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          Updated: April 16, 2014

• Thailand retail sales slow as the economy heads towards recession
THE golden Buddha statues, amulets and lucky charms that festoon Sakuntala Mettawong’s tiny Bangkok cellphone shop are not helping business.

• RI tourism sector ready for AEC, says minister
Indonesia: Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu says Indonesia's tourist sector is the most ready for the ASEAN Economic Community

• Hatta urges regional heads to simplify investment permit issuance procedures
Coordinating Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa has urged all regional heads across Indonesia to simplify investment permit issuance procedures to enhance

• Philippines' Bangsamoro ‘law’ ready
The Philippine presidential palace on Monday received the draft of the Bangsamoro basic law, a priority measure President Benigno Aquino III would submit

• MoIT approves funding for trade promotion
HA NOI — The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has approved a package of VND25.21 billion, or about US$1.2 million, for the second phase of the

          Updated: April 15, 2014

Singapore
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +31.49 points higher or +0.98% to 3246.32, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.57%.

Malaysia
The FBM KLCI index gained 2.35 points or 0.13% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.18% to 16895.97 points, the Properties Index up 0.94% to 1431.7 points and the Plantation Index down 0.27% to 8953.75 points. The market traded within a range of 6.52 points between an intra-day high of 1853.88 and a low of 1847.36 during the session.
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    Updated: April 16, 2014

Singapore maintains tight monetary policy
SINGAPORE’s central bank stuck to its tight monetary policy stance despite weaker growth in the first quarter, saying core inflation will remain elevated as a sustained recovery in advanced economies spurs a rebound in the city-state.

In a widely expected decision, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said yesterday it will maintain its policy of allowing a “modest and gradual” appreciation of the Singapore dollar, with no changes to the slope, width or centre of the policy band.

The central bank’s latest statement on policy came as an advance estimate of first quarter gross domestic product (GDP) showed that  More

    Updated: April 4, 2014

Biweekly Update

 Thailand
Constitutional Court overturns February 2 election. Thailand’s Constitutional Court on March 21 nullified the February 2 general election and ordered that new polls be held. The court overturned the election because protesters blocked the registration of candidates in 28 districts, violating a constitutional provision that national polls be held on the same day nationwide. The Election Commission has said that new polls could take More













PR Today                           update April 15, 2014
A Biography  
US-ASEAN Business Council and East-West Center Launch ASEAN Matters for America The Master of the Vijja Dhammakaya approach, the late         
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