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Building an inclusive digital Asean by 2040

Call for cooperation to address digital gap within country and between countries

A few days ago, ride-hailing firm Grab unveiled an ambitious plan to invest US$500 million (S$691 million) in Vietnam over the next five years, just a month after it announced an investment of US$2 billion in Indonesia.

Grab's investment decisions are manifestations of the potential development of the digital economies in the two Asean countries, which have "similar characteristics", as stated by Grab's president.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 08, 2019, with the headline 'Building an inclusive digital Asean by 2040'. Print Edition | Subscribe