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Economy and Trade

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Thailand could face recession in first half of 2014

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Thailand's first-half economic growth in 2014 may stagnate or decline from last year's fourth quarter on the slowdown in domestic economic activity, says a...
Malaysian economy to grow 5.1% in 2014

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Despite the ongoing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 tragedy that will likely impact tourism receipts for the country, Malaysia’s economy is expected to expand by...
Foreign investment creates 150,000 jobs in Myanmar

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Foreign investment in Myanmar has created more than 150,000 job opportunities for citizens, according to the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). The MIC grants permissions for...
Cambodia to grow 7% in 2014: ADB

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Growth in Cambodia is set to ease moderately in 2014 before picking up in 2015 on the back of buoyant exports and robust agriculture...
Philippines to host ASEAN Economic Community forum

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Government officials and entrepreneurs of ASEAN will gather in Metro Manila of the Philippines for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Forum to coordinate regional...
Cuba seeks closer ties with Vietnam

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At a recent visit of Vietnam's prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung to Cuba, the island nation has expressed interest in increasing economic bonds with...
Thai companies look abroad to invest

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Continuing political uncertainty, derailed infrastructure plans and sliding domestic demand are making big Thai companies look more keenly at investing elsewhere in the neighbourhood...
Cambodia says it’s ‘not ready’ for AEC

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Cambodia is not ready to join the Asean Economic Community (AEC) at the end of 2015, a senior official has admitted. Given its low...
Indonesia to end 60+ bilateral investment treaties

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Indonesia is planning to terminate more than 60 bilateral investment treaties that allow disgruntled foreign investors to bypass local courts and seek compensation in...
Thailand cuts 2014 growth forecast to 2.6% from 4%

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Thailand's Finance Ministry sharply cut its growth forecast for 2014, citing the spillover effects from months of political unrest. The country's economy is projected...
Labour costs rising in Southeast Asia

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Labour costs in the Southeast Asia region are rising further in 2014, in line with the implementation and increment of minimum wage in a...
Spain to make Philippines investment hub in ASEAN

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Spain is looking at the possibility of making the Philippines its hub for trade and investments in the region and gateway to the other...
Philippine imports surge, rating affirmed by Fitch

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Philippine imports surged 21.8 per cent in January 2014, their highest level in nearly three years, with imports of raw materials indicating further upward...
AEC ‘unlikely’ to kick off by 2015

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The economic integration of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will likely not be attained by 2015, economists of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said. At...
Laos: High inflation deters foreign investors

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Rising inflation in Laos is undermining the country's attraction as a low-cost manufacturing base, a report said on March 20 , although investment figures...
Costs for Thailand turmoil set at $13b

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Thailand is expected to lose as much as 430 billion baht ($13 billion) in revenue in the first half of the year due to...
Singapore’s GDP forecast to grow 3.8% in 2014

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Economists and analysts in private sector are more cautious for the economy growth of Singapore this year, lowering their forecast for the GDP growth...
Thailand hopeful after emergency state ends

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Tourism businesses and foreign investors have welcomed the government's decision to lift the state of emergency in Bangkok, expecting the move to facilitate the...