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Singapore Real GDP Growth

18th July 2018
Although relatively new on the historical scene, Singapore has successfully established itself on the world economic platform as a highly competitive and open market, making it a business hub for high growth on both an international and national level.
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World's Biggest Banking Systems

9th November 2017
China's banking system became the biggest in the world at the end of 2016. As three of the world’s four largest banks by assets are now Chinese, the total assets of the country’s banking system reached USD34 trillion; more than the eurozone’s USD32.7 tn and more than double the US’ USD16.1 tn.
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Eurozone: Deepening TARGET2 Imbalances

3rd November 2017
As of August, the countries that are running the biggest deficits are Italy (-414.2bn EUR) and Spain (-384.4bn EUR) - an amount that roughly mirrors the TARGET2 claims of Germany (852.5bn EUR). The roots of Italy's imbalance can be traced to the sovereign debt crisis in the Eurozone, when foreign investors have cut their exposure to Italian bonds. Other factors also weigh in, especially the ECB's quantitative easing (QE) program which has prompted Italians to decrease their holdings of the country's bonds in favour of higher-yielding foreign assets.
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Malaysia's 2018 Budget

3rd November 2017
Last week Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak announced the 2018 budget, introducing government plans to contain the country's fiscal deficit.
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Australian House Prices

25th October 2017
Australia's housing market has made a habit of defying financial gravity. House prices have been growing at a double-digit pace so far this year.
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China’s Industrial Inflation above Expectations

17th October 2017
China's industrial inflation rose 6.9% y-o-y in September, far exceeding market consensus. Demand recovery, coupled with tighter control on industrial supply to curb environmental pollution led to faster industrial inflation. While consumer inflation was up 1.6% y-o-y, it was 0.2% slower than the previous reading but was still on par with financial street forecasts. Weaker food prices were believed to be a major laggard of consumer inflation.
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Tourism Arrivals 2017 - Thailand

13th October 2017
The most popular country for tourist arrivals in the top 6 ASEAN countries is Thailand (with Malaysia in second position). However, the same cannot be said for their YoY growth figures in comparison to the other countries.
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Tourism Arrivals 2017 - Vietnam

11th October 2017
Continuing on from our post on Monday, Vietnam and Singapore are the 3rd and 4th most popular countries out of the top 6 ASEAN countries in terms of their tourist arrivals.
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China’s PMI on a 5-year high

10th October 2017
China's manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMI was up 0.7 ppt and 2.0 ppt to 52.4% and 55.4%, respectively in Sep 2017, of which manufacturing PMI climbed for two straight months. Both PMIs hit new highs since May 2012 and Jun 2014.