Indonesia morning news for December 24

Indonesia morning news for December 24

Jokowi Launches B-30, Upgraded Biofuel Program to Save $4.5b in Foreign Reserves President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo launched B-30 on Monday, an upgrade to a government program to increase the mandatory biodiesel mix in diesel fuel to 30 percent, one that the president said would significantly reduce Indonesia’s reliance on fossil fuel and imported oil. — […]

Singapore morning news for December 24

Singapore morning news for December 24

Singapore’s core inflation remains unchanged in November Singapore’s core inflation rate was unchanged in November as lower services inflation was offset by a smaller decline in the cost of retail goods, official data showed on Monday (Dec 23). — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Prepare to be jailed up to 3 months if you ride […]

Indonesia morning news for December 23

Indonesia morning news for December 23

Indonesia Provides Rp 7.5b to Support Repatriation of Rohingya Refugees The Indonesian government has agreed to provide Rp 7.5 billion ($536,000) in grant to help the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. — Jakarta Globe BI to cut rate by 50 bps in 2020: Fitch Solutions Bank Indonesia (BI) will further slash the nation’s benchmark […]

Singapore morning news for December 23

Singapore morning news for December 23

5G roll-out high on telecom industry’s agenda in 2020 SINGAPORE’S unprecedented bidding exercise for 5G network licences will be the hottest development for telcos in 2020 – even if it is unclear what hand each company plans to reveal. — The Business Times Personal data of 2,400 Mindef, SAF staff may have been leaked The […]

Indonesia morning news for December 20

Indonesia morning news for December 20

Indonesia’s economic growth projected at 5.14 percent in 2020 Chief economist of state lender Bank Mandiri Andry Asmoro has estimated the national economy to grow by 5.14 percent in 2020, spurred by consumption and investment. — Antara News In 2019, Indonesian textile producers lose battle on home turf It is hard to imagine a year […]

Singapore morning news for December 20

Singapore morning news for December 20

52% of S’poreans feel migration causes crime rate to go up: Survey More than half of Singaporeans feel migrant workers threaten country’s culture & heritage. — Mothership N-Level results: 77% of students make it to Sec 5, pass rates remain the same More than three-quarters of N-level students will make it to Secondary 5 this […]

Indonesia morning news for December 19

Indonesia morning news for December 19

African swine fever kills 30,000 pigs in Indonesia’s North Sumatra Nearly 30,000 pigs have died from African swine fever (ASF) in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province as of Dec. 15, causing millions of dollars of economic losses as authorities try to quarantine the areas affected, officials said on Wednesday. — CNA Indonesia delays submission of sweeping […]

Singapore morning news for December 19

Singapore morning news for December 19

Singapore private home prices to rise by about 2% in 2020 and 2021: Fitch Ratings The agency said improving borrower affordability, as household incomes grow faster than home prices, and lower interest rates will contribute to rising home prices. — Straits Times (annoying popups) No, you won’t be fined S$1,000 for using your mobile phone […]

Indonesia morning news for December 18

Indonesia morning news for December 18

Indonesian GDP growth slows further amid cooling investment, exports Indonesia’s economic growth has slowed further in 2019 to a level unseen in more than two years as global economic uncertainty has spilled over to the country, adversely affecting investment and exports. — The Jakarta Post Indonesia prepares for upcoming palm oil suit trial at WTO […]

Singapore morning news for December 18

Singapore morning news for December 18

Singapore’s November exports fall 5.9% in 9th straight month of decline Singapore’s trade numbers continued a downward streak in November as its exports declined for the ninth straight month, according to official data released on Tuesday (Dec 17). — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Singapore rises in gender equality ranking as Philippines slips Singapore made […]

Indonesia morning news for December 17

Indonesia morning news for December 17

Indonesia’s trade deficit touches US$1.33 billion inb November Indonesia recorded a trade deficit of US$1.33 billion in November 2019, with exports reaching $14.01 billion and imports, $15.34 billion, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS). — Antara News Indonesia Education Lags Behind Region Indonesian students are among the lowest performers in Southeast Asia, according […]

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