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Entries from February 2010

Choking on the medicine – Capital will likely flee from western markets bloated with stimulus funds but mired in a weak recovery to Asia’s relatively higher interest rates and surging growth.

February 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Low interest rates and excess liquidity in Western economies could result in Asia’s markets falling prey to asset bubbles and speculation throughout the coming year, leading international and regional financial experts say. Relatively high interest rates and plentiful opportunities will increasingly spur western investors to look to Asia. The International Monetary Fund forecast the region […]

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Tags: Bangkok Post · economy · features · markets · Thailand

Fiscal stimulus a key factor for Thai economy – Interview with Thai Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij

February 1st, 2010 · No Comments

By GREG LOWE IN BANGKOK GOVERNMENT activity and fiscal stimulus remain key factors driving the Thai economy which is showing strong signs of improvement after a rebound in exports to key global markets, says Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij. Mr Korn said the government had performed well in its first year in office by facing down […]

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Tags: economy · Thailand · The Business Times (Singapore)