Covid-19

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Sabah Manufacturers Seek Business Advice to Survive the Crisis

August 04, 2020
A survey identifies what kind of assistance manufacturers in Sabah need to survive in the next 6 months.
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Tech Startups Show the Way Out of the Crisis

July 23, 2020
Four young CEOs from BIMP-EAGA countries share how they are thriving in this era of disruption.
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Go Digital ASEAN to Help Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

July 17, 2020
The Google-supported initiative will equip 200,000 micro and small enterprises in Southeast Asia with digital skills and tools to cope with the COVID-19 crisis.
Young farmer sitting on a tractor

How COVID-19 Is Spurring Digital Transformation

July 16, 2020

As the coronavirus disease accelerates the push for digital, providing internet connectivity to those without access becomes more urgent.

Small store selling masks and alcohol

Helping SMEs Bounce Back from COVID-19

July 12, 2020

Aside from improved access to credit and other financial support, businesses also need support navigating a changing business environment. 

A plane with only a few passengers leaves for Bali, Indonesia in March 2020. Photo credit: iStock/Agustin Elejalde

Are Travel Bubbles the Answer to Get Economies Moving?

July 10, 2020
To boost tourism and the economy, people will be allowed to travel between virus-free zones and will not be subject to quarantine.
Businessman thinking. Photo credit: iStock/Kong Ding Chek

How to Avoid a Cash Crunch during the Pandemic

July 06, 2020
Take advantage of government aid and incentives, maximize cash inflows, and keep expenses down.
Commuters wear a face mask and practice social distancing at the MRT station in Kuala Lumpur. iStock/razaklatif

BIMP-EAGA Countries Cautiously Reopen to a New Normal

July 01, 2020
The easing of travel restrictions is expected to help revive economies battered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A boat arriving in Palawan.

Kickstart Tourism by Promoting Staycations and Domestic Travel

June 26, 2020
Recovery from the COVID-19 crisis will likely be led by domestic tourism, particularly in countries where local tourists spend more than foreigners.
A woman delivers groceries to a homeowner while on lockdown.

Advice for SMEs: Look for Opportunities from the Pandemic

June 16, 2020
Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to look at opportunities, not just the threats posed by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.