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23 Nov [Premium] Country Updates: 10 – 23 November 2018

Indonesia Surprise Rate Hike by Bank Indonesia due to Widening Current Account Deficit (15 Nov) Indonesia’s central bank surprised observers with its sixth rate hike in 2018, bringing its benchmark rate to 6%. Bank Indonesia Governor Perry Warjiyo explained that the hike was aimed at reducing the...

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09 Nov [Premium] Country Updates: 27 October to 9 November 2018

Indonesia GDP Growth – Better than Expected in the Third Quarter, but Dark Clouds Ahead Indonesia’s economy experienced 5.17% year-on-year growth in the third quarter, according to Statistics Indonesia. This is above estimates by agencies such as Reuters. However, economists foresee the growth rate weakening further due...

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24 Sep Myanmar 2.0 in the making?

Simon Tay For The Business Times PEOPLE now perceive Myanmar very differently compared to just two years ago. In 2016, there was euphoria after the iconic Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy swept the elections. Myanmar's economic opening, begun under the previous military-backed government, brought...

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23 Dec Powering S’pore’s growth through green finance

by Simon Tay and Yeo Lian Sim President Donald Trump has withdrawn the United States from the Paris Agreement for fear that it gives the world's top polluting countries an edge over his country. Others, like the European Union and China, however, remain committed to combating...

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05 Oct 10th ASEAN and Asia Forum: Live Videos

We held our 10th ASEAN and Asia Forum (AAF) at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore on 5 October 2017, on the theme: “A Future Ready ASEAN: People & Growth in an Uncertain World”. The Forum was attended by over 300 industry experts, corporate leaders and key...

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29 Jun Foreign investors remain upbeat about Myanmar

We held our 2nd ASEAN-Myanmar Forum in Yangon on 28 June 2017, bringing together senior government officials and business leaders. The following is an excerpt from The Straits Times article on the forum.   By Tan Hui Yee, Regional Correspondent YANGON - Foreign investors remain upbeat about Myanmar's economy...

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