• 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.
    Economy
  • 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.
    business
  • 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. 
    Economy
  • 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.
    Breaking News
  • 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.
    business
  • 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.
    Breaking News
  • 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.
    Economy
  • 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.
    Breaking News
  • 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.
    Economy
  • Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:36
    PH still Asean's top performer
    Despite some short-term concerns on inflation, the Philippines is still Southeast Asia's outperformer and the recent stock market pullback has only opened fresh investment opportunities, Manulife's top Asia fund manager said.
    business
  • Mon, 27 Aug 2018 01:00
    Operators unfazed as Myanmar slows
    YOUNG entrepreneurs in Myanmar remain upbeat on the country’s economic outlook despite weakening of the kyat, high inflation and delay to reform.
    Economy
  • Fri, 24 Aug 2018 01:00
    Core inflation rises 1.9% in Singapore
    CORE inflation in Singapore rose to 1.9 per cent in July, although the consumer price index (CPI) for all items remained unchanged from the previous month, according to the latest figures from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).
    ASEAN+
  • Thu, 23 Aug 2018 01:00
    What if the Bank of Thailand does not hike policy rate?
    “DO YOU really think the Bank of Thailand (BOT) will raise interest rate even if inflation remains merely above its target range of 1-4 per cent ?” This kind of question always emerges when discussing outlook of Thai policy rate.
    Economy
  • Fri, 10 Aug 2018 13:47
    Asia markets on course to end upbeat week with losses
    Most Asian markets dipped on Friday after a broadly positive week as traders await the latest developments in the China-US trade row, while the dollar retained its strength ahead of a key inflation report.
    business
  • Fri, 10 Aug 2018 07:03
    Dollar gains ahead of US inflation data; global stocks mixed
    The dollar rose Thursday ahead of a key US inflation report as global stocks finished little changed amid ongoing trade conflict between Washington and Beijing.
    business
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