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Brunei: Consumer price index for March

CONSUMER Price Index (CPI) in March 2017 increased slightly by less than 0.05 per cent over February 2017. Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages Index decreased by 0.3 per cent while Non-Food Index increased by 0.1 per cent. According to a press release, the slight increase in the overall CPI in February 2017 was largely contributed by […]

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Indonesia, Philippines Launch Shipping Route

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and Philippine President RodrigoDuterte on Sunday (30/4) launched a ferry route between the two countries. The roll-on, roll-off (roro) ferry is set to ply the Davao-General Santos-Bitung route. With the launch of the service, both leaders expected a boost in trade. Jokowi said said the trade between the two countries would […]

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Philippines: April inflation likely at 3-3.8% – BSP

MANILA, Philippines – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) sees inflation rising to between three and 3.8 percent this month due to higher oil prices as well as more expensive power and water. BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. said inflation would remain elevated due to the upward adjustments in electricity and water rates as well […]

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Thailand: FPO projects 3.3% export uptick

The Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) has raised its 2017 export growth forecast to 3.3% but is maintaining its economic growth projection at 3.6%. The upward revision of its 2017 export growth forecast from 2.5% predicted in January should have minimal effect on the overall economic growth estimate, said director-general Krisada Chinavicharana. The 160-billion-baht mid-year budget […]

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