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NEWS UPDATE            October 21, 2014   

• Loei seeing more tourists, especially on weekends

• VN fruit reaches int'l markets

• News Flash: Good turnout for global insurance gathering

• Selling by foreign investors prompts caution

• First US Hotel chain arrives in Myanmar



October 20, 2014   
• ASEAN Commits to Biodiversity Conservation


• Commodities slump hurts RI’s export performance

• FDI grows on investors’ hopes for new govt

• China, Thailand pledge closer cooperation in agriculture, infrastructure

• Ha Noi hosts annual investment meeting



October 17, 2014   
• “G Land” Flies High with ‘The Super Tower’ as the Worlds Mega Project


• Infrastructure projects need to adopt green principles

• Thai bourse market report for September 2014

• Indonesia needs Rp278 trillion infrastructure investment to boost Internet connectivity

• Local firms adopt sustainable practices



October 16, 2014   
• PM to focus on trade barriers at ASEM


• VIP to be next hotspot for office investment

• Malaysian halal exporters have capacity to meet global needs - Hasan Malek

• Thailand to regain world’s top rice exporter title

• Deal with Cuba targets new highs in economic relations



October 16, 2014   

• ASEM 2014 in Milan to come up with more FTA's between EU-ASEAN


• Chevron postpones $12b deep water drilling project

• AEC will bring in more investments: exec

• Malaysian firms form mega-bank

• Myanmar’s Tourism Ministry to retender four hotels



October 14, 2014   
• Penang among the top investment destinations for foreign investors: Mustapa


• Govt to build 165 airports next year

• RNI invests Rp 400b in Cawang budget hotel

• VN joins European seafood trade web

• Thai rubber farmers seek bailout



October 13, 2014   
• Poll: Majority of respondents worried over rising commodities prices


• Factories up but new jobs on the decline

• Chinese phone makers aim at lucrative markets in RI

• Indonesia coffee exports surge as drought hits Brazil

• Ha Noi plans 13 more industrial parks



October 10, 2014   
• PetroVietnam surpasses goal for 9-month revenue


• IFC boosts investments to over $1b until June 2015

• Telenor Myanmar SIMs will work in five neighbouring countries


• Thai PM to meet several leaders during ASEM

• HDB resale prices down for 8th consecutive month: SRX


October 9, 2014   
• SBV seeks to deter virtual gold traders


• Malaysia Airlines hires foreigner as CEO

• Philippines pushes rice self-sufficiency target to 2016

• IBC: Kingdom’s economy is lagging

• Tourism, farming need attention: World Bank



October 8, 2014   
• China, ASEAN sign MoU on disaster management


• Investment in tourism may stagnate on political concerns

• Brunei group to attend trade expo in Jakartal

• Government needs to promote ASEAN certification: Observers

• Viet Nam offer support to Laos



October 7, 2014   
• Credit to hit $30B by ’20: MSP


• Discourse: Plenty to do to attract high-potential Korean investments

• Construction to start on giant sea wall

• Thailand eyes top rice exporter spot

• Investments in ASEAN slowed in Q2:WB



  October 6, 2014   
• Baht is expected to remain weakened next week


• Palm oil certification gets int’l support

• Philippines among biggest technology devices markets

• KrisEnergy, Chevron deal given green light

• Local firms in need of support



October 3, 2014   
• Fitch Ratings maintains Thailand's credit rating at BBB+


• Viet Nam, Israel trade set to increase

• RI needs Rp 200t a year to meet rising power demand

• Credit card issuance to slow because of limitation

• Summit discusses ASEAN Community insurance industry blueprint



October 2, 2014   
• Hong Kong protests not affecting Thai workers


• Auto show spurs new sales hopes

• Despite weak peso, full year inflation will remain within 3-5% target – BSP chief

• Seminar looks at future of local cocoa industry

• Be patient, deputy minister advises prospective insurance companies



October 1, 2014  
• ASEAN and Australia to Strengthen Comprehensive Partnership


• Thai exports shrink 7.4% in August

• Property tax revenue for this year tops $1M

• Vietnam’s growth accelerates despite anti-China riots

• Foreign visitor arrivals up



September 30, 2014   
• Industrial production up 6.7%


• Gunnebo to maintain Indonesia’s contribution to its business

• Telkom officially acquires Australia’s CCA

• Vocational training to get $30M ADB boost

• Laos Joins Southeast Asian Neighbors in Imposing Stricter Internet Controls



September 29, 2014
• US businessmen want ASEAN to reform customs


• Indonesia may zero palm oil tax

• Krakatau cuts 1,500 workers amid continuous losses

• ASEAN FMs hold informal talks in NY

• Electrifying the ASEAN countries



September 26, 2014
• ASEAN regional power integration


• Vietnam 'can look to S'pore for help on financial reform'

• China to invest Rp 3 trillion in Bitung

• Malaysia’s herbal industry market worth RM29b by 2020

• CPI rises in cities as dollar rate falls



September 25, 2014
• U.S. Business Discusses Sustainability with ASEAN Energy Ministers


• Asita targets 15,000 tourists at festival

• Malaysia on track for carbon emission cut target - PM Najib

• ASEAN Parliamentarians Commit to Stronger Cooperation in ASEAN Community Building Process

• State receives $30.8b from developing bond market



September 24, 2014
• PATA Travel Mart 2014 held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia


• City air pollution causes major health problems

• West Papua to get new airport to connect RI’s east and west

• Many new projects added to coal development plan

• $670m in oil and gas investments approved in August, says DICA



September 23, 2014
• Transport Ministry, public transport operators to discuss fare hike


• Thailand facing trade sanctions from CITES

• RI car production could reach 2.2m by 2017

• Plan targets $26.8B in investment

• PNoy offers PHL manufacturing to US investors



September 22, 2014
• Green building construction is a must, experts say


• Indonesia ‘optimistic’ on 7% growth by 2017

• RI leads advertising spending growth in Asia-Pacific region


• Car makers upbeat about RI market

• PM sends condolences to British PM, murdered tourists relatives


September 19, 2014
• ASEAN and China Hold 11th Expo to Enhance Trade


• Malaysia to help Brunei boost rice output

• Cambodian telecom firm cooperates with China's Huawei to build 4G network in Cambodia

• Viet Nam lures more British tourists

• VN, US bolster ties with eye on TPP



September 18, 2014
• EU gives $3.9 million to attract investment


• IMF, WB want fairness in corporate debt workout

• QS World University Ranking 2014: Malaysian universities improve, three now in top 300


• Ades sells brand name to Coca Cola for $19.9m

• China-ASEAN Expo promotes growth in regional trade links


September 17, 2014
• ASEAN BUSINESS CLUB FORUM HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANCE OF DIALOGUE BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TO REALISE ASEAN INTEGRATION


• U.S. Business Engages Brunei on TPP, AEC

• Govt to issue decree on new airfares this month

• Green-lit airlines target China

• Thai PM orders speeded up probe into British tourists’ murder



September 15, 2014

• Myanmar's GDP per capita could reach $5000 by 2030, forecasts Asian Development Bank


• SMEs Association eyes incentives for SMEs to expand overseas

• PM inspects flood situation in Sukhothai

• Trade surplus forecast on export growth

• Maximum land price to be increased



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