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 income status by 2030, the economic goal set by the government. (Phnom Penh Post)

Thailand

The depreciation of the Chinese yuan will affect the baht and Thailand’s export values for the rest of the year, which will force the Bank of Thailand to come up with measures to manage the currency, economists say. (The Nation)