07 March, 2016
As appeared in Bloomberg

Senior Fellow of the CIMB ASEAN Research Institute Pauline Loong spoke on Bloomberg about the big gap in China’s policy blueprint for the next five years. She pointed out that notably missing from the outline of China’s Five Year Plan is any mention of strategies to deal with possible large-scale capital outflows once the currency barrier is dismantled, as envisioned in the push for renminbi globalization.


British Airways commits to Singapore

26 March, 2013
By Karamjit Kaur | Source: ANN

British Airways (BA) is sticking to Singapore as its hub between London and Australia – despite the decision by its long-time partner Qantas to dump Changi Airport for Dubai. BA’s new Southeast Asia head

Thai activist’s wife to join peace deal meeting with insurgents

26 March, 2013
By Supitcha Rattana and Anapat Deechuay (The Nation) | Source: ANN

Angkhana Neelaphaijit, wife of missing Muslim lawyer Somchai, has agreed to join the National Security Council team at its meeting on Thursday with the Barisan Revolusi Nasional, while National Police chief Adul Saengsingkaew has

Thai bourse up after Cyprus bail-out but strong baht still a worry

26 March, 2013
By Business Desk (The Nation) | Source: ANN

Cyprus’ success in winning an international bail-out sparked a rally in Asian bourses including Thailand’s yesterday, but some stock analysts consider that a fall in the local exchange is far from over, chiefly because

Vietnam gains from Samsung’s largest mobile phone factory

26 March, 2013
By Viet Nam News | Source: ANN

Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday applauded Samsung’s decision to expand operations in Vietnam, adding that it would contribute to the strategic partnership between Vietnam and South Korea. He was attending the Samsung

Lao trade services to be modernised

26 March, 2013
By Vientiane Times | Source: ANN

The Lao government plans to set up an electronic system that will enable businesspeople to obtain a business and trade license online. Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce, Khemmani Pholsena, yesterday presided over a

Positive outlook for M’sian economy, say experts

25 March, 2013
By Ng Bei Shan | Source: ANN

The Malaysian economy is expected to grow steadily at 5 per cent to 6 per cent in 2013, thanks to strong domestic demand, robust private investment and a better global outlook. Bank Negara Governor

M’sian banks make huge investments to improve services

25 March, 2013
By Daljit Dhesi | Source: ANN

Malaysian banks are aggressively beefing up their complaints management systems and investing millions of ringgit in them to not only cope with rising complaints, but also to enlarge their customer base to boost bottom

Proposed tax to have ‘major’ impact on Vietnam offshore fishers

25 March, 2013
By Viet Nam News | Source: ANN

Vietnam fisheries officials, economists and fishermen want an exemption from corporate income tax for offshore fishing businesses instead of a 10 per cent tax being imposed. The tax is proposed in the government’s draft

Philippine auto industry expects sales to rev up

25 March, 2013
By Riza T. Olchondra | Source: ANN

The Philippines is set to boost local vehicle manufacturing and grow a supply chain as the country undergoes rapid motorisation fuelled by a growing economy. The executive director of Philippine Automotive Competitiveness Council Inc.