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          Updated: September 23, 2016

• Solar energy policies needed
A shortage of policies on power tariffs for renewable energy, particularly solar electricity, has prevented the sector from attracting investors

• Cooperatives can leverage on FDI spinoffs
COOPERATIVES in Brunei can leverage on economic spinoffs found in different stages of the value chain spurred from foreign direct

• Singapore unveils plans to spur innovation, enterprise
SINGAPORE is directing billions of dollars into a strategy aimed at spurring innovation and helping companies bring new technological

• Ferrari 488 Spider introduced in Indonesia
Ferrari Jakarta unveiled the new 488 Spider at Plaza Indonesia shopping mall on Wednesday, replacing the previous 458 Spider model
 

• GGGI to help foster ‘green economy’ in Indonesia for next 3 years
South Korean-based organization Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), chaired by former Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono


   Updated  September 22,  2016
Singapore
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 4.68 points or 0.16% lower to 2846.06, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.27%.

Asean
The FBM KLCI index gained 10.93 points or 0.66% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.59% to 14305.73 points, the Properties Index up 1.01% to 1210.7 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.86% to 7943.14 points. The market traded within a range of 9.13 points between an intra-day high of 1670.34 and a low of 1661.21 during the session.
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      Updated: September 2,  2016
Cementing a New Normal in U.S.-Myanmar Relations
Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to the United States on September 13-14 as state counselor and de facto leader of Myanmar will be one of the highlights in U.S.-Myanmar relations since the two countries normalized diplomatic ties in 2012, after the military began political reforms. Now that a democratically elected government has taken office, the next five years will allow the two countries to lay the foundation for a new chapter in their bilateral relations.   More

    Updated September 2,  2016
Biweekly Update
Myanmar
Opposition lawmakers table motion urging removal of U.S. sanctions. A Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) lawmaker on August 15 tabled a proposal backed by other USDP members calling on the government to push for the removal of the remaining U.S. economic sanctions on Myanmar. Lower House Speaker and National League for Democracy (NLD) member Win Myint called a vote on whether the proposal should be discussed further, during which 219 lawmakers voted against and 151 in favor of discussing it, with 16 abstentions. Hla Moe, an NLD representative and secretary of the Lower House’s rights committee, said that lifting sanctions is not a decision for the parliament since U.S. sanctions apply to those blocking the
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PR Today                           update September 23, 2016
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Spreadtrum Joins Hands with Myanmar's Leading Mobile Operator MPT to Launch WCDMA//HSPA(+) Flagship Smartphones The Venerable Chao Khun Phra Mongkol-Thepmuni (Sodh Candasaro)  One Belt One Road, One Boost for Malaysia More
"In Style Hong Kong" Promotion Coming to Bangkok
Vietjet opens Hong Kong - Ho Chi Minh City route
UNHCR Thailand to join global efforts on shelter for refugees on Sept 29
Glittering Event to Jewelry Industry - The 59th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017

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