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15th ASEAN Summit

The 15th ASEAN Summit started on October 23, 2009 at Hua Hin, Indonesia. However 5 of 10 member heads are present at the opening day of the 3-day summit. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was absent as he has to attend the first cabinet meeting of his second term in office. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen was hosting an official visit by South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak had to present the state budget to parliament and hence both the heads could not attend. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of Philippines was reportedly held up by Typhoon Lupit. Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah in Hua Hin but was ill and could not attend the opening.

21st ASEAN Summit

The 21st ASEAN Summit was held from November 18-20, 2012 in Cambodia. See 2012 ASEAN Summit for more information on the summit.

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Curb Energy Consumption
(Family Features) Water heaters are energy intensive appliances. In fact, they are the second largest energy user in the home, and as they age, they become less efficient, requiring even more energy.

Cisco and Monk's Hill Ventures Commit to Accelerate Innovation in ASEAN
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) -- Cisco Investments today announced a US $10 million investment into Monk's Hill Ventures' innovation fund for start-up companies

GlobalReach Announces Two New Offices in APAC Region
GlobalReach Technology (, a leading developer of advanced, carrier-class Wi-Fi software, announced the opening of two new offices in the Asian Pacific region: one in Sydney, Australia and the other in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Break Dengue Launches Global Social Movement at ASEAN Dengue Day 2015 to Make Dengue a Global Health Priority
Break Dengue, a global partnership of individuals and organizations engaged in the fight against dengue fever, is calling on citizens around the world to voice their concern about the growing social burden that represents dengue.

The Majority of Companies Are Bullish About the Prospects for ASEAN Economic Integration
Companies are remarkably bullish about what integration of the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will mean for their businesses and industries. And the majority of companies based both within and outside the region are actively preparing to capture the opportunities, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Attune RTD: New CEO's Vision
In an open letter to shareholders, the new CEO of Attune RTD (OTCQB: AURT), shares his vision and strategy. Dear Attune RTD Shareholder: My name is Ken Miller and it is a privilege to be the new Chief Executive Officer of Attune RTD. My partner in Beacon Global Partners, LLC (BGP), Samuel Starr, and I have been involved with Attune RTD, Inc

ScienceLogic Boosts Operations in Asia
ScienceLogic, the provider of next generation IT monitoring software, today announced the opening of a new office in Singapore that will cover the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The expansion follows the opening of the Sydney, Australia office last year, which covers the Asia-Pacific region

WABCO Reports Q1 2014 Results; Strongly Outperforms Volatile Global Commercial Vehicle Market; Reiterates Guidance for 2014
WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) (, a leading global supplier of technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, today reported Q1 2014 sales of $729.5 million, up 12.7 percent in local currencies from a year ago and up 13.2 percent in U.S

DMS Funds Launches DMS Thailand Select 33 Index Fund
DMS Funds CEO Peter Kohli today announced the launch of the DMS Thailand Select 33 Index Fund. DMS Funds is a mutual fund company offering funds based on stock exchange and sector benchmark indexes in emerging and frontier markets.

Net Insight selected for Digital Terrestrial TV Network in Singapore
Stockholm, Sweden - Net Insight, a leading provider of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, today announces that MediaCorp has selected the Nimbra MSR platform for a recently launched nationwide Digital Terrestrial TV Network in Singapore.

Automakers Wishing to Be Top Global Players Must Look 'Beyond BRIC'
The Beyond BRIC markets -- the rising automotive markets emerging behind the quartet of Brazil, India, Russia, and China -- offer the last great growth opportunity in a world in which established markets are largely characterized by stagnation or low growth and the key stakes have already been distributed in the BRIC markets

MHIEC to Open New Sales Base in Singapore to Enhance its Presence In the Market for Waste Incineration Facilities in Southeast Asia
On August 1 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd. (MHIEC), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), will open a new sales base in Singapore. The move is aimed at capturing growing demand for waste incineration facilities in Southeast Asia in a quest to accelerate global expansion

Technovator 2012 Profit Up 29% to US$15 Million
Technovator International Limited ("Technovator" or the "Group", HKEx: 1206), a leading provider of building energy saving management systems and solutions services, today announced its audited annual results for the year ended 31 December 2012

Khmer Resources Announces Inauguration of Hong Kong Office
Khmer Resources Investment Holding Group Co

A & C United Agriculture Issues Corporate Update
A & C United Agriculture Developing Inc (OTCQB: ACUG), an international provider of agricultural products, wishes to inform its investors of its milestones achieved for the past year.

