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Singapore still the top choice for US investments in Asia

SINGAPORE remains the biggest catchment area for American direct investments in Asia. Some US$15 billion were poured into factories and offices in the city state last year, raising the level of investments from the United States to a book value of US$274.3 billion in Singapore – more than the combined US investments in China (US$107.6 billion) and Japan (129.1 billion), […]

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Domestic private investment is key for Vietnam to achieve SDGs: UNDP

The Hanoitimes – Domestic private investment is yet to fulfill its increasing role as a driver of Vietnam`s lower middle-income economy, according to UNDP`s director. Accelerating the development of the private sector and expanding domestic private finance are key priorities for Vietnam to meet the financial requirements to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), stated Haoliang […]

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Nomura warns of fiscal tension in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: Allowing a larger fiscal deficit and running the risk of a sovereign credit rating downgrade in 2019 could cause balance of payments stress, given Malaysia’s high short-term external debts and low foreign exchange (forex) reserves, said Nomura. Following the reversal of fiscal reforms like goods and services tax (GST) and the removal of […]

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