18 February 2021
Australia’s need for 6.5m digital workers in the next four years
09 October 2020
Fraser Thompson discusses the importance of the circular economy for Indonesia
Fraser Thompson presented the preliminary findings from AlphaBeta’s work with UNDP on Indonesia’s National Circular Economy Strategy at the 4th Indonesia Circular Economy Forum (ICEF).
19 June 2020
Fraser Thompson discusses how digital tools can help Asia’s governments optimize public finance management
In this new Unmasked Interview, AlphaBeta CEO Fraser Thompson tells TFI about the report’s findings and how they can bring the financial revolution to Asia’s low-income countries.
11 June 2020
Fraser Thompson discusses digital technology implications in Asia from COVID-19
AlphaBeta Director Fraser Thompson spoke to Mark Braithwaite (the Managing Director of Odgers Berndtson in the Asia Pacific) about the digital technology implications from COVID-19.
15 November 2019
The economic opportunity of digital skilling in Japan (insights from forthcoming research)
AlphaBeta is currently conducting research to examine the value of digital skills for Japan’s economy and to identify ways in which government, the private sector, and civil society can come together to capture this opportunity.
12 June 2019
Highlighting the need for urgent action on deforestation
AlphaBeta partnered with IDH - The Sustainable Trade Initiative to highlight that Europe is behind on commitments to ensure 100 percent sustainable sourcing of key tropical commodities by 2020.
14 May 2019
AlphaBeta weighs in on OTT regulation in Vietnam
Dr Konstantin Matthies joins stakeholders from industry and government to talk VOD opportunity in Vietnam.
30 April 2019
The value of Digital Trade to ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand
Dr. Fraser Thompson discusses Digital Trade at the ASEAN-CER Integration Partnership Forum in Melbourne.
04 April 2019
Tackling Asia’s Plastic and Solid Waste
Asia has become a true consumption powerhouse in recent decades. However, greater consumption also means greater waste generated. How will we tackle the greatest trash crisis of our time?
12 March 2019
Managing Singapore’s Packaging Waste
As the National Environmental Agency’s (NEA) appointed consultant for Singapore’s Mandatory Packaging Waste Reporting framework, AlphaBeta was proud to have organised and facilitated the industry consultation session on 12 March 2019.
06 March 2019
Protein Market: Size of the Prize Analysis for Australia
AlphaBeta was commissioned by Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) to conduct a study on the key opportunities for Australian food and agribusinesses in the global protein market. This first-of-its-kind analysis of 50 protein types sheds light on how an additional $55 billion could be captured by the Australia if food and agribusinesses shift their thinking from ‘commodity’ to ‘high-value’ protein by 2025.
10 December 2018
CSIRO CEO Dr Larry Marshall talks AgTech in ASEAN with Fraser Thompson
Dr Fraser Thompson sits down with CSIRO CEO Dr Larry Marshall to discuss the Australian business opportunities on agriculture innovation and AgTech in ASEAN.
08 November 2018
Insights on getting ahead in Asia
What do companies in Asia need to do get ahead? Fraser Thompson, AlphaBeta Director in Singapore, shares his insights on how companies need to be self-sustaining in Asia.
27 September 2018
How can Vietnam leverage the digital economy opportunity?
The digital economy holds significant opportunity for South East Asia, and Vietnam in particular. However, leveraging this opportunity to the fullest requires sound regulation and government support of an open conducive digital economy.
03 August 2018
Will this be the Asian century?
Asia’s economic transformation has been historically unprecedented, both in pace and scale. But can the Asian economic model adapt to the growing list of stresses that have been placed on it?
27 July 2018
Op-ed: Myanmar can avoid resource curse
Myanmar is blessed with sizeable endowments of mining minerals, ranging from tin and copper to gemstones such as rubies and sapphires. It also has a substantial amount of oil and gas
11 May 2018
AlphaBeta Director Fraser Thompson on Asia’s megatrends
What are the Asian mega trends that businesses cannot ignore? Fraser Thompson, AlphaBeta director in Singapore, was invited to speak as a thought leader in a new video series
27 November 2017
AlphaBeta Helps to Tackle Plastic Waste in the Ocean
There could be one ton of plastic waste in the world’s oceans for every three tons of fish in the year 2025. AlphaBeta Director Fraser Thompson explored new ways to reduce marine plastic waste at the ....
22 November 2017
How Australian businesses can tap into the ASEAN opportunity
Australian businesses are facing exciting opportunities right on their doorstep in Southeast Asia, but most of them aren’t aware of it. Even those who are aware of these opportunities often fail to capture ....
06 November 2017
AlphaBeta in Africa: How geospatial technology could transform Nigeria
New technologies can be a game changer for developing countries. A visit to Africa put recent AlphaBeta research under the spotlight....
09 October 2017
AlphaBeta presents new research at leading Indian tech conference
The video-on-demand industry in Asia is forecast to boom in coming years. What are the economic benefits for economies, filmmakers and consumers? Nicolo’ Andreula, Principal at AlphaBeta ....
02 December 2016
BBC Business Daily: India’s Green Revolution
Today we are talking revolutions – not those fought on the battlefield or city streets – but those waged in agriculture. It’s 50 years since a Green Revolution began transforming India’s rice
07 November 2016
Take Charge of Your Future Work Realities
In the movie Back to the Future II (1985), Dr Emmett Brown (“Doc”), an eccentric inventor and scientist, briefly transports protagonist Marty McFly to 21 October 2015. McFly, a curious teenager, gets a ....
27 October 2016
Using technology to serve the unbanked in ASEAN
Digital financial services can be crucial for overcoming the tyranny of geography in Southeast Asia, where traditional financial institutions have found it difficult to build out their footprint
02 June 2016
Tropical forests: Can profit and protection go hand in hand?
There is a perception that sustainable land use and forest conservation come at the cost of economic prosperity. New research finds that this is not the case. ...
13 May 2016
Firms should seize the openings from new S’pore-Australia pact
ENGAGEMENT with Asia has been part of the economic mantra of every Australian government since the 1980s. In that time, Australia's trade with Asia has soared, but many of those bilateral economic
02 December 2015
ASEAN could be Australia’s next growth frontier
Recently, Australia brought its largest ever overseas delegation of businesses to Jakarta as part of the Indonesia-Australia Business Week. It is the latest in a series of actions that seek to build
08 September 2015
China’s Transition: Risks and Opportunities for South-East Asia
The substantial devaluation of the Reminbi against the US dollar and the tumbling Chinese stock markets have renewed global concerns that the Chinese economic miracle is coming to an end
10 June 2015
Singapore’s Productivity Imperative: the three missing pieces
Singapore Business Times by Fraser Thompson. As Noble laureate, Paul Krugman famously noted, ‘Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run is it almost everything.’ It is the ultimate