As opposed to last year, economists are predicting slower economic growth for the region in 2019.
Household purchasing power has risen significantly over the past decade, transforming Southeast Asia into a thriving region driven by consumerism.
The use of bitcoin and its counterparts is rising especially among overseas Filipinos sending money home, as they offer a cheaper and quicker way to move cash.
The city-state has posted solid growth in the past two quarters as global trade continues to rebound, supporting its export-oriented economy.
At least half a dozen exchanges including those in New York, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Toronto are vying for a slice of Saudi Arabian Oil’s IPO.
Access Chairman Anson Zeall said his organisation had heard from 10 companies which had encountered problems with their banking relationships in Singapore.