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          Updated: January 18, 2017

• Singapore exports extend rebound, rising 9.4% in December
Exports in Singapore rose further last month, extending a rebound from November, according to figures released by International

• The U.S Election: Implications for Myanmar
Trump’s victory as 45th president of the United States has caused deep concern and anxieties about the future of the United States 

• Banks post higher performance for 2016
Several commercial banks have in the early days of 2017 posted positive business performance for 2016, with profits much higher 


• Remittances up by 18.4% in November
Personal remittances from overseas Filipinos grew by 18.4 percent in November 2016 on the back of the increase in transfers from


• VND320 trillion paid via NAPAS system in 2016
Total transaction value paid via the system of the National Payment Corporation of Việt Nam (NAPAS) reached VNĐ320 trillion


   Updated:  January 17, 2017
Singapore
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 0.35 points or 0.01% lower to 3012.77, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.51%. 

Malaysia
The FBM KLCI index gained 4.19 points or 0.25% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.88% to 14678.76 points, the Properties Index up 0.44% to 1154.15 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.26% to 7913.63 points. The market traded within a range of 5.89 points between an intra-day high of 1664.90 and a low of 1659.01 during the session. More

      Updated: January 6,  2017
A Call for a Third Political Party in Myanmar
The historic national election in Myanmar held in 2015 has not met voter expectations. Frustrated by the poor performance of the National League for Democracy (NLD), the ruling party, and its undemocratic mode of governance, the call for an alternative third party to run in the next general election has gone out to prevent the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) from coming to power again.  President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy team is taking shape, with the choice of ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson for secretary of state and retired Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense. The selection of Tillerson and Mattis—both well-respected individuals with  More

    Updated  December 16,  2016
Biweekly Update
Malaysia
Malaysian prime minister leads protest against Myanmar’s “genocide” of Rohingya Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak led a December 4 rally against increasing violence and persecution faced by the Muslim minority Rohingya in Myanmar. Najib called the ongoing crackdown by Myanmar’s military in western Rakhine State a “genocide” against the Rohingya, lambasted State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi for her alleged complacency
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PR Today                           update January 12, 2016
A Biography  
TFEX 2016 trading volume surges 43 pct, ready to grow further in 2017 The Venerable Chao Khun Phra Mongkol-Thepmuni (Sodh Candasaro)  One Belt One Road, One Boost for Malaysia More
TFEX adds 24 underlying stocks for Stock Futures, effective from Jan 16
Bangkok Airways launches "PG Together Promotion"
Romantic Valentine’s Day Dining at The Okura Prestige Bangkok
SO SOFITEL BANGKOK CELEBRATES 5 YEARS OF FUN-TASTIC TIMES IN THE THAI CAPITAL

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