Indonesia morning news for June 18

Indonesia morning news for June 18

Indonesia reports 1,031 new coronavirus infections; Southeast Asia’s highest case total Indonesia reported 1,031 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday taking the total to 41,431 and overtaking Singapore with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia. — Reuters Indonesia Issues Rule Allowing PPE, Face Mask Exports Indonesia issued Trade Minister’s Regulation No.57/2020 on the […]

Singapore morning news for June 18

Singapore morning news for June 18

Singapore’s exports fall 4.5% in May, after three months of growth Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (NODX) fell 4.5 per cent year-on-year in May after seeing unexpected growth in the previous month, mainly due to declines in the petrochemicals sector. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Test costs waived for those who left before March 27 […]

Indonesia morning news for June 17

Indonesia morning news for June 17

Covid-19 Update: Indonesia’s Positive Cases Top 40,000 The government’s spokesman for the Covid-19 handling, Achmad Yurianto, reported 1,106 new positive cases on Tuesday, June 16, bringing the total to 40,400. — Tempo.co Indonesia’s economy forecast to decelerate 3.1 pct in Q2 Indonesia’s economy is projected to significantly decelerate 3.1 percent in the second quarter, compared […]

Singapore morning news for June 17

Singapore morning news for June 17

Singapore retains top spot in global competitiveness ranking SINGAPORE has once again come up tops as the most competitive among 63 global economies. — The Business Times All foreign workers have to download and activate TraceTogether app by June 19: MOM All workers staying in dormitories will have to download and activate the national contact […]

Indonesia morning news for June 16

Indonesia morning news for June 16

Indonesia reports 1,017 new coronavirus infections, 64 deaths Indonesia reported on Monday 1,017 new coronavirus infections and 64 more deaths, the highest COVID-19 death toll in a single day in the Southeast Asian nation to date. — Reuters Indonesia posts US$2.1 billion trade surplus in May 2020 Indonesia recorded a trade surplus of US$2.1 billion […]

Singapore morning news for June 16

Singapore morning news for June 16

Singapore to charge for COVID-19 airport entry screening starting Wednesday Singapore will introduce a user pays COVID-19 screening model for non-citizens or PR holders entering or leaving the island city-state commencing 11:59 June 17. — AEC News Today Singapore GDP forecast to contract by 5.8% in 2020: MAS survey The Singapore economy is expected to […]

Indonesia morning news for June 15

Indonesia morning news for June 15

Indonesia to permit travel to and from 4 countries Indonesia has been drawing up a plan to allow the resumption of travel to and from four countries, including Japan, in an effort towards economic recovery after the tourism sector has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic, a government official said on Friday. — […]

Singapore morning news for June 15

Singapore morning news for June 15

Up to 400,000 lower-income households to receive vouchers under S$20m CDC scheme UP to 400,000 lower-income Singaporean households will be able to collect S$50 in vouchers later this month, as part of a S$20 million scheme launched on Friday. — The Business Times Coronavirus: All types of renovation projects can apply to start work From […]

Indonesia morning news for June 12

Indonesia morning news for June 12

Indonesia’s COVID-19 death toll hits 2,000 as cases continue to rise The number of fatalities linked to COVID-19 in Indonesia reached 2,000 on Thursday, as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise amid plans by the central government to gradually ease restrictions ahead of the so-called “new normal”. — The Jakarta Post Indonesia coronavirus […]

Singapore morning news for June 12

Singapore morning news for June 12

Over 95,000 employers in Singapore to receive S$450m in wage credits by June 30 MORE than95,000 employers in Singapore will receive over S$450 million in payouts by the end of this month under the Wage Credit Scheme (WCS), the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) announced in a joint […]

Indonesia morning news for June 11

Indonesia morning news for June 11

Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in COVID-19 cases for a second day Indonesia reported on Wednesday (Jun 10) its biggest daily increase in COVID-19 cases for a second successive day, with 1,241 new infections, taking its total to 34,316. — CNA State Minister: 340 Million COVID-19 Vaccines Would be Needed Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs […]

Singapore morning news for June 11

Singapore morning news for June 11

Ebola drug remdesivir conditionally approved for COVID-19 treatment in Singapore Antiviral drug remdesivir has been granted conditional approval to be administered to COVID-19 patients in Singapore who are severely ill, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) said on Wednesday (Jun 10). — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Graph shows how Singapore conducts far less tests per […]