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          Updated: July 2, 2015

• VN posts $3.7b trade deficit
Viet Nam had a trade deficit of US$3.7 billion in the first half of this year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

• RI’s economy grows higher than other countries despite crisis: Minister
Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said that despite the current global economic situation, Indonesia’s economy could grow

• S$20 million tie-up to boost Singapore’s tourism numbers
SINGAPORE Airlines, Changi Airport and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will spend S$20 million over the next two years to

• Purchasing power rises due to macro recovery, low CPI
The purchasing power of Viet Nam posted a four-year high in the first half of this year due to low inflation.

• Myanmar KFC fans queue for hours for first taste of US fast food
Fried chicken aficionados queued for hours at Myanmar's first KFC restaurant Tuesday, as the US restaurant chain became the

   Updated  July 1, 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 13.81 points or 0.42% higher to 3331.14, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.01%.

The FBM KLCI index gained 21.32 points or 1.25% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.89% to 15569.61 points, the Properties Index up 1.37% to 1229.44 points and the Plantation Index rose 1.00% to 7341.06 points. The market traded within a range of 27.90 points between an intra-day high of 1737.67 and a low of 1709.77 during the session. More

      Updated: June 26, 2015

U.S. Companies Engage Myanmar on Reforms, Capacity and Infrastructure
(Yangon) - 15 Leading U.S. companies organized by the US-ASEAN Business Council visited Myanmar this week. The delegation was received
by President U Thein Sein and other senior officials in Naypyitaw, where they also attended a joint session of Parliament as guests of Speaker
Thura U Shwe Mann. The delegation also met with the U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar, the Honorable Derek Mitchell, the Economic Committee
of the National League for Democracy and members of civil society in Yangon. The mission was led by the Chair of the Council’s Myanmar
Committee Scott Neal, Country Manager for Chevron and President of Unocal Myanmar, and Alexander Feldman, President and CEO of the
US-ASEAN Business Council. More

    Updated June 26, 2015

Biweekly Update


Fighting breaks out in Kachin, Kokang; government concerned about new negotiating team. A representative of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) on June 17 told Radio Free Asia that heavy fighting resumed between the KIA and the Myanmar military in northern Kachin State on June 16. Fighting also erupted in the Kokang region in northern Shan State on June 12 and 13, as government troops continued to attack Kokang rebels despite the group’s earlier announcement of a unilateral cease-fire. In another development that adds uncertainty to the nationwide cease-fire process, a senior official with the Myanmar Peace Center on June 15 said that members of the newly appointed ethnic peace negotiating committee are “hardliners” and it will take time for the government to build rapport with them. More

PR Today                           update June 26, 2015
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Thai bourse and partners enhance Digital Investors The Venerable Chao Khun Phra Mongkol-Thepmuni (Sodh Candasaro)  Venerable Cho Khun Phra Mongkol-Thepmuni, is fondly known and More
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