Southeast Asian consumers unable to gain credit or access traditional banks are turning to neobanks. Conditions are ripe for these challengers to traditional financial institutions to make progress, although COVID-19 might threaten their disruptive potential.
The Swiss government has pledged financial support for disaster relief and resilience across Asia. Southeast Asian nations will benefit from the commitment to enhance life-saving early warning systems.
Companies and consumers will rely heavily on fintech products in the coming months and years as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic play out. Increased innovation and continued investments in the sector will see it go from strength to strength.
Southeast Asian countries are among those asking Russia for stocks of its as-yet-untested COVID-19 vaccine. Why are they getting on board so quickly, and what other options do they have?
As NASA launches its most detailed mission yet to Mars, Southeast Asian nations are also working on space programmes, albeit on a much smaller scale. What is in it for them and how are they making it work?
As Amazon celebrates 25 years of online business, its progress in Southeast Asia appears to have stalled. Why have they not made much impression in the region?
So says Robert Garbett, one of the world’s leading drone technology experts as he gave his response to the UK government’s initiative to investigate the use of drones to deliver medicine and equipment.