Macroeconomics and Risk

Macroeconomics and Risk

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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...
Thai bank customers withdraw 30 billion baht

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On Monday, February 17 - one day after the announcement that the state-owned Government Savings Bank (GSB) will assist the Thai government to pay...
Protest action resumes in Bangkok, farmers burst into tears

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After a period of party-like harmless street blockades, anti-government protesters in Bangkok have taken action again, and this time they are supported by thousands...
Real estate sector to drive GCC markets in 2014

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The real estate sector would be the driving factor for the GCC markets in 2014 underpinned by banking and financial services, Kuwait Financial Center...
Indonesia, Australia now in ‘open conflict’

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Australia and Indonesia were now in “open conflict” and repairing the “worsening” relationship was imperative, Australia's deputy opposition leader Tanya Plibersek said on February...
Japanese investment in Laos up 15%

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Japanese investment in Laos hit $405.7 million in 2013, up 15 per cent year-on-year, partly driven by manufacturing relocation after the 2011 floods in...
Myanmar introduces international gold standard

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Myanmar announced February 12 that for the first time it will use international measurement standards to issue gold bars. Myanmar officials say the change...
Malaysia 3rd cheapest place for a Big Mac

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Malaysia has been ranked one of the cheapest places in the world to purchase a Big Mac, according to The Economist's new Big Mac...
Red Bull heir, Toyota chief said to support shutdown

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A leaked list of alleged supporters of the Thai anti-government movement and the Bangkok shutdown has caused a stir in Thailand. Thai-language newspaper Post...
Indonesia partners with Iran to build $3b refinery

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An Iranian oil firm and an Indonesian company are looking to build a refinery in the southeast Asian nation worth at least $3 billion....
Openg to replace outgoing Sarawak chief minister?

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Since Malaysia's longest serving chief minister, Sarawak's Taib Mahmud, has announced his retirement by this month, speculations are rife who will replace him as...
Thailand: Rice warehouses could go up in flames

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A fire which broke out at a rice warehouse in Chai Badan district of Lop Buri province in the morning of February 11 was...
Indonesia says fight against corruption gains ground

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Indonesian officials say their country has made significant progress in cracking down on corruption over the past three years. Officials on February 10 announced...