Macroeconomics and Risk

Macroeconomics and Risk

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Thai trade slumps most in four years

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Thailand announced a slump in trade figures on February 25 with the biggest drop in imports in more than four years in January 2014,...
Philippines’ Metro Pacific eyes big projects in Vietnam

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Philippine infrastructure giant Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) is looking into expanding to Vietnam with two road projects that are still in the preliminary...
Myanmar to set up anti-corruption commission

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Myanmar will "soon" set up an anti-corruption commission comprised of 15 lesser-known former public servants, according to a message sent by the president to...
More explosions, gunfire in Bangkok

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New explosions and gunfire occurred near an anti-government protest site in Thailand's capital early on February 25 after the protesters' leader warned that government...
Indonesia growth might fall back to 2009 levels

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Indonesia’s Finance Minister Chatib Basri said on February 23 that economic growth in the country may slow this year to the least since 2009...
Violence could cause $2.7b loss for Thai tourism

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) estimates that the number of foreign tourists visiting the country will drop by 900,000, leading to an estimated...
Philippine jobless number crosses 12 million

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Despite GDP growth of 7.2 per cent in 2013, the number of unemployed Filipinos in the last quarter of 2013 swelled dramatically. The jobless...
Sinning in Singapore gets more expensive

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With Singapore's new budget 2014/15, the so-called "sin" taxes on tobacco, alcohol and gambling are going up in the city state, with alcohol taking...
Thai protesters target Shinawatra firms, shares drop

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In a strategy to hurt the rich Shinawatra family where is probably hurts most, anti-government protesters in Thailand have resorted to rally at buildings...
Oman property market gets regulator

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Oman's real estate market is to get a regulator "to bring transparency and stability to land and property sales to citizens and expatriates," the...
Vietnam bans use of Bitcoin

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The government and the State Bank of Vietnam do not recognise Bitcoin as a means of payment in the territories of Vietnam, a release...
Thai farmers to lay siege to Bangkok’s main airport

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Tens of thousands of farmers, traveling on more than 1,000 farm tractors in a long convoy from the upper northern and central provinces, on...
Brunei’s crude oil exports slump 34% in November

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Brunei's crude oil exports fell 34 per cent in November 2013 year-on-year, according to latest statistics from the Department of Economic Planning and Development...
Bad debt in Vietnam seen at 15% of loans

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Rating agency Moody's in a new report on Vietnam said that the country's non-performing loan (NLP) ratio is much higher than the official figure...
Singapore’s 2013 growth revised to 4.1%

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Singapore's economy expanded by 4.1 per cent in 2013, an improvement on the 1.9 per cent the previous year, the government said on February...
Survey: Malaysia threatened by financial instability

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The Malaysian Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) in their quarterly member survey said that dark clouds...
Bangkok clashes: Five dead, 70+ injured

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Five people including a policeman were killed on February 18 in skirmishes between anti-government protesters and anti-riot police at the Phan Fah Lilat Bridge...
Home sales in Singapore slump 72% in January

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New private home sales in Singapore dropped 72.1 per cent in January 2014, as developers held back launches and lending restrictions depressed demand, according...