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Singapore economy up 15 percent in 2010

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Singapore's economy is expected to expand at a record pace this year as a surge in demand for the city-state's exports drives manufacturing, according to a central bank survey of analysts.

The city-state's gross domestic product will likely grow 14.9 percent this year, according to the median forecast of 20 economists in the quarterly survey, the Monetary Authority of Singapore said Wednesday.

In the previous survey in June, analysts had expected the economy would grow 9 percent this year.

Singapore's economy - which relies on trade, finance and tourism - will likely be led this year by a 29 percent expansion of the manufacturing sector as non-oil exports soar 20 percent, according to the analysts.

The government boosted its 2010 growth forecast in July to a range of 13 percent to 15 percent after the economy expanded 18 percent in the first half from a year earlier


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Thai finance minister upbeat over economy

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Philippine central bank repeats call for govt spending boost

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Philippines likely to raise overseas debt

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May 26, 2009
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Philippine central bank mulls rate cut, watches recovery signs

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May 11, 2009
Indonesia’s state-owned firms asked to stop using imports

May 9, 2009
World Bank: Cambodia’s economy to recover in 2010

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Thailand to borrow $22.7bn for stimulus

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May 4, 2009
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May 3, 2009
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May 1, 2009
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April 30, 2009
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April 24, 2009
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April 14, 2009
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April 13, 2009
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Vietnam eyes $6.4bn in overseas loans 

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Singapore to revise growth outlook down

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Singapore SMEs urged to grab opportunities in downturn 

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March 29, 2009
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Thai PM warns of rising unemployment  

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March 19, 2009
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March 17, 2009
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March 5, 2009
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March 4, 2009
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Malaysia: Govt plans extra spending to save jobs

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February 24, 2009
Philippines expects 4% growth in 2009

Malaysia to ease investment restrictions

February 23, 2009
Singapore’s economy to contract further

Malaysia to pour $8bn into the economy

February 21, 2009
Philippine: Remittances seen dropping by 8% in 2009 

February 19, 2009
Thailand to inject $54bn into the economy

February 18, 2009
IMF sees sharp downturn in Philippines economy

February 17, 2009
Philippines: Remittances seen slowing down amid global crisis 

February 14, 2009
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February 13, 2009
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February 12, 2009
Vietnam: Tax payment date extended for 5 months

Malaysia to cut power tariffs by 3.7% 

February 11, 2009
Vietnam aims stability in foreign exchange 

February 10, 2009
Malaysia: Second stimulus plan to focus on policy changes

Indonesia: Bad loans up 35% to $1.24bn in 2008  

February 9, 2009
Thai PM: No shortfall in reserves

Philippine central bank sees money supply rising 13-14%

February 8, 2009
Global lender urges action on stimulus, bank clean-up

February 7, 2009
Philippines: Reserves at $39.6bn in Jan

Indonesia: No postponement for global bond issue 

February 6, 2009
Philippines inflation at 10 month low in Jan 

February 5, 2009
Indonesia: Rate cuts to lift growth, more likely to follow 

February 4, 2009
Thai PM sets out on investment roadshow to Japan

Singapore Tourism:
Arrivals decline but revenue up in 2008

February 3, 2009
Vietnam to trim rates further 

February 2, 2009
Singapore minister: Reserves not for welfare 

February 1, 2009
Vietnam: BIDV bank to cut dong lending rates from Feb 1

Singapore: Manufacturers downbeat over outlook  

January 30, 2009
Malaysia expects higher budget deficit in 2009

Indonesia to launch global bond next week

Thailand: Japanese firms send staff back home to cut costs 

Singapore: Employment growth slows, jobless rate up 

January 29, 2009
Thai central bank to continue ‘accommodative’ policy to boost economy 

January 28, 2009
Indonesia unveils $6.3bn stimulus plan 

January 27, 2009
Philippines: NPLs seen rising in 2009

Malaysia may cut power tariff for industries 

January 25, 2009
Indonesia to cut taxes on listed firms, service companies

Thai PM vows to push land, inheritance tax bill 

Singapore: Recession may last for whole of 2009

Malaysia: Second stimulus package necessary to boost economy 

January 24, 2009
Thai central bank sees 2% growth in 2009

Malaysia: $552m in SME loans to offset downturn 

January 23, 2009
Singapore govt to help ease tax burden for businesses

Vietnam inflation at 17.48% in Jan, lowest in a year

Malaysia Economy:
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January 22, 2009
Singapore Economy:
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Malaysia’s shock rate cut seen hitting banks

