Jakarta-based Bukalapak bought Prelo, a peer-to-peer e-marketplace for second-hand goods, towards the end of 2018.. Photo: Handout
Joshua Agusta
Opinion

Opinion

Joshua Agusta

How Southeast Asia’s start-up exit environment is maturing with tech in the vanguard

  • Big family offices are still acquiring start-ups but local stock exchanges are now more hospitable to new offerings

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Jakarta-based Bukalapak bought Prelo, a peer-to-peer e-marketplace for second-hand goods, towards the end of 2018.. Photo: Handout
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Tourists arrive on a jetty at Monkey Island in Nha Trang, central Vietnam. Photo: AFP

Asia’s beaches go quiet as China’s economy slows and tourists stay at home

  • A boom in Chinese outbound travel fuelled tourism across Southeast Asia, with new hotels and resorts springing up to cater for the demand
  • But a weakening Chinese economy has caused a slump in tourists, and a painful lesson for those who became too dependent on them
Topic |   Chinese tourists

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Tourists arrive on a jetty at Monkey Island in Nha Trang, central Vietnam. Photo: AFP
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