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August 14, 2017

SINGAPORE -Southeast Asian telecommunications companies will have to maintain more aggressive financial policies to stay competitive in an increasingly data-driven revenue landscape, says S&P Global Ratings.

August 14, 2017

HONG KONG - After registering a stronger-than-expected performance in the first half of the year, China’s economy started to show more signs of moderation in July. “In particular, the authorities’ prudent monetary stance and stepped-up regulatory efforts to tackle a number of financial vulnerabilities, including the risky shadow banking activities, overheating property market and debt overhang, seemingly have transmitted to the real economy, says BBVA Bank.

August 14, 2017

MANILA - The Philippine economy has undergone structural improvement in the last decade, with potential growth currently around 6½%, more than double what it was during the 1990s, but the recent period of strong growth has resulted in a build-up of imbalances in the economy, which intensifying, according to a new report by ANZ Bank.

August 14, 2017

MANILA - PT Energi Nusantara Merah Putih (ENMP) and the industrial tenants of Indonesia’s Bantaeng Industrial Park (KIBA) has signed a Heads of Agreement outlining development plans for a 600MW combined-cycle power plant.


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Bangkok Gems and Jewellery Fair – Bangkok

September 6, 2017 to September 19, 2017

THE 2017 Bangkok Gems & Jewellery Fair (BGJF) at IMPACT's Challenger Halls Exhibition and Convention Centre, in Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok will mark the 60th edition of the event. This year it is bringing together more than 800 leading producers, suppliers and designers showcasing in 2,100 booths.

Organised by Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), the event will showcase signature products, particularly coloured gemstones, of which Thailand is a world-leading producer. Thailand is also the world’s second-largest exporter of silver jewellery.

Australia China Business Week 2017 Melbourne, Sydney

September 20, 2017 to October 12, 2017

Dates for the 2017 Australia-China Business Week events have been changed. The Sydney event will be held from September 20-21 at the SMC Conference Centre, and the Melbourne event at the Crown Conference Centre from October 11-12.
ACBW 2017 will offer essential and timely insight into trends shaping the world’s second-largest economy, the opportunities that they provide for Australian companies, the changing relationship between Australia and China, and the implications for businesses operating between the two countries.

Australia-Taiwan business relations and opportunities – Newcastle/Hunter

September 14, 2017 to September 16, 2017

Senior leaders of Taiwan Power Corporation (Taipower), China Steel (CSC), Chinese Petroleum (CPC) and Formosa Plastics Group (FPG) will join leading educationalists and representatives of Taiwan’s research community and high-tech industries at the 31st annual joint meeting of the ROC-Australia Business Council and the Australia-Taiwan Business Council (ATBC) at the Crowne Plaza Newcastle from September 14-17.