• Sat, 30 Jun 2018 01:00
    Region steady despite risks
    Macroeconomic risks for Asia-Pacific have risen but our baseline for the latest assessment of the region's credit conditions remains broadly unchanged, said S&P Global Ratings in a report released today, titled "Escalating Trade Measures Reorder Macro Risks In Asia-Pacific."
    Economy
  • Fri, 29 Jun 2018 01:00
    ASIA-PACIFIC S&P WARNS OF RISING RISKS FROM US RATE
    A benign macroeconomic environment and still favorable financing conditions are benefiting companies in Asia-Pacific, according to a report published yesterday by S&P Global Ratings entitled “Sector Roundup Asia-Pacific: Steady Ratings Mask Rising Risks."
    Economy
  • Mon, 25 Jun 2018 01:00
    Laos faces structural issues despite robust expansion
    LAOS IS STILL grappling with several challenges and pending issues impeding macroeconomic development despite robust expansion of the country’s economy when compared to regional peers.
    ASEAN+
  • Tue, 12 Jun 2018 01:00
    Nuclear summit viewed as plus for economy
    AN ESCALATION of global trade tensions pose the biggest risk for the Thai economy, while the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un will likely boost confidence in the region, says the Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO).
    Economy
  • Wed, 04 Apr 2018 01:00
    Limited impact on US seen from China tariffs
    MOODY’S Investors Service believed that China’s new retaliatory tariffs on US exports, announced on April 1, will not have serious macroeconomic impact on the United States if it is measured in terms of dollars of US exports affected relative to total US exports. 
    Economy
  • Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00
    Risks cloud Vietnam outlook: researcher says
    VIETNAM experienced a relatively stable macroeconomic situation in 2017, in accordance with general global economic trends, but experts warned there will be obstacles to maintaining such momentum in the turbulent environment of 2018, according to a report by the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR).
    ASEAN+
  • Sat, 06 Jan 2018 01:00
    $8.39 bn credit set for small firms
    INDONESIA’S Deputy Coordinating Economic Minister for Macroeconomic and Finance, Iskandar Simorangkir, has said the government has allocated 120 trillion rupiah (US$8.39 billion) for micro credit programme Kredit Usaha Rakyat (KUR) this year, higher than the 106.6 trillion rupiah allocated last year.
    ASEAN+
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:00
    Myanmar signs for $200m funding from World Bank
    MYANMAR and the World Bank yesterday signed a US$200-million (Bt6.6-billion) loan agreement that would support the country’s macroeconomic stability and fiscal resilience.
    ASEAN+
  • Mon, 03 Jul 2017 01:00
    Macroeconomic risks could derail Myanmar’s bright outlook: AMRO 
    THOUGH MYANMAR’S growth is expected to recover in fiscal year 2017-18 (ending March 31) to 7 per cent yearly after the economic slowdown last year, ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO), the regional macroeconomic surveillance unit of Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation, has warned of significant macroeconomic risks that could derail the nation’s favourable outlook.
    Economy
  • Sat, 20 May 2017 01:00
    Thai imparts macroeconomic management
    THE LAO government now has some takeaways from Thailand’s experiences on macroeconomic management as it gets set to promote more socioeconomic development, says a senior Thai economist.
    business
  • Fri, 30 Dec 2016 01:00
    Retailers eye 10% growth 
    THE ASSOCIATION of Indonesian Retailers (Aprindo) has said retail sales potentially has grown 10 per cent this year as a result of better macroeconomic and banking conditions.
    business
  • Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:09
    Digital transformation to have big influence
    IDC sees ‘DX economy’ achieving almost macroeconomic scale in 3-4 years; market forecast to grow 3.9 per cent this year
    Tech
  • Thu, 06 Oct 2016 01:00
    Myanmar must mitigate risks despite favourable growth: World Bank
    ALTHOUGH Myanmar’s economic growth remains strong, it needs to address emerging challenges to macroeconomic stability, say World Bank economists.
    Economy
  • Tue, 06 Sep 2016 01:00
    Why paying attention to macroeconomics will change your life
    Every three months, one piece of news is guaranteed to run in all national media outlets.
    opinion
  • Wed, 04 May 2016 01:00
    ADB, China’s new AIIB vow to cooperate on development
    AS PRESIDENT of the newly formed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Jin Liqun might be looked upon as an alien at the annual meeting of the Asia Development Bank in Frankfurt, given the ostensible institutional rivalry between the two regional developm
    Economy
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