January 21, 2009
Thailand: Tax-relief package to boost economy

Indonesia: Small firms remain optimistic  

January 20, 2009
Singapore: Ministers’ annual pay seen dropping by 20% in 2009

January 19, 2009
Philippines: Balance of payment surplus seen at least $500m in Jan

Singapore may have to turn to reserves amid recession

Malaysia: Temporary layoffs seen at 45,000

January 17, 2009
Singapore: Agency calls for wage freeze, cut

Philippine central bank to ease loan rules 

January 16, 2009
Malaysia: Power tariff cut planned for mid Feb

Vietnam approves loan subsidies to shore up economy 

January 15, 2009
Indonesia sees need to revise budget to maintain growth 

January 13, 2009
Thai govt plans extra budget to boost consumers spending 

January 12, 2009
Malaysia Deputy PM: Economy will suffer if racial unity collapses

January 11, 2009
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Domestic demand critical to growth

January 10, 2009
Philippines: Slower remittances to dent foreign reserves 

January 9, 2009
Manila issues $1.5bn in global bonds to boost growth

January 8, 2009
Indonesia central bank cuts rates to boost growth

Vietnam’s 2nd largest bank to cut dong lending rates 

January 6, 2009
Indonesia to create jobs, growth with $6.55bn stimulus 

January 4, 2009
Philippines to save expense on infrastructure 

Indonesia to use unspent funds to curb crisis in 2009 

January 3, 2009
Private home prices in Singapore fall 5.7% 

January 2, 2009
Indonesia GDP at 6.2% in 2008

Malaysia central bank sees room to cut rates

Singapore: Economy shrinks 12.5% in Q4 

December 30, 2008
Philips to lay off 100 staff in Singapore

Philippine economy will have limited impact from global crunch  

December 29, 2008
President urges Indonesians to remain positive amidst global crisis 

Philippine mine sector fears layoffs 

December 28, 2008
Singapore: Manufacturing sector shows 7.5% drop in Nov 2008 

December 27, 2008
Singapore to release advance Q4 GDP data on Jan 2

Thailand Economic Stimulus:
Govt plans to spend $8.7 billion to jump-start economy

December 26, 2008
Vietnamese govt unveils details of economic stimulus plan 

December 25, 2008
Economic Stimulus:
Indonesia to spend $9.2bn on infrastructure in 2009

Philippines plans to borrow $1.9bn Q1 2009

Vietnam inflation climbs to almost 20% in2008 

December 24, 2008
Philippines: Weak exports to hit balance of payment surplus

Singapore likely to let currency weaken as economy sags

Thai PM vows to bring country out of political, economic morass

December 23, 2008
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Malaysia: Job losses seen rising in next 3 months

