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Economic Update | Palm oil production to rise in Indonesia

22 May 2017
Indonesia Agriculture
Improved weather conditions and expanded acreage should help Indonesia’s palm oil industry rebound from a weak harvest in 2016, though projections of higher output may put downward pressure on prices...

Economic Update | Thailand eyes reforms to real estate sector

22 May 2017
Thailand Real Estate
A proposal to ease restrictions on foreigners buying property in Thailand could spur growth in the real estate market, though uncertainty over new land and building taxes may impact the rollout of...

Economic Update | Positive growth prospects for Malaysia’s agriculture sector

15 May 2017
Malaysia agriculture
Steady global demand for palm oil and improved weather conditions ending last year’s drought should help Malaysia’s agriculture sector recover from a decline in 2016, boosting returns for growers and...

Economic View | Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, President, Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), on achieving economic growth through digitalisation and human capacity

11 May 2017
Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin
What are the government’s top short-term priorities in enacting the Thailand 4.0 initiative?

Economic Update | Myanmar pushes through with investment reforms

28 Apr 2017
Myanmar Investment
Reforms to legislation governing investment in Myanmar, including streamlined procedures and strengthened investor rights, aim to reverse a downward trend in foreign direct investment seen in the...

Economic Update | Tax reform in the Philippines seeks to boost state revenues

28 Apr 2017
Philippines Tax
A proposal to offer limited amnesty to delinquent taxpayers alongside stronger future enforcement measures could boost tax compliance in the Philippines, bringing fresh revenues to the state and...