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Singtel and Razer to create e-payment network in Southeast Asia

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04-May-18 Singtel Group and gaming technology company Razer have signed a MoU to foster collaboration in e-payments, e-sports, gaming-related digital media and telecommunication, offering Singtel's mobile wallet users access to Razer's merchant network of over 1 mn payment points. [image: Open Gov]

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eCommerce in Southeast Asia sees huge growth in 2017

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09-Apr-18 2017 was a big year for e-commerce in Southeast Asia, with a stunning 41% CAGR. Amazon's market entrance, record-breaking sales by Lazada and the increasing capital deployed by Alibaba and Tencent were industry-shaping events in the year. [image: The Startup]

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Indonesia, Brazil and India pick up pace as China moderates

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Apr-18 Rising geopolitical tensions, increased protectionism and unexpectedly abrupt tightening of global financial conditions pose downside risks to growth market economies, especially in Asia, says the World Bank. Growth in the key Asian region is projected to increase in 2018 and 2019. Indonesia, Brazil and India will all pick up pace, even as China moderates.

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Malaysia to generate USD725 mn healthcare revenue by 2020

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30-Mar-18  Malaysia expects to generate hospital revenue of MYR2.8 bn (USD725 mn) by 2020, with target markets in Indonesia, Myanmar, China and Vietnam. In 2017 hospital revenue from one million healthcare travellers was was MYR1.3 bn (USD337 mn). [image: New Straits Times]

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Malaysia bound flights could be a boost for medical tourism

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23-Mar-18 The Malaysian city of Perak is embarking on an effort to woo travellers for medical tourism. Perak Tourism Committee Chairman said new flights from Medan (Indonesia) to Ipoh will allow people to access treatment in established hospitals conveniently. [image: The Star Online]

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