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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...


FDI to drive Myanmar's growth, but political risks remain

Myanmar's GDP is set to grow at 6.6 per cent annually until 2030, but weak business conditions and political risks could dampen FDI inflows.

Indonesia's regional GDP to grow by 4-7% in 2020: UOB

Economic performance in Indonesia will “continue to improve in 2020” on the back of increased exports and imports, rising private consumption, and...

Asean consumer sector set for soft start to 2020: DBS

Outlook dampened by macro headwinds and weak sentiment

Card payments in Malaysia to exceed US$80b by 2023: GlobalData

Malaysia’s total card payments value is projected to increase from US$50.4 billion in 2019 to US$81 billion in 2023, as the country makes steady...

Indonesia's unchanged policy rate reflects optimism and flexibility

The Indonesian central bank's decision to keep interest rates on hold will mean greater monetary policy flexibility for 2020, should the economy...

Indonesian domestic demand to remain soft in 2020 despite accelerating reforms and stabilising exports: Citi

INDONESIAN domestic demand may remain soft into H1 2020, even as reforms speed up and exports stabilise in 2020, said Citi in its latest report on...

ASEAN-5 likely to lead “a relatively fragile recovery” in 2020: Nomura

ASEAN is likely to see a gradual rather than V-shaped recovery in 2020, with the five largest Asean economies expected to clock gross domestic...

Thai aquaculture to stay soft in 2020: Report

The house has held to its “market weight” rating on Thailand’s food sector.

Asean supply chains to solidify even if US, China reaches trade deal: Maybank

Multinationals are looking to minimise risks from future tension between the US and China


Asean's share of global GDP may overtake eurozone's in 5 years

If policymakers enact the right reforms the region can lift its share of global GDP to over 8% by 2030, HSBC says