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CPTPP to come into force in late 2018

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CPTPP to come into force in late 2018

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is hoped to take effect in December 2018 after Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on October 30 that his country had ratified the agreement.

Indonesia orders checks on all Boeing 737 Max planes

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Indonesia orders checks on all Boeing 737 Max planes

Indonesian transport minister Budi Karya has ordered local airlines Lion Air and Garuda to inspect their Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes in the context that authorities continue investigation and search for victims of Lion Air plane crash on October 29.

ASEAN, IRENA work to promote renewable energy development

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ASEAN, IRENA work to promote renewable energy development

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aiming to support the ASEAN’s goal of raising the share of renewable energy to 23 percent of all energy sources by 2025.

Indonesia: Search for Lion Air plane set to last seven days

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Indonesia: Search for Lion Air plane set to last seven days

The search for the Lion Air plane that crashed into sea on October 29 is scheduled to last for seven days, and if there remain unfound victims after this, the search will be extended for another three days, Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) said on October 30.

Canada announces official ratification of CPTPP

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Canada announces official ratification of CPTPP

Canada has filed its notice of ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) with New Zealand which acts as the depository country overseeing the deal’s implementation.

Malaysia’s new direct investments hit 19.18 billion USD in H1

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Malaysia’s new direct investments hit 19.18 billion USD in H1

Malaysia's new approved direct investments in the services, manufacturing and primary sectors rose 17.7 percent year-on-year to 80.2 billion ringgit (about 19.18 billion USD) in the first half of 2018, according to data released by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) on October 29.