Top Story: Invest ASEAN 2013 To Educate Retail Investors On ASEAN Opportunities
Following the successful rollout of the ASEAN Trading Link, the CEOs of ASEAN Exchanges today announced the schedule for Invest ASEAN 2013 roadshow, to promote and create greater awareness of the ASEAN capital market. The announcement was made at the 17th ASEAN Exchanges CEOs meeting hosted by Bursa Malaysia in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Invest ASEAN 2013 will showcase ASEAN Stars, the 30 most exciting companies from each country, provide investors the exclusive access to public listed companies of ASEAN Exchanges, market and sector outlook as well feature a panel discussion amongst analysts on market outlook and stock picks.
Top Story: Govt to continue with policies supporting knowledge-based economy, says PM Najib
The prime minister said, he believed in building a knowledge-based economy as one way for Malaysia to achieve sustainable growth and remain globally competitive. "We will continue to put in place, the policies and investments that support a knowledge-based economy: in science and technology, in research and development, and in information technology infrastructure. And, we will focus on the social impact of our policies, and be aware of our responsibility to ensure that the knowledge-based economy does not widen disparities between various sections of our society," he said at the Merdeka Award presentation ceremony in Dewan Filharmonik Petronas Monday night.
Top Story: Dismal productivity threatens Brunei's rich nation status
If productivity in Brunei continues to decline, the Sultanate will no longer be among the top ten richest nations by 2023, the deputy minister at the Prime Minister's Office and chairman of the Brunei Economic Development Board said yesterday. Dato Paduka Hj Ali Hj Apong, who was speaking during the Brunei Business Forum yesterday at the Radisson Hotel, said Brunei's economy had been "growing at a relatively disappointing rate" compared to the country's ASEAN neighbours, averaging just 1.3 per cent per annum over the last 10 years.
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