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Central Bank projects 7.1% growth in 2H16
The National Bank of Cambodia held a seminar on the state of the economy in the first half of the fiscal year on Saturday, forecasting 7.1 per cent GDP growth for the rest of the year.
Speakers highlighted the strength of the Kingdom’s banking sector, which is a major boost to the economy.
Bank deposits and loans reached 67 and 80 per cent of GDP respectively for the first half of the year, while inflation remained low at 2.8 per cent over the period.
The local currency exchange rate stood at around 4,044 riel to the US dollar, they
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Indonesia to launch 13th economic package this month
Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution said on Wednesday that the government would release its 13th economic policy package in August, adding that the draft had been completed.
Darmin said the 13th package was largely an extension of the previous one, but would expand its focus beyond industry. The 12th package focused on small and medium enterprises.
"We are just waiting to schedule a meeting with the president," Darmin told reporters at his office. He refused to give the exact date the new policy package would come into effect.
The ministry team must meet with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo one more time to finalize the details, Darmin said.