BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand's finance ministry on Wednesday (Jan 29) cut its 2020 economic growth forecast to 2.8 per cent from the 3.3 per cent projected three months ago, citing weaker exports, a delayed budget and the spread of a new virus from China.

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia attracted foreign direct investment (FDI) worth nearly US$3.6bil in 2019, up 12% year-on-year, an English-language daily reported on Friday (Jan 10).

Vietnam opened up to foreign property investors as late as 2015 and has experienced a fast growth since. Buyers from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, and Korea in particular, see Vietnam as a lucrative market with high ROIs.

According to the annual World Bank East Asia and Pacific Economic Update, growth in 2020 will be driven by investments in the manufacturing, insurance and construction sectors and supported by market reforms. 

Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. With an estimated million inhabitants, it is the world's 14th-most-populous country, and the ninth-most-populous Asian country.

Cambodia has changed radically from a centrally planned economy to a market economy over the past ten years. Moving away from the earlier one-party state, it now has a democratic system of governance and sustainable peace after decades of civil war.

By joining forces with the Myanmar Business Answers (MBA), the Omega project has become a company with a market entry consulting services in 3 countries of Asia, which is Thailand, Cambodia and now Myanmar.

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