Indonesia morning news for July 17

Indonesia morning news for July 17

Bank Indonesia Cuts Rate for Second Month as Growth Sputters Bank Indonesia lowered its key interest rate for a second straight month to bolster economic growth, and signaled further easing will depend on inflation and how the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic unfolds. — Bloomberg Indonesia’s COVID-19 mortality rate the second highest in ASEAN – […]

Singapore morning news for July 17

Singapore morning news for July 17

` Singapore reports 248 new COVID-19 cases, including 11 in the community Singapore reported 248 new COVID-19 infections as of noon on Thursday (Jul 16), including 11 cases in the community, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Singapore company fined for illegally importing vegetables processed food from Malaysia On […]

Indonesia morning news for July 16

Indonesia morning news for July 16

Indonesia sees biggest daily jump of COVID-19 deaths Indonesia reported 87 new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, its biggest daily jump, bringing the total number of fatalities to 3,797, its health ministry said. — The Guardian Indonesia Closes in on China as Coronavirus Cases Cross 80,000 Indonesia is catching up China in the global ranking of […]

Singapore morning news for July 16

Singapore morning news for July 16

News of Singapore’s record GDP drop after GE could mean that the PAP might have been asking for a mandate under false pretences Hot on the heels of the recent general election which saw the Peoples’ Action Party (PAP) win a super majority in Parliament, Bloomberg has reported that Singapore has slumped into a recession […]

Indonesia morning news for July 15

Indonesia morning news for July 15

More than a month’s salary for a COVID test? Welcome to Indonesia Private hospitals and clinics in Indonesia are charging patients up to $1,450 for a coronavirus test, more than three times the monthly minimum wage. — The Sydney Morning Herald Intentional privacy breach?: Govt considers releasing patients’ personal data The national COVID-19 task force […]

Singapore morning news for July 15

Singapore morning news for July 15

Singapore enters recession as economy shrinks by 41.2% in Q2 Singapore’s economy contracted by 41.2 per cent in the second quarter from the previous three months, according to advance estimates by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Tuesday (14 July), in which the contraction was inflicted by the country’s circuit breaker measures against […]

Indonesia morning news for July 14

Indonesia morning news for July 14

Indonesia’s factory activity contracts to historic low in Q2 Factory activity in Indonesia fell to its lowest level ever in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic caused a slump in demand and disrupted supply chains, a survey published by Bank Indonesia (BI) showed. — The Jakarta Post Jokowi wants wider testing as Indonesia cases […]

Singapore morning news for July 14

Singapore morning news for July 14

Chickenpox, pneumococcal jabs to be free for eligible Singaporean children as MOH enhances vaccination subsidies Vaccinations against chickenpox and pneumococcal disease will be free for eligible Singaporean children from November, as part of enhanced subsidies for nationally recommended vaccinations announced by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (Jul 13). — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying […]

Indonesia morning news for July 13

Indonesia morning news for July 13

Prioritize Test for Tracing as Pandemic in Indonesia Likely to Rise Until Oct: WHO The World Health Organisation said Indonesia should start to prioritize tests for Covid-19 suspects to improve its tracing capability — instead of spending about 40 percent of the country’s testing capacity for discharging patients from isolation — as the pandemic accelerated […]

Singapore morning news for July 13

Singapore morning news for July 13

Singapore retains top global shipping hub for 7th year running SINGAPORE has topped the 2020 Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development (ISCD) Index for the seventh year running, based on factors such as port infrastructure, shipping services and general business environment. — The Business Times June reopening can’t save Singapore’s Q2 GDP, economists warn SINGAPORE’S economy […]

Indonesia morning news for July 10

Indonesia morning news for July 10

Indonesia Sees Record Virus Cases With New Clusters Emerging Indonesia reported a record jump in daily coronavirus infections as a military academy and an industrial area emerged as the nation’s newest clusters, which President Joko Widodo called a “red signal.” — Bloomberg Dengue fever cases reach 71,633 until July 8: Health Ministry Indonesia’s Health Ministry […]

Singapore morning news for July 10

Singapore morning news for July 10

Singapore secures three of top five South-east Asia deals despite Covid-19 slowdown There were 141 such deals worth US$1.4 billion (S$1.95 billion) in the region in the three months to March 31. — Straits Times (annoying popups) GE2020: Singapore all set for Polling Day with additional safety measures A day ahead of Polling Day on […]