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Thailand: BoT prepares to restrain baht

The Bank of Thailand is set to step up efforts to rein in the baht in the next few months by easing capital flow regulations, managing gold trading flows and lowering the current account surplus, says its chief. The central bank is talking with related regulators to encourage outbound portfolio investment by both institutional and […]

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Vietnam faces challenges in implementing new generation FTAs

The Hanoitimes – Labor force quality is still a main obstacle for Vietnam to overcome. The enforcement of new generation free trade agreements has required Vietnam to overcome several obstacles, especially sub-standard labor force quality, to enable it optimize huge potential of the deals, experts said. New generation FTAs, including the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), […]

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Cambodia – World Bank: Challenges facing the Kingdom

Cambodia’s economy currently faces challenges including credit growth in the construction and real estate sectors, rising indebtedness and the possible withdrawal of the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement, said the World Bank Group’s latest forecast report on the Asia-Pacific economies. The report, released on Thursday, said total outstanding loans from banks and microfinance institutions […]

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