Rice prices in key exporting countries including Thailand and Vietnam have climbed around 20% since India banned shipments of a key variety in July, tightening global supplies.
The garment industry's reliance on China for materials is presenting a major challenge as the U.S. "aggressively" cracks down on products with links to Xinjiang province, experts say.
The workplace environment for women in Asia including Vietnam has changed for the better in the past five years, according to Agoda’s newly-released “Women in the Workplace: Asia” study.
Southeast Asia's internet economy is expected to grow 11% year-on-year in 2023, slowing from last year's growth of 20%, an annual industry report showed on Wednesday.
- U.S. forced labor laws strain China-dependent garment supply chains 1
- Southeast Asia's internet economy growth to slow in 2023 2
- Southeast Asia's fintechs fill lending gap with data 3
- Thai, Singapore tech firms surge in market value 4
- Global rice supplies tighten after India's July export ban 5
- Domino effect: India rice export ban puts market on edge for copycat curbs 6
Southeast Asian fintech startups are extending credit to younger borrowers, many of whom have limited access to traditional financial services, even as some of the region's largest lenders rush to digitize businesses.
Tech companies and electronics suppliers in Southeast Asia have soared in market value since the COVID pandemic began, while the region's mainstay corporations have drifted downward.
Further facilitation of a more competitive investment environment spurred on by regional free trade agreements is helping Vietnam to woo more funding from the bloc and its partner countries.
India's rice export ban has the world market bracing for similar actions by rival suppliers to avoid potential domestic shortages as sellers try to fill the 10 million metric ton gap.
TikTok is emerging as one of Southeast Asia's most prominent e-commerce platforms, with sales growing sevenfold in year as it attracts a wave of young, tech-savvy users with shopping and entertainment features.
Prices of wastepaper exports to Southeast Asia remain sluggish on soft demand in the region and increased supplies from other countries, pointing to a global slump in the papermaking industry.
Global capital flows are pivoting away from China in favor of other emerging Asian markets such as India and Vietnam, as investors seek alternatives with fewer economic and geopolitical risks.
Southeast Asia’s development of renewable energy generation and transmission, of which Vietnam will be both a buyer and seller, is gathering more forces to advance.
Nvidia joined an elite club of U.S. companies sporting a $1 trillion market value that has quickly become one of the biggest winners of the AI boom.
Elon Musk's brain-implant company Neuralink said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had given the green light to its first-in-human clinical trial, a critical milestone after earlier struggles to gain approval.
The amount of money the US government has to pay its bills tumbled to the lowest since 2021, posing a risk the administration will run out of funds by early next month.
El Nino, widely expected by forecasters to develop globally in the second half of the year, poses a larger risk for production of the robusta coffee variety than for milder arabica coffee.