Bea Valdes: woman fashion designer from the Philippines

A Filipina fashion designer’s success story and tips [video]

Successful luxury companies are not common in Southeast Asia. This female designer from the Philippines nonetheless proves that it is possible to succeed in the luxury industry. Through her creative approach, traditional crafts from the Philippines now gain international recognition in luxury jewelry and accessories.

Promoting tourism in Malaysia, truly Asia

Promoting tourism in Malaysia [videos]

Malaysia is a leader in Southeast Asia in number of tourists arrivals each year. Advertising the country’s tourism, the official campaign  “Malaysia Truly Asia” broadcasts a range of beautiful videos to help promote its beauty, culture and activities and reach the general public, but also help tourism agencies and professionals.

Financial Inclusion in Southeast Asia

Overview of financial inclusion in Southeast Asia [market analysis]

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.

Thailand FinTech ecosystem

Thailand FinTech ecosystem [list]

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.

Guide to taxes in Myanmar [brackets-incentives]

With a strong appetite for development, Myanmar has adopted a very accommodating fiscal regime. A low corporate income tax, a progressive but low personal income tax, no VAT but a light “commercial tax” and strong incentives, aim at attracting and helping companies to spur the development of Myanmar’s newly opened economy.

Singapore female entrepreneurs ecosystem

Female entrepreneurship ecosystem of Singapore

A regional center for startups, Singapore is home to a vibrant environment of companies, support structures and entrepreneurs. Local traditions are however hard to bend and women are underrepresented in this ecosystem. This toolkit gathers all the information to provide extra guidance for female entrepreneurs of Singapore.

Top universities of Southeast Asia

Top universities of Southeast Asia [list]

Education is a major concern in most countries and a key issue in Southeast Asia where many countries have a very young population. With the integration of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community, education will also be a major factor to bring ASEAN countries closer together in the coming years and decades.

Philippines salary guide 2016-2017

Philippines Salary Guide 2016 [report]

Human resources professionals looking for candidates to hire or executives looking for their next career opportunities both need to know about the job market. This guide will greatly help all those who need to evaluate the salaries compensating for experience and qualifications of particular job position in the Philippines.

Malaysia real estate overview [reports]

With one of the highest level of income per capita in Southeast Asia, Malaysia has expanded its real estate sector to provide housing, office and commercial properties to a growing middle class. The largest urban areas have attracted most investments, but recent economic and political change modify the property landscape.

Overview of India-Indonesia relations [video]

With deep-rooted ties that go back thousands of years, India and Indonesia have always been natural partners in culture, economy and politics. However, with the changing dynamics in Asia and the world, the two countries are looking to develop their exchanges and cooperation further and bring their relations to a new level.