• Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:36
    US Fed on hold but investors await signals on inflation fears
    No US economists believe the Federal Reserve will raise the all-important benchmark interest rate on Thursday but they are watching closely for any signals about how concerned the central bankers are about rising prices.
  • Fri, 02 Nov 2018 01:00
    Thailand’s inflation rose 1.23 per cent in October for the 16th month in a row, director-general Pimchanok Vonkorpon of the Trade Policy and Strategy Office under the Commerce Ministry said yesterday.
  • Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:58
    Bank of Japan lowers inflation forecasts again
    Japan's central bank revised down inflation forecasts again on Wednesday, in the latest sign that it has made little headway towards its 2.0 percent target despite years of massive monetary easing.
  • Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:33
    Indonesian manpower minister proposes 8.13% rise in minimum wage
    Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri has proposed an 8.13 percent rise in the provincial minimum wage (UMP) for 2019, saying an increase of that amount was based on data issued by Statistics Indonesia (BPS) on inflation of 2.88 percent and economic growth of 5.15 percent.
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  • Sat, 06 Oct 2018 07:33
    US stocks fall again as bond yields surge
    Wall Street stocks fell for a second straight session on Friday on worries about runaway inflation spurred by the sudden jump in US Treasury bond yields.
  • Mon, 01 Oct 2018 11:11
    Inflation up but food prices down
    Inflation in September showed a slight growth of 1.33 per cent compared with the same month last year, the Commerce Ministry reported on Monday.
  • Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:00
    Central bank decides to maintain policy rate at 1.5 per cent
    Bank of Thailand (BOT)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided yesterday to leave the policy rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent to bolster growth and cope with the inflation target framework, while maintaining its forecast for this year’s economic growth at 4.4 per cent.
  • Fri, 14 Sep 2018 10:10
    Asian markets build on trade talks rally, Turkish lira holds up
    Asian markets extended their gains Friday on hopes for China-US trade talks, while Turkey's lira held up after a shock hike in the country's interest rate and a dip in US inflation.
  • Wed, 12 Sep 2018 01:00
    Thailand can weather EM crisis
      IT’S A CLASSIC emerging markets crisis: Fed raises rates causing US dollar to appreciate; emerging markets’ (EM) currencies fall and dollar-denominated debt blows up; import prices rise as currencies fall, pushing up inflation which in turn adds more pressure on the currencies. 
  • Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:47
    Duterte blames Trump-imposed tariffs for Philippine inflation
    AMMAN, Jordan - President Rodrigo Duterte blamed the tariffs slapped by US President Donald Trump on certain global products for the rising prices of goods in the Philippines, in a rare jab at the American leader that he described as his close friend.
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  • Mon, 10 Sep 2018 01:00
    Flooding, inflation may dampen SCG Myanmar's growth target this year
    Despite bright outlook for Myanmar in the coming years, the Siam Cement Group (SCG)’s growth target for the country this year may be hit by inflation and flooding  across the country, said Surachai Pomjindachote, the Thai firm’s country director for Myanmar.
  • Sat, 08 Sep 2018 15:58
    Duterte blames 'friend' Trump for Philippines economic woes
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday blamed US President Donald Trump after inflation hit a nine-year high in the Philippines, hurting the image of the populist leader.
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  • Tue, 04 Sep 2018 01:00
    Inflation rises 14th month in a row
    THAILAND’S headline inflation, as gauged by the increase in the consumer price index (CPI), accelerated for the 14th straight month in August from rising prices of fresh food and energy, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
  • Mon, 03 Sep 2018 14:36
    Turkey inflation surges to 15-year high in August
    Inflation in Turkey rose again in August to nearly 18 percent, official statistics showed on Monday, a record since late 2003 and coming after the Turkish lira dramatically weakened against the US dollar last month.
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  • Mon, 03 Sep 2018 11:33
    Inflation hike blamed on fresh food, energy prices
    Inflation rose by 1.62 per cent in August compared with the same month last year and 1.46 per cent over July, the Commerce Ministry reported on Monday.
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