Myanmar Payment Union Signs MOU with JCB International
JCB International (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB, the only global payment brand based in Japan, and Myanmar Payment Union (MPU), the national payment network of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Myanmar), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for building JCB card acceptance network and for issuance of JCB cards in Myanmar through the member banks of MPU

Four of the Five ASEAN Country Constituents in the Russell Asia-Pacific Index Outperformed the Index YTD as of September 3rd
Four of the five ASEAN (association of southeast asian nations) country constituents in the Russell Asia-Pacific Index outperformed the Index year-to-date as of September 3rd, 2012.

Cambodia to host ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting this month
Cambodia will host ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting later this month to discuss how to enhance unity, harmony and security in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

UN chief visits Myanmar in light of significant changes
Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon arrived here Sunday on a three-day official visit to Myanmar in light of significant changes taking place in the country.

Cambodia to host ASEAN security meetings
Cambodia will host regional security meetings next week among the 10-member the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and eight dialogue partners.

China, ASEAN to 'work hard' for 'maintaining peace, stability' in South China Sea
China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should work hard to boost practical cooperation and maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea, according to a joint statement due to be issued by China and Cambodia.

Myanmar invites Asian observers to monitor parliamentary elections
Myanmar has agreed to allow observers from neighbouring countries to monitor the nation's April parliamentary election.

Burma 'seriously considering' allowing ASEAN observers to monitor elections
Burma is 'seriously considering' a proposal to allow observers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to monitor its upcoming by-elections.

India asks US to correct map showing PoK as part of Pakistan
India has expressed its displeasure on the incorrect depiction of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PoK) as part of Pakistan by the US State Department in its official map and demanded that an immediate correction should be made in the map.

Expedia Air Asia JV set to Redefine Travel Landscape for India
- First partnership of this nature between an Online Travel Company and a low cost carrier globally - - JV to provide consumers in India enhanced booking and travel experience with a suite of compelling deals and offers - - Aims to tap the buoyant growth in the Asia travel market – Expedia, Inc

Singh meets Jiabao, says India committed to developing best relations with China
Bali (Indonesia), Nov. 18 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who met Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on the sidelines of the 19th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit here on Friday, said New Delhi seeks a harmonious and cooperative relationship with Beijing and the two countries must cooperate on regional, bilateral and global issues. Bali (Indonesia), Nov

Singapore supports India's bid for permanent UNSC seat
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today pledged his country's support for India's presence at an expanded United Nation Security Council (UNSC).

Gallup Poll: U.S. leadership above China's
A new survey shows that American leadership is more respected than China's in the Asia and Asia-Pacific region.

Obama may not like it, but its all about China at ASEAN
"Outside forces" had no excuse to get involved in a complex dispute over the South China Sea, said Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, throwing the gauntlet at the US.

Manmohan Singh meets Cambodian PM, assures him of India's assistance
Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh met Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on the sidelines of the 19th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit here on Friday, and assured him of New Delhi's continued cooperation and assistance.

Manmohan Singh, Obama meet in Bali, pitch for strengthening bilateral strategic ties
Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh met United States President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the 19th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit at Bali, Indonesia, on Friday, where both pitched for strengthening bilateral strategic ties and for enhanced cooperation at multilateral forums.

Myanmar no longer ASEAN's problem child
ASEAN is all set to set to endorse Myanmar's bid to chair regional meetings in 2014. ASEAN chairmanship rotates annually in alphabetical order among its 10 countries and hosts summits that bring together leaders from Asian countries as well as the U.S., China, India and Russia.

Indian Govt. networks amongst victims of 'biggest cyber attack campaign' in past 5 years
Indian government networks were amongst the victims of the biggest organized cyber attack campaign in history during the past five years.

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