Vietnam has ranked 63rd out of 113 global economies in a global ranking of digital environments and support systems for entrepreneurs. Indonesia ranked 71st, India ranked 75th, and the Philippines ranked 79th.
The government is encouraging passengers to purchase food through digital methods via catering units at railway stations. It has also launched E-Catering Services, which allows passengers to pre-order meals when booking their e-ticket.
Philippines’ DICT launched its first-ever floating digital centre to address the digital divide and educational needs of unserved/underserved areas; restored the high-frequency radio wrecked by Typhoon Odette.
The Philippines is keen to promote collaboration focused on government, public, and private sector projects to establish an enabling ICT environment; it has introduced the Digital Cities 2025 Programme and Digital Governance Awards.
The updated Financial Services Industry Transformation Map 2025 outlines the Monetary Authority of Singapore's growth strategies to further solidify the country's position as a major regional financial hub in Asia.
Over the last eight months, over 4.78 million documents were processed online, three times higher than the same period last year while more than 129.6 million documents were synchronised, doubling the figure made in the same period in 2021.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore and the International Financial Services Centres Authority will pursue cross-border FinTech innovations, while the Singapore Tourism Board announced that Travel Agent licenses will be issued electronically.
The DCS’s Spatial Services team is ramping up NSW’s digital planning system by enabling 3D digital mapping for subdivision and strata plans through the NSW Planning Portal. This, in turn, will transform how applicants and assessing authorities visualise applications via the Portal.