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Philippines Q2 agriculture output up 6.2% y-o-y

The Philippines' agricultural output rose 6.18 percent in the second quarter compared with a year ago, outpacing growth in the first quarter, as good weather helped boost crop harvests, including rice and corn, the statistics agency said on Tuesday.

Crop output, accounting for half of total production, grew 11.72 percent, with paddy rice also up 11.72 percent to 4.15 million tons. Poultry output was up 8.36 percent, helping to offset declines in livestock and fisheries, where output fell 1.38 percent and 2.93 percent respectively.

Agriculture accounted for about a tenth of the overall domestic output in recent quarters. The government will release the second-quarter GDP data on Thursday.

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This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More






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