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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...
Societe Generale sets up sukuk programme in Malaysia

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Societe Generale, France's third-largest bank by assets, will set up a 1 billion ringgit ($311.3 million) multi-currency sukuk (Islamic bonds) programme in Malaysia, the...
Singapore IPOs could raise $1.15b

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An Indian construction firm and a Malaysian provider of offshore oil-and-gas services are gauging investor appetite for planned initial public offerings in Singapore that...
World Bank trims East Asia 2014 growth forecasts

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The World Bank trimmed its 2014 growth forecast for developing East Asia but said the region's economies were likely to see steady growth in...
Hot money returns to Southeast Asia

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The tide of hot money is turning in favour of Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, Bloomberg reported. Overseas investors have bought a net $1.6...
Philippines may miss 2014 growth targets

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Despite the continued positive outlook by international rating agencies on the Philippine economy in 2014, two important developments, if left unchecked, could change their...

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Hong Kong's property prices are expected to drop, reports China's state newswire Xinhua, saying that prices have been affected by the US Federal Reserve's...
Philippine stocks in huge plunge

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The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange Index has plunged 21 per cent since its peak in May 2013 as international investors pulled a net $955...
Indonesia has fewest local investors

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Investors in Indonesia account for only 0.2 per cent of the country’s total population, the lowest in the region, an executive in capital market...
Thai baht drops amid new protests

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Thailand's baht dropped to a seven-week low and bonds fell as anti-government protests sparked by an amnesty bill dim the outlook for the economy...
ADB cuts growth forecast for developing Asia

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) cut its economic growth forecast for developing Asia on October 1, citing weakness in region's two largest economies China...
Thailand’s current account turns positive

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Thailand's current account returned to positive territory in August 2013 for the first time in four months, erasing a deficit that had worried investors...
Is capitalism the answer to Brunei’s economic woes?

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With Brunei posting a dismal GDP growth of 1.5 per cent in 2012, it is often easy to point fingers at the government authorities...
Lessons learnt: The end of a volatile summer for ASEAN

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The surprise announcement by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke on September 19 that the Fed will not taper its money stimulus programme yet came...
ASEAN markets jump after surprise Fed decision

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Southeast Asian stocks and currencies saw robust gains as investors returned to emerging markets after the US Federal Reserve surprisingly announced that there will...
ASEAN markets await crucial Fed decision

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ASEAN stocks and currencies were down on September 18 as countries eagerly awaited the decision of the US Federal Reserve to reduce its quantitative...
UK think tank sceptical over Philippine growth

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), a renowned think tank, said in its new report Economic Insight: South East Asia...
Indonesia raises benchmark interest rate to 7%

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The Indonesian central bank raised its interest rates on August 29 after a hastily called meeting in a desperate effort to support the country's...