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Australasia & South Pacific

Economy / Australasia & South Pacific Monitor

Papua New Guinea appears likely to pass another expansionary budget for 2014, as the government continues to counter a transitory slowdown in economic growth with aggressive fiscal policy. Although the government projects another relatively high fiscal deficit equivalent to 5.8% of GDP in the coming year, we once again note that PNG's relatively unique economic prospects, along... 2013-11-25


Economy / Fiji

Although Fiji's near-term economic growth is likely to be supported by increasing government spending, we highlight that political risk is on the rise, despite the government's... 2013-09-02


Economy / Australia

With federal elections approaching, both the ruling Australian Labor Party (ALP) and opposition Liberal-National coalition have been fielding new policies relating to infrastructure... 2013-09-02

China & North East Asia

Economy / Hong Kong

Hong Kong is expected to face a manpower shortage by 2018 and therefore needs to expand its population, according to an assessment of the current administration. Apart from the shrinking workforce issue, the country also faces issues such as an aging population and a low birth rate. The administration has rolled out a four-month public consultation exercise on the population development... 2013-11-21


Economy / Hong Kong

Hong Kong is expected to face a manpower shortage by 2018 and therefore needs to expand its population, according to an assessment of the current administration. Apart from the shrinking... 2013-11-21


Economy / Hong Kong

Hong Kong is expected to face a manpower shortage by 2018 and therefore needs to expand its population, according to an assessment of the current administration. Apart from the shrinking... 2013-11-21

South Asia

Economy / Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has defended the Sri Lankan government following the UK's call for an inquiry into alleged human rights abuses in the country. The comments came during the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka. Despite bringing peace to the island following a quarter-century of civil war, Sri Lanka's government continues to receive international criticism for alleged... 2013-11-25


Economy / India

In line with our expectations, the Indian rupee has seen renewed pressure in Q413, as emerging market currencies have given back gains to the US dollar. Our end-2013 target of INR60.00/US$... 2013-11-25


Economy / India

According to a mid-October poll by Times Now, popular support for prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and his opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is rising. The survey predicted... 2013-11-25

South East Asia Vol 1

Economy / Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City health officials have unveiled multiple regulatory violations and corrupt practices following an inspection of local public hospitals. The inspectors found that the some hospitals have been charging 14% more than the regular VND700,000 (US$32.66) for diagnostic scans over the years. The inspection also revealed that senior hospital staffs were involved in corrupt... 2013-10-25


Economy / Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City health officials have unveiled multiple regulatory violations and corrupt practices following an inspection of local public hospitals. The inspectors found that the... 2013-10-25


Economy / Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City health officials have unveiled multiple regulatory violations and corrupt practices following an inspection of local public hospitals. The inspectors found that the... 2013-10-25

South East Asia Vol 2

Economy / Malaysia

Property prices across Malaysia rose at a slower pace in Q213, providing evidence that property curbs implemented by the government are beginning to cool demand. We continue to believe that the authorities will press ahead with their plan to raise the real property gains tax (RPGT) at the upcoming budget announcement on October 25. We maintain our view that property-related stocks... 2013-10-24


Economy / Malaysia

Property prices across Malaysia rose at a slower pace in Q213, providing evidence that property curbs implemented by the government are beginning to cool demand. We continue to believe... 2013-10-24


Economy / Philippines

The Philippine government intends to relocate slum dwellers in Metro Manila by 2016 by constructing affordable houses and introducing schemes that will allow them to buy their own homes.... 2013-10-24