Singapore morning news for July 29

Singapore morning news for July 29

Singapore June factory output down 6.9%, less than expected SINGAPORE’S industrial output fell 6.9 per cent in June, deepening from May’s 2 per cent fall and marking the fourth straight month of year-on-year decline, according to preliminary estimates from the Singapore Economic Development Board on Friday. — The Business Times Private home prices up 1.5% […]

Thailand morning news for July 29

Thailand morning news for July 29

Moody’s raises Thai rating outlook to positive Moody’s Investors Service has raised the outlook on Thailand and its government from “stable” to “positive.” — NBT World (video) UTCC opposes 400-baht daily minimum wage Thai and foreign chambers of commerce have voiced their disagreement with the proposed 400 baht minimum wage hike. — NBT World (video) […]

Singapore morning news for July 26

Singapore morning news for July 26

Tunnelling begins for Circle Line’s final stage Tunnelling works for Circle Line 6 (CCL6) – the final stage of the orbital Circle Line – started yesterday with the launch of a tunnel boring machine at Keppel station. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Singtel offers free insurance cover for migrant workers After venturing into mobile payments […]

Thailand morning news for July 26

Thailand morning news for July 26

DOA sets up war room to deal with drought The Department of Agriculture Extension (DOA) has instructed its provincial and district offices to carry out operations to cope with water shortages and drought-related damages. — NBT World (video) Southern army go on offensive in hunt for separatist insurgents The Fourth Army Region has decided to […]

Singapore morning news for July 25

Singapore morning news for July 25

Fewer Singapore tourists heading to Hong Kong after protests spark safety concerns SINGAPORE: After returning from a holiday in Europe in June, polytechnic lecturer Patricia Tay wanted a destination closer to home for her next family getaway at the end of the year. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Singapore slips to eighth position in […]

Thailand morning news for July 25

Thailand morning news for July 25

Southern MPs seek review of security laws Southern MPs are pressing the government to review the enforcement of two laws, which they say have fostered unrest in the far South. — Bangkok Post Income inequality, debt, climate change and plastic waste the main issues – BOT governor Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob, in his […]

Singapore morning news for July 24

Singapore morning news for July 24

Video shows SCDF officers arguing over instruction to push victim Video footage of an exchange between two Singapore Civil Defence Force officers taken on the night Corporal Kok Yuen Chin fell into a fire station pump well showed the officers arguing over whether one had told the other to push the full-time national serviceman into […]

Thailand morning news for July 24

Thailand morning news for July 24

Calls for suspension of EEC city plan A group of residents is urging Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to suspend a city plan being mulled for development of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project, saying it lacks local input. — Bangkok Post Former DPM Suthep found at fault over alleged collusion in police station project Thailand’s […]

Singapore morning news for July 23

Singapore morning news for July 23

Singapore employees seek 17% pay raise when switching jobs: report JOB seekers in Singapore are looking to get a 17 per cent bump in pay when they switch jobs, after averaging across industries and levels, said a report by RGF International Recruitment. — The Business Times Tag-team tack keeps Singapore businesses sustainable, fighting fit AS […]

Thailand morning news for July 23

Thailand morning news for July 23

Thailand’s June foreign tourist arrivals rise 0.89% y/y – ministry Thailand saw a rise of 0.89% in tourist arrivals in June from a year earlier, after a drop of 1.03% in May, the tourism ministry said in a statement on Monday. — Reuters Ex- Deputy PM stunned by the words ‘intelligent country’ in government policy […]

Singapore morning news for July 22

Singapore morning news for July 22

Commentary: Employers have obsessed over productivity. They needs to focus on people instead Businesses need to take extra steps to foster a positive company culture which can enable employees to attain balance in their lives while still being productive, says ServiceNow’s Mitch Young. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Mosquito breeding in homes: 1,200 enforcement […]

Thailand morning news for July 22

Thailand morning news for July 22

Dengue Fever in Thailand Reaches 49,174 Cases With 64 Deaths Thailand’s Public Health minister, ordered preventive measures against dengue fever as the cumulative number of dengue infections has reached nearly 50,000 cases since the beginning of this year. — Chiang Rai Times Move to let folk doctors prescribe cannabis New Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul […]