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          Updated:  January 29, 2015

• Greenwave Systems Expands Innovation and R&D Capabilities With New Internet of Things Solution Centre in Singapore
Greenwave Systems, the global Internet of Things (IoT) software and managed services leader, today announced it is opening a new Research

•Thai exports shrink two years in row
Thailand's Department of International Trade Promotion reported that Thai exports shrank by 0.41 per cent in 2014 contracing for the second

• MFI Sathapana to merge with Maruhan Japan Bank
Cambodian microfinance institution Sathapana Limited is merging with its majority shareholder, Maruhan Japan Bank Plc, to become a new commercial

• AEC set to transform ASEAN into economic superpower
ASEAN has truly gained traction as an potentially dynamic economic entity with huge prospects for trade and investment.

• Singapore faces challenges in growing talent for its economy: Researchers
The Republic "struggles" to grow its vocational and global leadership talent to meet the needs of the medium- and high-skilled sectors of the economy

          Updated 28 January, 2015

Singapore
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +6.95 points higher or +0.20% to 3419.15, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.60%.

Malaysia
The FBM KLCI index lost 7.29 points or 0.40% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.80% to 15514.69 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.58% to 1305.08 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.69% to 8050.33 points. The market traded within a range of 10.62 points between an intra-day high of 1800.64 and a low of 1790.02 during the session. More

     
Updated: January 29, 2015

Deepen financial system to support infrastructure development
Starting from 2015, the government will focus on four strategic areas: maritime connectivity, infrastructure development, food security and energy security. The initiative to build and revamp infrastructure definitely requires lots of funding. The highest proportion of infrastructure funding will go to electricity (19.5 percent), followed by maritime (17.9 percent) and roads (16 percent).

The government has predicted that during the next five years, the need for infrastructure financing will be around Rp 5.5 quadrillion or Rp 1.1 quadrillion per year. With limited government funding — government budgets (central and regional) will only cover around 50 percent and 19.3 percent will come from state-owned enterprises (SOEs) — the role of the private sector is significant (30.7 percent). More
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    Updated:January 23, 2015

Biweekly Update

Indonesia

Jokowi delays National Police chief appointment amid outcry. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on January 16 indefinitely delayed his appointment of Budi Gunawan as Indonesia’s next National Police chief in the face of widespread criticism. The Corruption Eradication Commission on January 12 said it is investigating Budi for corruption over irregularities in his bank account. Jokowi has nevertheless refused to withdraw Budi’s nomination for the position, and the House of Representatives approved his appointment two days after the commission’s announcement. More













PR Today                           update January 29, 2015
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KTC participates in Villa Market 40years anniversary celebration, The Venerable Chao Khun Phra Mongkol-Thepmuni (Sodh Candasaro)  Venerable Cho Khun Phra Mongkol-Thepmuni, is fondly known and More
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