Macroeconomics and Risk

Macroeconomics and Risk

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Thai army declares martial law, takes control of media

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Thailand's army on Tuesday morning declared martial law across the crisis-shaken country "to restore order" following months of anti-government protests that have left 28...
GE plans to make Indonesia hub for Southeast Asia business

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The Indonesian branch of American technology giant General Electric (GE) is exploring the possibility of turning Indonesia into the hub for its parent company...
Thai economy heading towards recession

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Thailand's economy shrank more than expected in the first quarter of 2014 as exports remained weak and domestic activity was battered by months of...
Philippines to become ‘trillion-dollar economy’

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The Philippines is set to become a "trillion-dollar tiger economy" by 2030 with its capacity to post long-term economic growth, Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific chief...
Thailand: State enterprise workers on strike from May 22

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State enterprise labour unions have agreed to a strike of state workers from May 22 to show disapproval of the "Thaksin regime" and those...
Investors in Myanmar scared off by Buddhist nationalists

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Myanmar's rising Buddhist nationalism is taking an economic turn. Qatar's Ooredoo, which is scheduled to launch its mobile-phone service in Myanmar this July, has...
Malaysia’s first quarter GDP beats forecast

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Malaysia’s economy grew at the fastest pace in five quarters amid an export recovery, increasing scope for the central bank to raise interest rates...
Myanmar exports drop by $170m

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Myanmar's export value has dropped by $170 million in April 2014 compared to the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Commerce...
Obama extends certain sanctions against Myanmar

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US President Barack Obama extended some economic sanctions against Myanmar for another year on May 13, telling the congress the step is needed despite...
Thailand’s economy set to tumble into the abyss

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Due to the months-long street protests in Thailand and the absence of a functioning government, Thailand's economy is increasingly deteriorating. The country is already losing...
Foreign business people flee Vietnam as riots escalate

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As a result of violent Anti-Chinese riots in Vietnam that culminated in looting and setting fire to Chinese-owned factories, the airport in Ho Chi...
Myanmar foreign investments cross $2b

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Myanmar received $2.21 billion worth of foreign investments in the first four months of 2014, with transport and communication sector leading, media reported Thursday. The...
Thai elections unlikely amid violent protests

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Thailand's Election Commission said on May 15 that it is "highly unlikely" that the country will be able to hold July 20 elections due...
Beijing, Hong Kong issue Vietnam travel warning after Chinese factories torched

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Beijing and Hong Kong authorities have warned their citizens against travel to Vietnam after protesters, angry over oil drilling in disputed waters, ran amok...
Foreign investors criticise Indonesia’s new investment rules

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Indonesia's new foreign-investment rules, rather than attract new investors, could deter them from entering energy, agriculture, retail, storage and other sectors, business lobby groups...
Myanmar says it wants to launch the AEC by January 1, 2015

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The Myanmar government plans to implement the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by January 1, 2015, according to the Minister for National Planning and Economic...
Amid unrest: New luxury mall opens in Bangkok

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Despite the ongoing unrest in Bangkok and a dire outlook for Thailand's political future, Central Group, Thailand’s top department store operator and its largest...
Security tightened in Thailand amid escalating tensions

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Thailand’s acting government said on May 11 that it would tighten security to prevent clashes that could arise between the two sides in the...