Philippines: Lower fuel prices to ease inflation 

December 22, 2008
IMF: ‘Very dark’ year ahead despite stimulus plans

Malaysia: More stimulus measures in the pipeline

December 18, 2008
Vietnam’s central bank to introduce ceiling, floor rates

Indonesia central bank mulls cutting rates 

December 17, 2008
Singapore sees lower-than-forecast growth in 2008

December 16,2008
Vietnam to unveil $6bn stimulus plan

Thailand Politics:
New PM faces deep divisions, poor economy  

December 14, 2008
Asian powers vow to help revive global economy

December 13, 2008
Singapore to boost construction, help airlines 

December 8, 2008
Philippine central bank: Remittances begin to slow down

Thailand's economy takes a double blow

December 7, 2008
Malaysia: Fiscal boost to fend off recession

ADB lends $5bn to Indonesia  

December 6, 2008
IMF: Vietnam’s growth to slow to 5 percent

Singapore: Years of slow growth to follow recession 

December 4, 2008
Vietnam to spend $1bn to spur investment, consumption

December 3, 2008
Malaysia trims fuel prices amidst slowing economy 

Vietnam to cut rates to boost economy 

December 2, 2008
China, Philippines to strengthen ties with the US

Vietnam to help businesses through tax cuts 

December 1, 2008
Philippines cut corporate income tax to 30% 

November 30, 2008
Global crisis hits Asia's tiger economies

November 29, 2008
Malaysia: Slow growth may lead to rate cuts again

Vietnam’s banks urged to cut rates to boost growth 

November 27, 2008
Philippines: Budget deficit to exceed $2bn in 2009 

November 26, 2008
Vietnam inflation remains among the highest 

November 25, 2008
Philippines expects Q3 GDP growth to hit 3.8-4.6%

Global Crisis Impact:
Singapore PM, ministers take pay cut

November 23, 2008
IMF economist: Worst of crisis yet to come

Indonesia: Oil-rich states should help ease global crisis  

November 22, 2008
Cheaper oil eases Malaysian inflation

Central bank sees bleak X’Mas for Philippine businesses

Vietnam sees 2008 inflation at 22%

Thai tourist arrivals to drop on US crisis – central bank

Singapore's state firm plans pay cuts

Singapore trims growth forecast, unveils credit support plan 

November 20, 2008
Support for Rupiah Currency
Indonesia govt to order energy firms to use local banks

November 19, 2008
Infrastructure spending deepens Philippines’ Oct budget deficit 

November 18, 2008
Philippines: Crisis fails to stop rise in remittances

Malaysia slashes fuel costs by 7%  

November 17, 2008
G-20 Summit:
Markets remain sceptical over action plan

Singapore’s exports decline 15% in October

Vietnam faces dual challenges to boost growth 

November 16, 2008
G-20 Summit:
Leaders agree on reform plan to boost growth

Indonesia's central bank insists banking sector solid

Malaysia faces no recession, currency to rise – central bank

Singapore: Retrenchment shouldn’t be the first resort to cut costs

November 15, 2008
Coping with Global Slowdown:
Malaysia to scrap import duties

IMF cuts Philippine GDP forecast to 4.4%

November 14, 2008
G-20 Summit
Japan to lend $100bn to IMF

November 13, 2008
Vietnam to keep lowering rates to boost growth 

November 12, 2008
Indonesia sees 8% growth next year

Thai central bank weighs growth risk as rate cut decision nears

November 11, 2008
China joins global financial rescue drive

November 10, 2008
ADB chief sees Asia in a position to weather crisis

Philippine central bank keeps rate cut option open

Singapore's 2009 budget to spur growth 

November 8, 2008
Indonesia central bank: Inflation target achievable 

November 7, 2008
Vietnam currency at bottom of new trading band limit 

November 6, 2008
Philippine inflation eases on lower oil, rice prices

Vietnam trims 2009 growth forecast to 6.5%

Impact of global crisis looming - Indonesia central bank

November 4, 2008
Malaysia to announce new measures to boost economy

Indonesia’s inflation eases, but rates seen unchanged

Vietnam cuts key rates to boost growth

Rate cut plan sees Thai inflation diving to 10-month low 

November 1, 2008
Thai economy looking weak despite trade surplus

October 31, 200
Malaysia plans yet another petrol price cut

Asia Pacific economies set to go slow - economist

October 30, 2008
Thailand to increase spending to boost growth

October 29, 2008
Weak exports slow down Thai economy in Q3

October 27, 2008
Financial Crisis Impact:
Raise spending to reduce impact, says Thai deputy premier

October 26, 2008
Financial crisis may slow down investment, aid in Cambodia

Singapore’s top leader: World economy to recover in 3 to 5 years

Vietnam: Inflation eases in October month-on-month 

October 25, 2008
Philippine central bank sees inflation easing

Thai central banks see lower rates if economy slows 

October 24, 2008
Malaysia sees oil tax revenue in line with forecast 

October 23, 2008
Philippines $2bn fund to shield economy

Fuel price fall allows Malaysia to cut goods prices  

October 22, 2008
Singapore: Charter changes to cope with recession

Thai central bank sees room to boost growth

October 21, 2008
Philippines considers reserve rate cut 

October 20, 2008
Financial crisis on agenda at informal Asean summit 

October 18, 2008
Outlook uncertain for next year - Singapore PM 

October 16, 2008
Malaysia budget deficit to climb as growth slows

October 15, 2008
Malaysia plans fuel price cuts to boost economy

Indonesia cuts 2009 budget inflation target

Vietnam to cut inflation down to single digit 

October 14, 2008
Philippines central bank remittances to grow 15% in 2008October 13, 2008

October 13, 2008
Malaysia Power Struggle:
Opposition leader to challenge govt over economy

Philippines: Expert sees slow economy but not crash

October 11, 2008
Vietnam expects inflation to ease in 2009

October 10, 2008
Thailand Political Stalemate:
Govt plans to set up panels to probe fatal clashes
Tourism, economy reel under prolonged uncertainty

Global crisis: Malaysia may have to revise 2009 growth

Singapore’s economy in recession 

October 9, 2008
ADB offers $35 million in food aid for Cambodia

Global Financial Crisis Impact:
Thailand maintains rate on growth concern, political turmoil

October 8, 2008
Ex-IMF chief: Asia will ride out crisis

October 7, 2008
Indonesian President calls meeting as inflation hits a 2-year high

October 6, 2008
Philippine central bank: Slower inflation key to rate decision

Singapore: Economic slowdown to last several quarter

Vietnam: Economy back on track, face new worries

October 4, 2008
Arroyo upbeat over Philippines economy

October 3, 2008
US Financial Bailout
Failure won’t affect Indonesian economy - Govt  

October 2, 2008
Philippines revises 2008 GDP forecast down to 4.4-4.9%

September 30, 2008
Vietnam sees GDP growing 6% in Jan-Sept

September 28, 2008
Vietnam: Growth up 6.6% in Jan-Sep 2008 

September 27, 2008
Vietnam aims for single-digit inflation by Q3 2009 

September 23, 2008
Impact of US Finance System Meltdown:
Singapore sees economy slowing down

September 22, 2008
Vietnam inflation seen slowing on lower food, fuel prices

September 20, 2008
Thai exports drop on global slowdown 

September 16, 2008
Singapore: Charter amendment to draw more income from reserves 

September 15, 2008

Philippines: Inflation to stall historic growth

September 14, 200
Economic stimulus
Thailand, Malaysia spend billions to boost economy

September 13, 2008
Philippines central cuts surplus estimate again 

September 12, 2008
Philippines: Inflation seen at 17-year high in September

Thai consumer confidence at year’s low

September 11, 2008
Indonesia’s tax overhaul seen a boost 

ADB chief: Inflation easing in emerging Asia

Deadlock in WTO won’t affect Asean integration: Indonesia 

September 7, 2008
Vietnam to cap 2008 inflation at 25% 

September 6, 2008
Philippine inflation seen cooling  after hitting 17-year high

September 5, 2008
Philippines: Central bank to shift policy as inflation peaks

Indonesian central bank increases rates for the 5th time 

September 4, 2008
Malaysia’s Anwar introduces alternative budget

Philippines to raise $1.5bn to boost reserves 

September 3, 2008
Singapore: Q2 growth revised down to 4.2% 

Indonesia: House passes income tax bill 

September 2, 2008
Indonesia: Inflation slows but rate hike seen 

August 31, 2008
Weak economies dampens travel industry in Asia 

August 30, 2008
Malaysia’s PM unveils popular budget

August 29, 2008
Philippines inflation seen to accelerate in August 

August 27, 2008
Indonesia’s central bank considers regional inflation-controlling team 

Vietnam: Retail petrol prices trimmed again 

August 26, 2008
Philippines: Govt seeks $31bn for 2009 budget 

August 24,2008
Thai GDP seen declining in H2, says minister

August 23, 2008
Malaysia cuts fuel price as by-election nears 

August 22, 2008
Philippines growth to stay below 5.2% in Q2

August 21, 2008
Inflation in Hanoi speeds up on fuel price hikes

August 20, 2008
US economy:
Economist sees large US bank going under
Recession likely in the next few months

Philippines’ July budget deficit soars  

August 19, 2008
Philippines slashes growth forecast on inflation worries 

Speculative capital adds to Vietnamese woes 

August 18, 2008
Vietnam’s real estate draws $21.4bn FDI

ADB to extend $250m in fiscal reform loan  

August 17, 2008
Vietnam vows to cut inflation  

Thai central bank: Rate rise depends on oil price 

August 16, 2008
Philippines: June remittances up 30% to $1.5bn

Thai central bank to rethink monetary policy

August 15, 2008
Indonesia’s GDP growth tops 6.39% in Q2 

Vietnam lowers retail fuel prices by up to 5.3% 

August 14, 2008
Thai central bank: Inflation the biggest problem 

IMF suggests Indonesia raise interest rates 

Indonesia sees C/A surplus slightly down in Q2 

August 12, 2008
Malaysia’s central bank expects lower inflation 

Indonesia: Q2 GDP growth may exceed 6.3% recorded in Q1

Singapore sees first annual export drop since 2001 

Vietnam’s remittances and FDI to boost 2008 forex surplus

August 11, 2008
Philippines’ central bank sees measures bear fruit

August 10, 2008
Thai commerce ministry sees August inflation below 8% 

Thai central bank: No conflict with ministry or govt adviser 

Singapore lowers 2008 growth forecast to 4-5%

August 9, 2008
Vietnam’s central bank: No more joint stock bank licenses
Philippine banks see lowest NPLs since Asian crisis 

Bank Indonesia to keep rupiah rates in check 

Thai central bank chief warned over rate policy 

August 8, 2008
Thailand’s fight against inflation:
Central bank chief asked to quit

Malaysia: Economic growth still strong in 2008 

Philippines’ end-July reserves close to forecast 

August 7, 2008
Myanmar CPI up 33% in 2007-8 fiscal year

August 6, 2008
Indonesia central bank raises key rate to 9% 

Thai central bank: no pressure from govt advisers 

Philippine inflation soars to almost 17-yr high 

WB arm helps improve Vietnam’s credit access 

August 5, 2008
Thai PM’s adviser puts central bank policy in doubts

Thai investment sentiment likely to pick up in H2 

Indonesia central bank to use all tools to curb inflation

Singapore manufacturing grows in July

August 4, 2008
Indonesia’s central bank likely to raise key rate

August 3, 2008
Malaysia: Govt to unveil new growth forecast at budget-report 

August 2, 2008
Thai economy likely to grow more slowly in 2nd half 

Thai inflation hits new 10-year high 

Indonesia’s July inflation nearly reaches 2-year high 

August 1, 2008
Thai central bank makes mistakes - economist

Philippine bank lending in May rises to ten-year high 

July 30, 2008
Philippines: Govt to propose $32bn in spending for 2009 

Malaysia: Penang to emulate Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai  

July 29, 2008
Thai central bank lowers projected growth for 2008, 2009

Philippines President offers little new in policy speech 

July 28, 2008
Philippines: IMF study warns about oil VAT removal

July 25, 2008
Vietnam: Inflation hits 27%, exports boom 

Singapore: Central bank raises inflation forecast to 6-7% 

Thailand: Inflation not due only to oil price

July 24, 2008
Vietnam : Petrol price hike may trigger domino effect  

July 23, 2008
Indonesia: Central bank official sees lower inflation

Philippine: Inflation likely to stay high in 2008

July 22, 2008
ADB: Days of cheap food are over

July 21, 2008
Vietnam: Loan rate cuts may not help lift business sentiment – analysts 

July 19, 2008 
Malaysian think tank cuts 2008 GDP forecast again

July 18, 2008
Philippines inflation: Interest rates raised by 50 basis points 

July 17, 2008
Philippines: Deficit eases to $396m in H1

Indonesia Central Bank: Economy rebounds from fuel price hike 

July 16, 2008 
Thailand: Govt announces anti-poverty package

Philippines: Remittances at record high in May 

July 13, 2008
Asean sees growth slowing 

Malaysian PM says economy is stable 

July 12, 2008
Philippine military: Soaring prices pose security threat  

July 9, 2008
Vietnam assures steady prices to keep inflation at bay  

July 10, 2008
Singapore economy hit by worst contraction 

July 9, 2008
Vietnam assures steady prices to keep inflation at bay  

July 4, 2008
Laos accelerates northern development  

July 3, 2008
Philippine central bank to act on rising inflation

July 2, 2008
Thai inflation at 10-year high 

July 1, 2008
IMF welcomes Vietnam’s inflation measures 

June 30, 2008
Oil-rich Brunei sees economic risks

June 29, 2008
Asian countries under test in face of inflation

June 28, 2008
Vietnam: Not applying for IMF loan programme

Thai govt to raise spending to spur growth

June 25, 2008
IMF: Little risk of contagion from Vietnam woes 

June 24, 2008
Thai think-tank: Only 4% growth if oil prices keep rising

Widening trade gap prompts Vietnam to halt venture, gold imports 

June 23, 2008
IMF cuts Philippine GDP forecast 

June 19, 2008
IMF: Thailand economy steady despite political tremors

June 17, 2008
World Economic Forum: Malaysian PM warns inflation threat 

Bank of Thailand: Average inflation won’t exceed 10% 

June 15, 2008
Consumers pessimistic on spending

June 14, 2008
Inflation may reach double digits in Q3

June 13, 2008
President calls for unity to solve economic problems

June 11, 2008
Trade deficit looms despite export growth

June 9, 2008
High prices will persist, but recession unlikely - minister

Growth target set at 7-7.5% in 2009

Growth seen dropping to 7% in 2008

June 8, 2008
Analysts fear worst-case scenario

June 7, 2008
Govt asked to tighten policy to fix 'overheating' economy

Overseas workers expected to send $15bn

May 31, 2008
April trade deficit at 12 year high

May 30, 2008
Q1 growth falls to 5.2%

May 29, 2008
Growth slips to 5.2% in Q1

May 27, 2008
Finance ministry: fuel price hike is firmly legitimate

GDP can reach 6.9% in 2009 – central bank

Govt unlikely to raise overseas debt

May 24, 2008
Govt finally raises fuel prices

May 23, 2008
Fuel price hike will push interest rate above 12%

May 20, 2008
Philippine finances seen flagging after April surplus

May 19, 2008
Govt approves 5.5% wage rise in Manila

May 18, 2008
Govt limits fuel purchases ahead of price rise

Govt urged to launch measures to reduce oil consumption

May 17, 2008
Planned fuel price hike faces growing opposition

Rice prices drop amid Japan offer, bumper crops

Central bank to focus on interest rates

May 15, 2008
Consumer confidence falls in April, seen weak

May 11, 2008
First quarter growth up 6

May 10, 2008
Govt pitches birth control, friendly ties to beat rice crisis

May 5, 2008
H1 deficit up at 157 billion baht

May 3, 2008
April inflation jumps, subsidies in focus

Govt to spend $778mn on food security

May 1, 2008
PM warns of US recession impact

April 28, 2008
Inflation likely to accelerate in April as food prices rise

April 27, 2008
Govt expects steady growth in 2009

April 26, 2008
Inflation surges 17% in Jan-April 2008

April 25, 2008
Thailand shrugs off inflation pressure
Philippines holds rates

April 24, 2008
Inflation seen hitting 18 month high

April 23, 2008
High external inflation a serious threat

April 18, 2008
Govt bans other uses of farmland

Laos to keep inflation rate at 6

April 17, 2008
Govt to take on deficit challenge amidst price hikes

April 14, 2008
Govt says it is in control of rice problem

April 10, 2008
Higher growth allows MAS to tighten policy

April 9, 2008
UN: Growth expected to go down to 7% in 2008

April 6, 2008
World Bank cautions against excessive subsidies

April 5, 2008
Group vows to be vigilant' on inflation

April 4, 2008
Global slowdown may affect ASEAN+3

April 2, 2008
Cabinet approves 560 million baht stimulus package

March 20, 2008
Govt seeks ways to curb inflation

Additional spending to support growth
After reporting a budget deficit of 13.9 billion pesos

March 18, 2008
Govt hints further budget cuts for state agencies

March 15, 2008
Growth seen to be stable despite oil price rise

March 14, 2008
Oil price surge can deter economic recovery

March 5, 2008
More stimulus measures to boost economy

February 29, 2008
Ministry to revise economic growth estimate

June 16, 2010
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