Grab receives funding from South Korean retailer Shinsegae Group’s VC arm

Earlier this month, Grab closed its first senior secured term loan facility with a principal amount of US$2 billion. Read more »

How CXA’s big SaaS bet paid off during Covid-19

Covid-19 proved that CXA’s decision to transform itself into a tech company was the right choice at the right time. Read more »

Viettel’s company joins global aerospace supply chain

M3 Communication Co., Ltd, a member of the military-run telecom giant Viettel, has officially become the first Vietnamese enterprise joining the global aerospace supply chain, according to UK-based Meggitt... Read more »

Digital transformation programme expected to improve library sector’s efficiency

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a digital transformation programme for the library sector to 2025 with a vision to 2030, with an overall goal of strengthening the comprehensive... Read more »

India, SEA-focused VC Avatar Ventures raises $100m in final close of new fund

The company has already made three new undisclosed investments and expanded its team in the US by hiring two senior executives. Read more »

Thai gov’t warns to punish people who critize monarchy using Clubhouse

The development comes when people are protesting to demand reforms for the government and monarchy. Read more »

Who’s gonna be India’s first super app?

The contenders in India’s super-app race, and the alternative meat startup that received US$29 million in funding recently Read more »

Statutes of National Technology Innovation Fund issued

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a decision promulgating the organisational and working statutes of the National Technology Innovation Fund (NATIF). Read more »

Report: Singapore govt sets aside $22.7m for electric vehicles

The government has also moved to implement GST on goods and services to ensure a level-playing field on items or services bought from overseas or locally. Read more »

Vietnam’s 10 outstanding ICT events in 2020

 The ICT Press Club has voted on the 10 most outstanding events in the field of information and communications technology (ICT) in 2020, with the prime minister’s approval of the... Read more »

How Tokopedia is raising the bar for financial literacy in Indonesia

Improving the quality of life for the country’s 275 million residents is a long-term game. Read more »

Report: Tesla to set up manufacturing unit in southern India

The electric vehicle-maker also recently registered a unit in the country. Read more »