Money Digest

Vietnam’s Noi Bai int’l airport to be expanded

Noi Bai international airport in Vietnam’s Hanoi capital city, which served nearly 21 million passengers in 2016, will be upgraded, including expansion of its terminal to cope with possible overloading.

Xinhua, Dec 15 2017

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Macao raises discount window base rate

The base rate of the discount window in Macao is raised by 25 basis points to 1.75 percent, the monetary watch dog of the special administrative region (SAR) said on Thursday, which is the fifth time to raise the policy rate since December 2015.

Xinhua, Dec 15 2017

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Sweden to raise retirement age to 64

Sweden said on Thursday it would raise the earliest retirement age from 61 to 64 in order to secure future pensions, following a broad cross-party agreement.

AFP, Dec 15 2017

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SKorea’s 2017 trade tops $1 trillion in 3 yrs

South Korea’s annual trade topped $1 trillion in three years thanks to strong demand for locally-made semiconductors, a government report showed Thursday.

Xinhua, Dec 15 2017

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Dairy cattle number dips in New Zealand

The number of dairy cattle in New Zealand dipped 2 percent from 6.6 million in June 2016 to 6.5 million in June 2017, the country’s statistics department Stats NZ said on Thursday.

Xinhua, Dec 15 2017

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Gold edges back from 1-week high

Gold pulled back from a one-week high on Thursday when the dollar recovered after tumbling a day earlier following the US Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rates.

Reuters, Dec 15 2017

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