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NEWS UPDATE      January 23, 2015  

• Q1 rice exports to reach 900,000 tonnes 2015

• Najib arrives in Zurich to attend 45th World Economic Forum

• Myanmar's military says will not unilaterally stage a coup

• Local company eyes deployment of human transporters

• EU's Portugal opens doors to Pinoy investors



January 22, 2015  
• Indonesia Deposits Instrument of Ratification of the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution

• Batam prepares 31 tourism events in 2015

• Telkom cancels plan to buy NZ’s 2 Degrees

• TY Fashion to become third firm on bourse

• Domestic cassava businesses go in search of new markets



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anuary 21, 2015  
• January CPI seen edging down

• Govt reduces transportation fares after fuel-price

• Govt to allocate Rp 700b for housing in border areas

• Gov’t eyes listings on UNESCO

• Border economic zone investment will materialise this year



January 20, 2015  
• Draft law sets out regulations for gas trading

• Triputra Group forms $110m joint venture with Asia’s leading logistics firm

• Can Tho expects $118m from garment exports

• Bad loans expected to decline this year: Regulators

• Foreign worker curbs ‘to reduce income disparity’



January 19, 2015  
• Thailand to host 7th Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) meeting

• RI-China joint venture to build smelter in S. Sulawesi

• Number of flood victims in Perak rises, Kelantan remains unchanged

• PetroVietnam mulls production cut as oil plunges plunge

• New CSX tools aim to lure traders



January 16, 2015  
• AirAsia lauds Basarnas' performance for retrieving cockpit voice recorder

• UOB facilitates investors in RI

• RI best SE Asia factory destination: survey

• Cambodia, Japan ink aviation agreement

• Laos to export electricity to Singapore



January 15, 2015  
• Thai Defense Minister visits Vietnam to strengthen ties

• PGE allocates $432 million in investment this year

• European firms upbeat about business in Indonesia

• Port a step closer to 2015 IPO

• UK govt promotes Myanmar oil and gas opportunities



January 14, 2015  
• Airport passenger movements up 4.7 pct in 2014, says MAHB

• BNI Syariah to invest Rp 5 trillion in capex

• Trade association aims to get sites that promote online piracy blocked

• VN aims to increase rice exports

• More trade opportunities to be offered at home, abroad



January 13, 2015  
• Ha Noi property market to rebound

• Electricity and gas main focus for ministry in 2015

• LPEI to source $1.3b from loans, bond issuance overseas

• Singapore business confidence tumbles in Q1 2015: Report

• Japan to ink flight pact with Kingdom



January 12, 2015 
• Yingluck says impeachment process against law

• Insurers prepare $70 million for AirAsia, families

• Government tightens oil and gas trade regulation

• Thais call for ASEAN driver’s licence

• Investors withdraw from parking lots



January 9, 2015
• Preparedness month planned to face flood disasters in future

• Indonesian crude price declined in December

• Mitra Keluarga to pre-market up to $300m IPO

• Standard Chartered confirms about 200 layoffs in region with equities wing closure

• Garment makers import more materials



January 8, 2015   
• Three countries to send humanitarian aid - Hishammuddin

• Malaysian bank expansion halted in RI

• BI to promote e-money transactions in 2015

• Business reforms to benefit regional economy

• Restructuring crucial for economic development



January 7, 2015   
• Vietcombank posts impressive results by reducing NPLs

• Myanmar joins Cuba as ‘hot’ tourist destination

• Thailand's auto sector is expecting recovery

• Singapore’s manufacturing PMI contracts in December

• Singapore’s slow Q4 growth signals weaker 2015 outlook



  January 6, 2015   
• Government budget deficit needed for Fiscal 2016


• JCI falls 0.43% at Monday's close

• Subsidy for widely used Premium scrapped, what’s next?

