Singapore morning news for August 13

Singapore morning news for August 13

Ban on ivory trade signals S’pore’s zero tolerance of illegal wildlife trade, but true test lies in international action Aug 12 is World Elephant Day, and Singapore celebrated it with a strong conservation message: The domestic trade in elephant ivory will be banned. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Singapore can turn its racial and religious […]

Indonesia morning news for August 12

Indonesia morning news for August 12

Asia’s ‘zombies’ concentrated in India, Indonesia and South Korea Zombie companies, or corporate underachievers overdosed on cheap credit, are proliferating across the globe, threatening to derail the weakening world economy. — Nikkei Asian Review (paywall) Indonesia Lion Air crash report likely in October: official A final report on Indonesia’s Lion Air crash is likely to […]

Singapore morning news for August 12

Singapore morning news for August 12

High rentals fuel demand for illegal ‘cubicle’ units in apartments The practice thrives here partly due to high rentals and limited budgets, said real estate agents. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Attempt to smuggle 815 birds into Singapore thwarted at Woodlands Checkpoint The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Saturday (Aug 10) thwarted an attempt […]

Indonesia morning news for August 9

Indonesia morning news for August 9

Indonesia president makes moratorium on forest clearance permanent Indonesian President Joko Widodo has issued a permanent moratorium on new forest clearance for activities such as palm plantations or logging, the environment minister said on Thursday (Aug 8). — CNA Indonesian leader reaffirms plan to move capital from sinking Jakarta Indonesian President Joko Widodo reaffirmed on […]

Singapore morning news for August 9

Singapore morning news for August 9

Singapore retail sales fall 8.9% in June Retail sales in Singapore dropped 8.9 per cent in June 2019 compared to a year ago, according to figures released by the Department of Statistics (Singstat) on Thursday (Aug 8). — Channel News Asia (very annoying popups) Singapore will take economic slowdown in its stride: PM Lee SINGAPORE […]

Indonesia morning news for August 8

Indonesia morning news for August 8

Indonesian man claims he received a $3.3m tax bill for six companies he doesn’t own An Indonesian man says he recently received the shock of his life when a tax officer knocked on his door and accused him of owing the Government some 32 billion rupiah ($3.29 million) related to the business dealings of six […]

Singapore morning news for August 8

Singapore morning news for August 8

Singapore ranks 32 out of 40 for work-life balance, second most overworked city Singapore was among the bottom 10 for work-life balance and ranked the second most overworked city in a study of 40 cities released on Wednesday (Aug 7). — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) New international arbitration centre in Singapore to focus on […]

Indonesia morning news for August 7

Indonesia morning news for August 7

PLN to cut employee salaries for blackout compensation State-owned electricity firm PLN plans to cut salaries of its employees to pay out Rp 839 billion (US$58.7 million) in compensation for Sunday’s blackout that impacted at least 21.9 million customers. — The Jakarta Post Rupiah Remains Weak after Blackout in Java The rupiah remains week two […]

Singapore morning news for August 7

Singapore morning news for August 7

New missile system to be showcased at NDP Singapore’s skies will soon be defended by a surface-to-air missile system that will be much more effective and require 90 per cent less manpower. — Straits Times (annoying popups) More than 9 in 10 in Singapore concerned by climate change; most agree to use of taxes to […]

Indonesia morning news for August 6

Indonesia morning news for August 6

Lights on? Prepare for more blackouts, says PLN Following the blackout that disrupted activities across West Java and Greater Jakarta on Sunday, state electricity firm PLN has warned there will be further, planned, power outages in several regions as repairs get under way. — The Jakarta Post JCI falls 2.59 percent as trade tension escalates, […]

Singapore morning news for August 6

Singapore morning news for August 6

Over 9,000 dengue cases reported so far this year, largest cluster in Chai Chee Singapore is in peak dengue season, with 9,135 cases reported as of Aug 2 – about five times more than the total number of dengue cases reported in the same period last year. — Straits Times (annoying popups) STI plunges 2% […]

Indonesia morning news for August 5

Indonesia morning news for August 5

Power restored to most of Indonesia capital after 9-hour blackout Power has been restored in most parts of Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, after the city of 10 million people went without electricity for more than nine hours due to technical issues, according to the state power company. — Aljazeera 2019 Sees 200 Cases of Sexual Assault […]

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