Thailand

Thailand’s economy battered by Covid-19, war and household debt

May 31, 2022

Thailand’s economy is exploring foreign investment and infrastructure projects to give it a much-needed boost.

Ronadol Numnonda

Bank of Thailand deputy governor seeks to balance debts

May 27, 2022

The Bank of Thailand’s deputy governor on reducing its sizeable household debt and non-performing loan levels, and returning the banking sector to growth.

Yen note

Japan policy unmoved over declining yen

May 27, 2022

Japan’s currency has seen a significant decline in value since the start of 2022, yet there has been little policy movement to mitigate this. 

Siam Comm new

Thai banks search for growth in stuttering economy

May 25, 2022

When Thailand’s banks were hit with a ratings downgrade, it created uncertainty across the sector. With the country reopening to tourists and the banks exploring new growth models, there is hope of a return to form.

Ravi Menon

MAS builds up its crypto capabilities

May 23, 2022

Singapore’s central bank governor provides insight into its regulatory approach to the crypto sector, which aims to mitigate risks while leaving the door open for opportunities to co-create solutions with the industry.

Tokyo stock exchange

Activist investors shaking up Japan Inc

May 3, 2022

Japan’s way of doing business has in many ways not changed for decades. This presents a wealth of untapped potential for activist investors looking to drive greater profitability. 

Tokyo stock exchange

The rise of activist investors in Japan

April 25, 2022

Activist investors are reshaping how businesses operate in Japan. 

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Sri Lanka seeks foreign investment support

April 19, 2022

As Sri Lanka’s foreign currency reserves dry up, the country is looking to woo international investors, but will they be tempted?

Asia fuel prices

War in Ukraine has mixed impact on Asia commodities

April 5, 2022

Russia's war on Ukraine has the potential to impact commodities prices in Asia. However, some countries may benefit from shifting supply chains.

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Sri Lanka looks for external assistance

April 1, 2022

The Russia–Ukraine war is exacerbating Sri Lanka’s economic woes, while island-wide power cuts and fuel shortages have crippled day-to-day activities.

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