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          Updated: November 17,  2017

• Exports up 3.62 percent in October
Export in October continued to increase by 3.62 percent on a monthly basis to US$15.09 billion, as well as import, which was up

• Rice sector optimistic as harvest wraps on Rumduol

Rice farmers and millers are confident that the price for premium fragrant paddy will continue to increase over the next two weeks

Singapore suspends trade relations with North Korea

Singapore has suspended trade relations with North Korea, the latest of Pyongyang's major trade partners to cut commercial ties


• BSP says PHL at risk of overheating if economy keeps growing 'above potential'
The Philippine economy could be at risk of overheating if it continues growing "above potential" but it is not at the point yet


• Aceh Investment Forum 2017 kicks off
The Aceh Investment Forum 2017 kicked off at Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta on Thursday to boost investment, trade and tourism


   Updated : November 17, 2017
Singapore
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 41.08 points or 1.23% higher to 3382.38, taking the year-to-date performance to +17.41%.
Malaysia

The FBM KLCI index gained 3.55 points or 0.21% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.07% to 16051.37 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.00% to 1223.43 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.08% to 7908.53 points. The market traded within a range of 5.82 points between an intra-day high of 1725.69 and a low of 1719.87 during the session. More

      Updated: October 27,  2017
Indonesian Presidential Politics Begins to Heat Up 18 Months before Elections
Indonesia’s April 2019 general elections are still 18 months away, but the potential challengers to incumbent president Joko Widodo—popularly known as “Jokowi”—are beginning to emerge and hone their campaign narratives. Candidates for the 2019 presidential election will not be officially announced until next September, but the jockeying between likely contenders is already impacting Indonesia’s  More

    Updated: October 27,  2017
Biweekly Update
Singapore prime minister visits Washington
Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong visited Washington on October 22-26 for meetings with President Donald Trump, cabinet secretaries, and key congressional leaders. At the White House, Lee and Trump witnessed the signing of a deal worth $14 billion between Singapore Airlines and Boeing to purchase 39 aircraft. The two leaders also discussed North Korea, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, coalition efforts to counter the Islamic State, and the strong commercial relationship and close and long-standingi
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PR Today                           update November 17, 2017
A Biography  
SET announces 71 firms, eight CEOs nominated for SET Awards 2017 The Venerable Chao Khun Phra Mongkol-Thepmuni (Sodh Candasaro)  One Belt One Road, One Boost for Malaysia More
DHL announces additional €335 million expansion of its strategic Central Asia Hub in Hong Kong to bolster regional trade
Blue Diamond Almond Breeze
MINTRECORDS18%PROFIT GROWTH
MTGamer is actively exploring Asia eSports market and target to become the NBA of Asia eSports industry

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