Singapore morning news for June 24

Singapore morning news for June 24

Polling Day for General Election set on 10 July The long-awaited General Election has officially been called, with the Polling Day set to be held on 10 July, Friday, and the Nomination Day on 30 June, Tuesday. — The Online Citizen Singapore core inflation records fourth straight month of decline in May Singapore’s core inflation […]

Indonesia morning news for June 23

Indonesia morning news for June 23

Indonesia’s COVID-19 death toll reaches 2500, with over 46,000 infections Indonesia reported 954 new coronavirus infections on Monday, taking its total number of cases to 46,845. — CNA Indonesia warns unemployment to spike due to pandemic Indonesia’s unemployment rate could hit the highest in more than a decade this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, […]

Singapore morning news for June 23

Singapore morning news for June 23

Employment agencies to get new licence conditions on fair hiring: MOM THE Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday said it will impose new licence conditions on all employment agencies (EAs) in a bid to strengthen fair hiring. — The Business Times No ERP charges at all gantries until Jul 26 as traffic conditions remain optimal […]

Indonesia morning news for June 22

Indonesia morning news for June 22

Indonesia lowers 2020 economic growth projection – between -0.4% and 1% Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has revised down the target of the national economic growth from the previous range between minus 0.4 per cent and 2.3 per cent to the range between minus 0.4 per cent and 1 per cent this year over […]

Singapore morning news for June 22

Singapore morning news for June 22

COVID-19 patients can ‘shed high load of virus’ in first week, irrespective of symptoms: Singapore study COVID-19 patients can shed high loads of the novel coronavirus into the air and onto surfaces in their first week of illness, irrespective of their symptoms, according to a recent Singapore study published by the National Centre for Infectious […]

Thailand tiger footage offers renewed hope for big cat population (video)

There is renewed hope for Asia’s wild tiger population with images from camera traps similar to those captured in the video above recording showing tiger cubs in Thailand’s Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai (DPKY) forest. Published in Biological Conservation, the survey has provided conservationists and authorities with hope that the decade-old DPKY Tiger Recovery Project (TRP) may […]

Indonesia morning news for June 19

Indonesia morning news for June 19

Indonesia central bank makes third rate cut this year Indonesia’s central bank on Thursday delivered its third interest rate cut this year, as expected, seeking to boost support for Southeast Asia’s largest economy amid a coronavirus-induced downturn. — Bangkok Post Indonesia Records 1,331 New Covid-19 Cases; Highest in East Java The national Covid-19 mitigation task […]

Singapore morning news for June 19

Singapore morning news for June 19

More Covid-19 tests will be done in Singapore as economy reopens All those aged 45 years and above who are diagnosed with acute respiratory infection will be tested from later next week. — Straits Times (annoying popups) No mid-year bonus for civil servants for first time since 2009; year-end bonus still up in the air […]

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 […]

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