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NEWS UPDATE   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



September 12, 2014
• Thai bourse market report for August 2014


• Myanmar in a mood to ease travel

• Philippine FDI inflows surge to US$588m in June


• Auto Trisula appointed to distribute Maserati cars

• China's growing financial sector will benefit Singapore: PM Lee



September 11, 2014
• U.S. Companies Offer Support for Malaysia's Participation in TPP

• Singapore economy to expand 3.3% in 2014

• NSC secretary-general visits Malaysia to arrange for peace talks

• Rice husks to pump energy to the grid

• Home prices ‘to fall 20% by 2016 on restructuring, curbs’: report


• Home prices ‘to fall 20% by 2016 on restructuring, curbs’: report


  September 10, 2014
• Five Thai products may not be removed from US child, forced labour abuse watch lists

• Indosat profits surge despite lower revenue

• Dak Lak Province's coffee exports enjoy robust growth

• Brunei adopts best ICT practices,policies

• Proton compact car set for launch on Sept 25



September 9, 2014
• Several northern Thai provinces under deep floodwater

• Trade surplus with Japan grows

• Quimbo: Projected P43-B revenue loss if tax rates adjusted just a BIR ‘scare tactic’

• Indonesia expected to produce 100 million oil palm sprouts

• More seamless customs procedures for ASEAN countries: Lim Hng Kiang



September 8, 2014
• BoT says Thai economy won’t be affected by European interest cuts


• ADB Institute sees ASEAN catching up with EU by 2030

• Perhutani to operate SE Asia’s largest sago factory

• Aussie PM Abbott arrives for one-day Malaysia visit


• Power production up by 10.4% this year


September 5, 2014
• India to sign free trade agreement with ASEAN soon:


• Business Summit Highlights ASEAN-US Economic Ties, Small Business Growth in the Region


• VN economic recovery spawns more jobs

• ASEAN central banks need to be ‘proactive’: expert

• Bangkok Bank is set to return to Cambodia

• Loan growth ready to take off



September 4, 2014
• SEA-US: Global Consortium to Build Cable System Connecting Indonesia, the Philippines, and the United States


• NCPO will ease role when cabinet starts work

• President unveils plan for more low-cost housing

• Malaysia ranks 20th in Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015

• Viet Nam delegation attends APEC Energy Ministers Meeting



September 3, 2014
• Inflation falls to new low in six months in August


• Govt on course to reach 9.5 million foreign visitors

• Vietnamese carriers test routes over Cambodia

• Trade balance posts surplus following slowdown in imports

• ASEAN Signs Protocol to Improve Investment Regimes



September 2, 2014
• HM the King endorses new cabinet


• Russia pledges duty-free trade

• Indonesia gov’t tackles fuel subsidy

• Malaysia’s Petronas unexpectedly shuts secondary refining unit

• Banks iron out post-merger teething issues



September 1, 2014
• ASEAN Statistics Releases Latest Economic Updates


• Telkom to set up undersea cable network linking RI and US

• Malaysia Airlines suspends shares ahead of reform plan

• PM: Thailand welcomes foreign investment

• Automobile imports surge despite slow growth



August  29, 2014
• U.S. Business and Government Unite to Support Small Business in Myanmar


• Vietnam exports fall as Thai trust rises

• Future bright for VN air travel sector

• Malaysian and Japanese companies team up to produce animation series

• Chinese smartphone makers strengthen foothold in RI market



August  28, 2014
• Thailand Focus 2014 attracts 60 foreign fund firms worldwide


• Malaysia has no economic ties with Israel - Mustapa

• Agricultural exports increase by 12 per cent in first eight months

• Telecom regulator warns fee dodgers

• Mekong Delta urged to control flooding amid climate change



August  27, 2014
• 119 listed companies pay THB 97.38 bln in combined interim dividends for H1/2014


• ASEAN-China trade expected to grow ahead of regional integration

• PM wants NCPO to use its power only when necessary

• US firms eye $900M projects

• Trade surplus hits $1.7b as exports see growth



August  26, 2014
• Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha royally appointed 29th Thai PM


