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ADB President Highlights Cambodia’s Strong Growth, Remaining Challenges

Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao yesterday (March 10th) met Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen, Minister of Economy and Finance, Aun Pornmoniroth, and Minister for Education, Youth and Sport, Hang Chuon Naron to discuss the Cambodian government’s development strategy and how ADB can support its efforts to diversify the economy, promote inclusive growth and … Continue reading 521 Origin Down

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As China Becomes World’s New Industrial Super-Power: Obama’s “Pivot to Asia” And The Military Encirclement Of China

By Eric Sommer Obama’s recent visit to India netted a trove of economic, military, and nuclear power agreements with India. The visit – and the agreements –  underscored the attempt by the U.S. state to utilize its ‘pivot to Asia’ to create military and economic alliances with other Asian nations in order to encircle and … Continue reading

Q&A With Thai PM – ‘Business As Usual’ Amid Slow Politics

Thailand hopes to begin bullet-train services using Japanese technology and could hold a general election by year-end, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said. Excerpts from an interview with The Nikkei on Feb. 9 and one with a group of Japanese media on Feb. 6, both conducted in Thai, follow: Q: A top U.S. diplomat recently said Yingluck … Continue reading

Economic Boom On Thai-Myanmar Border Brings Hope

By Steve Sandford Thailand and Myanmar are working on big plans to boost trade and entice businesses to locate along their long land border. The influx of money is reshaping a region that has suffered from long-running ethnic conflicts. In western Thailand, where the Moei (Thaunggin) river marks the Myanmar border, economists estimate trade at this … Continue reading

Global Debt Has Soared By $57 Trillion Since The 2007-08 Financial Crisis

Global debt has soared by $57 trillion since the outbreak of the financial crisis in 2007, with the debt to GDP ratio jumping to above 500 percent in Japan. This raises questions about financial stability and poses a threat of another crisis. “After the 2008 financial crisis and the longest and deepest global recession since … Continue reading

How Low Oil Prices Will Impact Southeast Asia

By Stratfor Global Intelligence Over the past six months, declining oil prices have sent shockwaves through the global economy, providing much-needed relief to consumers and factories in some countries while slashing export revenues and undermining currencies and government budgets in others. But the longer oil prices hover near six-year lows, the more they will affect … Continue reading

Thai Airways To Suspend Flights To Moscow Until Economy Improves

The Thai Airways airline company will suspend flights from Bangkok to Moscow as of March 29, 2015, a source from the Moscow office of Thai Airways said in an official statement which came to TASS on Tuesday. Thai Airways said that despite continuing interest in vacationing in Southeast Asia, which remains stable in Russia, Thai … Continue reading

The New Global Economy: The Rise Of China And Decline Of The U.S.

By G. Asgar Mitha There is a limit to economic manipulations by empires. All empires have perished due to economic hardships. The Ottoman, Soviet and the British empires were no exception in the past century. Waste was the key product of these empires. Whether the only empire – the US – understands it or not, … Continue reading

Reforms In Asia Bring Big Potential For Small Companies

By Mark Mobius Templeton Emerging Markets Group At Templeton Emerging Markets Group, we believe Asia’s combination of rapid economic growth, generally strong national finances and economic fundamentals has created an attractive landscape for equity investors. Seismic changes have been taking place in Asia’s political arena over the past couple of years, including major elections, leadership … Continue reading

Thailand ETF Again Shrugs Off Political Fears

By Todd Shriber ETF Trends The iShares MSCI Thailand Capped ETF (NYSEArca: THD) is about two months away from celebrating its seventh anniversary and over those seven years, the lone Thailand-specific ETF has endured several bouts of political volatility. Another one of those bouts could be coming after the Thai parliament today voted to impeach … Continue reading

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