A man focuses on his mobile phone in Jakarta, Indonesia. Last year, Southeast Asia’s internet economy surpassed US$100 billion. Photo: AFP
Jeff Paine
Opinion

Opinion

Eye on Asia by Jeff Paine

How Asean’s dreams of digital integration across Southeast Asia can come true

  • The prize? A potential GDP boost of US$1 trillion by 2025. But first, Asean needs to nail down a progressive, inclusive policy approach, and drive collaboration in the private sector so SMEs have the skills, space and funding to grow
A man focuses on his mobile phone in Jakarta, Indonesia. Last year, Southeast Asia’s internet economy surpassed US$100 billion. Photo: AFP
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