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A US-based campaign group focusing on Myanmar urged the World Bank’s financing arm International Finance Corporation (IFC) to reconsider its Myanmar investments, saying its...

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Dubai Cares, a philanthropic organisation working to improve children's access to quality primary education in developing countries, launched a new programme in Laos that...

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A $700-million urban development project saw its groundbreaking ceremony in Yangon downtown on February 17: The "Yoma Central" complex, the country's largest real estate...

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More than one tenth of the Thai population is still living below the poverty line even though the country's GDP would be high enough...

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The World Bank has adjusted this year's economic growth forecast for Myanmar to 6.9 per cent from previously 8 per cent. The global lender blames...

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The Philippine economy grew 6.6 per cent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2016, putting the Southeast Asian nation among the world’s fastest-growing countries...

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The World Bank revised up its forecast for Thailand's economic growth by 0.1 percentage point to 3.2 per cent for next year in anticipation...

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Brunei, Indonesia and Vietnam jumped the most among countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) in the new Doing Business 2017 ranking...

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Thailand's economy seems to come back on its feet again after the World Bank raised the GDP growth forecast for the country in 2016...

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The World Bank projects that Vietnam and the Philippines will grow strongest among large developing economies in East Asia over the coming years. In the...

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Economic growth in Myanmar has been hampered by a more difficult economic environment in the country's fiscal year 2015-2016 (April 1 to March 31),...

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The Philippines in a last-minute decision is officially joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) before the deadline by the end of this...

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Inequality in Indonesia has reached historical high, a World Bank report released in Jakarta on December 8 revealed. The country's Gini coefficient, which measures...

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A new report released by ratings agency Standard & Poor’s and the World Bank, Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services Global Financial Literary Survey, shows...

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The World Bank in the latest of its half-yearly East Asia and Pacific Economic Update reports released in October documents a rapid decline in...

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The World Bank cut its 2015 and 2016 growth forecasts for developing East Asia and Pacific (EAP), saying the outlook was clouded by the...

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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...

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During the hottest and driest season of the year, the massive Chao Phraya dam in central Thailand, one of the largest dams in Southeast...