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          Updated: May 26, 2017

• Singapore maintains 2017 growth forecast as economy expands 2.7% in Q1
 Singapore’s economy clocked a quicker-than-expected 2.7 per cent growth in the first quarter of 2017 from a year earlier

• Vertiv expands after rebranding
Digital solutions provider Vertiv, formerly known as Emerson Network Power, relaunched its operations in Cambodia

• 2nd round of Myanmar peace talks begins as China brings ‘soft power’ to process
China can continue to bring "soft power" to Myanmar's peace process, Chinese experts said, as the Panglong peace conference began on Wednesday.


• Insurance fund rejects $132 million, citing fraud
The Viet Nam Social Insurance Agency rejected VND3 trillion (US$132.2 million) in health insurance fees in the first four months of


• Japan firms link up to offer leasing
Cambodia:Renet Japan Group Inc, a publicly listed Japanese company that specialises in the recycling and reuse of consumer


   Updated: May 26, 2017
Singapore
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 14.95 points or 0.46% lower to 3219.42, taking the year-to-date performance to +11.76%.

Malaysia
The FBM KLCI index lost 1.66 points or 0.09% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.01% to 16499.86 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.35% to 1312.61 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.06% to 8064.46 points. The market traded within a range of 8.71 points between an intra-day high of 1778.18 and a low of 1769.47 during the session. More

      Updated: May 19,  2017
Engaging Southeast Asia: Economic Recommendations for the New Administration
The incoming Trump administration will encounter a Southeast Asia region significantly transformed from the one that the previous administration began to work with eight years ago. The region today is an integral part of the larger Asia Pacific that has the opportunity to play a key role in propelling U.S. trade and jobs in the decades ahead. For the United States to snare the full benefits of this region and maintain leadership in broader regional  resident-elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy team is taking shape, with the choice of ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson for secretary of state and retired Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense. The selection of Tillerson and Mattis—both well-respected individuals with  More

    Updated: May 12,  2017
Biweekly Update
Prominent lawyer and Aung San Suu Kyi adviser assassinated in Yangon
U Ko Ni, a prominent Muslim lawyer and adviser to State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy, was assassinated at Yangon International Airport on January 29. The gunman was captured after fleeing the scene and fatally shooting a taxi driver. The president’s office issued a statement saying the assassin’s intent was to “destabilize the state.” 
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PR Today                           update May 26, 2017
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UK Government urged to drive Unitary Patent ratification The Venerable Chao Khun Phra Mongkol-Thepmuni (Sodh Candasaro)  One Belt One Road, One Boost for Malaysia More
BOK, HKMA, MAS, RBA and RBI welcome the publication of the FX Global Code
AIRASIA X REVENUE UP 22% TO RM1.18 BILLION
SET motivates youth table tennis talents towards Youth Olympics 2018
CGIF and Surbana Jurong team up on greenfield project bonds

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