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The Uneasy Road to an ASEAN-EU Digital Partnership
December 26, 2022

The Uneasy Road to an ASEAN-EU Digital Partnership

By Xirui Li
Creating a digital partnership with ASEAN is part of the EU’s 2021 Indo-Pacific Strategy. But that will face challenges, starting with human rights.

Why ASEAN Needs a Region-Wide Digital Payment System
November 11, 2022

Why ASEAN Needs a Region-Wide Digital Payment System

By Leang Seakleng
An inclusive and user-friendly system could deepen Southeast Asian integration and generate economic benefits for the region's 668 million people.
Southeast Asia’s Digital Economy to Top $200 Billion in 2022:  Report
October 31, 2022

Southeast Asia’s Digital Economy to Top $200 Billion in 2022: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
A new report claims that the region's digital economy could be worth more than $200 billion this year, outpacing previous projections.

Digital Trade Must be Central to Biden’s ‘Pivot to Asia’
August 10, 2021

Digital Trade Must be Central to Biden’s ‘Pivot to Asia’

By Linh Tong
Washington's current approach to Southeast Asia underestimates China's increasing lead in digital trade and technology.

Vietnam, Singapore Begin Negotiations on Digital Trade Agreement
June 30, 2021

Vietnam, Singapore Begin Negotiations on Digital Trade Agreement

By Linh Tong
Despite all the challenges, an agreement between the two nations would further liberalize the digital trade environment in Southeast Asia.

Singapore’s Digital Banking Race is On
December 22, 2020

Singapore’s Digital Banking Race is On

By James Guild
Digital newcomers face serious challenges in poaching customers from Singapore’s traditional banking sector.

In Southeast Asia, COVID-19 Speeds Transition to Digital Technologies
November 11, 2020

In Southeast Asia, COVID-19 Speeds Transition to Digital Technologies

By Sebastian Strangio
A new report into the region's digital economy shows the dramatic effects that the pandemic has had on daily life.
Mind the Gap: How Southeast Asia Can Make the AI Leap
October 23, 2020

Mind the Gap: How Southeast Asia Can Make the AI Leap

By Mark Manantan
Artificial Intelligence technology holds out huge potential benefits for ASEAN – if the region can close some crucial shortfalls.

Getting Digital IDs Right in Southeast Asia
October 12, 2019

Getting Digital IDs Right in Southeast Asia

By Nabila Hassan
Countries in Southeast Asia are racing to implement digital IDs, but governments must proceed with caution.

China’s Digital Silk Road: A Game Changer for Asian Economies
April 30, 2019

China’s Digital Silk Road: A Game Changer for Asian Economies

By Chan Jia Hao
Chinese tech investments will jumpstart digital development in emerging economies. Are today's digital giants ready for the competition?

The Risk of E-Commerce Provisions in the RCEP
April 04, 2019

The Risk of E-Commerce Provisions in the RCEP

By Eva Novi Karina
It is crucial that ASEAN members have the time and flexibility to develop appropriate national and regional regulatory frameworks.
ASEAN Cybersecurity in the Spotlight Under Singapore’s Chairmanship
May 02, 2018

ASEAN Cybersecurity in the Spotlight Under Singapore’s Chairmanship

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The cyber domain has featured prominently during the city-state’s ASEAN chairmanship this year, and with good reason.

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