Macroeconomics and Risk

Macroeconomics and Risk

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Thailand remains on US piracy list

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Thailand remains on the US Priority Watch List (PWL) for intellectual-property violations for the eighth year as the country still stands accused of turning...
Workers beaten at May Day protests in Cambodia

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Security forces beat demonstrators on May 1 after a May Day rally held in defiance of a government ban on public protests in the...
Siam Cement to invest $344m in ASEAN

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Siam Cement Group (SCG), Thailand's top industrial conglomerate, is set to invest more than $344 million to expand its business in ASEAN, with the...
New Thai election date set for July 20

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Thailand's Election Commission and the prime minister agreed on April 30 to hold a general election on July 20, but anti-government protesters who disrupted...
Philippines seen to grow fastest among ASEAN-5

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The Philippine economy will likely grow the fastest among the ASEAN-5 nations in 2014 and 2015, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a...
Vietnam’s public debt may rise to nearly 100% of GDP

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Experts once again warned about the financial security of Vietnam after the recent massive issuance of bonds. Speaking at the Spring Economic Forum which...
Thai investment in Myanmar slowing down

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Thailand's investment in Myanmar has started to lag behind other countries, and is likely to drop from second highest for accumulated value in Myanmar’s...
Burkina Faso seeks Singapore investment

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The West African state of Burkina Faso has asked Singapore businesses to invest in the country, it emerged during a visit by President Blaise...
Philippines, US sign defense pact

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The Philippines and the US signed an agreement on April 28 that will boost the American troop presence in the Southeast Asian nation, as...
Japan’s investments in Southeast Asia surge

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Japanese companies' investments in Southeast Asia surged in 2013 to almost three times the amount invested in China, after relations between Beijing and Tokyo...
Vietnam wants TPP talks concluded ‘as soon as possible’

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Vietnam is eager to step up coordination with Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations as soon as possible, the...
Moody’s presents grim outlook for Thailand

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Thailand's GDP growth rates will likely slow to less than 3 per cent on average for 2014 and 2015, well below the average of...
Thai gov’t asks for more troops in Bangkok in anticipation of violence erupting

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The Thai government is to ask the army to deploy more troops in Bangkok as fears mount that the country's lengthy political crisis could...
S&P: Philippine banks ‘not prepared’ for AEC

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US rating agency Standard & Poor’s said it believed that banks in the Philippines were not yet prepared for the tougher competition that would...
ASEAN countries urge Thailand to solve political crisis

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Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have called for democratic and negotiation-based solutions and a quick general election in Thailand,...
Anti-Obama protesters clash with police in Manila

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Philippine police armed with truncheon, shields and water hose on April 23 clashed with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the US...
Myanmar trade deficit at record high

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Myanmar’s trade deficit has seen a new record high of $2.65 billion because of stronger imports in the recent fiscal year 2013-14, according to...
Thai SMEs hardest hit by political volatility

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The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) warned on April 21that at least 100,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country will be forced...