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Looking beyond the negative headlines of China’s massive debt pile, one encouraging fact stands out: China’s biggest companies are healthier than they’ve been in years. Thanks to a combination of economic stimulus and state-owned enterprise
A global management consulting company has placed Malaysia in third position for retail investment worldwide for the second successive year. AT Kearney partner and head of South-East Asia, Soon Ghee Chua, said the firm’s 2017
With the general election due in 15 months and complaints over rising costs getting louder, the enforcement by the governing Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition is timely. Worryingly for BN, which has ruled South-east Asia’s third
While top policymakers step up efforts to deleverage the economy and deflate asset bubbles, capital-thirsty local governments are embarking more on off-budget borrowing to continue their debt-fueled binge, undermining China’s years-long battle to contain the
The World Bank kept its outlook for the global economy unchanged, forecasting a modest pickup in growth despite uncertainty about monetary policy and the risk of a surge in protectionism. The development lender projects the