Macroeconomics and Risk

Macroeconomics and Risk

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Singapore couples asked to have more babies

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Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on January 30 urged young couples to get off to a "galloping start" in the Year of the...
Surin Pitsuwan: Thailand needs new order

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Former ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan in an opinion piece published in the Bangkok Post on January 29 demanded a" new order" for Thai...
Myanmar eyes 9.1% growth next fiscal year

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Myanmar's President Thein Sein announced that the government aims to increase the country’s GDP by 9.1 per cent in the 2014-15 fiscal year (starting...
Thai gov’t to deploy 200,000 police on election day

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Thailand's government will deploy 200,000 police nationwide and 10,000 in the capital Bangkok for the February 2 elections, which protesters have promised to disrupt...
Investors shun Thailand, move on

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Three months of political turmoil in Thailand is starting to benefit neighbouring economies, as fund managers pull money from the kingdom, long-term investments are...
Thai elections on February 2 confirmed: PM

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Thailand’s prime minister has confirmed a general election will be held on February 2, a source from her party said on January 28 after...
Bangkok hotels, restaurants cut staff by up to 20%

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The ongoing political turmoil in Bangkok and the drop in tourism numbers has forced hotel operators and restaurants to cut staff by up to...
Malaysia-Brunei trade jumped 31%

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Trade between Malaysia and Brunei experienced a significant increase in 2013, according to Chief Secretary to the Malaysian government, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa....
Massive Bangkok shutdown continues

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Despite the emergency decree imposed on January 22, the massive anti-government protest continue in Bangkok. Protesters marched again on January 25 across areas of...
Indonesia’s mining exports in limbo

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Indonesia's metal ore and concentrate exports have ground to a complete halt, government officials said on January 24, signalling the turmoil in the mining...
More Bangkok flights axed due to unrest

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As the unrest in Bangkok is carrying on, more flights to the Thai capital have been canceled as travelers increasingly shun the city now...
No-go areas in Bangkok announced

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Bangkok's police have announced the no-go areas in the city under the emergency decree on January 24, further stoking tensions between authorities and anti-government...
Indonesia deploys warships amid tensions with Australia

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Indonesian has moved warships closer to the border with Australia and put aircraft on stand-by to thwart possible incursions by Australian ships towing back...
Thai tourism expects huge losses

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The invoking of the emergency decree in Bangkok and vicinities on January 22 for 60 days could cost the tourism sector about 10 billion...
UN: Philippine GDP growth seen at 6.2% in 2014

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A new report by the United Nations, the UN World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014 (WESP) report, expects the Philippine GDP growth to slow...
Indonesia aims at 15% more foreign investment

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Indonesia on January 21 set an ambitious target of attracting 15 per cent more foreign investment in 2014 than in 2013, a challenging goal...
IMF positive on Myanmar’s growth outlook

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Myanmar's economic outlook remains favourable and projected that real GDP growth will rise to about 7.8 per cent...
State of emergency announced in Bangkok

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The Thai caretaker cabinet on January 21 announced the state of emergency for Bangkok and some parts of nearby provinces, which will come into...