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Updated: May12, 2019
• Gov’t to look into unobserved economy
A project on unobserved economy statistics, expected to be launched next year, will serve as an important reference for the statistics sector to get up to international standards.
Director General of the General Statistics Office (GSO) Nguyễn Bích Lâm announced the information at a press conference in Ha Noi on Wednesday.

• Tax office gets data of Indonesian wealth in 65 countries
After joining 120 countries in the Automatic Exchange of Information in 2018, the tax office has obtained information about the wealth of Indonesian nationals that is deposited in financial institutions in 65 countries, according to the Finance Ministry’s Taxation Directorate General.
Taxation Director General Robert Pakpahan said the tax office was scrutinizing the data. “We are cross-checking the data with tax identification numbers,” Robert said as reported by kompas.com.

• Temi tourism project approved by the CDC
The $500.4 million Tourism, Ecological, Marine and International (Temi) tourism project has been approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), according to a notice on its Facebook page on Monday.
The project is part of Chinese-owned Union City Development Group Co Ltd’s (UDG) Dara Sakor Tourism Resort project.

• Govt revises down projected growth in electricity demand
The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has announced a downward revision of its electricity procurement target because of an unexpected slowdown in the growth of electricity demand.

In the 2019-2028 electricity procurement plan (RUPTL), the projected growth of electricity demand is set at 6.42 percent annually, down from 6.86 percent in the 2016-2025 RUTL.

• International aircraft makers look to build in Southeast Asia

THE US’ Boeing Co and other major international aircraft makers are moving to build manufacturing bases in Southeast Asia.

   Updated:  November 1,  2018
Malaysia
The FBM KLCI index lost 2.35 points or 0.14% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.27% to 17202.44 points, the Properties Index up 0.29% to 879.72 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.02% to 7360.5 points. The market traded within a range of 10.11 points between an intra-day high of 1711.39 and a low of 1701.28 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include SEACERA, DSONIC, PRESBHD, ORION, HIBISCS, MYEG, HSI-H4V, NGGB-WA, SEACERA-WC and HSI-C3X. Trading volume decreased to 2180.55 mil shares worth RM1660.32 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2332.86 mil shares worth RM2377.33 mil.
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Singapore shares climbed to a one-week high on Thursday as lenders rallied after Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp posted a record quarterly profit, while other markets in the region were subdued.
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     Updated: June 11, 2018
Inflation may yet peak —Diokno

This report provides a summary of the discussion from a CSIS roundtable held on April 13, 2018, as part of the CSIS-Pertamina Energy Initiative. The discussion brought together government, industry, and policy experts to explore the outlook for the region’s energy mix out to 2040, the state of renewable energy in Southeast Asia, and its role in the region’s energy priorities. This was the first in a series of events that will be convened this year to examine the role of renewable energy in Southeast Asia and its security, economic, and political importance in the Indo-Pacific.
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