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          Updated:  November 27, 2014

• Thai PM visits Laos, Vietnam today through Friday
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is officially visiting the Lao PDR and Vietnam from today through Friday to boost relations with both countries.

• Singapore's total trade contracts 3.5% on-year in Q3
The Republic’s total trade declined by 3.5 per cent on-year in the third quarter of this year to S$245.2 billion, according to a statement released by the

• VN trade surplus for 2014 hits $2b
Viet Nam's trade surplus in the first 11 months of 2014 has reached US$2 billion, a $100-million increase over the surplus recorded in the first ten months of

• Philips’ health division sees strong growth in RI
Appliances manufacturer PT Philips Indonesia says there is strong demand from the market for its healthcare products due to the implementation of the

• Health insurance in Myanmar: premium versus benefits debate continues
Debate continues amongst potential health insurance providers over affordable premiums for health insurance balanced against viable financial coverage for

          Updated: November 26, 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +0.94 points higher or +0.03% to 3345.93, taking the year-to-date performance to +5.72%.

The FBM KLCI index gained 3.61 points or 0.20% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.50% to 16393.2 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.44% to 1403.35 points and the Plantation Index down 0.31% to 8332.78 points. The market traded within a range of 8.29 points between an intra-day high of 1845.08 and a low of 1836.79 during the session. . More

Updated: November 27, 2014

Expensive fossil fuel subsidies must go
The recent oil prices slump represents a unique opportunity for South East Asia to move towards energy price transparency by cutting expensive energy subsidy programmes which have been around for decades.

The Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates the global cost of subsidising energy consumption (mainly in developing economies) is US$500 billion a year. More

    Updated: November 14, 2014

Biweekly Update


Vietnam forecast to become ASEAN’s biggest exporter to the United States. The American Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City expects Vietnam’s exports to the United States to reach $29.4 billion by the end of 2014, according to Thanh Nien on November 3. This would make Vietnam ASEAN’s biggest exporter to the United States, followed by Malaysia and Thailand. Vietnam’s trade with the United States has increased 36-fold since 2000. The most significant growth has been in Vietnam’s garment and textile sector. More

PR Today                           update November 21, 2014
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