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02 May 2012

Publication Date : 02-05-2012


Asean+3 will increase currency swap, as South Korea, China and Japan and 10 Southeast Asian countries vow to become more aggressive in response to possible currency volatility, writes The Korea Herald. Indian parties gear up to pick next president, as a scandal-weakened Congress party struggles to get its own candidate elected, reports The Straits Times. Labour organisations from around Taiwan held a massive Labour Day demonstration in Taipei to call on the government to better protect workers' rights and prevent hikes in tuition and other living costs, says The China Post. Economists at Thailand's leading organisations give poor scores to Thai government's performance in dealing with the country's economic problems, says The Nation. Indonesia's unemployment increases by 1.3m every year, due to the gap between available jobs and new workers, according to The Jakarta Post.


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