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          Updated:  October 20, 2014

• ASEAN Commits to Biodiversity Conservation
The environment ministers of the ten ASEAN Member States reiterated their countries’ commitment to biodiversity conservation in a statement read at the

• Commodities slump hurts RI’s export performance
Falling commodity prices will significantly hurt Indonesia’s export performance, forcing the government to trim its full-year target.

• FDI grows on investors’ hopes for new govt
Indonesia maintained strong foreign direct investment (FDI) growth in the third quarter of this year as investors remained upbeat about the country’s

• China, Thailand pledge closer cooperation in agriculture, infrastructure
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his Thai counterpart, Prayuth Chan-ocha, met here Thursday and agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in trade,

• Ha Noi hosts annual investment meeting
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai affirmed the Government's policy of attracting investors to Viet Nam by improving tariffs and foreign investment

          Updated:October 17, 2014

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +13.52 points higher or +0.43% to 3167.73, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.09%.

The FBM KLCI index gained 20.54 points or 1.16% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 1.75% to 16541.84 points, the Properties Index up 2.10% to 1375.26 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.75% to 7932.95 points. The market traded within a range of 29.07 points between an intra-day high of 1795.29 and a low of 1766.22 during the session. More

    Updated:  October 17, 2014

Summits Provide Obama Venues for Addressing Asia Challenges
Shortly after the November 4 congressional elections, President Barack Obama will head to Asia for a series of important summits at which he will have an opportunity to address some critical challenges facing the United States and the region. First will be the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting at Yanqi Lake outside Beijing on November 10–11. Next up will be the East Asia Summit (EAS) in Naypyidaw on November 13–14. These two summits will give President Obama an opportunity to give some much-needed momentum to his administration’s rebalance to Asia, which has been drowned out by crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, before he heads to the November 15–16 Group of 20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, Australia.

As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks drag on, trade and investment remain one of the most important components of Obama’s rebalance to  More

    Updated: October 17, 2014

Biweekly Update


Red and White coalition takes legislative leadership posts. Defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s Red and White coalition on October 8 narrowly elected Zulkifli Hasan of the National Mandate Party as speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly, which includes both houses of parliament. The coalition also swept the four deputy speaker posts, voting in members of the Golkar, Democrat, and Prosperous Justice parties, and an officially unaligned member of the upper house. The votes came six days after the coalition elected Golkar’s Setya Novantoas speaker  More

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