Indonesia morning news for May 21

Indonesia morning news for May 21

Indonesia Reports 693 New Coronavirus Cases, Highest Rise in a Day Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Indonesia soared by 693 on Wednesday in yet another record high, almost three times the daily average since the outbreak began in early March, taking the country’s total to 19,189. — Jakarta Globe Indonesia’s Q1 current account deficit narrows […]

Singapore morning news for May 21

Singapore morning news for May 21

Changi Airport to gradually allow transit traffic from June 2 FROM June 2, Singapore will gradually allow travellers to transit through Changi Airport as it begins to progressively re-open air transport. — The Business Times Singapore’s COVID-19 cases cross 29,000 mark with 570 new infections reported The number of COVID-19 cases in Singapore crossed the […]

Indonesia morning news for May 20

Indonesia morning news for May 20

Indonesia Eyes Biggest Deficit in Three Decades as the Country Sets to Cut Corporate Income Tax The Finance Ministry has projected the government to post its biggest deficit in at least three decades this year as a combined result of shrinking state revenues, including from the corporate income tax cut, and the government’s continuing efforts […]

Singapore morning news for May 20

Singapore morning news for May 20

Singapore’s Covid-19 circuit breaker ends on June 1; economy to reopen in three phases In the first phase, called safe reopening, more people will be allowed to return to their workplaces, with priority given to critical sectors and businesses. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Singapore reports 451 new COVID-19 cases, taking country’s total to 28,794 […]

Indonesia morning news for May 19

Indonesia morning news for May 19

Indonesia Has Space to Cut Rates as Rupiah Gains: Decision Guide Indonesia’s central bank is expected to cut its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year as recent gains in the currency allow policy makers to shift their focus to bolstering the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. — Bloomberg Indonesia reports 496 new […]

Singapore morning news for May 19

Singapore morning news for May 19

Pharma shipments lift Singapore exports for third straight month SINGAPORE’S exports unexpectedly jumped 9.7 per cent year on year in April, thanks to a surge in pharmaceuticals, according to data from Enterprise Singapore (ESG) on Monday. — The Business Times MOH preliminarily confirms 305 additional cases of COVID-19; Total tally reaches 28,343 As of Monday […]

Indonesia morning news for May 18

Indonesia morning news for May 18

Indonesia’s foreign debt reached US$389.3 billion in Q1 2020 Indonesia’s external debt at the first quarter (Q1) end of 2020 was recorded at US$389.3 billion, a 0.5-percent growth year-on-year (yoy), representing a slowdown in annual growth rate, from the previous quarter’s 7.8-percent yoy growth. — Antara News 59 more die as Indonesia records second-highest daily […]

Singapore morning news for May 18

Singapore morning news for May 18

Singapore reports 682 new COVID-19 cases Singapore reported 682 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Sunday (May 17), taking the country’s total to 28,038. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Next Jobs Support Scheme payout to be disbursed from May 28 THE next installment of wage support totaling S$4 billion for over 140,000 employers […]

Indonesia morning news for May 15

Indonesia morning news for May 15

Air Carriers Ignores Physical Distancing, Face Investigation The Ministry of Transportation will be launching an investigation on airline operators that offered its services at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in the early morning of May 14, 2020, after a photo showing a densely-packed queue of passengers at the airport’s Terminal 2 went viral. — Tempo.co COVID-19 […]

Singapore morning news for May 15

Singapore morning news for May 15

Singapore reports 752 new COVID-19 cases taking tally over 26,000 Singapore’s health ministry reported 752 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, taking city-state’s total to 26,098. — Reuters Singapore Airlines posts first annual net loss in 48-year history after COVID-19 cripples demand National carrier Singapore Airlines on Thursday (May 14) reported the first annual net loss […]

Indonesia morning news for May 14

Indonesia morning news for May 14

With limited access to birth control, Indonesia set to see a COVID-19 baby boom Stay home and make babies? As condoms and other forms of birth control are unavailable to a growing number of Indonesians during the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s fourth-most populous nation may see a baby boom. — The Jakarta Post Indonesia Sees […]

Singapore morning news for May 14

Singapore morning news for May 14

Temporary relief measures to also cover purchases of new homes: MinLaw PROPERTY buyers are now also given cover under the temporary relief measures from legal action as a result of Covid-19. — The Business Times MOH preliminarily confirms 675 additional cases of COVID-19; Total tally reaches 25,346 As of Wednesday noon (13 May), the Ministry […]

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