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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...
Thailand car sales seen plunging 31% in 2014

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Auto sales in Thailand are expected to fall 31 per cent in 2014 after months of political unrest, but sales could recover in 2015...
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...
Philippine population to hit 100 million

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By the reckoning of a population expert, the Philippine population will hit 100 million this Sunday, July 27. The figure was based on population...
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...
ADB cuts Southeast Asia 2014 growth forecast to 4.7%

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has cut its growth forecast for Southeast Asia this year, as the Thai coup, Indonesia's mineral export ban and...
World Bank, IFC commit $4.2 billion to Philippines

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The World Bank said on July 15 that it and its private sector arm have committed concessional loans of up to $4.2 billion to...
Vietnam’s middle-class has fastest growth rate in Asia: survey

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Vietnam is enjoying the fastest growing middle-class in the Asia-Pacific region with over two million citizens joining it annually, a recent survey shows. “This is...
Singapore economy contracts in second quarter

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Singapore's economy contracted unexpectedly in the second quarter, hurt by a slide in manufacturing activity, official data showed on July 14. On a quarter-on-quarter basis,...
Laos outlines investment priorities

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In the next financial year the Lao government will allocate 11 per cent of its state investment budget to four priority areas with aims...
Philippines to consider more rice imports, ending subsidy

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Philippine officials will meet next week to consider more rice imports and ending a subsidy for farmers to cut debt at the National Food...
Malaysia eyes first rate hike in 3 years

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Malaysia's central bank Bank Negara is expected to raise interest rates on July 10 for the first time in more than three years to...
Measures attempted to boost Thailand’s growth to 2% in 2014

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Attempts are being made through several policies to boost Thailand’s GDP to grow by 2 per cent in 2014, said National Council for Peace...
Thai economy struggles to recover from political turmoil

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Thailand's economy continued to struggle in the second quarter of the year but appeared to grow from the first, a top central bank official...
Cambodia government sees good results in socio-economic development

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Cambodia has maintained good results in socio-economic development, though the country's main opposition party has boycotted parliament for 11 months against the July election...
Vietnam, Philippines pharma market worth $8b each by 2020

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The pharmaceutical markets in Vietnam and the Philippines are forecast to reach a value of $8 billion each by 2020, according to new studies...
Malaysia is Asia’s heavyweight champion

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Malaysia has been rated as the highest among Asian countries for obesity, after it held the title to be ASEAN's fattest nation for a...