Southeast Asia’s Internet economy potential to reach $200B by 2025

A new report by Google and Temasek – e-conomy SEA – estimates that the Internet economy of Southeast Asia has the potential of reaching $200 billion by 2025. The growth would primarily be driven by the expanding young population, a lack of big-box retail and a rapidly growing middle class. The report furthermore identifies five challenges that need to be addressed to reach the potential: 1) a lack of technical skills, 2) payment mechanisms, 3) Internet infrastructure, 4) logistics infrastructure, and 5) consumer trust.