in Singapore

Self-driving cars in Singapore

With its advanced economy, highly skilled workforce and an ambitious development plan for the coming years, Singapore defines itself as a “Smart City”. This unique positioning in the region takes many forms, one of them is the introduction of autonomous taxis that are already being tested for an upcoming implementation.  Continue reading