Finance in ASEAN

Finance in ASEAN

Insights for finance and investment in Southeast Asia

Latest resources for finance in Southeast Asia

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

FinTech startups in Indonesia

Indonesia FinTech startups

Indonesia has the largest population in Southeast Asia and one of the fastest growing economies. As financial technologies – FinTech – are becoming some of the hottest business opportunities in Indonesia, many startups and companies engage in the competition to conquer big and promising markets. Continue reading

Overview of financial inclusion in Southeast Asia

Financial Inclusion in Southeast Asia

The inclusion of a country’s population into its banking and financial system varies greatly across Southeast Asia. A well developed financial system makes some countries profit from the convenience of financial services, while opportunities arise to expand financial inclusion in less developed countries. Continue reading

Thailand FinTech ecosystem

Thailand FinTech ecosystem

The spread of the digital disruption to more and more sectors does not spare banking and finance. In Thailand, the emergence of a new generation of financial technology – FinTech – startups spurs the development of a complete ecosystem of supporting structures, from funding and regulation to accelerators and events. Continue reading

FinTech startups in Vietnam

Vietnam FinTech report

Vietnam has a dynamic startup environment with many entrepreneurs and companies engaged in the most promising sectors. And financial technologies – FinTech – have a lot promising applications in Vietnam as the country’s large population can profit from mobile technologies to access a growing number of innovative financial services. Continue reading

Top 30 companies from Singapore’s STI

Singapore's 30 largest listed companies

Singapore’s Straits Times index – the main stock index of Singapore – is composed of the 30 largest public listed companies which greatly influence the economy of Red Dot, Southeast Asia and the world. The following list presents these economic heavyweights and their activities, together with useful links. Continue reading

Mobile finance innovation in the Philippines

Philippines FinTech startup coins.ph

With a large and growing number of Filipinos accessing the Internet, FinTech startups are able to reach people who previously were out of the financial system. New technologies now provide the convenience of digital payments and financial services to people without bank account anywhere in the Philippines or abroad. Continue reading

Top 30 companies from the Philippines’ PSEi

Philippines' 30 largest listed companies

The 30 largest corporations of the Philippines weigh very heavily in the country’s economy, and further, in Southeast Asia and the world. Together forming the PSEi  index, the main stock index of the country, they have been regrouped in this handy list that presents each company and its activities, together with useful links. Continue reading

Top 50 companies from Thailand’s SET50

Thailand's 50 largest listed companies

The 50 largest public listed companies of Thailand, components of the SET50 index, are important actors in the economy of Thailand, Southeast Asia and beyond. With a brief presentation, sector and logo of each company, this useful list provides information and links to the company’s website and its stock quote. Continue reading

The potential for P2P lending in Singapore

Introduction to P2P leding in Singapore

Peer-to-peer lending is an alternative form of finance for people and businesses who want to avoid traditional credit institutions. In Singapore, this innovative and direct approach to lending and borrowing spurs a new line of financial services where technologies and trust come together to challenge large banking and finance firms. Continue reading