Indonesia morning news for August 23

Indonesia morning news for August 23

Minister claims it’s East Kalimantan as provinces scramble in race for new capital Following months of vague hints and uncertainty, the government has determined that it will relocate the nation’s capital city to East Kalimantan, a minister has claimed. — The Jakarta Post Bank Indonesia surprises with second rate cut in two months Indonesia’s central […]

Singapore morning news for August 23

Singapore morning news for August 23

New training academy launched to help workers in environmental services pick up new skills From robot cleaners to kitchen sinks that turn food waste into fertiliser, the environmental services industry has been evolving to tackle challenges like manpower constraints. — Straits Times (annoying popups) When climate change hits home in Singapore PM Lee’s speech – […]

Indonesia morning news for August 22

Indonesia morning news for August 22

Indonesia’s plan for G-7 status is not bold enough McKinsey has tipped Indonesia to reach Group of Seven status, having one of the world’s largest economies, by 2030. — Nikkei Asian Review Tax officers arrested after allegedly securing massive tax refunds for car dealer The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) says it has arrested four tax […]

Singapore morning news for August 22

Singapore morning news for August 22

Singapore mulls bonds, reserves for $100 billion climate fight Singapore is weighing options including the issuance of government bonds to fund the $100 billion it could take to fight rising sea levels over the next century. — Straits Times (annoying popups) ‘Calamity may come’ if Singapore doesn’t take care of its coastlines now: Masagos Zulkifli […]

Indonesia morning news for August 21

Indonesia morning news for August 21

Indonesia-US bilateral trade value targeted at US$50 billion The Indonesian Trade Ministry has outlined a target for the value of bilateral trade between Indonesia and the United States to reach US$50 billion in the coming several years. — Antara News Calls mount for govt to investigate racial abuse against Papuans As the country reels from […]

Singapore morning news for August 21

Singapore morning news for August 21

Singapore beats expectations to attract $8.1b investment commitments in first half of 2019 Strong economic headwinds and the US-China trade tensions have not stopped Singapore from attracting an unexpectedly large amount of investment commitments. — Straits Times (annoying popups) ST Engineering to launch trial of driverless buses booked with an app Singapore will next week […]

Lao morning news for August 20

Lao morning news for August 20

Labor Imbalance Causes Unemployment in Laos An imbalance in the supply and demand of labor in some sectors poses a challenge for Laos in its efforts to tackle rising unemployment. — The Laotian Times Govt, UN prepare for better emergency response Humanitarian groups from the government, the United Nations and international civil society organisations met […]

Indonesia morning news for August 20

Indonesia morning news for August 20

Ministry opens oil and gas data to boost exploration, exploitation The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry recently announced a regulation that will open access for industry stakeholders to the nation’s oil and gas data, which is expected to encourage exploration and exploitation in a time of need. — The Jakarta Post Indonesia’s non-oil, gas export […]

Singapore morning news for August 20

Singapore morning news for August 20

New guide offers Singapore maritime firms a framework for sustainability reporting THE MARITIME and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), along with its partners, have launched the first sector-specific guide that will provide both listed and non-listed maritime companies with a practical framework, including best practices, for creating a maritime sustainability report. — The Business Times […]

Lao morning news for August 19

Lao morning news for August 19

Labour ministry projects high demand for construction workers The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has unveiled a new study, which delivers a strong message that the construction industry is suffering from a shortage of Lao workers and that a policy intervention is needed to address this deficiency. — Vientiane Times (paywall) Indian govt supports […]

Indonesia morning news for August 19

Indonesia morning news for August 19

Suspected ‘IS’ sympathizer attacks Surabaya Police officers on Independence Day An unidentified man assaulted two Wonokromo Police officers working at a Police Integrated Service Center in Surabaya, East Java, using a sickle on Saturday afternoon. — The Jakarta Post Police accused of using excessive force against protesters, journalists outside State of Nation venue As President […]

Singapore morning news for August 19

Singapore morning news for August 19

NDR 2019: Climate change one of the ‘gravest challenges facing mankind’, impact on S’pore to worsen, says PM Lee Climate change is one of the gravest challenges the human race faces and Singapore is already feeling its impact – which is likely to worsen over the next few decades, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong […]

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