Singapore morning news for June 24

Singapore morning news for June 24

No ifs or butts: Cigarette rubbish is littering Singapore’s coastline Mention the phrase “marine litter” and chances are that images of plastic straws or bottles would be the first things to spring to mind. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Singapore CBD Grade A office rents to climb 8% in 2019: Colliers RENTS for Grade […]

Thailand morning news for June 24

Thailand morning news for June 24

Deputy PM Somkid provides guidelines for steering industrial sector As guidelines for steering the industrial sector, the Deputy Prime Minister has instructed the Ministry of Industry to encourage entrepreneurs to adjust themselves for production using digital systems, encouraged farmers to process their agricultural products to increase value and helped start-up entrepreneurs upgrade their products. — […]

Khmer Times publisher T Mohan probed over illegal recruitment, faces lifetime ban

Khmer Times publisher T Mohan probed over illegal recruitment, faces lifetime ban

A number of Philippine government agencies have launched parallel investigations into the recruitment practices of Mohan Tirvgmanasam Banddam, publisher of the Khmer Times newspaper, commonly known as T Mohan. If accusations of illegal recruitment on multiple occasions and or of multiple people or groups is proven, Mr Banddam could face a lifetime ban from the […]

Singapore morning news for June 21

Singapore morning news for June 21

Singdollar expected to fall further even as Fed signals rate cuts The Singapore dollar is expected to fall further against the greenback, said most experts, even as the US Federal Reserve indicated yesterday that it could soon cut interest rates. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Singapore Airlines loses best airline in the world title to […]

Thailand morning news for June 21

Thailand morning news for June 21

Thailand’s $13 Billion Plan Could Woo 65 Million Tourists Yearly Thailand is already struggling to cope with the environmental impact of a tourism boom that’s expected to lure 40 million visitors this year. — The Edge Markets Government urged to mull host of wage hike factors The new government is being urged to take into […]

Singapore morning news for June 20

Singapore morning news for June 20

Singapore ranked No. 3 in survey on use of AI in healthcare Healthcare professionals in Singapore are using artificial intelligence (AI) for clinical diagnosis more than their counterparts in most other countries, except China and Saudi Arabia. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Drones delay 37 flights at Changi, affect operations of one runway Some 37 […]

Thailand morning news for June 20

Thailand morning news for June 20

Electricity Billionaire Is Building the Tesla of Thailand Energy Absolute already won over a group of five taxi unions, which ordered 3,500 cars for metropolitan Bangkok. — Bloomberg BMA to end city’s cable nightmare The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has kicked off a 20-billion-baht project to move all overhead telecom and broadcast cables in the […]

Singapore morning news for June 19

Singapore morning news for June 19

SP Telecom and Nokia team up to bring Singapore’s first 5G fixed network by 2020 Singapore is consistently one of the world’s best places to connect to the internet, and if all goes well, the experience will soon get even better. — Business Insider Singapore puts shoebox-size satellite into orbit to test next-gen cyber security […]

Thailand morning news for June 19

Thailand morning news for June 19

DMCR sets up clean-up booms to cut marine waste Thailand currently has more than seven million tons of waste that has not been properly disposed of and has become a source of marine waste. — NNT Sharp, LG to relocate factories to Indonesia Japanese and Korean electronics companies Sharp Corp. and LG plan to relocate […]

Singapore morning news for June 18

Singapore morning news for June 18

Electronics exports hit 10-year low, heralding further pain ahead SINGAPORE’S electronics exports in May posted their sharpest contraction since 2009, dragged down by the US-China trade conflict, the fading of the semiconductor cycle and weakening external demand. — The Business Times Biggest plunge in S’pore’s non-oil exports in 3 years Exports put in their worst […]

Thailand morning news for June 18

Thailand morning news for June 18

Cabinet ‘image crisis’ Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is already feeling the heat over his proposed cabinet line-up with questions being asked about the public image of some of the candidates. — Bangkok Post Man charged with human trafficking Police have charged a man who lured young girls to send him obscene photos of themselves online […]

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 […]