Macroeconomics and Risk

Macroeconomics and Risk

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Malaysia in need to postpone “developed country” target

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Malaysia will become a developed country not before 2022, missing its longstanding “Vision 2020” target by at least two years, based on current government...
End of EU trade preferences could bring Cambodia’s economy to its knees

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The European Union (EU) announced on October 5 that Cambodia would lose its special access to European markets under the so-called Everything But Arms...
Japan pledges support to Laos for Vietnam War bomb removal

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Japan on October 8 pledged to give 900 million yen ($8 million) towards removing unexploded bombs in Laos that were scattered there during the...
Thailand worried by plunge in Chinese tourist arrivals

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As the number of Chinese tourist arrivals in Thailand keeps tumbling, dragging down overall visitor growth in the country, Thailand is dimming the outlook...
Thailand’s central bank seeks to prevent property bubble

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The Bank of Thailand imposed an 80-per cent loan-to-value limit on mortgages for homes worth more than ten million baht and for all second...
Mahathir “lost all faith” in Myanmar’s Suu Kyi, ends support

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Malaysia will no longer support the leadership of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi as a result of her handling of the Rohingya crisis in...
Canada strips Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship

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The Canadian parliament has unanimously voted to strip Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary citizenship over her handling of the Rohingya...
Malaysia halts property developments exclusively for foreigners

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The Malaysian government will no longer allow property developments and new townships solely aimed at foreign buyers in a bid to reduce “mindless foreign...
Vietnam gets first female president, but just for a short while

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Vietnam’s national assembly appointed Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh as interim president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam after the death of President Tran Dai...
Philippine inflation could rise to 7%, only lagging Myanmar’s in ASEAN

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Filipinos are increasingly forced to tighten their belts in the wake of a continued high inflation rate which reached 6.4 per cent in August...
Loss-making Thai Airways frets about $3-billion plane purchase

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Thailand’s flag carrier Thai Airways, whose business model is under heavy attack from regional discount carriers, is under pressure from the government as 51-per...
Najib could spend rest of his life in jail if found guilty – Rosmah next to face charges

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Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty on September 20 to no less than 21 counts of money laundering and four counts...
Malaysia’s ex-PM detained over mysterious $628-million transfer

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Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was arrested on September 19 over allegations that $628 million linked to state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad...
Singapore residential property sales drop 64% in August

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Residential property sales in Singapore shrank by 64 per cent in August to the lowest point in six months as government cooling measures took...
Thailand: Countdown to 2019 election begins

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Thailand's military government on September 12 enacted two new laws that set in motion a countdown leading to elections to be held between February...
Malaysia expects to write off up to 70% of 1MDB losses

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Malaysia’s finance minister Lim Guan Eng said that authorities have reason to believe that up to 70 per cent of the misappropriated money from...
Philippine president seeks advice as country faces mounting economic troubles

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who previously had confessed his inadequacy on economic issues, is seeking help from people more fit in the subject. The...
Malaysia axes Chinese-backed pipeline projects worth $3-billion

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The Malaysian government has finally decided to cancel three China-backed pipeline projects after halting work on them, The Financial Times wrote. The report said...