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 […]

Singapore morning news for December 9

Singapore morning news for December 9

Simulator training a must for learner motorists from Dec 16 Learner motorists will have to undergo driving or riding simulator training before being allowed to book their practical driving or riding tests with effect from Dec 16. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Following civil service ‘restraint’, private sector also likely to see lower bonuses: Analysts […]

Indonesia morning news for December 6

Indonesia morning news for December 6

Indonesia’s economy forecast to record 5.05 percent growth in 2019 Vice Finance Minister Suahasil Nazara has projected Indonesia’s economy to register a slower paced growth in 2019 as compared to the previous year owing to the impact of the global economic downturn. — Antara News Garuda Indonesia president director fired after smuggled bikes found on […]

Singapore morning news for December 6

Singapore morning news for December 6

HSA recalls 3 types of diabetes drugs due to potentially cancer-causing impurity The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) recalled three out of 46 Metformin medicines, after they have been found to contain trace amounts of a potentially cancer-causing impurity. — Mothership Strengthening its expansion into fintech, Grab introduces GrabPay Card Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Grab today […]

Indonesia morning news for December 5

Indonesia morning news for December 5

Indonesia’s GDP growth to further decline in 2020: Moody’s Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow by only 4.9 percent this year and further decline to 4.7 percent in 2020 — the slowest pace since 2016’s fourth quarter — as weak commodity prices continue to hit the economy hard, Moody’s Investor Service says. […]

Singapore morning news for December 5

Singapore morning news for December 5

Clear immigration without passport? Some Singaporeans now can at Changi Airport T4 arrival Clearing immigration on arrival at Changi Terminal 4 could be a “contactless” and potentially quicker process for some Singaporeans. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) ADB stumps up $50 mln to help Kacific-1 bring internet to billions in AP The Asian Development […]

Indonesia morning news for December 4

Indonesia morning news for December 4

Blast occurs at Central Jakarta’s Monas Square area A blast broke out at the National Monument (Monas) Square in Central Jakarta on Tuesday morning. — Antara News People with HIV in Indonesia face rampant workplace discrimination Activists have revealed that people with HIV (ODHA) in the country still face rampant stigmatization and discrimination in the […]

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