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.
Banks report higher profits Business

Banks report higher profits

Banks are reporting better profits for the third quarter this year, with Vietcombank leading the way despite the predicted slowdown in credit growth.
IMF cuts growth forecast for Philippines World

IMF cuts growth forecast for Philippines

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has further slashed its economic growth forecast for the Philippines for 2019 and 2020 to 5.7 percent and 6.2 percent, respectively, as the economy slowed down in the second quarter and external environment worsens.
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.
Banks forecast strong performance despite credit slowdown Business

Banks forecast strong performance despite credit slowdown

Most domestic credit institutions and foreign banks’ branches in Vietnam expect their business performance in 2019 to be better than last year despite the predicted slowdown in credit growth, according to the State Bank of Vietnam's latest survey released late last week.