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How Singapore can prepare for its South-east Asian future: Linda Lim

That Singapore's economic future lies with South-east Asia, is not in doubt, says Dr Linda Lim. How then, might Singapore prepare itself for such...

Here's what the ADB predicts for Asean's economies in 2018 and 2019

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has published its annual Asian Development Outlook report, and along with it, forecasts for the various Asian...


Vietnam still an attractive market, with more FDI expected: HSBC

Vietnam remains an attractive market, as trade tensions are expected to bring more foreign direct investments (FDI) into the country and create...

Building for the future - from the ground up

SINGAPORE got the expansionary Budget it needed with big-ticket items aimed at driving domestic spending in areas like social services, health and...

Lower 2019 forecast for Thailand GDP

On the back of increased risks to exports and government consumption and investment not accelerating as much as expected, Citi Research is...

Asean to rely on domestic demand for 2019 growth: HSBC

In the face of external weakness, private consumption must be the driver of growth, said HSBC economists

No rate cuts expected from Malaysia's central bank: economists

With Q4 growth beating forecasts, economists see the overnight policy rate staying on hold in 2019

The Philippines central bank keeps policy rate on hold; more focus on domestic liquidity

The Philippines’ central bank on Thursday kept its benchmark interest rate on hold at 4.75 per cent as widely expected by economists, while...

Indonesia's Q4 GDP rose slightly to 5.18% in Q4, beating economist expectations

Indonesia’s economic growth went up marginally to 5.18 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2018, from 5.17 per cent in Q3.

Thailand’s growth in 2019 likely to ease; central bank leaves key rate unchanged

Thailand’s economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is likely to pick up from Q3, as stronger net trade balance and tourism offset a slight...