Indonesia morning news for October 18

Indonesia morning news for October 18

By Default, New KPK Law Comes Into Effect Today: Minister The heavily amended Corruption Eradication Commission Law will come into effect by default on Wednesday, 30 days after it was passed by the House of Representatives, a minister has said. — Jakarta Globe Indonesia jumps six spots to 68th in global economic openness index Indonesia […]

Singapore morning news for October 18

Singapore morning news for October 18

Singapore’s exports down 8.1% in September in 7th straight month of decline Singapore’s exports shrank for the seventh straight month in September, hurt largely by a sharp fall in electronic shipments, official data showed on Thursday (Oct 17). — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Singapore researchers create world’s largest Asian genetic databank Researchers in Singapore […]

Indonesia morning news for October 17

Indonesia morning news for October 17

Indonesia needs $6 billion to boost oil production to 1 million bpd Indonesia needs to raise at least US$6 billion in investment over the next 10 years to boost domestic oil production to 1 million barrels per day (bpd) by 2030 as targeted by the government, a business association has estimated. — The Jakarta Post […]

Singapore morning news for October 17

Singapore morning news for October 17

NTUC eyes new taskforce to protect workers at ‘pre-retrenchment’ phase, sets 1.5 million membership goal With those in their 40s and 50s increasingly worried about losing their jobs amid economic uncertainties, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) will set up a new work security taskforce to offer older workers better protection. — Channel NewsAsia (very […]

Indonesia morning news for October 16

Indonesia morning news for October 16

Indonesia’s trade deficit stood at US$160 million in September 2019 The Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) data showed that Indonesia’s trade deficit had touched US$160 million, with exports valued at $14.10 billion and imports, at $14.26 billion, in September 2019. — Antara News Police foil attacks, suicide bombing plots as JAD crackdown continues The National […]

Singapore morning news for October 16

Singapore morning news for October 16

‘Hugely disproportionate’?: Singapore to ban SSB ads alongside colour-coded nutrition label plan Singapore is set to introduce mandatory colour-coded front-of-pack nutrition label and ban advertising for pre-packaged sugar sweetened beverages (SSB), a move that has caused the industry to voice doubts, while health policy experts have welcomed the move — FoodNavigator- Asia More Singaporean children […]

Indonesia morning news for October 15

Indonesia morning news for October 15

African Swine Fever; Kupang Airport Beefs up Inspection The authority of El Tari Airport in Kupang has strengthened the goods inspection, especially on agriculture products, in order to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever, which can cause the death of pigs within a week after infection. — Tempo.co 5G can bring $1.8b in revenues […]

Singapore morning news for October 15

Singapore morning news for October 15

MAS reduces Singdollar appreciation rate ‘slightly’; first easing in over 3 years It is the first time Singapore’s central bank has eased monetary policy in more than three years, and follows two rounds of tightening in 2018. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Singapore and Thailand top ranks in female CEO representation, Malaysia lags Singapore has […]

Indonesia morning news for October 14

Indonesia morning news for October 14

BPOM takes contaminated stomach drugs off market over cancer risk The Indonesian Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) has suspended sales of drugs containing ranitidine, commonly used to treat stomach problems, following reports from the United States and Europe that the medication may be contaminated with a carcinogenic substance. — The Jakarta Post World Bank […]

Singapore morning news for October 14

Singapore morning news for October 14

Singapore retail sales fall for 7th straight month in August SINGAPORE’S retail sales have fallen for the seventh consecutive month in August, compared to a year ago, on the back of poor motor vehicle sales. — The Business Times Dyson hits the brakes on electric car project: What the shift in gears means for Singapore […]

Indonesia morning news for October 11

Indonesia morning news for October 11

Indonesia’s Wiranto hospitalised after assassination attempt (video) Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, General Wiranto (who uses one name), remains hospitalised tonight after an assassination attempt was foiled earlier today (Oct 10). — AEC News Today Lower competitiveness a second blow for Indonesia President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration has to swallow another […]

Singapore morning news for October 11

Singapore morning news for October 11

New mandatory nutrition labels, advertising ban for pre-packaged drinks high in sugar As part of the war on diabetes, a new colour-coded “front-of-pack” nutrition label will be made mandatory for pre-packaged beverages that are high in sugar, announced the Health Ministry on Thursday (Oct 10). — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Singapore keeps top spot […]

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