Aggregated in Malaysia’s FBM KLCI index – the main stock index of Malaysia -, the 30 largest public listed companies individually and collectively influence heavily the economy of Malaysia, Southeast Asia, and the world. This handy list presents these economic giants and their activities, together with useful links.
With the spread of ever connected devices, FinTech has become a very hot topic in Singapore and all global financial centers. Both large financial institutions and startups are engaged in developing innovative technologies to provide new financial products and services, and to enhance the efficiency of financial markets.
Singapore has become a hot spot for startups in Asia with a vibrant supporting ecosystem. Yet, estimating the proper amount of funds to be raised and ensuring a fair allotment of the company’s capital remains tricky for any entrepreneur. Here are some useful guidelines to help you raise the proper funds in Singapore.
After years of slump, the Philippines is now one of the fastest growing countries in Asia. Multinational and local corporations are benefiting from strong macroeconomics and large untapped market to seize growth opportunities. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala shares his views on opportunities and challenges of the Philippines.
“Generation Y”, as opposed to the previous “Generation X” and “Baby Boomers”, is the generation of people born between 1981 and 2000. Characterized by familiarity with technology and some consumption behaviors, Generation Y is a major segment in Thailand that also presents particular national specificities.
The Venture Capital industry is in its infancy in Southeast Asia. Yet, with a large and fast-growing Internet users base and quickly evolving business practices, the door is now open for a whole range of local startups to grow and conquer the region. This unique context now presents an interesting opportunity for Venture Capitalists.
Bandar Seri Begawan, capital of Brunei, is expecting to see its population of about 200,000 people in 2014 triple by 2035. Integrated in a vision to develop and diversify the Bruneian economy, Bandar Seri Begawan’s development master plan defines objectives that will enable businesses to anticipate its expansion.
Vietnam, which currently is considered a “frontier market” in terms of financial status, has set up a team to seek an upgrade to “emerging market” status. As explained in this video, the Vietnamese economy still has some hurdles to pass in order to achieve the status, but the economic benefits, especially towards stocks prices could be …
ASEAN companies are gaining traction in Southeast Asia and further. The 100 largest companies from ASEAN countries by market capitalization have recently been compiled by the Nikkei Asian Review magazine. Here is the list of 100 leading businesses in the region, together with some details on their activities, market values, and revenues.
In this video, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shares political and economic views on many subjects: US-Asia trade, the rise of China, Southeast Asia and Singaporean perspectives, ASEAN integration… Interviewed by J. Stapleton Roy of the Woodrow Wilson Center, he presents insightful analysis on Singapore, Asia and the world.