Indonesia hosts workshop on Asia’s economic-trade policies World

Indonesia hosts workshop on Asia’s economic-trade policies

Priorities in Asia’s trade and economic policies in 2020 were the focus of a workshop which was held late October in Jakarta, Indonesia, attracting the participation of Indonesian and foreign economists and scholars, besides Indonesian policy makers and foreign diplomats.
Forex rate forecast to remain stable till year-end Business

Forex rate forecast to remain stable till year-end

The Vietnamese dong was expected to remain broadly stable against the US dollar over the remainder of 2019 and to be slightly weaker on average over 2020, buoyed by robust foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows, dollar purchases by businesses, and a healthy foreign reserve position, experts forecast.
Malaysia attracts more investment amid trade war: minister World

Malaysia attracts more investment amid trade war: minister

Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has said the permanent reorientation of the global supply chain due to the US-China trade war can be a golden opportunity to attract new investment and reverse Malaysia's premature deindustrialisation.
VFF President presents public opinions, petitions Politics

VFF President presents public opinions, petitions

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man presented a report summarizing public opinions and petitions during the opening of the eighth session of the 14th National Assembly in Hanoi on October 21.
Singaporean central bank eases monetary policy World

Singaporean central bank eases monetary policy

Singapore on October 14 decided to ease monetary policy for the first time in more than three years as the national economy has narrowly avoided recession in the third quarter of 2019.
RoK strives to conclude FTA with three ASEAN members by November World

RoK strives to conclude FTA with three ASEAN members by November

The Republic of Korea (RoK) is working hard to conclude free trade talks with Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia before November when leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meet for the ASEAN-RoK Commemorative Summit in the country.
ADB cuts Southeast Asia growth forecast World

ADB cuts Southeast Asia growth forecast

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised down its forecast on economic growth in Southeast Asia to 4.5 percent compared with a previous forecast of 4.8 percent and from last year's 5.1 percent pace.
Indonesia reduces rates again due to low growth World

Indonesia reduces rates again due to low growth

Indonesia’s central bank (BI) slashed interest rates on September 19 for the third month in a row as Southeast Asia's biggest economy is affected by the US-China trade war and slow global growth.
Vietnam’s textile export value up almost 7 pct in eight months Business

Vietnam’s textile export value up almost 7 pct in eight months

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) said the total export value of textiles, fiber, and cloth reached 25.7 billion USD in the first eight months of the year, up 8.6 percent year on year, including 60.6 percent from foreign direct investment (FDI) enterprises.