Singapore morning news for July 19

Singapore morning news for July 19

Fewer credit card holders amid tighter rules to rein in debt Credit cards are on the decline, a trend analysts attribute to tighter regulations to curb excessive debt and the growing use of e-payments. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Enterprise Singapore expands alliance network to Ho Chi Minh City Enterprise Singapore has expanded the Global […]

Thailand morning news for July 19

Thailand morning news for July 19

UPDATE: Thai PM tells Phuket people to “stop ripping off tourists” Two Australians file their report with Karon police this morning Everyone is having their say about a van charging two Australian tourists 3,000 baht for a trip from the Phuket International Airport to Kata, even the Thai PM. — The Thaiger 15 year old […]

Singapore morning news for July 18

Singapore morning news for July 18

Smart City Kitchens files competition complaint against GrabFood, Deliveroo SMART City Kitchens (SCK), a shared kitchen operator, has filed a formal complaint against food delivery players Deliveroo and GrabFood with the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) for alleged anti-competitive actions, the company said on Wednesday. — The Business Times Cleaning robots to be […]

Thailand morning news for July 18

Thailand morning news for July 18

MOPH tackles dengue fever after 62 deaths reported The Ministry of Public Health has launched a set of measures to cope with the rising number of dengue fever patients. — NBT World (video) Govt speeding up drought relief work The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) is speeding up efforts to mitigate the impacts of the looming […]

Singapore morning news for July 17

Singapore morning news for July 17

EU registering protection for F&B goods as FTA with Singapore nears WITH the EU-Singapore free trade agreement (EUSFTA) set to come into force by the end of the year, the European Union (EU) has submitted 138 mostly food and beverage-related geographical indications (GIs) for approval here, with 100 successful registrations received to date. — The […]

Thailand morning news for July 17

Thailand morning news for July 17

Dept warns of worst drought in decade The Meteorological Department (MD) says Thailand is going to experience the worst drought in a decade, as average precipitation across large swaths of the country has fallen far short of the monthly average. — Bangkok Post Half of Thailand Population Has Asbestos in Their Lungs A recent study […]

Singapore morning news for July 16

Singapore morning news for July 16

DBS downgrades full-year Singapore growth forecast to 0.7%, OCBC lowers it to 0-1% IN the wake of disappointing second-quarter flash data, economists have trimmed their full-year growth predictions for Singapore in 2019. — The Business Times Singapore is 3rd in Asia-Pacific for nurturing women entrepreneurs SINGAPORE ranked third in the Asia-Pacific in fostering growth for […]

Thailand morning news for July 16

Thailand morning news for July 16

Wage-hike disaster looms for many companies, FTI warns Raising the daily minimum wage to 400 baht would have a detrimental impact on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) says. — Bangkok Post Wissanu: Gov’t to Retain ‘Attitude Adjustment,’ But Won’t Detain People The practice of “attitude adjustment” will continue even […]

Singapore morning news for July 15

Singapore morning news for July 15

One in five NUS medical students gets financial help The National University of Singapore’s (NUS) medical degree course is the most competitive course to get into. It is also the most expensive – charging almost $29,000 in tuition fees a year. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Centre keeps critical buildings safe from threats The Centre […]

Thailand morning news for July 15

Thailand morning news for July 15

Free marijuana policy already included in government policy Free marijuana policy is a major policy of the Bhumjaithai Party as earlier promised in the party’s electoral campaign. — NBT World (video) Thailand ‘violated customs law’ A World Trade Organisation (WTO) Panel has upheld the Philippines’ claims that Thailand has been violating international customs law. — […]

Fake news: Cambodian Coca-Cola products not found in counterfeit raid *updated

Fake news: Cambodian Coca-Cola products not found in counterfeit raid *updated

The Cambodian producers of Coca-Cola products have moved quickly to reassure its customers that its products are safe to consume following media reports that some of its lines had been found being counterfeited. According to the July 11 edition of The Phnom Penh Post (The Post) ‘Coca-Cola, Fanta, 7-Up, and energy drink Samurai’ were among […]

Singapore morning news for July 12

Singapore morning news for July 12

Singapore is top maritime centre for 6th straight year For the sixth year running, Singapore has clinched the top spot among the world’s maritime centres in the Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development Index. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Singapore, KL among major cities to face ‘unprecedented’ climate shifts by 2050 Singapore and Kuala Lumpur are […]

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