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Monday 18 October 2021
COVID fears send 1.3 million workers fleeing Ho Chi Minh City in 3Q21
The pandemic has caused Vietnamese workers to flee the city of Ho Chi Minh. About 1.3 million people left for their hometown in the third quarter due to the pandemic, according to an official report released by General Statistics Office of Vietnam.
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Thursday 14 October 2021
ASC 100: Thailand's CTW produces cables and OEM products
Established in Bangkok, Thailand in 1967, Charoong Thai Wire & Cable (CTW) is the largest telecommunication cable manufacturer in Thailand and a subsidiary of Pacific Electric Wire and Cable.
Thursday 14 October 2021
ASC 100: Thailand's Fine Metal sees 2Q21 revenue soar 127%
Established in Bangkok in 1988, Fine Metal Technologies was formerly known as Furukawa Metal (Thailand) and went public in Thailand in 1996. Fine Metal Technologies produces and sells copper tubes used in refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners.
Wednesday 13 October 2021
UnaBiz raises over US$25 million in Series B round
UnaBiz, a Singapore-based Internet of Things (IoT) service provider, has raised over US$25 million in its Series B funding round led by SPARX Group. The round was oversubscribed, with participation from CDIB, G K Goh and Thaioil, according to the UnaBiz.
Wednesday 13 October 2021
Gaming in Thailand raked in US$1 billion in 2020
Thailand's gaming industry raked in more than US$1 billion in revenue last year amid COVID-19, according to Thailand Business News citing data from NewZoo, with the number of gamers increasing to 32 million in the country.
Wednesday 13 October 2021
Catcher in talks for cooperation in healthcare sector
Taiwan-based metal chassis maker Catcher Technology is reportedly in talks with Malaysia-based medical equipment suppliers for cooperation, and may choose Malaysia as its regional factory site for healthcare applications.
Tuesday 12 October 2021
Panasonic to start production at new plant amid labor shortage in Ho Chih Min City
After locking down for nearly three months, Ho Chih Min City is finally seeing some of the restrictions slack up this month. But what comes with the reopening is a severe labor shortage in the city.
Tuesday 12 October 2021
Southeast Asia roundup: Vietnam reopens after 3Q21 GDP fell by 6.17%
American clothing brands are seeing delayed production ahead of end-of-the-year shopping season because of reduced production in Vietnam, which logs the biggest quarterly fall in GDP for third-quarter 2021 due to the pandemic.
Friday 8 October 2021
Samsung reportedly to build additional ABF substrate capacity
Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEMCO) reportedly plans to install a new production line for ABF-based flip chip ball grid array (FCBGA) substrates at its factory site in Vietnam, with investment estimated at about KRW1 trillion (US$837.5 billion) in which a US chip firm will also participate.
Friday 8 October 2021
Rich nickel resources make Indonesia a potential manufacturing hub for EV battery
Indonesia is poised to become the top electric vehicle (EV) battery supply base among all Southeast Asian countries, thanks to abundant mineral reserves and incoming foreign investment. The Indonesian government has also given solid support to grow the local industry.
Friday 8 October 2021
Taiwanese companies triple investment in ASEAN
Taiwanese companies are investing in ASEAN more than in China this year. From January to August this year, investment in ASEAN countries has nearly tripled, compared to the same period in 2020.
Thursday 7 October 2021
Apex enjoys robust PCB demand from Samsung
Apex International, a Thailand-based PCB maker established by Taiwanese entrepreneurs, has received booming orders for PCBs used in miniLED backlight units (BLU) from Samsung Electronics, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 5 October 2021
Companies moving orders from Vietnam to China amid COVID-19
Many enterprises have shifted their orders or some production capacities from Vietnam to China amid COVID-19 lockdowns in the Southeast Asian country, according to a Vietnamese report. .
Tuesday 5 October 2021
SE Asia startup Carousell becomes unicorn
Singapore's second-hand shopping site Carousell Group has raised US$100 million in the latest round of fundraising, led by South Korea-based private-equity firm STIC Investments.
Monday 4 October 2021
Southeast Asia roundup: LGES and Hyundai to produce EV batteries in Indonesia
After being hit hard by the resurgence of COVID this year, Vietnam is gradually resuming manufacturing and social activities. Other countries in the region are expecting higher smartphone sales, while Indonesia is becoming a production base of EV batteries.
Monday 4 October 2021
SPACs drive M&A deals in Asia, says UBS
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Asian countries (excluding Japan) during the first half of 2021 reached the second highest in history with a 69.6% year-on-year increase in value to US$648 billion, according to UBS citing data from Dealogic.