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Indonesia cuts interest rate to spur growth

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Indonesia cuts interest rate to spur growth

Indonesia’s central bank (Bank Indonesia) on August 22 unexpectedly cut its policy interest rate to 4.5 percent from 4.75 percent as the Southeast Asia’s biggest economy is seeking to boost economic growth.

Thailand steps up support for SMEs

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Thailand steps up support for SMEs

Small- and medium-sized enterprises of Thailand contributed five percent of the nation’s gross domestic products (GDP) in the first quarter of this year, up 3.2 percent year on year.

ASEAN, Australia bolster agriculture, food trade

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ASEAN, Australia bolster agriculture, food trade

ASEAN ambassadors to Australia paid a working visit to Toowoomba of Queensland state on August 14-16 to boost ASEAN-Australia cooperation on agriculture, infrastructure, logistics and food distribution in rural areas.

Malaysia PM: ASEAN brings stability, prosperity to region

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Malaysia PM: ASEAN brings stability, prosperity to region

The operation method of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has brought stability and prosperity to the entire region, said Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur on August 14 to celebrate the bloc’s 50th founding anniversary.