NNA Asia top stories Thursday, Feb. 7

TOKYO, NNA – The following are the top stories from NNA Asia for Thursday, Feb 7.

Japan’s JCB issues debit card with Cambodia’s Acleda Bank, allowing cash withdrawals, payments in dollar and riel

Regional lender Oita Bank working together with Manila to help Japanese firms invest in Philippines

Carmakers in India to stop producing a total of 15 models by July as govt plans to tighten safety and emission control: press report

Kraft Heinz to distribute ketchup in India through Nissin Foods local unit’s network

Indonesia 2018 GDP growth 5.2%, below govt’s 5.4% target; growth pace accelerating for 3rd straight year after 5.1% in 2017

Indonesia Oct-Dec GDP expands 5.2% y/y but contracts 1.7% q/q

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NNA Asia headlines

  • Thailand June exports continue to slump on U.S.-China trade row; 2019 exports seen flat
  • Osaka Gas and Japan govt lender invest 10 billion yen ($92.6 million) in Singapore's AGP for natural gas
  • Singapore's Sun Cable invests A$20 billion ($14 billion) to build solar power plant in Australia as regional hub
  • Asahi to buy Australia's Carlton and United Breweries for 1.2 trillion yen ($11 billion)
  • Japanese credit card issuer JCB launches debit card through 8 Indian banks
  • Fishery products maker Kyokuyo to set up Thai unit to produce boiled and grilled fish