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Mekong countries eye bold new future

When lead characters in a Chinese kung fu movie drink wine from the same cup, they are considered sworn brothers. They will fight and die together. Will all six riparian countries of the Lancang, or Mekong (Lan-Mei), share the same spirit of camaraderie as they all live on this magnificent river? There may be ominous […]

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SET plans CLMV stock trade

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) plans to set up a new equity market to trade stocks from neighbouring countries as these stocks have good growth potential based on buoyant economic growth in Southeast Asia. These neighbouring countries are Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam (CLMV). The first three countries have many large caps and interesting […]

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Thai banks forecast at least 4% growth for 2018

The research houses of two Thai banks have painted an upbeat picture for the country’s economic growth in 2018, forecasting its pace will be at least 4%, underpinned by exports, domestic investment and tourism. But they expect private consumption to remain a drag on economic growth this year. Economic Intelligence Center (EIC), a research unit […]

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