Indonesia morning news for July 9

Indonesia morning news for July 9

Indonesia’s retail sales tumble to biggest fall since 2008 Indonesia’s retail sales index contracted by 20.6 percent in May, the biggest dive since 2008, dragged by plunging clothes sales, as well as cultural and recreational spending, a Bank Indonesia (BI) survey released on Wednesday has shown. — The Jakarta Post Indonesia’s Daily Coronavirus Cases Set […]

Singapore morning news for July 9

Singapore morning news for July 9

GE2020: Voters advised to take public transport, walk to polling stations Voters should take public transport or walk to their polling stations on Friday (Jul 10), the police said on Wednesday. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Getting Singapore through Covid-19 crisis is top issue on voters’ minds this GE: PAP SECURING jobs, securing investments […]

Indonesia morning news for July 8

Indonesia morning news for July 8

Indonesia’s forex reserves soar to US$131.7 billion in June-end Bank Indonesia recorded Indonesia’s foreign exchange reserves to reach US$131.7 billion at the end of June 2020, an increase from $130.5 billion during the corresponding period in May this year. — Antara News Indonesian Maid Spared from Saudi Execution after $1 Million Payment An Indonesian migrant […]

Singapore morning news for July 8

Singapore morning news for July 8

Singapore banks’ weakening operating environment pressures ratings: Fitch Ratings Fitch Ratings aims to review and resolve a rating watch negative (RWN) placed on DBS, OCBC and United Overseas Bank “in the next three months or so”, the credit ratings agency said in a report on Tuesday (July 7). — Straits Times (annoying popups) Symptomatic, unlinked […]

Indonesia morning news for July 7

Indonesia morning news for July 7

Indonesia set to become third virus hotspot in Asia, expert warns Indonesia will become the third coronavirus epicentre in Asia after China and India, according to one of the country’s top epidemiologists. — The Sydney Morning Herald COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 6 — record deaths in Indonesia/ new cases in Philippines As of […]

Singapore morning news for July 7

Singapore morning news for July 7

Trials to test public-health safety measures during flights underway SINGAPORE and the UK have started a series of trials to test measures aimed at reducing the public health risk to air passengers, air crew and airport staff, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority said in a joint statement […]

Indonesia morning news for July 6

Indonesia morning news for July 6

Covid-19 Deaths Hit New Record as Indonesia Endures Worst Week in the Outbreak Indonesia reported 82 deaths from coronavirus-related diseases on Sunday, the highest single-day fatalities since the outbreak, to take the total death toll to 3,171, according to the National Covid-19 Task Force — Jakarta Globe East Nusa Tenggara lost 22,000 hogs to African […]

Singapore morning news for July 6

Singapore morning news for July 6

May retail sales hit all-time low; industry hoping for rebound SINGAPORE retailers crashed to an all-time low in May, as revenue was more than halved on the year before. — The Business Times Singapore May visitor arrivals plummet to just 880 SINGAPORE had just 880 visitor arrivals in May 2020, as the country remained closed […]

Indonesia morning news for July 3

Indonesia morning news for July 3

Indonesia to Produce COVID Vaccine for Its Own Exclusive Use Indonesia will be producing a coronavirus vaccine for itself due to concerns about global distribution of foreign-produced vaccines, the head of Indonesia’s national COVID-19 research team announced Thursday. — VOA News Indonesia’s Daily Covid-19 Cases Set New Record Confirmed cases of coronavirus infections in Indonesia […]

Singapore morning news for July 3

Singapore morning news for July 3

Worst dengue outbreak in Singapore’s history expected this year with more than 14,000 cases reported so far: NEA More than 14,000 cases have been reported since Jan 1, with the total number expected to surpass the high of 22,170 reported in 2013, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Thursday (July 2). — Straits Times […]

Indonesia morning news for July 2

Indonesia morning news for July 2

Indonesia’s inflation falls to 20-year low as consumer spending weakens Indonesia recorded the lowest annual inflation rate since 2000 in June, slightly below the central bank’s target range, as the coronavirus pandemic upends business activity and demand for goods and services. — The Jakarta Post Government extends electricity-relief scheme until September 2020 The government has […]

Singapore morning news for July 2

Singapore morning news for July 2

1.4 million Singaporeans to get $570 million in GST vouchers in August Eligible Singaporeans will receive text messages or letters to inform them of their benefits by July 3. — Straits Times (annoying popups) GE2020: COVID-19 patients, quarantined cannot vote; special voting hour for those on stay-home notice COVID-19 patients and those in quarantine will […]

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