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Singapore at 50: Well done, but challenges ahead

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Singapore just became 50 - a time span that saw the small city state transform from third world to first in record speed. The...
The 46 topics Benigno Aquino III talked about

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on July 27 delivered his sixth and last State of the Nation Address. Here are the 46 topics he...
Philippine president aims to secure his legacy

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III addressed parliament for the last time on July 27, racing to secure fragile legacies of peace in the war-torn...
Thai baht tumbles to six-year low versus US dollar

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Good news for Thai exporters and for those who want to buy property in Thailand, but bad news for the Thai economy as such:...
Thailand’s shadow economy among biggest globally

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Ever wondered why Thailand isn’t simply falling apart in its endless spiral of corruption, military coups, over-challenged governments, volatile economic environment, substandard education and...
Thailand seeks direct trades in ringgit, kyat

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The Bank of Thailand is currently negotiating with Malaysia's central banking authorities on a direct exchange of both countries' currencies - the baht and...
Myanmar bourse launch delayed again, kyat slumps

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Myanmar once again has postponed the launch of the country's new stock exchange, this time to mid-November or early December this year, Xinhua reported. The...
Vietnam head-to-head with Philippines in economic growth

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Vietnam's economy grew by 6.28 per cent in the first half of this year, racing along at its fastest pace since 2008, official government...
Asia shares, crude down on Greek tragedy

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The surprising results from Greece's referendum on July 5 sent markets into a tailspin after Asian stock exchanges opened today, with US crude suffering...
On the Thai-Lao trade track

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The easternmost border crossing in Thailand, and at the same time the only point where people can enter Laos by land without having to...
Bank secrecy is dead – also for the Philippines?

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The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an international economic grouping of 34 countries, has urged the Philippines to lift its bank secrecy...
Thailand to scrap minimum wage after 3 years

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Thailand's 300-baht-per-day ($9) national daily minimum wage will be scrapped next year to be replaced by the old system where wages vary by each...
Malaysia’s debt-ridden 1MDB fund under central bank scrutiny

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Malaysia's central bank said on June 3 it had launched a "formal inquiry" into strategic development fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), which is struggling...
Indonesia rupiah hits 17-year low on slowing economy

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Indonesia's rupiah dropped to a 17-year low against the US dollar on June 4, pressured by slowing economic growth and high inflation in Southeast...
Myanmar kyat plunges to new lows

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The general strength of the US dollar and poorly managed currency control by the Myanmar central bank has led to another plunge of the...
Surprise: Philippine growth suffers sharp slowdown in first quarter

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In a rare slowdown of its otherwise over the past years strongly accelerating economy, the Philippine's GDP growth surprisingly fell to a three-year low...
Malaysia PM comes up with $72b economic plan

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak last week unveiled a $72 billion plan to revive his country's slowing economic growth amid a collapse in oil...
Malaysia “running out of tools to tackle a financial crisis”

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Malaysia does not have the option of using fiscal instruments to face any future financial crisis, mainly due to its high debt and continuous...