Singapore’s Straits Times index – the main stock index of Singapore – is composed of the 30 largest public listed companies which greatly influence the economy of Red Dot, Southeast Asia, and the world. The following list presents these economic heavyweights and their activities, together with useful links.
Top 30 companies from Malaysia’s KLCI
Aggregated in Malaysia’s FBM KLCI index – the main stock index of Malaysia -, the 30 largest public listed companies individually and collectively influence heavily the economy of Malaysia, Southeast Asia, and the world. This handy list presents these economic giants and their activities, together with useful links.
Indonesia’s Jokowi targets 7% growth by 2018
Indonesia’s new president elect, Joko Widodo, aims at boosting Indonesia yearly economic growth to 7% by the year 2018. In this Bloomberg video, Alia Karenina reports on the several economic policies that will be put in place in order to stimulate exports, investments and infrastructures development.
Support the sustainable production of palm oil
The production of palm oil, widely used in the alimentary and cosmetic industries, heavily impacts the environment but also brings good revenues to the cultivators. To try and develop a sustainable production of palm oil, WWF created a label for environmental-friendly production and raises awareness, notably through this video.