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Economy

Southeast Asia faces more trade obstacles after slow Q1 growth

Thailand and Singapore downgrade full-year GDP forecasts on US-China tensions

SINGAPORE -- Southeast Asia saw slower growth in the first quarter of this year, with its six big economies all expanding at a more moderate pace in the January to March period than in the previous three months. With trade tensions between the U.S. and China likely to escalate, the region could face more headwinds in the second quarter.

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