thailand raises growth forecast for 2017 2018 Thailand raises growth forecast for 2017, 2018

15:02 | 27/12/2017 Global Economy

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has raised its forecast for the country’s economic growth in 2017 to 3.9 percent from 3.8 percent.
japan jobless rate lowest since 1993 Japan jobless rate lowest since 1993

15:21 | 26/12/2017 Global Economy

Japan's unemployment rate in November dipped to its lowest level since November 1993, official data showed on Dec 26 offering another sign that the world's third-largest economy is on track to recovery even if the place is slow.
un security council adopts resolution to tighten sanctions against dprk UN Security Council adopts resolution to tighten sanctions against DPRK

15:12 | 25/12/2017 Global Economy

The UN Security Council last Friday adopted a new resolution to further tighten sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in response to its ballistic missile launch late last month.
us congress approves short term budget to avoid shutdown US Congress approves short-term budget to avoid shutdown

17:05 | 23/12/2017 Global Economy

The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress on Thursday passed a short-term funding bill to keep the federal government running for four more weeks, averting a looming shutdown.
government estimates new tpp and eu trade deals will boost japans gdp by us 114 billion Government estimates new TPP and EU trade deals will boost Japan’s GDP by US$114 billion

16:17 | 22/12/2017 Global Economy

Japan’s recently sealed free trade pacts with 10 Pacific Rim countries and with the European Union will increase real gross domestic product by an estimated ¥13 trillion ($114 billion), the government said Thursday.
n korean incomes improving but far below south seoul N. Korean incomes improving but far below South: Seoul

15:05 | 21/12/2017 Global Economy

North Koreans enjoyed the fastest improvement in their incomes for five years in 2016, Seoul's statistics agency has said - but Southerners are still more than 20 times better off.
adb ratchets up asia gdp growth forecast ADB ratchets up Asia’ GDP growth forecast

15:00 | 20/12/2017 Global Economy

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasts in its latest report that Asia’s economy will expand by 6 percent in 2017, driven by stronger-than-expected exports and domestic consumption.
dire poverty in us to worsen under trump threatening democracy Dire poverty in US to worsen under Trump, threatening democracy

11:39 | 19/12/2017 Global Economy

Poverty and inequality rates in the United States are alarming, poised to worsen under President Donald Trump and threatening the nation's democracy, a top United Nations official said last week.
eurozone economy to grow at faster rate says central bank Eurozone economy to grow at faster rate, says central bank

11:14 | 18/12/2017 Global Economy

The European Central Bank (ECB) has lifted its economic growth forecasts as growth across the eurozone picks up.
thailand cuts back n korean trade to nearly none Thailand cuts back N. Korean trade to nearly 'none'

16:20 | 17/12/2017 Global Economy

Thailand has drastically reduced trade with North Korea amid mounting international pressure to isolate the pariah state, the government said Thursday, as a senior U.S. envoy arrived for talks on Pyongyang's nuclear program.
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