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          Updated:  August 21, 2014

• Hacker targets info on MH370 probe
The computers of high-ranking officials in agencies involved in the MH370 investigation were hacked and classified information was stolen.

• BPDs lack access to new capital
Access to new capital and corporate governance continue to be the biggest challenges that Indonesia’s regional banks (BPDs) face in supporting their rapid

• Cambodia looks to be winner for growth for AEC: ILO
Cambodia stands to be the biggest beneficiary, in terms of GDP growth, for the first decade following ASEAN Economic Integration in 2015, according to a

• Tourist data show slow rise
Cambodia's tourism industry, which for years has seen double-digit growth, is now showing signs of slowing down as Thai visitors to the Kingdom decline,

• Japanese experts advise VN firms to conduct overseas promotions
Vietnamese companies need to further promote their products, especially online, if they wish to sell in foreign markets, a conference heard in HCM City the

          Updated: August 19, 2014

Singapore
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +7.22 points higher or +0.22% to 3323.65, taking the year-to-date performance to +5.02%.

Malaysia
The FBM KLCI index gained 6.73 points or 0.36% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.01% to 17440.74 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.61% to 1513.41 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.36% to 8820.24 points. The market traded within a range of 5.65 points between an intra-day high of 1878.24 and a low of 1872.59 during the session. More

 
    Updated:August 20, 2014

Using mobile money to increase financial inclusion in RI
With the rapid growth of the middle-income population and a better-educated demographic bonus, Indonesia is expected to experience a more sustainable economic growth. One of the ways to achieve this is by increasing people’s involvement in the financial sector, otherwise known as financial inclusion. As seen through comparative studies and from success stories in other countries, financial inclusion can be increased by optimizing the use of mobile money and banking.

Financial inclusion means that more people have access to the banking system, payment services, savings, investments or insurance. Inclusion could reap a great deal of benefit if it reaches the currently underserved group, namely the poor and vulnerable.
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    Updated: August 8, 2014

Biweekly Update

Indonesia

Jokowi launches online survey to select cabinet. President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo published an online poll titled “People’s Choice for an Alternative Cabinet” on July 24 to solicit public opinion on the selection of his cabinet. The survey puts forth  More













PR Today                           update August 15, 2014
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