• Marginal increase for exports of rice in 2014

• Prominent auto events in Viet Nam in 2014



January 5, 2015  
• PM says government to continue support for agriculturists

• Investor numbers hoped to grow 30 percent in 2015

• Pertamina sets high output target despite poor performance in 2014

• AirAsia Surabaya-Singapore service given approval at Singapore end

• Number of tourists up for NYE in Kingdom



December 30, 2014   
• PM confident 2015 economy will improve

• VN sees trade surplus for third year

• Temple set to undergo $4 million restoration

• Despite improvement, ‘more can be done to boost transport system’

• Search-and-locate operations for missing AirAsia QZ8501 resume


December 29, 2014
• Major telecoms see strong growth


• First Malaysia-China Combined Joint Military Exercise successful

• Surya Esa aims 25 percent revenue increase next year

• China, Vietnam agree to properly settle maritime disputes

• Express to recondition 500 taxis next year



December 26, 2014   
• Constitution drafters plan for 200 senators

• Indosat targets loyal customers with 4G

• Recent developments in ASEAN capital markets

• Demand for condos driven by foreigners

• Insurance market highlights in 2014



 December 24, 2014   
• Thai bourse wins Outstanding Data Provider Award by FISD

• META to work with Japanese firms on toll road 

• Thailand, China agree to Bt370 bln currency swap

• Additional Rp 27t sought for projects 

• Viet Nam-India trade rises above $5b target 


December 23, 2014
• Thai stock expected to 'move sideways' this week


• Bank Indonesia prevails in forex reserve-rupiah tradeoff 

• S$7.55 VEP fee may prompt Singaporeans to reduce Malaysia trips

• Asian Agri aims output at 1m tons in 2015 

• Energy sector pulls shares down 


December 22, 2014   
• Economic zone aims for Q1 IPO, CSX listing


• Indonesia should not import rice: Jusuf Kalla 

• Brunei, EU close to deal on education

• RI biggest laptop market in region 

• Russia economic gloom hurts tourism 


December 19, 2014
• VN halts Australia fruit imports

• LPEI to see higher export financing with weakening rupiah 

• Brunei,US in talks for possible joint energy ventures 

• Indonesia to benefit from foreign investment, trade 

• Maximum allowed public transport fare increase in 2015 is 2.8%: Lui Tuck Yew 


December 18, 2014   
• Cultural exchange year to push China-ASEAN relations to higher stage: Chinese vice president 


• Govt to roll up sleeves on infrastructure projects next year 

• Auto sales drop in November

• Singapore economy to grow 3% this year: MAS survey 

• Viet Nam, UAE to boost trade ties 


December 17, 2014   
• BoT: No special measures despite baht depreciation 


• Sydney siege may have impact on Indonesian investment: Observer

• ‘Brunei needs more local doctors, nurses, therapists’

• Thai energy giant PTT to sell RI palm business

• Exports of wood products seen growing next year 


December 16, 2014   
• No Justice in Lima Outcome

• Exports to Italy surge 18% in first 11 months

• Govt may allow 2.8m tons raw sugar imports

• DATC to get $146m infusion for tackling SOE bad debts

• TU-organised event offers plenty of material for intellectual pursuits


December 15, 2014

• Myanmar sees US$3.8 billion in FDI in first 8 months of 2014 fiscal year

• Govt to issue Rp 7.1 trillion project-based ‘sukuk’

• SingTel mobile, fixed broadband access difficulties draw customers' ire

• Viet Nam wants to further friendship with India

• Viet Nam moves to step up regional trade



December 12, 2014   
• Malaysia on track to become international Islamic financial hub

• Malaysia on track to become international Islamic financial hub

• ASEAN-OECD Organise Second Investment Policy Conference to Support Regional Integration

• Energy reform needed in emerging markets

• VN targets 2020 industrial nation status



December 11, 2014   
• Thailand's PM to attend ASEAN-South Korea Summit

• Pertamina seals $25b in agreements to upgrade, double refinery capacities

• U.S. Companies Engage New Indonesian Government, Set Agenda to Expand U.S.-Indonesia Trade and Investment

• New local insurance firm due soon: MEF

• Singapore will do its part to combat climate change: Vivian Balakrishnan



December 9, 2014   
• Ministers will be elected following reform

• Two more SCDF officers deployed to Philippines

• Global Logistic Properties, GIC to buy US logistics portfolio for S$10.7b

• Palm sugar exports see 138pct rise

• VN tops ASEAN in domain names



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