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Imf Says Myanmar’s Economy Losing Steam

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Mandalay street market © Arno Maierbrugger The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expressed concern about the Myanmar economy...
North Korea Could Follow Vietnam’s “doi Moi” Example

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As Vietnam’s capital Hanoi prepares to host the second US-North Korea summit later this month, experts say North Korea may be gearing up to...
Cambodia’s economic growth to reach 7.3% this year

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Cambodia’s economy is expected to grow by 7.3 per cent this year, spurred by the robust performance of garment exports, tourism and construction, deputy...
Reports says Thailand has worst wealth distribution globally

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Thailand has overtaken Russia and India as the most unequal country in the latest survey by Credit Suisse. Two years ago, Thailand ranked third...
Malaysia getting closer to high-income status, says IMF

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest country report on Malaysia concluded that the nation is "well on its way to achieving high-income...
Despite slowdown, Philippines to lead GDP growth in SE Asia this year

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Citigroup in a new country study said it expects the Philippines to enjoy the fastest economic growth in Southeast Asia and the third-fastest growth...
IMF says Brunei’s economy to contract sharply in 2016

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Brunei's economy to contract by a whopping two per cent this year,  a figure much lower than its...
Vietnam set to grow 6.7% this year, but reforms crucial

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasts healthy GDP growth for Vietnam this year, although challenges persist. The country is projected to sustain 6.7 per...
IMF recommends raising VAT in Thailand to 10%

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its economic report on Thailand released on March 28 recommends that the country's government raises value-added tax (VAT)...
Philippines joins Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in the last minute

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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...
Philippines misses growth target

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Philippine economic growth missed analysts’ estimates last quarter even as state spending increased, with a government official saying the expansion target for this year...
Indonesia struggles to take the brakes off slowing economy

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Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo believes that now is “the best time to invest” in the country despite its current economic problems. During his first...
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...
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...
Indonesia’s GDP to surge, surpassing Russia’s, Australia’s by 2023

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Southeast Asia’s most populous nation, Indonesia, is set to become a trillion-dollar economy as early as in two years, according to a forecast by...
Myanmar could get first credit rating

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Myanmar is in early-stage talks to get its first credit rating, people familiar with the matter said, paving the way for an eventual debut...
IMF lowers 2014 growth projection for ASEAN-5

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Five ASEAN countries, the so-called ASEAN-5, are expected to show 4.6 per cent in economic growth this year and 5.6 per cent in 2015,...