Trade wars, speculation to hurt stocks Business

Trade wars, speculation to hurt stocks

The market sentiment will remain lateral in September weighed down by global economic and political tensions while trading quiet amid speculations of Q3 corporate earnings.
Indonesian rupiah depreciates following riots World

Indonesian rupiah depreciates following riots

The depreciation of the Indonesian rupiah against the US dollar on May 22 was blamed on the riots that followed after incumbent President Joko Widodo had been declared winner of the presidential election.
World

Thai economy to improve in second half

Thailand ’s economy will recover during the latter half of this year thanks to the payment of the rice pledging scheme and the rise in the SET index, according to Krungsri Asset Management.
Study calls for borderless AEC by 2030 ASEAN

Study calls for borderless AEC by 2030

The establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015 should be seen as the starting point of a critical journey toward a truly borderless economic community by 2030, said a survey released in Singapore on July 17.
Business

Vietnamese expect bright future

Vietnamese have a very high level of optimism about the future that makes the outlook for Vietnamese consumer spending exciting, according to an economist from ANZ.
UN chief calls for constructive dialogue in Thailand World

UN chief calls for constructive dialogue in Thailand

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on all sides in Thailand to join hands to seek a solution through constructive dialogue, after Yingluck Shinawatra was dismissed from her position as caretaker Prime Minister on May 7.
Overseas Vietnamese in Ukraine still safe Society

Overseas Vietnamese in Ukraine still safe

The Vietnamese community in Kharkov, one of the hot spots in Ukraine, is still safe amid the political tensions, according to Chairman of the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Kharkov Tran Duc Tua.
World

Bangkok shutdown expected to hit Thai economy hard

The Bangkok Shutdown is expected to whack 40 billion Baht (1.25 billion USD) off the Thai economy or 0.2 percentage point off its growth as consumers cut back on daily living and travel expenses, according to the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.
Politics

Vietnam joins international peace conference

A delegation led by the Deputy Head of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Commission for External Relations, Vuong Thua Phong, attended the international conference on “Peace and Conciliation in Asia” held on April 25-26 in Dili, the capital of Timor Leste.