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          Updated: February 11, 2016

• Jollibee posts 4.8% recurring profit growth to P6.4B in 2015
Jollibee Foods Corporation, the country’s biggest food service company and Asia’s largest restaurant firm, reported a

• Labour reforms needed under TPP
IMPROVEMENTS on Brunei’s labour standards as part of a consistency plan under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

• Oil blocks to remain open
The government said the day before yesterday it would postpone bidding on two vacated offshore oil blocks given the

• Long term investments keep oil and gas sector resilient
BRUNEI’s upstream oil and gas activities remain ‘resilient’ in the face of low oil prices because of constant investment with

SR airport lounge to be ready by next month
Plaza Premium Group, the Hong Kong-based company that opened its first lounge in Cambodia at Phnom Penh International

   Updated  February 11,  2016
Singapore
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 43.82 points or 1.7% lower to 2538.28, taking the year-to-date performance to -11.95%.

Malaysia
The FBM KLCI index lost 0.46 points or 0.03% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.08% to 13839.63 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.30% to 1101.88 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.54% to 7700.4 points. The market traded within a range of 6.62 points between an intra-day high of 1645.50 and a low of 1638.88 during the session. More

      Updated: February 10, 2016

Vietnam’s Foreign Policy after the 12th National Party Congress: Expanding Continuity
In the end, Vietnam’s 12th National Party Congress did not turn out to be the watershed moment some anticipated. Incumbent general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong retained his post and nothing seemed to have fallen out of line. However, there is every reason to believe that Vietnam’s foreign policy would largely continue in the same direction had the reformist prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung won the general secretary post.

During the Cold War, Vietnam’s foreign policy was heavily influenced by ideology and domestic politics.
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    Updated January 25, 2016

Biweekly Update
Myanmar

Deputy Secretary Blinken pays highest-level U.S. visit to Myanmar since elections. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Myanmar on January 18 to meet with key government officials and stakeholders in the process of transitioning to a democratically elected government. Blinken, who last visited Myanmar in May 2015, is the most senior U.S. official to visit the country following the November 8 elections. He met with President Thein Sein, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Foreign Minister Wunna Laung Lwin, and Deputy Commander-in-Chief Soe Win to discuss the economic challenges facing Myanmar and U.S. concerns about discrimination against ethnic and religious minorities. Blinken said at a press conference in Naypyitaw the United States will continue to be a “full and committed partner” of Myanmar. More





PR Today                           update February 10, 2016
A Biography  
Demand for media tablets in Vietnam surged for fourth consecutive year The Venerable Chao Khun Phra Mongkol-Thepmuni (Sodh Candasaro)  AirAsia expands reach into China with new direct route from Kota Kinabalu to Wuhan More
Best Western expands in Pakistan with first Faisalabad hotel
Thai bourse further promotes sustainability among listed companies
Bolder, Faster, Louder: Catch the Thrilling Action at Singapore Airshow 2016
Bangkok Airways welcomes its latest Airbus 319

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