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          Updated:  September 2, 2014

• HM the King endorses new cabinet
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Saturday endorsed the cabinet proposed by Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha.

• Russia pledges duty-free trade
Russia is set to approve duty- and quota-free imports for up to 3,000 Cambodian agricultural products, according to local government officials.

• Indonesia gov’t tackles fuel subsidy
JUST weeks before Joko Widodo takes office, a ham-fisted attempt by the state energy firm to tackle huge fuel subsidies has sparked panic buying and

• Malaysia’s Petronas unexpectedly shuts secondary refining unit
MALAYSIA’S Petronas is running the 100,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) Malacca refinery it jointly owns with US oil company Phillips 66 at a lower rate than usual

• Banks iron out post-merger teething issues
The new Saigon Commercial Bank (SCB), formed by its 2012 merger with two other joint stock banks, Viet Nam Tin Nghia and De Nhat, is turning things

          Updated: September, 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -12.96 points lower or -0.39% to 3314.13, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.72%.

The FBM KLCI index lost 9.57 points or 0.51% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.22% to 17466.32 points, the Properties Index dropped 1.03% to 1487.69 points and the Plantation Index down 0.80% to 8527.57 points. The market traded within a range of 10.17 points between an intra-day high of 1879.53 and a low of 1869.36 during the session. More

    Updated:  September 1, 2014

Thailand Q2: getting there, just about s
If you spent any time in the UK in the 1980’s, you may be familiar with the national railway operator’s telling slogan We’re getting there. How quickly was a detail the accompanying advertising campaign failed to divulge. Fast-forward thirty years and the slogan seems equally as apt to describe Thailand’s economic performance.

The Thai government’s National Economic and Social Development Board (NESB) recently released reports for Q2 of 2014 and full year forecasts.[1] They showed that in Q2, Thai GDP grew by 0.4% year-on-year. This is an improvement after its Q1 contraction of 0.9% but it means that in the first half of 2014 overall the economy contracted by 0.1% year-on-year. More

    Updated: August 22, 2014

Biweekly Update


Kerry attends ASEAN Regional Forum, meetings in Myanmar. Secretary of State John Kerry on August 9–10 led a U.S. delegation to attend the August 10 ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, and Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting in Naypyidaw. Tensions in the South China Sea took center stage during the ARF, which includes 26 nations and the European Union as well as the meeting of the 10 ASEAN foreign ministers. Kerry voiced support for preventive diplomacy and peaceful resolution of maritime disputes according to international law.More

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