As we approach the middle of Q3, tensions have been causing ripples in the global economy and the eCommerce and logistics space, affecting the likes of Alibaba and Maersk. However, silver linings could be found in other developments within India and China.
This mid-August update brings with it fresh updates on Brexit and the US-China Trade War, with some optimistic news on Tokopedia’s recent Ramadan sales figures in Indonesia.
Towards the end of July, Southeast Asian eCommerce platforms witness optimistic growth, Chinese eCommerce giant JD.com increases artificial intelligence use, and the US-China trade war continues with US tariffs on Vietnam and Alibaba’s move to thaw tensions. Find out more!
In the first half of July, Asia witnesses tech and eCommerce optimism, Chinese eCommerce platforms compete within China and outside, and tensions of the US-China trade war finally begin to fizzle.
As the second half of the year begins, burgeoning Southeast Asian economies Indonesia and Vietnam are seeing positive signs of expansion, and the US-China Trade War continues to worsen.
For our May roundup, major eCommerce platforms solidify positions in SEA, UOB dips their toes into eCommerce and logistics, and US-China trade talks go South
As we approach the middle of Q2 2019, eCommerce players in SEA forge strategic partnerships, mobile payment usage skyrockets in Asia, Chinese logistics experience boom times in US-China trade war, and May is no more in June.
Nearing the end of Q1 2019, Singapore is heating up as the unicorns’ battleground, India’s players challenge Amazon, and China’s e-commerce giants want to penetrate the US market despite trade war tensions.
In 2018, US and China began a long, drawn out trade war with each other. What effects would this have on Southeast Asia and eCommerce? Find out here!