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          Updated: April 21, 2015

• BI forecasts RI current account deficit at 1.6% of GDP
Bank Indonesia (BI) has said that Indonesia’s trade balance, which recorded a US$2.43 billion surplus in the first three months of 2015, will lead the

• Telkom to boost capex, eyes expansion
State-owned telecommunications company PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) plans to up its capital expenditure (capex) this year as part of an

• 'It’s either heaven or hell for Philippines in 2016 polls’
The Philippines can be heaven- or hell-bound, depending on how Filipinos cast their votes in 2016.

• Kien Giang approves port investor
Vietnam: The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kien Giang has chosen the investor for the development of the build-operate-transfer (BOT)

• IMF sees exports to US offsetting China slowdown
Cambodia’s economy is expected to benefit from a strong recovery in the US markets and the fall of global oil prices, driving its high

   Updated   April  20, 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 21.94 points or 0.62% lower to 3503.25, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.10%.

The FBM KLCI index gained 2.80 points or 0.15% on Monday. The Finance Index increased 0.30% to 16397.25 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.14% to 1338.01 points and the Plantation Index down 0.24% to 7717.75 points. The market traded within a range of 7.87 points between an intra-day high of 1848.97 and a low of 1841.10 during the session. More

      Updated: April 17, 2015

Thailand and the United States Need Better Communication
As President Barack Obama and his team seek to shore up the rebalance to Asia in the president’s final year in office, it makes sense for them to devote more energy to relations with Thailand. Bilateral ties have been strained since the military takeover in Thailand in May 2014.

The April 13 nomination of Glyn Davies, former U.S. special envoy for North Korea policy, as the next U.S. ambassador to Thailand is extremely encouraging, ending a six-month vacancy at the helm of one of the largest U.S. embassies in the world. A number of Thais who care about relations with the United States have wondered whether the delay in appointing a new ambassador to Bangkok might have been due to political considerations or signaled a  More

    Updated April 17, 2015

Biweekly Update


Leaders hold six-party talks to discuss elections, constitutional changes. The first six-party talks between Myanmar’s political, military, and ethnic leaders took place on April 10 at the presidential palace in Naypyidaw. The talks involved President Thein Sein, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing, Speaker of the Lower House Shwe Mann, Speaker of the Upper House Khin Aung Myint, and representative of ethnic political parties Aye Maung. The group discussed constitutional amendments, the peace process, and the upcoming national elections in November. The next six-party meeting is scheduled for May 11. More

PR Today                           update April 16, 2015
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