Indonesian minister confirms location of new capital

Indonesia Policy

HANOI, VNA - Indonesian Minister of Agriculture and Land Planning Sofyan Djalil was cited by local m...


Singapore plans to raise retirement age

Singapore Policy

Singapore, VNA - Singapore will gradually raise retirement age by three years to 65, Singaporean Pri...


Australia central bank chief: no rate hike till low inflation returns to 2-3% target mid-point

Australia Policy

SYDNEY, NNA – The Reserve Bank of Australia is unlikely to consider raising interest rates until it ...


Bank Indonesia cuts rates for first time in nearly 2 years, as expected

Indonesia Policy

JAKARTA, NNA - Bank Indonesia on Thursday lowered its key interest rate for the first time since Sep...


Bank of Korea surprises markets with first rate cut in 3 years as economy slows

South Korea Policy

SEOUL, NNA - The Bank of Korea unexpectedly cut its policy rate and slashed its economic growth and ...


Malaysia central bank keeps policy rate steady as expected after easing in May

Malaysia Policy

KUALA LUMPUR, NNA - Bank Negara, Malaysia's central bank, on Tuesday maintained its accommodative mo...


Bank Indonesia keeps rate but signals easing amid slow global demand

Indonesia Policy

JAKARTA, NNA – Bank Indonesia left its key lending rate unchanged on Thursday but used another polic...

21, Jun. 2019

Philippine central bank holds rate on tame CPI and firm GDP outlook

Philippines Policy

MANILA, NNA – The Philippine central bank left its key interest rate at 4.5 percent on Thursday, sur...

21, Jun. 2019

PREVIEW: Philippine central bank seen cutting rates further amid easing inflation

Features Philippines Policy

By Darlene Basingan MANILA, NNA – The Philippines’ central bank is likely to cut interest rates for ...

20, Jun. 2019

Chinese Vice Premier Liu calls for liquidity support, says 'external pressure' can help economy: media reports

China Policy

TOKYO, NNA – The Chinese government should support the economy by providing ample cash liquidity, Vi...

14, Jun. 2019

Australian central bank cuts key rate to record low amid slower global growth

Australia Policy

SYDNEY, NNA - The Reserve Bank of Australia on Tuesday lowered the official cash rate by 25 basis po...

06, Jun. 2019

South Korea’s central bank stands pat on rate amid global slowdown

South Korea Policy

SEOUL, NNA – South Korea’s central bank on Friday left the key interest rate unchanged for the fourt...

01, Jun. 2019

PREVIEW: South Korea’s central bank seen holding rate cut until later this year

Features South Korea Policy

By Tetsuo Sakabe SEOUL, NNA - The Bank of Korea is expected to lower the key interest rate by the en...

31, May. 2019