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Friday, 19 July 2019

South East Asia 2014

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  • A performer from the Jiangxi Acrobatic Troupe balances a set of glasses and a vase on her nose during a Chinese New Year show in Singapore.

    South-East Asia: Stability returns

    South-East Asia: Stability returns Source: REUTERS/Vivek Prakash A perfo

  • A rice seller takes a rest as she waits for customers at a market in Hanoi.

    Percolating slowly

    South-East Asia’s equity markets are rebounding and the region’s economies continue to grow strongly, but investors remain wary and new listings, largely as a result, are sparse.

  • A woman sleeps at a bench at the end of a working day at the central business district in Singapore.

    Slowing Down

    Asian corporations remain hesitant to sell bonds denominated in international currencies amid jitters over emerging markets.

  • City workers clean a street in front of a shopping centre as anti-government protesters decamped from protest sites around the capital and regrouped in central Lumpini Park in Bangkok.

    Calm after the storm

    The region’s local bond markets are expected to pick up pace in 2014, but no one is expecting a banner year amid elections, economic uncertainty and political turmoil in Thailand.

  • A worker cuts tiles as he works on finishing touches of the common area of a newly completed condominium project in Singapore.

    Monetising assets

    Singapore is holding off growing regional competition for listings of real estate and business trusts, but the sector faces an uncertain outlook amid rising interest rates.

  • A worker prepares scaffolding at a construction site in Kuala Lumpur.

    Set for Growth

    The sukuk market stands to have another banner year, but inconsistent structures and a lack of liquidity continue to create roadblocks for Islamic debt.

  • Members of the Philippine National Police Regional Mobile Group drink beer during a traditional ceremonial toast after their graduation from the “Internal Security Operations Course”, at a police training camp in Sibong.

    Acquisitive giant

    Diverse Philippine business group San Miguel is always looking to expand and could draw on the country’s newly vibrant stock market for funding.

  • A worker dries incense at a factory in Tangerang preparing for Chinese Lunar New Year.

    Beacon of activity

    The weakening of the rupiah against the US dollar amid political uncertainty has not stopped lenders from flocking to Indonesia’s borrowers.