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Singapore -- Moody's Investors Service says that the banking systems in Asia Pacific overall show a stable outlook for 2018, but challenges are apparent in terms of long-term risks related to the high level of private-sector leverage. "Solvency metrics will be stable in most of the banking systems rated by Moody's in Asia Pacific,...
By Harumi Taguchi, Principal Economist, IHS Markit  Key Points: ŸJapan’s private machinery orders excluding volatiles, rose by 5.6% month-on-month (m/m) in October following an 8.1% drop in the previous month. The improvement reflected a 7.4% rise in orders from the manufacturing sector following a 5.4% drop the previous month, and a...
Top 10 Economic Predictions report says strong, synchronized global economy faces low risk of recession LONDON –The global economy will expand 3.2 percent in 2018, matching the rate of growth achieved in 2017 and marking the first time since 2011 that global growth topped 3 percent, according to an annual forecast...
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JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The global sukuk market will continue to rebound from a sharp drop in volumes in 2015, supported by a range of factors, including rising sovereign issuance, product innovation, increasing demand from retail banks and a narrowing of spreads over conventional bonds, Moody's Investors Service said in a report on Tuesday...
Singapore -- Moody's Investors Service has assigned a first-time Ba2 corporate family rating (CFR) to Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk. (P.T.) (WIKA). The rating outlook is stable. RATINGS RATIONALE As a government-related issuer (GRI), WIKA's rating reflects a combination of (1) its b1 baseline credit assessment (BCA), and (2) a two-notch uplift based on Moody's expectation...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Joko Widodo has targeted 5.4 percent of economic growth for 2018, supported by infrastructure development and consumer activity. Widodo's infrastructure development plan will require some Rp 5,500 Trillion (US$450 billion) in investment between 2015 and 2019 – the term of his presidency – the funds to derive from...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to keep its interest rate unchanged while reiterating there is a possibility it will begin tightening its monetary policy. While U.S Federal Reserves (The Fed) remain unclear on its next monetary policy. "Thus, monetary tightening in Europe will inevitably impact...
by Hugo Erken and Bjorn Giesbergen from Rabobank Without China’s economic lifeline, the North Korean economy would go off a cliff Although China has been scaling down on imports from North Korea, which suggest China respects the sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council, China so far has continued...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The Indonesian Government is urging financial markets to support the acceleration of infrastructure development, to make up for insufficient state funds. x In August, Indonesia's Financial Services Authority (FSA) has issued an effective statement for three capital market instruments in infrastructure financing. According to Chief Executive of Indonesia's FSA, Hoesen,...
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Chinese Development Bank (CDB) is today known as one of the largest financial institutions in the world, as reflected in its rank as 57th in the The Fortune Global 500 company list. Founded in 1994, CDB has surpassed the World Bank as the biggest lender, with...

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Global Economy Set to Grow 3.2 Percent in 2018, IHS Markit Says

Top 10 Economic Predictions report says strong, synchronized global economy faces low risk of recession LONDON –The global economy will expand 3.2 percent in 2018, matching...

Daily Business Brief – Dec 18

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) -  Good morning. Followings are some relevant news that might help your business decisions today: Lippo Karawaci Shareholders Approve Rights Issue Plan Shareholders of...

National Priority Projects Still Far from Completion

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has set an ambitious target to bring infrastructure development as the backbone of the domestic economy. Yet, the...

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GO-JEK Acquires Three Fintech Firms to Strengthen GO-PAY Businesses

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Moody’s: Banking systems in Asia Pacific show stable outlook, but challenges apparent

Singapore -- Moody's Investors Service says that the banking systems in Asia Pacific overall show a stable outlook for 2018, but challenges are apparent in terms...