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FEATURES       February 20, 2017

• Action needed to lure 10 million Chinese tourists to Indonesia

• Singapore economy grows 2% in 2016, helped by strong Q4

• Indonesian trade posts $1.4 billion surplus

• Complaints of cars with defects continue to rise in 2016: CASE


• Myanmar reopens border gate with Bangladesh as peace restores



February 17, 2017
• Government ignores Freeport’s threat to lay off workers

• The number of voters who check by-elections electoral rollin Yangon Region is less than 10%

• Viet Nam values Japanese investment

• 300 BIR employees resign after crackdown on corruption

• Food safety need practical measures



February 16, 2017

• VN still sees high trade deficit with China

• Government invests Rp 7.6t in infrastructure in Papua, W. Papua

• Myanmar should improve investment environment to get more Chinese funds


• Jokowi digs in heels over 100% electrification deadline

• Vietnam plans large warehouses at border



February 15, 2017
• Indonesia set to export 100,000 tons of rice in 2017

• Japan invests in Binh Dinh

• IDX targets 110,000 new investors in 2017

• EVN banned from investing in property, banking sectors

• Thai-Myanmar council push



February 9, 2017
• CNRP to send 40,000 observers to June poll

• Palace: Cabinet OKs ID system for OFWs 'with conditions'

• Food and beverage exporters lament ‘high import tariffs’ in new markets

• Thailand names road after Ho Chi Minh

• Switzerland to spend millions on development projects in RI



February 8, 2017
• Myanmar, Thailand push ‘one destination’

• Budget 2017: More support for elderly, young families and people with disabilities

• Indonesian gas prices still competitive


• Export businesses sanguine, make frenetic start to 2017

• Indonesia Eximbank to issue $1.55b in debt paper in 2017



February 7, 2017
• Indonesian economic growth accelerates to 5.02

• Myanmar and Cambodia to strengthen ties

• New regulations issued on securities margin trading


• Papua plans to use biomass power plant

• Chinese business fined for environmental violations



February 6, 2017
• Bank loan growth hit 7.87 percent in 2016

• Viet Nam to promote partnership for sustainable agriculture

• CNRP summonses pointless, says Banh


• VN runs trade deficit of $100m in January

• General gov't debt-to-GDP ratio improves in September



February 3, 2017
• 2017 investments likely to remain similar to last year's: EDB

• Thai-Myanmar talks due

• Government critiques Cambodian cinema


• Federalism: More challenges than opportunities

• Climate change affected soybean farmers get new seeds, technology



February 2, 2017
• Foreign Chambers of Commerce raise concerns over new legislation

• Economic sentiments weigh down luxury condominium sales in Jakarta


• January agro, forestry, fishery exports drop to $2.54bn

• Palm oil product exports to EU to rise despite 'negative campaign'

• NCB posts 90% increase in profit



February 1, 2017
• Indonesia Eximbank to boost SME export

• Duterte pledges P1B in loans for disaster-hit farmers, fisherfolk —DA


• Tourism expected to drive Hai Phong forward

• Govt advised to set up 10 authorities to promote new tourist destinations

• Dong Nai to build houses for low-income groups



January 31, 2017
• Vinacomin targets 5.5-6% annual revenue growth

• Indonesia seeks ‘back up' of US investment: BKPM

• VN targets vegetable, fruit export value at $3b

• Myanmar growth projected to recover following a slowing economy in 2016

• Incentive cut discourages investment in renewable energy



January 30, 2017
• China’s modern ‘Silk Road’ plans discussed at Yangon meeting

• Chinese-Indonesians spend Rp 10 million on average for Lunar New Year

• A ripe market for avocados


• Electricity tariffs, vehicle registration fees to push January inflation


• Work to expand Thilawa SEZ to begin in February



January 27, 2017
• Government to maintain budget deficit policy to stoke growth

• Winners of local stock competition named

• National power firm plans 2017 expansion


• PHL economy surging despite uncertainties – gov't

• Agriculture ministry working on plans to attract FDI



January 25, 2017
• Kingdom’s economy insulated

• Mercedes-Benz plans to assemble more models locally

• National power firm plans 2017 expansion


• Credit institutions to be restructured in 2016-20 period

• Government to tax idle land



January 23, 2017
• PM meets international media on fringes of WEF 2017

• China’s investment reaches US$1.6 billion in Indonesia

• VN government turns focus to long-term bonds


• Geared up for moto assembly

• Jakpro reveals funding shortfall for constructing Asian Games projects



January 20, 2017
• Gas industry targets doubling output by year 2035

• NEDA to deliver 2017-2022 PHL Dev't Plan in Feb.

• Out with the old as Myanmar restricts used car imports


• Tougher rule on market research to maintain investors' confidence: Sri Mulyani

• Property agency fined for failing to warn investor of risks in buying foreign property




January 19, 2017
• 2016 economic stability bodes well for 2017

• Fujitsu conducts ICT training for Myanmar government employees

• Pertamina to build 108 mini gas stations

• Myanmar earns over 1 bln USD from beans, pulses export in first 9 months of 2016-17


• HCM City banking sector sets high goals for 2017



January 18, 2017
• Singapore exports extend rebound, rising 9.4% in December

• The U.S Election: Implications for Myanmar

• Banks post higher performance for 2016

• Remittances up by 18.4% in November


• VND320 trillion paid via NAPAS system in 2016



January 17, 2017
• Liberalisation of telecom sector contributed to Myanmar’s economic growth

• Challenge awaits VN Index at 690 points

• Financial inclusion among Indonesians improves

• Myanmar earns over 1 bln USD from beans, pulses export in first 9 months of 2016-17

• No complaints since ending electricity subsidies for some users

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