• Telkom to enter E. Timor market

• MH17 investigation will take time - Hishamuddin

• Activists, churchmen gather in Philippine protest

• August CPI growth hits 9-year low



August  25, 2014
• Strategy for four agricultural products to be completed within two weeks

• Govt regrets Supreme Court’s tax ruling on strategic commodities

• Cultural exchange deepens ASEAN-China mutual understandinga

• Agriculture census unveiled, to the delight of the industry

• Dong Nai supports local businesses



August  22, 2014
• Thai alternative bourse's companies post 5.6 pct sales growth in Q2

• ASEAN Business Club to convene leaders for AEC

• Malaysians should not fear AEC 2015, says Mustapa

• Thai economic growth may be lower

• VN property market worth $21b



August  21, 2014
• Hacker targets info on MH370 probe


• BPDs lack access to new capital

• Cambodia looks to be winner for growth for AEC: ILO

• Tourist data show slow rise

• Japanese experts advise VN firms to conduct overseas promotions



August  20, 2014
• Delegate AEC mart supervision


• Petrolimex cuts petrol price by VND600

• BSD aims to develop estate in Surabaya

• Decline in prompt payments by local firms in Q2

• SMBC buys IFC Acleda shares



August  19, 2014
• Delegate AEC mart supervision


• Fruit, vegetable exports grow as practices improve

• Singapore’s exports decline further in July

• Malaysia Q2 GDP expands 6.4 %

• Trade between Myanmar and Yunnan at record-breaking levels, say trade officials



August  18, 2014
• SOEs slash costs by $638.5 million under gov't plan


• Malaysian opposition averts rift as Islamic party toes line

• Indonesian stock market not ready to join ASEAN Economic Community

• Indonesia enterprises growing more concerned about IT security

• Govt confirms Samsung to open factory in Indonesia



August  15, 2014
• Petronas pre-tax profit surges to RM28.1 billion in Q2 2014


• Java, Bali facing power supply crisis

• Duty-free plans to lure tourists

• Agri chief Alcala to lawmakers: PHL needs to import rice to keep price spikes at bay

• VN, South Korea move towards free trade pact



August  14, 2014
• Viet Nam to prioritise developing the ASEAN Economic Community


• Govt to develop 5 economic zones in eastern Indonesia

• VN, Laos armies plan co-operation

• China signs 100,000-tonne rice import agreement

• Cambodia, US trade up in first half of year



August  13, 2014
• US$29 Million investment in Philippines solar projects


• Gov’t seeks a greener tourism industry

• Companies search for offices in Ha Noi

• Taiwan to boost investment in RI

• Victims' remains handled with care, respect - Dr Muhammad Akmal



August  11, 2014
• Surin urges NCPO to make decisions quickly


• Medco redirects gas delivery to Arun-Belawan pipeline

• New visions proposed at 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

• Cambodia economy bucks regional trend

• Ha Noi supports enterprises with loan interest assistance



August  8, 2014
• Thai bourse welcomes property developer Richy Place


• Philippines' Jollibee Foods plans to enter Indonesia, Malaysia

• 48 Thais arrive in Tunisia, awaiting next plane to Thailand


• Singapore Red Cross commits S$62,400 to relief operations for Yunnan earthquake

• Loans across banking industry jump to $9.5 billion


August  7, 2014
• Cambodia ready for rice bid


• Coffee exports show big potential

• Airasia X flew 1.02 million passengers in 2Q14

• Indonesia's Prabowo to start election court challenge

• ASEAN should spend more on R&D to boost growth: ADB report



August  6, 2014
• U.S. Companies Engage Leaders, Business, Civil Society in Myanmar


• European business concerned over WTO Members opening Pandora’s Box over Bali

• Foreign tourist arrivals in H1 surpass annual target

• Industry plans get green light

• Yangon calling: Ooredoo SIMS launch across Myanmar



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