Central bank to keep monetary policy on hold through 2019 Business

Central bank to keep monetary policy on hold through 2019

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) will hold its benchmark refinancing and discount rates at 6.25 percent and 4.25 percent, respectively, in addition to maintaining its 14 percent credit growth target for the remainder of 2019, experts forecast.
Bank of Thailand holds interest rate at 1.75 percent World

Bank of Thailand holds interest rate at 1.75 percent

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) on May 8 held its benchmark interest rate unchanged for a third straight meeting, as widely expected, saying monetary policy remained accommodative while risks to financial stability remained.
ASEAN finance ministers, central bank governors meet in Thailand World

ASEAN finance ministers, central bank governors meet in Thailand

The 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting (AFMM) and the fifth ASEAN Finance Ministers' and Central Bank Governors' Meeting (AFMGM) took place in Chiang Rai, Thailand, on April 5 under the chair of Thai Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong and Governor of Thai Central Bank Veerathai Santiprabhob.
PM attends opening session of IMF-WB annual meetings World

PM attends opening session of IMF-WB annual meetings

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc joined leaders of other ASEAN countries at the opening ceremony of the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank (WB) Group in Bali, Indonesia, on October 12.
Hospitals urged to ensure quality after fees drop Health

Hospitals urged to ensure quality after fees drop

Hospitals in the country have been instructed to ensure health exams and treatment for insured patients as fees for 70 healthcare services will fall on July 15 under a newly issued circular, according to Deputy Minister of Health Pham Le Tuan.
ASEAN+3 nations deliberate threats from rising protectionism ASEAN

ASEAN+3 nations deliberate threats from rising protectionism

Finance ministers and central bank governors of member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and East Asian countries on May 4 discussed the threat of trade frictions and rising protectionism and pledged to stay vigilant and work harder to avert threats to the global economy.
ASEAN+3 region economy to grow 5.4 percent  in 2018 ASEAN

ASEAN+3 region economy to grow 5.4 percent in 2018

The economy of the ASEAN+3 region is projected to grow 5.4 percent in 2018, underpinned by resilient domestic demand and export growth with stable inflation, said a new report released on May 3 by the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO).