Asean Morning News For September 22

Asean Morning News For September 22

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Cambodia leads regional authoritarianism The warm hug on Sept 7 between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Thai counterpart, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, said it all. Authoritarian rule is ascendant in Southeast Asia. It now poses an existential… — Bangkok Post ASEAN public relations strengthen regional […]

Philippines Morning News For September 22

Philippines Morning News For September 22

Philippines worst in impunity in global index The Philippines is seen as the worst in terms of impunity in 2017, according to results from the latest Global Impunity Index (GII) of the University of the Americas Puebla (UDLAP) and the Center of Studies on Impunity and Justice (CESIJ). — Rappler Peso weakens on Fed THE […]

Asean Morning News For September 21

Asean Morning News For September 21

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN has strong GDP growth ASEAN’s combined nominal gross domestic product (GDP) is already over US$2.8 trillion (S$3.8 trillion) and if counted as a single entity, it would rank sixth in the world, behind the United States, China, Japan, India and Germany. — Next Big Future […]

Philippines Morning News For September 21

Philippines Morning News For September 21

Foreign Investors Shun Philippines for 4th Straight Quarter Foreign investors are sending an increasingly strong message to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte over his ‘war on drugs’ and at times outrageous and crude comments. And it is a message that doesn’t bode well for the Philippine economy. — AEC News Today Philippine stocks lead SE Asia […]

Foreign Investors Shun Philippines for 4th Straight Quarter

Foreign Investors Shun Philippines for 4th Straight Quarter

Foreign investors are sending an increasingly strong message to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte over his ‘war on drugs’ and at times outrageous and crude comments. And it is a message that doesn’t bode well for the Philippine economy. In Q2 2017 inbound foreign investment pledges plummeted 55 per cent year-on-year (YoY) to P18.2 billion (about […]

Asean Morning News For September 20

Asean Morning News For September 20

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Children’s Education: Singaporeans Biggest Spenders, But More Indonesians Paying When it comes to spending on their children’s education Singaporeans are the biggest spenders in Asean according to a recent survey by HSBC, but Indonesia has the highest proportion of parents paying for private tuition. — AEC […]

Malaysia Morning News For September 20

Malaysia Morning News For September 20

Children’s Education: Singaporeans Biggest Spenders, But More Indonesians Paying When it comes to spending on their children’s education Singaporeans are the biggest spenders in Asean according to a recent survey by HSBC, but Indonesia has the highest proportion of parents paying for private tuition. — AEC News Today Malaysia Stock Market Poised To Halt Losing […]

Philippines Morning News For September 20

Philippines Morning News For September 20

Philippines ranked 8th most vulnerable to malware attacks in Asia Experts in information technology security discovered that the Philippines is the 8th most vulnerable to attacks by malicious software or malware. — Inquirer.net Economy seen growing 6.7% this year RAM Rating Services Berhad of Malaysia expects a 6.7 percent economic growth for the Philippines this […]

Children’s Education: Singaporeans Biggest Spenders, But More Indonesians Paying

Children’s Education: Singaporeans Biggest Spenders, But More Indonesians Paying

When it comes to spending on their children’s education Singaporeans are the biggest spenders in Asean according to a recent survey by HSBC, but Indonesia has the highest proportion of parents paying for private tuition. Home to one of the top 25 universities globally, Singaporean parents splurge a whooping US$70,939 a year, almost double the […]

Asean Morning News For September 19

Asean Morning News For September 19

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Japan: Mizuho Bank’s $250m ASEAN Fund reaches first close at $180m Japan’s Mizuho Bank has set up a private equity fund – Exacta Asia Investment II LP – with a target corpus of $250 million focused on middle-market companies in Southeast Asia. It achieved a first […]

Philippines Morning News For September 19

Philippines Morning News For September 19

Philippines tops Asia on financial inclusion list THE PHILIPPINES remains Asia’s leader in financial inclusion due to policies supportive of wider banking access, the Brookings Institution said in a report, even as the country slipped a rung from its rank a year ago. — BusinessWorld Online PSEi hits all-time high in upbeat trading The local […]

Asean Morning News For September 18

Asean Morning News For September 18

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN reinforces relations with UN, Switzerland Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Le Luong Minh held working sessions at the United Nations Office in Geneva and met with Swiss leaders during a working visit to Switzerland from September 11-15. — Vietnam Plus Chinese […]

Philippines Morning News For September 18

Philippines Morning News For September 18

PH external debt drops by 1.8% to $72.5 billion in Q2 2017 The country’s total debt owed to foreign creditors dropped in the 2nd quarter of 2017, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). — Rappler Peso seen sideways on US data THE PESO may move sideways this week as the expected effect of […]

Asean Morning News For September 15

Asean Morning News For September 15

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN’s highest quality citizenship: Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei The people of Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei enjoy the highest quality citizenship in Southeast Asia, according to a recent report by Henley & Partners. — Nikkei Asian Review SE Asia Stocks-Philippines rises to record close, Thailand to 24-yr top […]

Philippines Morning News For September 15

Philippines Morning News For September 15

PSE sets P2.5-B follow-on offering The Philippine Stock Exchange has firmed up a plan to offer about P2.5 billion in fresh capital through a follow-on equity offering, mandating BDO Capital & Investment Corp. to arrange an equity deal within this year. — Philippine Daily Inquirer August net outflows hit $58M as ghost month begins The […]

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