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ASEAN Region Weekly (27 Sep. 2019)

Cambodia The Kingdom’s economy managed to maintain a robust growth this year despite the challenges of shrinking international trade and is expected to achieve a 5.5 per cent surplus of GDP and maintain a stable account balance. According to the National Bank of Cambodia, the [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (13 Sep. 2019)

ASEAN Southeast Asia offers concrete proof that novel and localized models can help solve some of the most pressing social and development problems, a senior official said. (China Daily) Southeast Asia’s private sector has called on ASEAN heads of state and governments to make a [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (6 Sep. 2019)

ASEAN The world’s most widely recognised sustainability reporting standard, Global Reporting Initiative, has launched in Southeast Asia, with Singapore as the regional base. The Amsterdam-headquartered non-profit, whose standard is used by three quarters of the world’s biggest companies, aims to help Southeast Asian companies identify [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (30 Aug. 2019)

ASEAN Telecom regulators in ASEAN have agreed in principle on revenue collection from over-the-top (OTT) service providers operating in the region, though the approaches will have to be figured out by the countries themselves. The regulators met this week in Bangkok at the 25th ASEAN [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (23 Aug. 2019)

Lao PDR Laos’ public debt to Gross Domestic Product ratio is expected to decline slightly if the government continues its fiscal consolidation, the World Bank reported recently. (Vientiane Times) Laos’ public debt to Gross Domestic Product ratio is expected to decline slightly if the government [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (16 Aug. 2019)

Indonesia Government efforts to take advantage of the trade war failed miserably as exports remain sluggish and foreign investments went to more attractive regional peers such as Vietnam, adding to President Joko Widodo’s already heavy workload. Indonesia recorded a trade deficit of US$63 million in [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (9 Aug. 2019)

Cambodia Cambodia has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world, maintaining 7.7 per cent average growth over the past 20 years. However, the Kingdom remains a low skills economy with relatively low productivity rates – making it extremely difficult to achieve upper-middle [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (2 Aug. 2019)

Lao PDR Investment by domestic and foreign enterprises has not grown as planned despite the government’s augmented measures to boost private sector growth and sustain the economy. (Vientiane Times) Thailand The Bank of Thailand has cut the amount of short-term bonds it will sell via [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (26 Jul. 2019)

Indonesia Analysts and businesspeople have said that Bank Indonesia will need to further slash its reference interest rate in order to stimulate the economy. (Jakarta Post) Philippines Foreign banks said they expect the Philippines to achieve gross domestic product growth of about 6% this year, [Read More]

ASEAN Region Weekly (19 Jul. 2019)

ASEAN The 34th Asean Summit in Bangkok emphasized the importance of advancing partnerships for sustainability to achieve a people-centred, people-oriented and forward-looking Asean community that leaves no one behind in the rapidly changing regional and global environment. (The Star) Indonesia The latest trade data suggest [Read More]