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May 18, 2018

HONG KONG – An annual report card by the French banking group Natixis shows that the internationalisation of the RMB has stagnated. The bank’s RMB Internationalisation Monitor tracks the uses of Renminbi in both private and official domains.




May 18, 2018

JAKARTA - Bank Indonesia (BI) has shifted its policy focus to ensure exchange rate stability by raising its 7-day policy repo rate by 25bps to 4.50%.

The increase comes at a time when inflation is firmly nestled in BI’s target band of 2.5-4.5% and GDP growth lingers in a narrow range of 5-5.5%.




May 17, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR – The announcement by incoming Prime Minister Mohamed Mahathir that he will repeal the 6% goods and services (GST) tax effective June 1 and replace it with a sales and services tax (SST) is not causing undue concern in banking and financial circles.




May 16, 2018

BANGKOK - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has maintained its policy rate at 1.50%, in a unanimous decision. The policy statement emphasised that, while the economy was projected to gain further traction on the back of external demand, the strength of domestic demand and private consumption would need to be monitored




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Belt and Road International Food Expo – Hong Kong

June 27, 2018 to June 29, 2018

HONG KONG is to host the First Belt and Road International Food Expo (BRIFE 2018) at AsiaWorldExpo from June 27- 29 to facilitate trade and provide an international platform for buyers, sellers and service providers of food industry to explore opportunities.

Five halls of separate specialised sectors will offer new opportunities and ideas in procurement, business matching and professional business solutions from 73 Belt and Road countries and regions.