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Japan “gravely concerned” about developments in Thailand

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Thailand's biggest investor, Japan, expressed "grave concerns" after the Thai army imposed martial law on May 20. After several months of anti-government protests, generals...
Malaysia’s first quarter GDP beats forecast

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Malaysia’s economy grew at the fastest pace in five quarters amid an export recovery, increasing scope for the central bank to raise interest rates...
Myanmar has highest defense spending in ASEAN

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Myanmar’s defense budget proposal is the highest in ASEAN, says American economist Bard Robertson, who spoke at the 2014-2015 post-budget consultation held by Action...
Philippines wins another rating upgrade from S&P

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Rating agency Standard and Poor's (S&P) has again upgraded the Philippines' credit rating to two notches above junk status, as the debt watcher expects...
Malaysia Airlines will not get any more subsidies: Minister

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Troubled Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will not be given any more financial support by the government, said the country's Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri...
Philippine central bank concerned about property bubble

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The Philippine central bank is firming up steps to avert a property bubble, including requiring banks to undergo a stress test, Deputy Governor Nestor...
Singapore, Switzerland agree to share tax information

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Switzerland and Singapore have both agreed to share data and tax information under a groundbreaking new treaty signed by some 47 nations worldwide. "It's clearly...
Singapore, US to share data on tax dodgers

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Singapore has concluded discussions on a tax information sharing agreement with the US that aims to prevent tax evasion by US citizens, permanent residents...
Malaysia’s pump prices among lowest globally – thanks to subsidies

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Malaysians enjoy some of the lowest petrol pump prices among the major world economies, according to a new study by UHY, the international accountancy...
Moody’s presents grim outlook for Thailand

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Thailand's GDP growth rates will likely slow to less than 3 per cent on average for 2014 and 2015, well below the average of...
S&P: Philippine banks ‘not prepared’ for AEC

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US rating agency Standard & Poor’s said it believed that banks in the Philippines were not yet prepared for the tougher competition that would...
Myanmar trade deficit at record high

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Myanmar’s trade deficit has seen a new record high of $2.65 billion because of stronger imports in the recent fiscal year 2013-14, according to...
ADB warns Thailand to change politics, address debt

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has suggested that once Thailand has a permanent government in place, it should drop its populist policies as a...
Philippines listed among 10 ‘hot’ emerging countries

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The Philippines is among 10 new emerging economies, according to French credit rating agency Compagnie Francaise d’Assurance pour le Commerce Exterieur (COFACE), citing the...
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...
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...
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...