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What Trump America means for Southeast Asia?

November 9th, 2016. 9525 miles from the White House, a small group of people gathered around a television screen at the ServisHero office in Kuala Lumpur to watch a Trump presidency unfold. It feels surreal to write this, but the general feeling is strikingly similar to when Britain voted Brexit a few months ago. The future seems bleak, with an air of uncertainty approximating much…

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How the digital marketplace is leveling the playing field for small and medium enterprises

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of South East Asia’s economy. They account for 96 per cent of all businesses, employ 85 per cent of all workers and contribute more than half of the region’s GDP. These businesses are hugely important, not only as employers and drivers of regional growth but also as contributors to innovation. From cloud services to mobile and tablets,…

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