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Asean trade projection bullish

Brushing aside worries about protectionism, Southeast Asian businesses have the most bullish trade outlook in the world, a new HSBC report has found. Expecting more production to swing Asean’s way, businesses are pivoting investment into supply chain technology to turn global trade tensions from a headwind into a tailwind. The findings come from the HSBC […]

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Myanmar: Dawei SEZ may make local communities worse off: study

Research shows that the scaling up and regularisation of trade and investment through Dawei Special Economic Zone has a risk to narrow, restrict, or reduce economic spaces or practices in which women predominate, pushing women towards precarious positions in labour hierarchies. Dawei Development Association (DDA), affected community members and EarthRights International launched a new report […]

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Falling oil prices to ease economic pressures in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — Falling oil prices would help ease economic pressures in the country in the coming months, starting off with inflation and the pressure on the central bank to further raise interest rates, London-based Capital Economics said in a report. The macroeconomic research firm said lower oil prices would put downward pressure on domestic energy and fuel prices, easing the […]

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