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News until Jan 09, 2020

Hong Kong’s Dash Living acquires Singapore’s Easycity

Hong Kong’s Dash Living has acquired Singapore’s Easycity to become one of the largest players in the Asia Pacific.

Ismawati AsmatJan 08, 2020

Indonesia anticipates possible oil price hike on intensifying US-Iran conflict

The killing of a top Iranian general by the US military will have an impact on Indonesia, specifically on oil prices.

Ismawati AsmatJan 07, 2020

China’s Caocao launches trial service in Paris

Chinese ride-hailing platform Caocao launched its trial service in Paris last week.

Ismawati AsmatJan 07, 2020

Singapore economy expanded just 0.7 percent in 2019, affected by US-China trade war

As the US-China trade war hit global markets, Singapore's economy grew just 0.7 percent in 2019.

Ismawati AsmatJan 06, 2020

Indonesia’s Blue Bird to roll out 200 e-taxis in 2020

Indonesian taxi company Blue Bird will add 200 electric vehicles to its fleet this year.

Ismawati AsmatJan 06, 2020

Xiaomi focuses investment in 5G and AI over next five years

More than 50 billion yuan ($7.18 billion) will be invested by Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp in artificial intelligence and fifth-generation internet technologies over the next five years.

Ismawati AsmatJan 03, 2020

India slashes tax on palm oil imports from ASEAN countries

After a request from suppliers, India has decided to cut import taxes on crude and refined palm oil from Southeast Asian countries.

Ismawati AsmatJan 02, 2020

Microsoft discontinues Windows 7 support

Microsoft will stop providing security updates and support for Windows 7 starting January 14.

Ismawati AsmatJan 01, 2020

Indonesia plans fixed fees for e-wallet transactions

Indonesia’s central bank has had talks with some of the biggest electronic payment providers about imposing uniform fees on QR code transactions at 0.7 percent.

Ismawati AsmatJan 01, 2020

WhatsApp to launch “self-deleting texts” feature in 2020

WhatsApp will introduce self-destructing messages to its messaging app in 2020.

Ismawati AsmatDec 31, 2019

Grab and Singtel to set up digital bank in Singapore

Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) is partnering with Grab to apply for a full digital banking license.

Ismawati AsmatDec 31, 2019

China's EV startup Byton raises huge investment from Japan's conglomerate Marubeni

Marubeni seeks to utilise Byton's battery technology to store renewable energy.

Syamil FaisalDec 30, 2019

Indian and Chinese tourists will not need visa to enter Malaysia

From January-December 2020, tourists from China and India will not be required to have a visa to enter Malaysia.

Ismawati AsmatDec 30, 2019

Hong Kong’s TravelFlan bags $7 million in series A funding

TravelFlan has secured US$7 million in series A funding round led by Sogong PinPoint Kclavis AI Travel Tech Fund.

Ismawati AsmatDec 27, 2019

Indian startups raised a huge $14.5 billion in 1,185 funding round this year (2019)

The country sees 25x growth of startups funding over the decade.

Syamil FaisalDec 27, 2019

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