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FUTURES     May 23,  2018

• Current account deficit to reach 2.3 percent in 2018: BI

• Viet Nam’s fintech industry to reach nearly US$8bn

• Hyflux applies for court supervision to reorganise liabilities, businesses


• Only 2% cooperatives have access to loans

• Hong Kong paper manufacturing company to invest in Bago



May 21,  2018
• Philippine payments position posts $270-M deficit in April

• Gemadept eyes 227% rise in profit

• Foreign portfolio investment yield net inflows in April


• Bien Hoa Industrial Park to close

• Inflation safely within BI target range at start of Ramadhan



May 18,  2018
• Indonesia finalizes fiscal incentives for investments below Rp 500b

• Union group fears for future of EU trade deal

• Manulife Indonesia records 19% growth in 2017 premium business

• Government not worried about high imports in April


• MoF mulls increasing green tax



May 15,  2018
• Indonesia to open 8 more ports for international trade

• Paper factory’s investment certificate to be revoked

• If rupiah weakening persists, it will affect economy: Moody's

• CEO Conference 2018 on the economy held in Yangon

• Ministries urged to remove 49% foreign cap



May 14,  2018
• CEO Conference 2018 on the economy held in Yangon

• Indonesia eyes Indian tourists visiting Malaysia, Singapore

• PLDT posts 41% increase in Q1 net income

• Yangon CM expects more investment in three sectors


• Economy grows on strength of exports, tourism and agriculture



 
April 30,  2018
• Inflation recorded at 0.12% in third week of April

• Cambodia's quarterly tax revenue hits $761M

• PHL asks Thailand and Vietnam to resubmit rice supply offers

• Kremlin promises to train police, worrying observers

$15billion projects proposed for Van Don



April 20,  2018
• PowerChina to build hydropower plants for $17.8 billion

• PHL inflation ‘to top out’ at 5-6% in May-June —DBS

• IMF projects Viet Nam’s GDP growth by 6.6%

• Consumer Price Index drops slightly in March

• Over 200 firms participate in HVACR VN 2018



April 10,  2018
• SET market report for March 2018

• Business Insider: Years of experience pay off for job site

• Moody’s upgrades VPBank’s credit rating for second year

• GDT reminds firms to mind US tax act FATCA

• Cruelest month for Thai baht could be worse than usual this year



April 9,  2018
• SE Asia confident of growth despite trade tenions: ASEAN

• Pertamina’s insurance subsidiary records 71.65 percent net profit growth

• VN Index nears 1,200 points on real estate, construction

• The Workers' Party prepares to elect new party chief

• Singaporean firms encouraged to invest in VN



April 5,  2018
• International Finance Corporation and Canada Invest in Yoma Micro Power

• Moody’s predicts average 2018 GDP growth at 6.7%


• Agricultural exports up by US$171 million

• Turkish firm Hitay Holdings to invest US$1 billion in Aceh geothermal power plant

• 100MW wind-solar power project underway in Binh Dinh


April 4,  2018
• Pertalite price increase will still push April inflation up

• GSO census to boost GDP accuracy

• Nine infra projects up for Duterte approval

• Viet Nam’s PMI drops to 51.6 in March

• Economic indicators can’t show development of the State perfectly, says State Counsellor


April 3 ,  2018
• BPS records 0.2 percent inflation in March

• GERI reports net income up 45% in 2017

• 6.7% GDP growth targeted for 2018: Gov’ meeting


• Tourist arrivals up 9.12 percent in February

• GDP likely grew above 7% in Q1 —FMIC, UA&P


March 30,  2018
• Vietnamese overseas investment hits nearly $150 million

• US-based microfinance firm taps PHL as regional hub for Southeast Asia

• Myanmar, China exchange views on bilateral economic cooperation


• Tax reform has ‘minimal’ impact on prices of consumer goods —DTI

• Domestic cement consumption down, export market bright



March  29,  2018
• South Korea largest foreign investor in Viet Nam

• Indonesia imposes extra capital requirements on important banks

• PCCI seeks a three-phased shutdown of Boracay

• Bank profits expected to rise significantly in Q1

• DOF is optimistic Congress will pass corporate tax reform in 2018



March  28,  2018
• China freezes Myanmar traders’ accounts

• Indonesia calls for unified ASEAN position in RCEP talks

• Q1 Consumer confidence slips to lowest level in almost two years —BSP


• Indonesian Petroleum Association to hold 42nd annual convention in May

• Environmental lawyers threaten to sue BFAR on unimplemented Fisheries Code



March  27,  2018
• Clean-up makes Viet Nam banks attractive to foreign investors

• Ministry struggles to achieve target of building 1.9 million gas pipelines

• Grab confirms acquisition of Uber in Southeast Asia; to expand GrabFood in region

