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Raids claimed in Papua, Does Vietnam face economic crisis, Cook Islands and Philippines ties

Today’s regional news headlines:

OPM says 14 members were killed in police raid in Papua this week (Jakarta Globe)

Taiwan plans investment exhibitions in six emerging markets next year- including PNG

Foreign Affairs Ministry says PNG’s rich forestry resources are “worthy of investigation” (Taiwan News)

Vietnam facing an economic crisis? Inflation soaring (The Diplomat)

The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce forecasts 4.7% economic growth for Thailand in 2012 (Bangkok Post)

Fitch upgrades Indonesia’s rating to investment grade (Jakarta Globe)

Indonesian military activity in Papua worries church (Radio New Zealand International)

Cook Islands issues more foreign fishing licenses to Taiwanese vessels (Cook Islands News)

American Samoa government gives Starkist land (Samoa News)

Cook Islands credit rating downgraded (Radio New Zealand International)

and finally,

The Cook Islands and Philippines have formally established diplomatic relations.


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