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Singapore Cybersecurity Draft Amendment Bill: Public Consultation Ends Jan. 15


The Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore is seeking views on the draft Cybersecurity (Amendment) Bill until January 15, 2024. We list key threats that are being addressed by the Bill.

Thailand and Hong Kong Launch Cross-Border QR Payments


Thailand’s central bank and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority launched a new cross-border QR payment links.

Catalyzing Connections: Australia’s Path to Amplify Digital Trade in Southeast Asia


Australia launched its latest Digital Economy Strategy with a focus on leveraging digital technologies and enhancing digital trade, particularly with Southeast Asia.

Indonesia’s Social Media E-Commerce Ban: Navigating Regulatory Changes


Indonesia’s ban on social media e-commerce transactions will significantly affect key players such as TikTok and their business development.

Indonesia Allows Stock Market Multiple Voting Rights to Lure Tech Listings


Indonesia’s OJK Regulation No. 22/2021 allows tech companies to have multiple voting rights when they conduct an IPO in the country’s stock exchange.

How to Get a Cybersecurity License in Singapore


Cybersecurity vendors in Singapore must apply for a license if they provide certain types of services. We answer FAQs including eligibility for fee reduction.

Vietnam to Build First Hydrogen Plant, Coal to Still be Dominant Power Source


Vietnam will build its first hydrogen plant, slated to be finished in 2023. However, the country will continue to rely on fossil fuels, especially coal.

Singapore Signs Digital Trade Deal With the UK


The UK-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement aims to advance end-to-end digital trade and encourage digital economy participation by businesses.

Cambodian Companies Now Required to Use National Domain Name


Registered companies in Cambodia are now required to use a local domain name such as for their websites and email addresses.

Opportunities in Indonesia’s Internet of Things Sector


Indonesia’s Internet of Things market is expected to reach US$30 billion by 2022. Its impact can enhance industrial productivity and reduce operational costs.

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