Challenges and Opportunities in ASEAN’s Digital Economy

Challenges and Opportunities in ASEAN’s Digital Economy

“Digital” The new byword and frontier in economic growth but despite all the buzz and attention, what does it actually mean for the economies of ASEAN? ACI’s recent webinar titled “Challenges and Opportunities in ASEAN’s Digital Economy” hosted on Friday, 24 Sep 2021 tackled this issue in depth. Speakers from ACI and Mr Konesh Kochhal, […]

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Chart of the Week Mar 19, 2021: The Growth of Online Sales and E-Commerce in China

Summary  Led by several giants such as Taobao, Jingdong and Pinduoduo, e-commerce in China has been growing rapidly in the past few years. In 2020, although the COVID-19 pandemic significantly lowered the online sales growth rate, the total e-commerce market shares continued to grow and reached its highest point of 27% in Q2 2020. This week’s chart utilizes data from the National Bureau of Statistics, China to show the changes in online sales from 2018 to 2020.   […]

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What’s the Big Deal with RCEP?

Both in size and significance, the recently signed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is big for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). The new trade deal was signed on November 15th, 2020 after almost a decade of negotiations and brings together all 10 members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) along with Australia, […]

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