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Australia, Banking, Diplomacy, Fisheries, Indonesia, labour issues, Malaysia, Mining, New Zealand, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Vanuatu

Australian foreign minister looks to Asia Pacific, Filipino fishermen stranded in PNG

Highlights from the region’s media:

  • Malaysia’s CIMB-Royal Bank of Scotland in exclusive talks for some Asian units

A significant chunk of RBS’ operations are located in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and India and it    has offices in 11 countries across the region, including China. (Reuters)

  • Australia to spend A$600 million developing climate change “leaders” in the Pacific , but opposition calls program ‘outrageous’(Daily Telegraph)
  • Three new entrants in Malaysia’s wealthiest list: highest debutante has interests stretching from Malaysia to Fiji, PNG and Australia (The Star)
  • Freeport says 32 shootings eroding Grasberg output (Bloomberg)
  • Indonesia to modify GDP forecast down slightly, inflation target up (The Star)



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