Macroeconomics and Risk

Macroeconomics and Risk

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Laos exports up 6% in 2013

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Laos' exports reached $2.4 billion in 2013, up 6 per cent year-on-year with minerals accounting for the lion's share, media reports said on April...
Smart water management needed for Asian cities

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Key to the success of Asia's megacities will be smart urban water management, Lisa Hook, a senior program officer for The Asia Foundation’s Environment...
Russia expects Vietnam to soon join customs union

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Russia expects Vietnam to soon join the customs union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia as negotiations on the free trade agreement between the union...
Inequality in the Philippines still high, says ADB

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Inequality in the Philippines might have not changed rapidly in the last 20 years, but the gap between the rich and the poor in...
MH370 crisis: 30% of Chinese tourists cancel bookings to Malaysia

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Close to 30 per cent of Chinese tourists have cancelled their bookings to visit Malaysia this year since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight...
Obama expected to push for closer ties with ASEAN during visit

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US President Barack Obama's visit to Asia, which includes Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines, at the end of April is expected to...
Ho Chi Minh City to spend $477b for development

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Ho Chi Minh City will spend 10,000 trillion dong ($477 billion) on a socio-economic development plan that will be executed over the next decade,...
Singapore maintains tight monetary policy

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Singapore's central bank stuck to its tight monetary policy stance on April 14 despite weaker growth in the first quarter, saying core inflation will...
Singapore growth makes big jump

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The stronger manufacturing sector and better global outlook should have helped the Singapore economy pick up the pace in the first quarter, say local...
Turkey calls for real estate investment from Gulf countries

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Turkey on April 10 appealed to Gulf business giants to invest in Turkey as the political stability has been sustained with the local election...
Malaysia’s ASEAN chair in 2015 to be ‘challenging’

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Malaysia’s Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2015, when it takes over from Myanmar, will be both "challenging and interesting," says the country's Deputy Foreign Minister...
Myanmar warned of rising debt and inflation

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Economists forecast that Myanmar will face possible long term debts along with high inflation in the next three years due to an annual budget...
Indonesia polls close and count begins

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Polls open for around 187 million Indonesians eligible to vote in single-day legislative elections closed at 1pm local time on April 9 and count...
Thai tourism numbers down another 9%

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The number of international tourist arrivals to Thailand in March 2014 fell by 9.39 per cent year-on-year to 2.1 million due mainly to the...
World Bank trims East Asia 2014 growth forecasts

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The World Bank trimmed its 2014 growth forecast for developing East Asia but said the region's economies were likely to see steady growth in...
Brunei budget focuses on business environment

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Brunei’s 2014/15 budget which came into effect on April 1 has a strong business focus, seeking to promote investment, stimulate and support private sector...
Thailand could face recession in first half of 2014

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Thailand's first-half economic growth in 2014 may stagnate or decline from last year's fourth quarter on the slowdown in domestic economic activity, says a...
Philippines, Singapore step up defense ties

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The Philippines and Singapore will increase their defense and security cooperation to maintain regional stability amid the ongoing tensions in the disputed South China...