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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, Nov. 28
BANGKOK -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and Interior Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan, both of whom were targeted in a censure debate in the House of Representatives, survived a no- confidence vote on Thursday.
Yingluck received 297 votes of confidence, or more than half of the total 438 votes, against 134 no-confidence votes. (Thailand- PM-Vote)
SEOUL -- South Korea's current account surplus hit a fresh record high last month due to brisk exports, central bank data showed Thursday.
Current account surplus reached 9.51 billion U.S. dollars in October, up from a 6.54 billion dollar surplus in the previous month, according to the Bank of Korea (BOK). (S.Korea-Current Account)
MANILA -- Typhoons and monsoon rains which brought economic activities to a standstill caused Philippine economy to post a lower growth rate of 7 percent in the third quarter of the year.
Data released by the National Statistical Coordination Board ( NSCB) on Thursday showed that the agriculture sector suffered the brunt of natural calamities, growing by only 0.3 percent in the July to September period, lower than the 4.4-percent growth rate it posted last year. (The Philippines-Economy)
SYDNEY -- Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on foreign governments to take a long-term view of Myanmar while urging Australians to invest in her country, local media reported on Thursday.
The National League for Democracy leader told the audience, including business giant Frank Lowy and New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell, at the Lowy Institute in Sydney on Thursday that she understood the desire for governments to try to strengthen relations with deep-rooted power. (Myanmar-Australia-Visit)
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