Macroeconomics and Risk

Macroeconomics and Risk

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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...
Thai opponents ready for ‘big battles’

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Pro- and anti-government groups in Thailand both have said they will hold huge mass rallies in the coming two weeks after the constitutional court...
Thailand’s Feb 2 general elections declared void

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Thailand's Constitutional Court on March 21 nullified February 2's election that was disrupted by protesters, further delaying the formation of a new government after...
Laos: High inflation deters foreign investors

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Rising inflation in Laos is undermining the country's attraction as a low-cost manufacturing base, a report said on March 20 , although investment figures...
Costs for Thailand turmoil set at $13b

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Thailand is expected to lose as much as 430 billion baht ($13 billion) in revenue in the first half of the year due to...
Myanmar new airport’s construction stalled

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Four international consortiums that vied for a $1 billion contract to build the new Hanthawaddy Airport in Myanmar's Bago have been asked to once...
Singapore’s GDP forecast to grow 3.8% in 2014

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Economists and analysts in private sector are more cautious for the economy growth of Singapore this year, lowering their forecast for the GDP growth...
New Thai Red Shirt leader prepares for ‘big battle’

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The new leader of Thailand's pro-government "red shirt" movement said on March 17 that his supporters would take to the streets in support of...
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)...