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          Updated: August 28, 2015

• VN to boost competitive power market
The competitive power generation market would become operational expeditiously by 2018, together with the pilot implementation of competitive

• Positive outlook for EU firms in Cambodia
With an eye on the ASEAN Economic Community integration later this year, the EU-ASEAN Business Council conducted a survey to gauge the

• Bomb takes toll on Thai tourism but ‘jitters would not last’
THAILAND’S worst-ever bombing has caused a 17 per cent fall in tourist arrivals, putting pressure on revenues vital to the military government’s

• Cambodia’s 10-year industrial development policy introduced
CAMBODIA the day before yesterday launched an Industrial Development Policy (IDP) 2015-2025, which sets out a roadmap promoting investment

• Krispy Kreme to open 10 shops in Myanmar
Krispy Kreme announced it has signed a development agreement with Doughnut Group Pte. Limited, to open 10 Krispy Kreme shops in Myanmar

   Updated  August  28, 2015
Singpore
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 10.51 points or 0.36% higher to 2955.94, taking the year-to-date performance to -12.16%.

Malaysia
The FBM KLCI index gained 11.04 points or 0.69% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 1.08% to 14363.38 points, the Properties Index up 0.47% to 1098.3 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.43% to 6825.07 points. The market traded within a range of 13.20 points between an intra-day high of 1621.24 and a low of 1608.04 during the session. More

      Updated: August 21, 2015

Endgame to Myanmar’s Cease-fire Deal Tests President Thein Sein’s Resolve
President Thein Sein urgently wants to sign a nationwide cease-fire agreement before Myanmar’s November elections. Yet nearly five
months after his government reached a tentative draft nationwide cease-fire agreement with representatives of the Nationwide Cease-fire
Coordinating Team (NCCT), an alliance of 16 ethnic armed groups, major sticking points between the two sides remain unresolved.

Following a high-profile ethnic summit in Karen State in early June, senior ethnic leaders decided to return to the negotiating
table in hopes of extracting more concessions from a government they know is racing against time to conclude a deal.   More
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    Updated August 21, 2015

Biweekly Update

Myanmar

Shwe Mann ousted as ruling party leader. Allies of President Thein Sein within the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) voted on August 12 to oust parliament speaker Shwe Mann as party chairman. During the vote, 200 members of the security forces surrounded the USDP headquarters in Naypyidaw and reportedly prevented Shwe Mann’s allies from entering. Members reappointed President Thein Sein as party chairman, with his duties to be shared by Vice- Chairman Htay Oo. The vote was widely seen as a move to derail  More








PR Today                           update August 28, 2015
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