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Junta chief appointed new Thai prime minister, industrial sentiment improves

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Thailand's junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha has been named the new prime minister of the country on August 21 in a legislature hand-picked by the...
Big fund managers bullish about Indonesia

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Despite Indonesia’s widening current account deficit, major fund managers globally are holding on to their rupiah assets as they maintain a bullish outlook about...
Malaysia grows 6.4% in second quarter, tops forecasts

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Malaysia's economy expanded at a faster-than-expected pace in the second quarter, data released on August 15 showed, boosted by strong exports and robust consumption. Gross...
Myanmar could get first credit rating

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Myanmar is in early-stage talks to get its first credit rating, people familiar with the matter said, paving the way for an eventual debut...
Indonesia to allow more private stakes in banks

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Indonesia may consider cutting public stakes in banks and imposing lending quotas in an effort to channel more credit to industry, as policy makers...
Mergers & acquisitions wave set to hit Vietnam, say analysts

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An ambitious plan to privatise more than 400 of Vietnam’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) by the end of next year will fuel a new wave...
Vietnam urged to relax restrictions on foreign property investment

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Singapore developers and investors are urging Vietnam to open up its real estate sector more to foreign investment, but there is still some resistance...
Cambodia economy bucks regional trend

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Driven by garment and improved agricultural export markets, Cambodia has bucked the wider trend of slowing Southeast Asian economies, according to the United Nations...
Promised 6-7%-growth in Indonesia looks distant

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Investors should be careful assessing the GDP growth rates in Southeast Asia's largest economy, analysts say, as it is likely to underperform for some...
Vietnam to offer tax relief for struggling firms

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Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung pledged to offer tax extensions and simplify payment procedures on the heels of more bad news about business...
Thai economy struggles as manufacturing output declines

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Thailand's economy continued to struggle in the second quarter of 2014 amid declining growth and manufacturing activity - underscoring concerns over the junta's ability...
Moody’s upgrades Vietnam to B1; outlook stable

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Rating agency Moody's Investors Service raised Vietnam's credit rating for the first time in nearly two years on July 29 to B1 with a...
Indonesia’s Widodo faces huge reform challenge

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After his resounding victory in Indonesia's presidential race, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo now faces the daunting task of taking the world's third-biggest democracy forward as...
IMF lowers 2014 growth projection for ASEAN-5

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Five ASEAN countries, the so-called ASEAN-5, are expected to show 4.6 per cent in economic growth this year and 5.6 per cent in 2015,...
Laos loses $150 million to corruption

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More than 1.2 trillion Lao kip ($149.40 million) have been misappropriated from 2012 to the present day through corruption, according to a report in...
New Indonesian president targets growth ‘unseen since Asia crisis’

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Indonesia's President-elect Joko Widodo said he’s aiming for a growth pace Indonesia hasn’t seen since before the 1990s Asian financial crisis, a shift that...
Political situation weighs on Thailand’s growth, says Moody’s

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Thailand's credit outlook is stable along with others in Asia Pacific, said Moody's Invstors Service, but political developments will be key. "While the recent coup...
Philippines allows full entry of foreign banks

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has signed into law a bill allowing the “full entry of foreign banks into the Philippines” in time for...