Indonesia morning news for October 2

Indonesia morning news for October 2

Environment ministry to exempt nickel slag from ‘hazardous’ status The Environment and Forestry Ministry is preparing a regulation to exclude nickel slag produced by local mineral smelters from the list of hazardous and toxic waste ( B3 ) so that it can be used, such as for the construction of roads. — The Jakarta Post […]

Singapore morning news for October 2

Singapore morning news for October 2

New cybersecurity masterplan to protect Singapore’s critical systems New cybersecurity measures were unveiled on Tuesday (Oct 1) in light of threats to Operational Technology (OT) systems that control critical physical systems like power, water and transportation networks. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Lower electricity, gas tariffs for Oct-Dec period Households and businesses can expect […]

Indonesia morning news for October 1

Indonesia morning news for October 1

World Bank Approves $150 Million Geothermal Energy Loan The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$150 million loan for Indonesia to scale up investments in geothermal energy by reducing the risks of early-stage exploration. — Tempo.co Russia grants free e-visas for Indonesians visiting St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region Indonesians who love […]

Singapore morning news for October 1

Singapore morning news for October 1

Some Acuvue contact lenses recalled after foreign particles found in products overseas Some Acuvue contact lenses for astigmatism are being recalled here after foreign particles were allegedly found on the contact lenses in other countries, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care said on Monday (Sept 30). — The Straits Times Singaporeans misled into paying more for […]

Indonesia morning news for September 30

Indonesia morning news for September 30

Over 500,000 W. Kalimantan Residents Suffer Respiratory Illnesses A total of 504,000 inhabitants of West Kalimantan, particularly children, suffered from respiratory illness due to the smog from forest fires, according to Inspector General Didi Haryono, head of the West Kalimantan Police. — Tempo.co Indonesia raises minimum age for marriages in a bid to end child brides […]

Singapore morning news for September 30

Singapore morning news for September 30

Linggiu Reservoir’s water level below 50%, says PUB The water level at Linggiu Reservoir in Johor, a source of water for Singapore, has fallen to below 50 per cent owing to the ongoing dry weather. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Red alert: Older pedestrians at greater risk More pedestrians aged 60 and above were involved […]

Indonesia morning news for September 27

Indonesia morning news for September 27

Indonesia on high alert as economic slowdown may further reduce tax revenue The government is on high alert over a possible increase in tax shortfall this year as the economic slowdown is likely to continue until the end of the year. — The Jakarta Post Govt Prepares Rp5tn for 2020 Disaster Relief The government is […]

Singapore morning news for September 27

Singapore morning news for September 27

Singapore is the world’s second most digitally competitive country, after the US Singapore has retained its position as the world’s second most digitally competitive country, after the United States, in the latest edition of the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking. — The Straits Times Coffee product sold online contains banned weight-loss drug: HSA A coffee […]

Indonesia morning news for September 26

Indonesia morning news for September 26

Controversial bills threaten business climate, analysts warn The controversial moves by the government and the House of Representatives to amend several laws have not only triggered protests by tens of thousands of students, who took the streets of Jakarta and other cities on Tuesday, but also threatens the country’s business climate amid President Joko “Jokowi” […]

Singapore morning news for September 26

Singapore morning news for September 26

Singapore’s population grows to 5.7 million, boosted by increase in foreign workers Singapore’s population grew by 1.2 per cent to reach 5.7 million in June, boosted by a jump in the number of foreign workers, according to official statistics released on Wednesday (Sep 25). — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Australian billionaire pledges up to […]

Indonesia morning news for September 25

Indonesia morning news for September 25

House Passes 2020 State Budget The House of Representatives passed the 2020 state budget on Tuesday, authorizing the government to spend close to $181 billion next year to try to avoid an economic downturn amid a risk of recession in developed economies and a global trade war. — Jakarta Globe Indonesian forest fires putting 10 […]

Singapore morning news for September 25

Singapore morning news for September 25

Only 1 in 2 Singaporeans feels fulfilled in life with finances seen as biggest obstacle: AXA survey When questioned about the struggles faced in reaching goals, money-related matters such as the increasing cost of living (51 per cent), and the inability to save enough money (35 per cent) came up as the most common concerns. […]

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