Singapore morning news for June 17

Singapore morning news for June 17

FDI in Singapore up in 2018 despite slowdown in global flows FOREIGN direct investments (FDI) continued to flow into Singapore last year, even when global FDI fell for a third straight year to its lowest since the 2008 global financial crisis. — The Business Times US-China trade war starts to bite in Singapore Factories in […]

Thailand morning news for June 17

Thailand morning news for June 17

Thailand ready to tap busy Muslim travel market Halal tourism is one of the fastest-growing tourism sectors, with faith-based needs and behaviour from Islamic travellers gaining, according to the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2019, an annual survey by Mastercard and CrescentRating. — Bangkok Post Thanathorn accused of protecting fishermen who flout IUU regulations Future […]

Singapore morning news for June 14

Singapore morning news for June 14

29 private jets worth $1.4b may be delivered to S’pore over next 6 years As many as 29 new private jets worth around US$1 billion ($1.4 billion) could be delivered to Singapore between now and 2025, according to analysis by Shearwater Aero Capital, a US-based global corporate aviation finance specialist. — Straits Times (annoying popups) […]

Thailand morning news for June 14

Thailand morning news for June 14

FTI: Agriculture stimulus needed for growth The new government is being urged to stimulate the country’s agricultural sector because crop prices remain low and farmers have limited purchasing power in the local market, says the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI). — Bangkok Post Moody’s: Ageing, labour issues dog Thailand Despite a strong fiscal position and […]

Singapore morning news for June 13

Singapore morning news for June 13

Economists trim Singapore’s 2019 growth forecast to 2.1% TRADE protectionism remains the top growth risk cited by private-sector economists, who have further trimmed their 2019 forecast for Singapore to 2.1 per cent, in the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) quarterly survey of professional forecasters, released on Wednesday. — The Business Times Retail slump continues in […]

Thailand morning news for June 13

Thailand morning news for June 13

Fisheries leaders threaten protests in the capital The National Fisheries Association of Thailand is threatening protests in the capital if the new government ignores its demand to revise strict rules and regulations on trawlers and their crews. — Bangkok Post Thailand, US ready to expand military cooperation The Commander of the United States Special Operations […]

Cambodia morning news for June 12

Cambodia morning news for June 12

Criminal Code to be used in brick kiln child labour cases The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has urged all relevant departments to use the Criminal Code to prosecute brick kiln owners who use child labour. And the owner of a Kandal facility at which a young girl lost her arm will be among […]

Singapore morning news for June 12

Singapore morning news for June 12

GrabCar fined for unauthorised disclosure of customer data in 120,000 marketing emails GrabCar has been ordered to pay a financial penalty of S$16,000 after it sent out more than 120,000 marketing emails to customers containing the name and mobile phone number of another customer. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) MAS bars remittance firms from […]

Thailand morning news for June 12

Thailand morning news for June 12

Government formation almost complete with no review of cabinet seats The formation of the new government is expected to be completed soon, without a review of the cabinet seats earlier promised by the Palang Pracharat party to its two key… — Thai PBS News Freedom House Rates Thailand as “Not Free” The junta’s unchecked power, […]

Cambodia morning news for June 11

Cambodia morning news for June 11

Construction Investment Capital Worth Nearly US$3 Billion in First 4 Months During the first four months of 2019, investment capital in construction sector was reported to amount to US$2.74 billion, up 67.37 percent compared with the same period last year. — AKP Cambodia, France trade up 9 percent last year Trade between Cambodia and France […]

Singapore morning news for June 11

Singapore morning news for June 11

Q3 hiring in Singapore ‘stable but weaker than elsewhere in Asia-Pac’ HIRING prospects in Singapore for Q3 2019 are expected to be stable but bleaker than in other parts of the Asia-Pacific, says the latest Manpower Group employment outlook survey. — The Business Times Inflation rate of S’pore worker health insurance in 2018: 10% THE […]

Thailand morning news for June 11

Thailand morning news for June 11

Prayut gets royal mandate Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has reportedly agreed to keep the ministerial post quotas the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) had promised to the Democrat and Bhumjaithai parties, a military source said… — Bangkok Post Thailand Sees Threefold Increase In Chinese Companies Looking To Move Thailand’s Board of Investment said that they have […]

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