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Updated: January 18,  2019
• CPI targeted at 3.3-3.9% this year: Deputy PM
Ministries, sectors and localities was asked to control the consumer price index (CPI) in the range of 3.3 to 3.9 per cent this year.
The Cambodian rice sector is set to lose its duty-free export status to the EU today – its major rice market – after the European bloc decided to impose tariffs on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar to curb a surge in such imports.

• Myanmar’s bilateral trade with the US increases
Myanmar’s bilateral trade with the US in the first month of the 2018-2019 fiscal year topped US$63.6 million, an increase of $28.4 million, or 80.7 per cent, compared with the corresponding period of the 2017-2018FY, according to the Commerce Ministry, state media reported.
As per official statistics, exports in October totalled $33.3 million, while imports were valued at $30.3 million. In October 2017, bilateral trade stood at $35.2 million with exports of $23.5 million and imports of $11.7 million. >

• Viet Nam urged to become a factory for the world
Viet Nam must become a factory for the world and foster a good investment environment for all economic sectors in order to develop production and boost growth.
“This statement was made by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a meeting of the Ministry of Industry and Trade held in Ha Noi on Thursday.

• Cambodian rice to lose EU duty-free status
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue asked members of the National Financial and Monetary Policy Advisory Council to view science-technology as a ‘driver of growth’ rather than just an academic subject in its policy development process.


• Asean industrial 4.0 development plan Thailand’s principal priority

IN ITS first move as this year’s Asean chair, Thailand is pushing for a cohesive regional industrial 4.0 development plan and to implement guidelines on non-tariff measures across the region.

   Updated:  November 1,  2018
Malaysia
The FBM KLCI index lost 2.35 points or 0.14% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.27% to 17202.44 points, the Properties Index up 0.29% to 879.72 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.02% to 7360.5 points. The market traded within a range of 10.11 points between an intra-day high of 1711.39 and a low of 1701.28 during the session.

Actively traded stocks include SEACERA, DSONIC, PRESBHD, ORION, HIBISCS, MYEG, HSI-H4V, NGGB-WA, SEACERA-WC and HSI-C3X. Trading volume decreased to 2180.55 mil shares worth RM1660.32 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2332.86 mil shares worth RM2377.33 mil.
Asean
Singapore shares climbed to a one-week high on Thursday as lenders rallied after Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp posted a record quarterly profit, while other markets in the region were subdued.
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     Updated: June 11, 2018
Inflation may yet peak —Diokno
This report provides a summary of the discussion from a CSIS roundtable held on April 13, 2018, as part of the CSIS-Pertamina Energy Initiative. The discussion brought together government, industry, and policy experts to explore the outlook for the region’s energy mix out to 2040, the state of renewable energy in Southeast Asia, and its role in the region’s energy priorities. This was the first in a series of events that will be convened this year to examine the role of renewable energy in Southeast Asia and its security, economic, and political importance in the Indo-Pacific.
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