Indonesia morning news for January 16

Indonesia morning news for January 16

Indonesia’s foreign debts reached US$401.4 billion in November Indonesia’s foreign debts reached US$401.4 billion in November 2019, up 8.3 percent compared to November 2018, but down 12 percent compared to October 2019, Bank Indonesia (BI) said. — Antara News 2019 trade balance deficit reduced sharply to touch $3.2 billion The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) announced […]

Singapore morning news for January 16

Singapore morning news for January 16

More dengue cases reported in Singapore, less common strain detected in more clusters The number of dengue cases in Singapore has increased since the beginning of the year and it could go up further, with the Aedes mosquito population remaining high. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Sea robbery incidents in Singapore Strait hit 4-year […]

Indonesia morning news for January 15

Indonesia morning news for January 15

BI says January inflation to hit four-year low Bank Indonesia (BI) expects the January inflation rate to remain low, despite an increase in food prices as a result of major flooding in many parts of the country. — The Jakarta Post Indonesia’s economy to slightly recover in 2020 as global uncertainties ease Indonesia’s economy is […]

Singapore morning news for January 15

Singapore morning news for January 15

Harsher penalties for companies whose hiring practices discriminate against Singaporeans Companies that discriminate against Singaporeans during hiring will face harsher penalties as part of the latest update to the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF). — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) S’pore Police Force warns public about fundraising scams for Australian bushfires It’s admirable to want to […]

Indonesia morning news for January 14

Indonesia morning news for January 14

TNI confirms Chinese vessels have exited Indonesian EEZ Joint Defense Regional Commands (Kogabwilhan) Commander I Rear Adm. Yudo Margono made assurance of the Chinese coast guard and fishing vessels having departed from Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) near Natuna waters, Riau Islands Province. — Antara News EU Alcohol Imports Blocked in Indonesia Indonesia is clamping […]

Singapore morning news for January 14

Singapore morning news for January 14

Singapore port container throughput hits record high in 2019: MPA CONTAINER throughput at the Port of Singapore hit an all-time high of 37.2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2019, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced in a press release on Monday. — The Business Times Singaporeans advised to defer travel to […]

Indonesia morning news for January 13

Indonesia morning news for January 13

Chinese Coast Guard,Fishing Vessel Still Trespass EEZ Near Natuna Three Indonesian naval ships found many Chinese coast guard and fishing vessels remain in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone near Natuna waters on Saturday or four days after President Joko Widodo’s recent visit to Natuna District in Riau Islands Province. — Tempo.co China’s South China Sea expansion […]

Singapore morning news for January 13

Singapore morning news for January 13

Online sales grew in November, but Singapore retail still in negative zone with 4% decline RETAIL sales fell year on year for the 10th month in November, weighed down by big-ticket items like cars and furniture, according to Department of Statistics (SingStat) data out on Friday. — The Business Times SFA recalls live mussels from […]

Indonesia morning news for January 10

Indonesia morning news for January 10

TNI: Chinese Vessels in Natuna Have Left EEZ Chief of Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) Information Center (Kapuspen), Major General Sisriadi, has stated that the Chinese ships that previously fished illegally in the Northern Natuna Sea, Riau Islands, have exited the Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). — Tempo.co Ministry seizes three Vietnamese fishing vessels in North […]

Singapore morning news for January 10

Singapore morning news for January 10

Big jump in dengue clusters over just two days Twenty-two new dengue clusters have emerged, bringing the total number as at Wednesday to 108. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Singapore’s adjusted gender pay gap narrows to 6%: MOM study WHILE women still earn less than men in Singapore, the pay difference between men and women […]

Indonesia morning news for January 9

Indonesia morning news for January 9

Ministry watchful for mysterious pneumonia infection in Indonesia The government will conduct surveillance at hospitals across Indonesia as a precautionary measure against a mysterious pneumonia outbreak that has sickened dozens in central China since late December last year. — Antara News Jokowi asserts Indonesia’s sovereign rights in Natuna President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has insisted that […]

Singapore morning news for January 9

Singapore morning news for January 9

Singapore passport no longer most powerful in the world SINGAPORE has lost its top spot in an index which ranks passport power and global mobility. — The Business Times Construction demand hit 5-year high in 2019; to remain strong in 2020, medium term Despite the economic headwind and global uncertainties, construction demand in Singapore is […]