ASEAN, Germany cement stronger ties

The European Union (EU) has been a strong partner of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for many years now. Of the 28 members within the EU, Germany has and is still playing a crucial role in this region to region partnership.

22 March 2018

Amazon partners with SMEs in Vietnam

Amazon recently announced that it would partner with the Vietnam E-commerce Association (VECOM) to allow local small and medium-sized enterprises to sell and export their goods using the company’s platform there.

18 March 2018

Risks ahead despite Indonesian rupiah recovery

After a turbulent past few months, the performance of the Indonesian rupiah in the exchange market is finally looking up. The Indonesian rupiah was trading at 13,370 rupiah per United States (US) dollar on Wednesday.

17 March 2018

Much ado about sukuks

In 1990, energy joint venture firm Shell MDS issued the first corporate sukuk in Malaysia worth an estimated US$30-35 million at the time and since then, the country has not turned back.

11 March 2018