• Savico shuts down taxi company

• Indonesia pins hope on ASEAN-EU FTA to support SMEs, palm oil



March  26,  2018
• FDI flow for 2017-18 ‘exceeded the target’ says MIC

• Indonesia deals with unfair economic distribution: Minister

• Government grant available for green initiatives from Apr 1


• Taiwan Expo 2018 eyes doubling of visitors, trade deals

• Energy Dev’t Corp. gets $90-million loan from IFC



March  23,  2018
• Thilawa SEZ investment increases $20 Million over last year

• Bank Indonesia maintains key rate at 4.25%

• CII to issue bonds worth US$52.6m

• Phu Tho wants more investment

• NFA Council gives 250,000-MT rice importation the green light



March  22,  2018
• Can Tho conference to promote logistics, tourism, IT

• Indonesia looks abroad to lure investment

• AUB net income up 23% in 2017

• Lippo Group to develop healthcare, education center in Meikarta

• TESDA to train 150,000 workers for Duterte admin’s ‘Build, Build, Build’



March  21,  2018
• PCC approves joint venture between BCDA and Malaysia’s MTD Capital

• Indofood records Rp 4.17 trillion net profit in 2017

• PHL payments position posts deficit for second straight month

• Freeport has cost $13 billion losses in environmental damage, says BPK

• Growth predicted at 6.23% in first quarter





March  20,  2018
• Michelin Innovative Shop brings top quality car tires to Yangon

• Viet Nam commits to facilitate Australian investment: PM

• Vietnam’s Eurowindow to build two factories in Myanmar


• Analogue broadcasts to end on December 31

• EAGLE Cement posts P4.26-billion net profit in 2017



March  19,  2018
• PHL’s 2017 current account hits record deficit of $2.5-B

• Indonesia’s foreign debt reaches US$375.5 billion

• Japan to contribute to insurance, loan and electricity sectors

• PM Phuc expects huge investments from Australia

• Tough odds for VN market upgrade



March  16,  2018
• PHL education system underperforms in East Asia Pacific

• Pawnshop records Rp 2.5t in net profit in 2017

• BOI a BOI approves 4 Toyota CARS suppliers

• Trade through Thai-Myanmar border gates increases

• Telkom sees 14.4% growth in net profit in 2017



March  15,  2018
• Petron Corp. net income up 30% in 2017

• Microfinance institution goes digital to educate migrant factory workers

• Hai Duong attracts FDI worth $185mn

• Peso unchanged ahead of US inflation data

• Vinh Long to host investment promotion conference



March  14,  2018
• Nghe An asked to double economy by 2025

• Tin miner Timah to boost capex by 240 percent in 2018

• 2017 foreign direct investment hit $10B in net inflows


• PetroVietnam exceeds targets

• Meralco, First NatGas sign 414 MW power supply deal



March  12,  2018
• Indonesian economy faces tough challenges: Danamon

• RCBC targets 5-10% net income growth in 2018

• PGN’s net profit plummets by 52.9 percent in 2017


• PHL trade deficit widens to $3.32B in January

• Japanese life insurance company to enter market



March  9,  2018
• Gas exploitation to begin at White Lion field

• RI diversifies trade, accelerates deals in anticipation of trade war: Minister

• Preliminary negotiations over Block D exploration begin

• Parliament passes peaceful demonstration amendment bill

• SHB increases charter capital to over $528.6 million



March  8,  2018
• PM lauds Nat’l Financial Supervisory group

• New transformation roadmap, tech to propel Singapore’s maritime industry


• Production output up in January — PSA

• Man arrested for investment scams worth more than S$600,000

• 20+ Indonesian hotels and resorts voted best in world and Asia



March  7,  2018
• Feb. inflation hits 4.5%, fastest in over 3 years

• Masagos on climate change: Caring for environment must be in Singapore’s DNA, like conserving water

• Metro Manila office vacancy rates to rise 10-11% in 2019

• Electronic tags for 3.2m vehicles by 2018 end

• D&L Industries posts P2.9-B net income in 2017, up 10.6%



March 6,  2018
• TOTAL to begin natural gas extraction in the Gulf of Mottama

• Indonesian refinery projects prone to delays, cancellations: BMI Research

• Removal of salary cap in Employment Act to benefit 430,000 more PMEs: Lim Swee Say

• Derivatives trading liquidity hits records in February

• HCM City plans infrastructure projects in 2018



March 5,  2018
• Jakarta records 0.37% inflation in February

• Mobile phone rates down 20 per cent from May 1

• President says Myanmar can export record 3 million tons of rice this year


• Bulog to disburse 400,000 tons of subsidized rice in March

• Samsung scraps production plant in Myanmar



March 2,  2018
• Low inflation is 'ammunition' to resist Fed rate hike: OJK

• Budget 2018 passed in Parliament, with 8 Workers' Party MPs voting against it

• Indonesia makes push to reopen automotive

• Official releases EU trade data amid spat

• Inflation to accelerate further in February

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