Indonesia morning news for December 31

Indonesia morning news for December 31

Manufacturing decline in 2019 raises concerns about deindustrialization, Industry 4.0 Two issues have been central to the Indonesian manufacturing industry throughout 2019; the sector’s growth continuing to stagnate and the digitalization of industries posing both new threats and opportunities. — The Jakarta Post Hunted for its meat, 213-kg leatherback turtle slaughtered in North Sumatra An […]

Singapore morning news for December 31

Singapore morning news for December 31

Electricity tariff to rise 3.5% in January-March to hit 5-year high Household electricity tariffs will increase by an average of 3.5 per cent for January to March 2020, said utility SP Group on Monday (Dec 30), to hit a five year high. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) What’s new in 2020? 5 laws that […]

Indonesia morning news for December 30

Indonesia morning news for December 30

Indonesia’s net international investment liability position slides Indonesia’s International Investment Position (IIP) recorded a narrower net liability as the position of Foreign Financial Liabilities (FFL) declined. — Antara News Authorities seize Rp 12 billion worth of mangrove charcoal Three containers of mangrove charcoal worth around Rp 12 billion (US$ 860,000) were confiscated from a vessel […]

Singapore morning news for December 30

Singapore morning news for December 30

Sriracha hot sauce recalled over fears of ‘exploding’ bottles: SFA The Singapore Food Agency said on Friday (Dec 27) it has issued a recall for Huy Fong Sriracha Hot Chilli Sauce over fears some bottles could explode when opened. — Channel News Asia (very annoying popups) PTC approved 7 per cent hike in bus and […]

Indonesia morning news for December 27

Indonesia morning news for December 27

Netflix, Digital Tax Policy to Be Noted in Omnibus Law: Govt Communication and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate said the government was drafting regulations to tax digital-based entertainment service providers such as Netflix and Spotify. — Tempo.co Police seizes taxidermied protected animal specimens at AM’s house The South Jakarta Police seized several specimens of taxidermied […]

Singapore morning news for December 27

Singapore morning news for December 27

Singapore’s manufacturing output down 9.3% in November Singapore’s monthly manufacturing output decreased in November after seeing an uptick in the previous months, data from the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) showed on Thursday (Dec 26). — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Minimum energy efficient standards for industrial chilled water systems to kick in Dec 1, […]

Indonesia morning news for December 26

Indonesia morning news for December 26

Indonesia Closes Down Over 1,000 Illegal Streaming Sites The Indonesian government has blocked 1,130 illegal streaming websites in a major crackdown on video piracy, a minister said on Wednesday. — Jakarta Globe Indonesia’s Muslims shaken by Uighur issue: Mahfud MD Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Mahfud MD, confirmed highlighting the issue of […]

Singapore morning news for December 26

Singapore morning news for December 26

Singapore’s credentials draw investments in hedge funds It was insightful to read that some of the world’s top performing hedge funds are based in Singapore (World’s top hedge fund returns found in Singapore, Dec 17). — The Straits Times Police investigating man for taking part in Marina Bay public assembly without permit A 32-year-old Indian […]

New regulations could see Asean produce piling up on China wharfs

New regulations could see Asean produce piling up on China wharfs

The new year is set to bring a whole bunch of new hurdles for the region’s agricultural producers and exporters to China with a raft of new rules, regulations, and procedures being announced just ahead of the holiday season, in Mandarin only. Alarmingly, for producers in Asean’s less developed countries, the new regulations require exporters […]

Indonesia morning news for December 25

Indonesia morning news for December 25

Indonesia Reduces Import Tax Threshold, Makes Life Difficult for Online Shops The Customs Office has tightened the rules for e-commerce imports on Monday as part of a concerted effort to protect local small businesses producing shoes, bags and clothes. — Jakarta Globe Health officials warn of Legionnaires risk at Bali hotel Health officials in Western […]

Singapore morning news for December 25

Singapore morning news for December 25

SFA recalls 2 Waitrose pesto products due to undeclared peanut allergen Two Waitrose pesto products from Italy is being recalled by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA). — Straits Times (annoying popups) New cyber-security measures in place after server breach at HMI Institute affects Mindef staff, SAF servicemen The private healthcare training provider said its e-mail […]