The Philippines’ Border Reopening: Implications for Businesses


The Philippines tourism industry is set to benefit from ease in border restrictions as the country is now open to fully vaccinated international travelers.

Indonesia Bans the Export of Palm Oil, Impacting Global Food Prices


As of April 28, 2022, Indonesia has begun a complete ban on palm oil exports, a move that could threaten global food prices.

The Australia-Asian PowerLink: Encouraging Investments in ASEAN Renewable Energy


The Australia-Asia PowerLink should be a wake-up call for ASEAN members to spur renewable energy investments.

Indonesia’s GoTo Goes Public, Market Capitalization of US$32bn


Indonesia’s GoTo was officially listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange and saw its market capitalization valued at US$32 billion.

Philippines Central Bank to Launch Digital Currency Pilot Program


The central bank of the Philippines will launch a pilot program for a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).

Australia’s Beef Exports to Indonesia Highlights Wider Potential for Halal Products


Australia’s agricultural products, particularly its cattle and beef, are important merchandise exports to Indonesia.

Opportunities for Foreign Investors in Vietnam’s Coffee Industry


Vietnamese coffee industry offers opportunities for investments in areas that could see Vietnam climb up the global coffee value chain.

Thailand Issues New Incentive Package for Electric Vehicle Industry


Thailand issued new incentives for its electric vehicles industry as part of its plans to become a production base for EVs in Southeast Asia.

Government Facilities for National Strategic Projects Under Indonesia’s Omnibus Law


GR 42/2021 contains provisions on the facilities aimed to accelerate the implementation of national strategic projects in Indonesia.

New Provisions for Indonesia’s Postal, Telecommunications, and Broadcasting Sectors Under the Omnibus Law


Indonesia’s Omnibus Law provides new provisions for the postal, telecommunications, and broadcasting industries.

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