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APAC Banks Race to Adapt as COVID-19 Accelerates Structural Changes

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Moody's Investors Service says in a new report that the profitability of Asia-Pacific (APAC) banks will deteriorate over the next few years as the coronavirus...

Indonesia, Others Commits to Sign the RCEP in This Year

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia and other members of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) committed to sign the agreement in this year. The decision has been made during a virtual ministerial...

The Office will Remain But Employee Experience will be Different

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Companies in the Asia Pacific are reviewing their commercial real estate strategy amid a lockdown policy imposed by the government and work-from-home arrangements...

IATA: Indonesia’s Passenger Demand Could Drops 33%

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecast Indonesia' aviation passenger demand sector could drops 33 percent or around 45.35 million in this year against...

ADB Pledges Loan Budget US$2.7B for Indonesia

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to raising the loan budget to Indonesia from last year worth of US$ 1.7 billion...

Economic Growth to Slow Across Asia Pacific

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The coronavirus outbreak adds to other pressures on growth in Asia Pacific, with the impact felt primarily through trade and tourism, and...

Coronavirus Economic Shockwave Hits the APAC Aviation Industry

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Asia Pacific commercial aviation industry is being hit by a massive economic shockwave from the escalating novel coronavirus crisis sweeping across the...

Governments Most Exposed to Economic Repercussions of Coronavirus Tend to Have...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The coronavirus outbreak poses increasing risks to the growth outlook for a number of countries in particular in Asia Pacific, but that...

Fitch: Coronavirus’ Severity Will Frame Effect on Corps, Sovereigns

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The scale of the current Wuhan coronavirus outbreak would have to increase substantially to have a significant impact on credit ratings, says Fitch...

Wuhan Virus: Economic Risks to the Asia-Pacific Region

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The outbreak of a SARS-like coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan is developing into a major potential economic risk to the Asia - Pacific region...

Moody’s: Negative outlook for APAC Sovereigns in 2020

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Moody's Investors Service says outlook for Asia Pacific (APAC) sovereign creditworthiness in 2020 is negative, underpinned by slower economic growth, a turbulent external environment...

Economic Impact of Rising Oil Prices on Asia-Pacific Economies

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The significant escalation in geopolitical tensions in the Middle East has already pushed up world crude oil prices sharply in the...

Asia Pacific Dividends to Hit Record High in 2020

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Ordinary dividends paid by companies in Asia Pacific (APAC) will hit a record with total amount of US$524.2 billion. Despite headwinds stemming from...

ADB Investing Over US$1B to Help Pacific’s Renewable Energy Transition

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStoriess) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will invest over US$1 billion worth of energy projects in the Pacific from 2019 to 2021, said...

Moody’s Expands Coverage of Emerging Markets

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Moody's Investors Service has launched the third edition of its Emerging Markets (EM) Chartbook, with a much-expanded level of coverage of...

Developing Asia Needs to Invest More Than 5% of GDP for...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Developing Asian countries need to invest more than 5 percent of their gross domestic product (GDP) over the next decade to...

Indonesia Officially Become Human Rights Council Members

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia has officially become the member of Human Rights Council (HRC) of United Nation (UN), said the minister today (10/18). The memberships...

Allert! The Ability of Indonesian Companies to Pay Debt Vulnerable

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The high corporate leverage across Asia Pasific is posing increasing risk to the region banks, as slower economic growth, rising trade...

IHS Markit: Assessing the Risk of a Currency War

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - People's Bank of China has devalued the Renminbi become weaker than RMB7 against the US Dollar for the first time since the global...

APAC Real Estate Investment Reaches US$86B in 1H 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Asia Pacific (APAC) real estate transaction volumes have hit a historic high of US$86 billion in the first half (1H) of...

Indonesian Jualo Raises Funds US$30M from Singapore’ Carro

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian e-commerce site Jualo.com raised fresh funding US$30 million from Singapore-based automotive marketplace Carro as part of its Series B round. The latest funds...

Moody’s: Stable Outlook for Asia Pacific Sovereigns in 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) -- Moody's Investors Service says that its outlook for sovereign creditworthiness in Asia Pacific (APAC) in 2019 is stable overall, reflecting its expectations...

IFC Identifies US$20T in Climate Investment Opportunities in Asian Cities by...

 JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — With about 1.2 billion more people expected to live in Asian cities in 35 years, the cities have the potential to attract...

Moody’s: Asia Pacific Emerging Market Credit Conditions Broadly Stable in 2019

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Credit conditions for emerging markets in 2019 will probably be more challenging as global growth slows, financial market volatility continues, interest rates rise and...