Resume by Martin Gøttske
Southeast Asian economies will enter 2018 stronger than expected as the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand are posting their fastest economic growth rates in years. Singapore is expected to follow suit and all four economies looks likely to keep that pace into next year, according to Bloomberg.
The economies are especially strengthened by strong exports. In Thailand, a rise in international visitors and a brighter outlook for consumer spending are also set to sustain growth into next year. Meanwhile, growth in the Philippines has relied heavily on government spending and investment.