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          Updated: September 18,  2017

• Indonesia books $1.72b trade surplus in August
Indonesia's trade balance posted the highest surplus in nearly six years in August as exports picked up on the back of rebounding

• Vietnamese gold trading market slows to a crawl
Transactions in the domestic gold bar market dropped sharply as many gold holders selling their precious metal for Vietnamese

Groundbreaking for LRT-MRT common station set for Sept. 29

The common station linking Metro Manila's three railway systems is finally set for groundbreaking months after the private sector


• House approves macroeconomic assumptions in 2018 state budge
The House of Representatives budget committee has approved the macro economic assumptions in the 2018 state budget with a


• Viet Nam wants foreign investors for SOE equitisation
Viet Nam is stepping up the equitisation of State-owned enterprises (SOE) and wants foreign investors to get involved in the process


   Updated : September 19, 2017
Singapore
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 15.9 points or 0.49% lower to 3225.95, taking the year-to-date performance to +11.98%.

Malaysia
The FBM KLCI index lost 7.00 points or 0.39% on Tuesday. The Finance Index fell 0.43% to 16762.25 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.38% to 1256.91 points and the Plantation Index down 0.31% to 7953.82 points. The market traded within a range of 8.38 points between an intra-day high of 1783.68 and a low of 1775.30 during the session. More

      Updated: September 15,  2017
Trump-Najib Meeting Gives Malaysia-U.S. Relations Shot of Adrenaline
Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak’s visit to the White House on September 12 has injected new energy into a bilateral relationship that had slipped into a funk during the last two years of the previous U.S. administration. Some of this coolness resulted from Najib’s crackdown on his political opposition and the U.S. Department of Justice launching a corruption investigation into the dealings of a Malaysian state investment fund. resident-elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy team is taking shape, with the choice of ExxonMobil chief More

    Updated: September 15,  2017
Biweekly Update
Indonesia strikes agreement with Freeport on share divestment
The Indonesian government on August 29 announced that Freeport-McMoRan can apply for a 10-year license extension at its Grasberg gold and copper mine after securing an agreement for the U.S. mining company to divest 51 percent of its shares in its Indonesian subsidiary. The agreement also commits Freeport to convert its existing contract—which expires in 2021—into a Special Mining License, build a 
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PR Today                           update September 7, 2017
A Biography  
DHL and Huawei Accelerate Inbound-to-manufacturing Logistics with Internet of Things Solution The Venerable Chao Khun Phra Mongkol-Thepmuni (Sodh Candasaro)  One Belt One Road, One Boost for Malaysia More
Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4 scheduled to commence
Avnet Acquires Dragon Innovation
SET announces winners of 2017 economic contest for primary and high school levels
U.S. Business Delegation to Laos Highlights Opportunities for Increased Trade and Investment

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