Singapore morning news for December 17

Singapore morning news for December 17

S’pore ranks fifth for IPO launches by foreign firms Singapore’s stock market ranked fifth globally among destinations chosen by foreign companies to launch initial public offerings (IPOs) this year, noted a new report. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Modest economic recovery expected for Singapore in 2020 THE coming year is expected to bring a modest […]

Indonesia morning news for December 16

Indonesia morning news for December 16

Indonesia breaks into UNDP’s high human development category For the first time in its history, Indonesia has made it into the United Nation’s high human development category thanks to its improved ranking in the 2018 Human Development Index (HDI). — The Jakarta Post Indonesia Ready to Face EU Complaints to WTO Indonesia stands ready to […]

Singapore morning news for December 16

Singapore morning news for December 16

MFA issues travel notice for northeast India due to violent protests Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Saturday (Dec 14) issued a travel notice for northeast India, advising Singaporeans travelling there to exercise vigilance and caution. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) 73 PMD-related fires from Jan to Sept, figure is highest in 5 […]

Indonesia morning news for December 13

Indonesia morning news for December 13

Indonesia’s mobile ads record highest growth rate in the world With 64 percent of its total population connected to the internet as of last year, Indonesia is likely to become the country with the third-largest number of smartphone users, at 410 million, by 2025, making it a huge market for mobile advertising, according to recent […]

Singapore morning news for December 13

Singapore morning news for December 13

Singapore climbs 2 spots to become 7th most expensive city in Asia for expats; Hong Kong at No. 3 The Republic climbed five spots to become the 13th most expensive city in the world for expatriates. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Singapore retail sales down for 9th month in October with steeper 4.3% decline RETAIL […]

Indonesia morning news for December 12

Indonesia morning news for December 12

World Bank Says Indonesia Forest Fires Cost $5.2 Billion in Economic Losses The total damage and economic loss from forest fires in Indonesia this year amounted to at least $5.2 billion (4.05 billion pounds), equal to 0.5% of gross domestic product, the World Bank said in a report on Wednesday. — The New York Times […]

Singapore morning news for December 12

Singapore morning news for December 12

Singapore’s 2019 growth forecast raised to 0.7%: MAS survey The Singapore economy is expected to grow 0.7 per cent this year, according to private-sector economists polled in a quarterly survey by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Wednesday (Dec 11). — CNA Blood donations needed in Singapore as stock for all blood groups fall […]

Indonesia morning news for December 11

Indonesia morning news for December 11

Indonesia’s GDP growth to remain sluggish, or even slow next year: Analysts Indonesia’s GDP growth is expected to remain sluggish in 2020 as weakening exports and commodity prices in addition to global uncertainties continue to take their toll on the economy. — The Jakarta Post Indonesia October retail sales grow at fastest pace in five […]

Singapore morning news for December 11

Singapore morning news for December 11

Singapore keeps ninth spot on UN human development index Singapore has come in ninth on the latest United Nations Human Development Index, which uses indicators such as life expectancy and education to gauge a country’s level of development. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Singapore to update climate pledge it made under Paris Agreement: Masagos This […]

Indonesia morning news for December 10

Indonesia morning news for December 10

EU Fuels Indonesia Trade Tensions With 5-Year Biodiesel Tariffs The European Union imposed five-year tariffs on biodiesel from Indonesia to counter alleged subsidies to producers in the country, a move that could prompt the Indonesian government to retaliate. — Bloomberg Government nickel ore export ban to hit newly listed company The government’s export ban on […]

Singapore morning news for December 10

Singapore morning news for December 10

Singapore among the most well-fed in the world, for second consecutive year: Study Singaporeans are among the most well-fed populations in the world, according to a recent study. — The Straits Times Consumers to pay GST for Netflix and other overseas digital services: 5 other policy changes from Jan 1 From Jan 1, those who […]

Indonesia morning news for December 9

Indonesia morning news for December 9

Forget the Dollar: Indonesia, Japan Agree to Settle Cross-Border Transactions in Local Currencies Indonesia and Japan have agreed on a local currency settlement deal that will allow both countries to use the rupiah and the yen to settle bilateral trade and direct investment transactions. — Jakarta Globe Sumatran tiger fetuses found in jar as five […]

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