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Thai baht hits record high in two years

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Thai baht hits record high in two years

The value of Thai baht rose to 33.94 baht per USD, a record high in the past two years after the Bank of Thailand (BOT) decided not to take measures to stop the rise of the domestic currency.

Malaysia spends big on flood mitigation projects

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Malaysia spends big on flood mitigation projects

Malaysia will spend half a billion ringgit (112 million USD) on various projects to mitigate flood consequences around the country, the national news agency Bernama quoted Natural Resources and Environment Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar as saying on January 1.

Malaysia expects higher GDP growth in 2017

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Malaysia expects higher GDP growth in 2017

Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth is expected to reach 4-5 percent in 2017, higher than 4-4.5 percent in 2016, said Malaysian Prime Minister and Finance Minister Najib Razak.

Oil tanker hijacked off Malaysia

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Oil tanker hijacked off Malaysia

An oil tanker carrying 900,000 litres of diesel was hijacked after leaving a Malaysian port, according to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).