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          Updated:  November 21, 2014

• Brunei needs more attractions, better pricing to attract Indonesian visitors
BRUNEI needs to expand its tourism options and apply more competitive pricing to attract more tourists from Indonesia, a senior official from the embassy

• M‘sian small business confidence lifts again in 2014
SMALL business confidence in Malaysia continues to rise with the majority of small businesses expecting their business and the economy to grow over the

• WOM Finance seeks Rp 800 billion from bonds
Publicly listed automotive financing firm PT Wahana Ottomitra Multiartha (WOM Finance) is looking to generate Rp 800 billion (US$65.98 million) from a

• Hitachi set to conduct feasibility study for new SEZ
Japanese conglomerate Hitachi announced plans yesterday for the development of a new special economic zone south of Phnom Penh.

• EU pours $19b into Viet Nam
The capital city ranked first in the nation in attracting investment from European Union countries, with 357 projects worth US$3 billion, according to the

          Updated: November 20, 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -18.96 points lower or -0.57% to 3315.6, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.76%.

The FBM KLCI index lost 2.10 points or 0.12% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.65% to 16296.59 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.20% to 1403.1 points and the Plantation Index down 1.20% to 8235.83 points. The market traded within a range of 7.95 points between an intra-day high of 1825.12 and a low of 1817.17 during the session.. More

Updated: November 14, 2014

Malaysia Steps into Spotlight as ASEAN and East Asia Summit Chair
Expectations for this week’s East Asia Summit and related meetings have been rather modest given the increasing complexity of issues facing countries in Asia and the limited capacity of Myanmar as host. To be clear, Myanmar has done a commendable job given this is its first time chairing ASEAN and hosting other regional meetings.

But a number of key tests lie ahead for ASEAN. These include regional economic integration in preparation for the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), China’s growing assertiveness and tensions in the South China Sea, and questions about whether ASEAN will have the ability to  More

    Updated: November 14, 2014

Biweekly Update


Vietnam forecast to become ASEAN’s biggest exporter to the United States. The American Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City expects Vietnam’s exports to the United States to reach $29.4 billion by the end of 2014, according to Thanh Nien on November 3. This would make Vietnam ASEAN’s biggest exporter to the United States, followed by Malaysia and Thailand. Vietnam’s trade with the United States has increased 36-fold since 2000. The most significant growth has been in Vietnam’s garment and textile sector. More

PR Today                           update November 21, 2014
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