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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...
Malaysia 12th most attractive to investors

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Malaysia moved up the world competitiveness ranking again, securing a spot in the enviable  top dozen and improving the country's attractiveness to investors. The...
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...
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...
IMF backs Malaysia’s subsidy cuts, GST

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has backed the Malaysian government's decision to cut subsidies this year and eventually introduce a goods and services tax...
Malaysia: Cost of living surges

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Cost for food, electricity and transport is rising fast in Malaysia, with some items and services becoming as much as 50 per cent more...
Vietnam government struggles with overspending

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Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told a National Assembly session opening on October 21 that state budget overspending this year would likely be...
Fitch retains stable outlook for Thailand

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Rating agency Fitch has said it is maintaining its stable outlook for Thailand's sovereign credit rating despite a slew of risks including a narrowing...
Philippine government deficit surges

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The Philippines' budget deficit rose to $1.2 billion in July 2013, 35.6 per cent higher than in the same month in 2012, the Department...
Thailand offers $1b to support rubber farmers

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Thailand, the world's largest rubber producer, is offering rubber farmers 30 billion baht (close to $1 billion) to help offset declining world market prices...
Tweetchat: Yes it happened. Fitch downgrades Malaysia

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Credit rating agency Fitch on July 30 has downgraded Malaysia's credit rating outlook to negative from stable, causing the ringgit to decline the most...

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Singapore was ranked 5th out of 185 economes in terms of ease in paying taxes, according to the "Paying Taxes 2013" report compiled by...

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Moody’s Investors Service has placed Sarawak’s Baa1 issuer rating under review, supported by the state’s strong record of sound financial performance and increasing budget...