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Thai central bank cuts interest rate

The Bank of Thailand in its monetary policy committee meting  on May 29 cut the benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage...

All eyes will be on the Bank of Thailand on May 29 when the monetary policy committee meets to decide on a benchmark interest...

Eureeca, a crowd investing or crowd sourcing platform targeting growth companies and small & medium businesses to source funding from the crowd, announced its...
Laos places pioneer bond in Thailand

The small landlocked Southeast Asian nation of Laos is looking to fuel expansion by tapping Thailand’s capital markets for the first time by issuing...
IHH Healthcare faces expansion headwind

Malaysia-based IHH Healthcare, Asia's largest hospital operator, has posted moderate results for the first quarter of 2013 on May 23, leaving analysts wondering if...
StanChart targets ASEAN’s wealthy

UK-based Standard Chartered bank is looking to take its relationship with Southeast Asia to the next level by expanding its wealth management services, CEO...
Myanmar crosses the diplomatic Rubicon

US President Barack Obama used the word Myanmar when meeting with the country’s president, Thein Sein, during his historic visit to Washington, signalling that the nation had finally crossed the diplomatic Rubicon.
Filipinos’ remittances to keep positive trend

Remittances from Overseas Filipino Workers (OWF) remained strong during the first quarter of 2013. The Philippines Central Bank forecasts a solid 5 per cent annual increase in remittances volume for the full year.
Japan: New time zone for stock market?

Tokyo's mayor Naoki Inose has proposed Japan's standard time (JST) should be pushed ahead two hours to allow the Tokyo stock market...
Indonesia’s Saratoga Capital plans two IPOs

Indonesian private equity company, Saratoga Capital, will have another of its units go public this year after it already announced an initial public offering...
Myanmar kyat in free fall

Myanmar's currency, the kyat , has been hitting consecutive record lows over the past weeks, raising concerns about the stability of the country's fiscal...
Strong peso to hurt Philippine economy

The strengthening of the Philippine peso against the US dollar, in tandem with higher inflation, will be among the factors that could cause the...
Singapore economy flexes its muscles

Singapore posted a surprise upswing in the first quarter of 2013 with the government saying GDP expanded by 1.8 per cent, an improvement from...
S’pore buys into Bloomberg competitor

The Singapore government's investment arm Temasek Holding for $500 million has bought a 10 per cent stake in UK-based financial information services company Markit...
Filipinos encouraged to invest more

US personal finance expert Suze Orman, best known for her Emmy-award winning TV show and best selling books, has pressed Filipinos to invest in...
Philippine billionaire prepares mega-IPO

John Gokongwei, the fourth richest Filipino and chairman of JG Summit Holdings, one of largest conglomerates in the Philippines, is planning an initial public...
Indonesia gets new investment head

The CEO of Indonesia's state-owned oil giant Pertamina, Karen Agustiawan, is the top candidate to become the head of the country's Coordinating Board for Investment...
F1 ‘on track’ with $3b Singapore IPO

Formula One Group, Bernie Ecclestone's motor sports rights management firm, has said it is "on track" with its delayed initial public offering (IPO) at...