Southeast Asia

ICAEW: South-East Asia’s GDP growth to contract by 4.2% in 2020
Unique economic structures in SEA sees crisis playing out differently Thailand & Vietnam will see stronger recovery than Indonesia & Philippines
Kre8tif! 2020: A conversation with Pixar’s Dylan Sissons on animation technology
Animation technology evolves along with the medium, but what are the technologies that we need to pay attention to, and what should animation studios invest first: tech or talent? Dylan Sissons from Pixar weighs in.
SAP promotes Verena Siow to President and Managing Director of Southeast Asia
Singaporean takes top job in Southeast Asia for SAP, has 23 years experience SAP commits to developing local talent as it deepens presence in ASEAN
In largest startup investment in SEA since Covid-19 hit, PropertyGuru raises additional US$220mil from TPG and KKR
The Southeast Asian proptech company will be utilising the newly-raised funds to invest in identified strategic areas of growth across the Southeast Asian region, wherein it has a majority of the market share.
Thailand-based accelerator RISE expands Malaysia foothold with MDEC partnership and welcomes startups into its 2020 Global Accelerator Program
The corporate innovation accelerator hires Jonathan Lee to head its Malaysian operations, partners MDEC to help accelerate local startups and has just announced the first six startups in its 2020 Global Accelerator Programme.
Play At SEA: Fires at Midnight is an engaging, experimental exploration on the perspectives within relationships
While simple, the game’s mechanics allows for some layered storytelling Distinctively Malaysian in both the premise and themes explored
The (in)convenient marriage between unicorns and governments in Southeast Asia
Nabila Hassan makes the point that governments in Southeast Asia should encourage public-private partnerships while ensuring that overdependence on technology companies are mitigated by putting citizens’ rights at the forefront.
AppsFlyer’s Performance Index: Google reigns as top player in mobile app advertising
Google tops the power ranking, while Facebook is still retargeting king Regional and local players are making their mark, with TikTok seeing tremendous growth
There’s a lot in store for the D2C play in Southeast Asia
Direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands, while not new, have begun sprouting in Southeast Asia with methods and models that uniquely cater to the consumers in the region.
MoneyGram takes aim at Southeast Asian remittances by going digital
Remittance is one of the most vital financial services, especially for developing economies. There is a need to increase efficiency and lower costs, and digital technology can help – MoneyGram, in this case, serves as one example
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