Macroeconomics and Risk

Macroeconomics and Risk

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World Bank trims East Asia 2014 growth forecasts

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The World Bank trimmed its 2014 growth forecast for developing East Asia but said the region's economies were likely to see steady growth in...
Brunei budget focuses on business environment

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Brunei’s 2014/15 budget which came into effect on April 1 has a strong business focus, seeking to promote investment, stimulate and support private sector...
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...
Philippines, Singapore step up defense ties

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The Philippines and Singapore will increase their defense and security cooperation to maintain regional stability amid the ongoing tensions in the disputed South China...
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...
500,000 Red Shirt protesters expected in Bangkok

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The pro-government in Thailand, the so-called Red Shirts who support the caretaker government under Yingluck Shinawatra, will hold a rally on Saturday, April 5,...
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...
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...
World Bank lauds Philippine peace deal

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The World Bank joined the global community in congratulating the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front for their signing of a peace...
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...
Grenade attacks hit multiple sites in Bangkok

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Two M79 grenades exploded at the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) in Bangkok compound, and another at the Government Lottery Office (GLO) next door late...
Google reveals what people ask about Asia-Pacific

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Lately, Internet users have been having a lot of fun looking up what Google Autocomplete reveals about most popular searches on countries on the...
Security stepped up in Bangkok as protests resume

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As anti-government protest marches resumed in Bangkok on March 24, police have beefed up security measures in the Thai capital. Police stations throughout the...
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...