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          Updated: July 3, 2015

• Solar energy project to benefit the poor
Authorities in the central province of Quang Binh yesterday started the ground breaking for a solar energy panels in the remote,

• Exports to US to grow as tariff cut extended
Indonesia is expecting to boost its exports to the US as the world’s biggest economy has recently renewed tariff reductions on

• M’sians, S’poreans dominate tourist arrivals in May
Indonesia’s foreign tourist arrivals recorded faster growth in May, partly thanks to an increase in tourists from neighboring Malaysia

• Twin tower skyscraper proposed for capital
A Chinese and local developer are in discussions with Phnom Penh’s City Hall to build a $3 billion, 500-metre-high twin tower

• City officials confirm DMCI got all permits to build Torre de Manila
Property developer DMCI Homes Inc. swam through the bureaucratic maze of the City of Manila in order to secure all

   Updated  July 3, 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 14.89 points or 0.45% higher to 3342.73, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.67%.

The FBM KLCI index gained 0.36 points or 0.02% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.39% to 15599.39 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.51% to 1217.45 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.14% to 7461.84 points. The market traded within a range of 13.59 points between an intra-day high of 1738.09 and a low of 1724.50 during the session. More

      Updated: June 26, 2015

U.S. Companies Engage Myanmar on Reforms, Capacity and Infrastructure
(Yangon) - 15 Leading U.S. companies organized by the US-ASEAN Business Council visited Myanmar this week. The delegation was received
by President U Thein Sein and other senior officials in Naypyitaw, where they also attended a joint session of Parliament as guests of Speaker
Thura U Shwe Mann. The delegation also met with the U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar, the Honorable Derek Mitchell, the Economic Committee
of the National League for Democracy and members of civil society in Yangon. The mission was led by the Chair of the Council’s Myanmar
Committee Scott Neal, Country Manager for Chevron and President of Unocal Myanmar, and Alexander Feldman, President and CEO of the
US-ASEAN Business Council. More

    Updated June 26, 2015

Biweekly Update


Fighting breaks out in Kachin, Kokang; government concerned about new negotiating team. A representative of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) on June 17 told Radio Free Asia that heavy fighting resumed between the KIA and the Myanmar military in northern Kachin State on June 16. Fighting also erupted in the Kokang region in northern Shan State on June 12 and 13, as government troops continued to attack Kokang rebels despite the group’s earlier announcement of a unilateral cease-fire. In another development that adds uncertainty to the nationwide cease-fire process, a senior official with the Myanmar Peace Center on June 15 said that members of the newly appointed ethnic peace negotiating committee are “hardliners” and it will take time for the government to build rapport with them. More

PR Today                           update July 3, 2015
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