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Indonesia’s Finance Minister Chatib Basri said on February 23 that economic growth in the country may slow this year to the least since 2009...

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Indonesia’s controversial decision to ban exports of unprocessed minerals is triggering unintended but predictable consequences, as about 570,000 mining workers are losing their job. On...

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With Singapore's new budget 2014/15, the so-called "sin" taxes on tobacco, alcohol and gambling are going up in the city state, with alcohol taking...

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Microfinance institutions in Myanmar are worried a new directive by the sector’s regulator that caps loans at 500,000 kyat (nearly $500) could stifle small...

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The government and the State Bank of Vietnam do not recognise Bitcoin as a means of payment in the territories of Vietnam, a release...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The cash-strapped Indonesian government is using liquidity from its Hajj pilgrimage fund to buy domestic Islamic bonds, or sukuks, in a move to reduce...

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The Malaysian government has implemented a measure to control bulk sales of property to try and curb the proliferation of “property clubs” that have...

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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...

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Long-overdue government subsidy payments to farmers under the rice-pledging scheme will begin next week, Thaialnd's caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on February 13,...

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Malaysia’s economy beat expectations and picked up speed in the last quarter of 2013, with strong exports expected to shield the Southeast Asian country...

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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...

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Hong Kong's property prices are expected to drop, reports China's state newswire Xinhua, saying that prices have been affected by the US Federal Reserve's...

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The property market in Switzerland, one of the most expensive globally and heavily sought-after by foreign buyers, is at rising risk of overheating, according...

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Sales of high-end luxury cars in Singapore have dropped by up to 90 per cent depending on the brand, after measures to cool the...

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Singapore-based online property portal PropertyGuru said in its recently launched PropertyGuru Market Outlook 2014 eBook that price drops of 6-8 per cent in private...