As of September 3, 2021, the Singapore Exchange is among Asia’s first major bourse to allow the listing of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).
Malaysia’s central bank is set to issue its first digital banking licenses in early 2022, a move that could position the country as one of Southeast Asia’s leaders in fintech.
Thailand has released new incentives for investments in R&D, semiconductor manufacturing, smart packaging, and other digital technologies.
The upsurge in global demand for PPE presents many scalable opportunities in Malaysia’s rubber glove industry.
Indonesian e-commerce platform Bukalapak became the country’s first listed tech unicorn as the company made its debut on the Indonesian Stock Exchange.
Since July 2021, Thailand has allowed foreign travelers to enter the island of Phuket via the Phuket Sandbox program.
There are increasing opportunities in Vietnam’s electric vehicle market, especially for investors looking to establish production facilities.
Indonesia is set to open two new special economic zones in the island city of Batam with the aim to develop the digital economy, data centers, logistics, tourism, and aviation industries.
ASEAN and the EU have agreed to the world’s first bloc-to-bloc air transport agreement through the ASEAN-EU Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement.
Biotechnology company BioNTech will establish its Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore, where it will also establish an mRNA manufacturing facility.