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          Updated: September 3, 2015

The declining CPO price in the world market and the imposition of USD 50/tonne export levy on CPO starting 16 July 2015 has severely

• 101 Indonesian firms to participate in China-ASEAN Expo
More than 100 Indonesian firms are set to participate at the 12th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, China, on Sept. 18-21.

• Marketing at ‘The Bay’ eats into Teho’s bottom line
Teho International, developer of the $500 million “The Bay” real estate project in Phnom Penh, reported $5.3 million in losses for

• Sembmarine unit secures S$1.4b contract to build facility in North Sea
SINGAPORE: A unit of Sembcorp Marine (Sembmarine) has secured a contract worth more than US$1 billion (S$1.4 billion) from

• Indonesia favouring China over Japan in railway bid
INDONESIA is leaning towards China over Japan in an aggressive bidding battle to build the Southeast Asian nation’s first high-speed

   Updated  September 2, 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 4.64 points or 0.16% lower to 2878.13, taking the year-to-date performance to -14.47%.

Southeast Asian stock markets mostly fell on Wednesday with foreigners exiting the region's risky assets after economic data in China, the United States, and the euro zone pointed to slowing global economic growth.


      Updated: August 21, 2015

Endgame to Myanmar’s Cease-fire Deal Tests President Thein Sein’s Resolve
President Thein Sein urgently wants to sign a nationwide cease-fire agreement before Myanmar’s November elections. Yet nearly five
months after his government reached a tentative draft nationwide cease-fire agreement with representatives of the Nationwide Cease-fire
Coordinating Team (NCCT), an alliance of 16 ethnic armed groups, major sticking points between the two sides remain unresolved.

Following a high-profile ethnic summit in Karen State in early June, senior ethnic leaders decided to return to the negotiating
table in hopes of extracting more concessions from a government they know is racing against time to conclude a deal.   More

    Updated August 21, 2015

Biweekly Update


Shwe Mann ousted as ruling party leader. Allies of President Thein Sein within the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) voted on August 12 to oust parliament speaker Shwe Mann as party chairman. During the vote, 200 members of the security forces surrounded the USDP headquarters in Naypyidaw and reportedly prevented Shwe Mann’s allies from entering. Members reappointed President Thein Sein as party chairman, with his duties to be shared by Vice- Chairman Htay Oo. The vote was widely seen as a move to derail  More

PR Today                           update August 28, 2015
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AirAsia Group joins relief efforts in Myanmar The Venerable Chao Khun Phra Mongkol-Thepmuni (Sodh Candasaro)  Venerable Cho Khun Phra Mongkol-Thepmuni, is fondly known and More
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