Macroeconomics and Risk

Macroeconomics and Risk

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Philippines may miss 2014 growth targets

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Despite the continued positive outlook by international rating agencies on the Philippine economy in 2014, two important developments, if left unchecked, could change their...
Philippines await new credit rating upgrade

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The Philippines may get a further credit rating upgrade as early as 2014 on the back of the economy’s rosy prospects, Bangko Sentral ng...
Thailand to lift state of emergency in Bangkok

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The Thai National Security Council is expected to lift a state of emergency in Bangkok, almost two months after it was imposed to quell...
Southeast Asia overtakes China in FDI

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Southeast Asia overtook China in inward foreign direct investments (FDI) last year as China's workforce peaked and wages increased, according to the Bank of America...
Malaysia’s exports up 12.2% in January

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Malaysia's exports rose 12.2 per cent to 63.97 billion ringgit ($19.68 billion) in January 2014 while imports rose 7.2 per cent to 57.62 billion...
Global markets wait for cheap Thai rice

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Rice traders on the world market have temporarily paused dealing to wait for the Thai government to sell its stockpile cheap to repay a...
Malaysia: Bumiputera, poor hit most by subsidy cut

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The Malaysian government's subsidy cuts may lead to a higher incidence of poverty among Malays and Bumiputera in Malaysia, with the urban poor expected...
Thailand’s GDP growth drops to 0.6%

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Data released by the Thai authorities on March 3 showed that the country's economy grew just 0.6 per cent in the final quarter of...
Thailand: New government desperately needed

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Even after the Bangkok shutdown has shut down, Thailand's economic outlook remains challenging if a new government cannot be formed by midyear and the...
Singapore is now world’s most expensive city

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Singapore has been named the most expensive city globally by the new Worldwide Cost of Living Survey released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)...
Vietnam seeks to attract more foreign home buyers

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The Vietnamese government is planning to make it easier for foreigners to buy real estate in Vietnam. The Ministry of Construction’s has proposed that...
Myanmar: Prices for food staples rise up to 90%

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Myanmar has seen an increase of 10 to 90 per cent in basic commodity prices within a year after the government gave a pay...
Oman mulls real estate price index

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The newly formed Oman Real Estate Association (OREA) has strongly advocated the introduction of a Real Estate Price Index aimed at injecting stability, transparency...
Chiang Mai group opts for autonomous republic

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A separatist group in Thailand's second largest city of Chiang Mai said it would work towards the establishment of an autonomous republic in the...
All Bangkok rally sites but one close March 3

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In a speech in the evening of February 28, Thailand's anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban said that all Bangkok rally sites except the one...
‘Without talks, Thailand will burn down’: Chuwit

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Thai politician Chuwit Kamolvisit, 53, who made his fortune with sleazy massage parlours all over Bangkok before he launched his own party, said in...
Foreign investors dump $1b worth of Thai stocks

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Foreign investors continued their retreat from the Stock Exchange of Thailand over the past days, having sold 33.99 million baht (around $1 billion) worth...
Malaysia’s population hits 30 million

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The Malaysian Statistics Department said that Malaysia's population is hitting 30 million "this week", and the population has more than tripled since the department...