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Updated: November 29,  2018
• Indonesia's digital economy to dominate Southeast Asia by 2025
A new study has found that Indonesia’s digital economy is poised to become the largest in Southeast Asia as its market value triples to US$100 billion by 2025 from $27 billion in 2018, promising more jobs and more consumer choices for an emerging tech-savvy generation.
The annual “e-Conomy Southeast Asia” study, conducted by American tech giant Google and Singaporean holding company Temasek, says the growth will be spurred by four key digital services, namely e-commerce, with a contribution of 53 percent, online travel (25 percent), ride-hailing services (14 percent) and online media (8 percent).

• China, Myanmar vow to push forward building of China-Myanmar Economic Corridor
China and Myanmar have pledged to jointly push forward the building of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.
The pledge came as Ning Jizhe, deputy head of China's National Development and Reform Commission visited Myanmar from November 24 to 27.

• Vietnam, Thailand to supply NFA with 203,000 metric tons of rice
The National Food Authority (NFA) on Wednesday ordered a total of 203,000 metric tons (MT) of rice from Vietnam and Thailand, according to a report of Maki Pulido on Balitanghali.

• BI to formulate seven policies to help economy in 2019
Bank Indonesia Governor Perry Warjoyo said on Tuesday that BI would help stabilize the economy amid global uncertainty by introducing seven main policies in 2019.

• November sees trade deficit of $400 million
Viet Nam reported a trade deficit of US$400 million in November, equivalent to 1.9 per cent of total export value, according to the General Department of Việt Nam Customs.

   Updated:  November 1,  2018
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.
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.

     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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