Indonesia morning news for April 16

Indonesia morning news for April 16

Indonesian Economy Records First Back-to-Back Surplus Since 2017 Indonesia posted a surprise trade surplus in two consecutive months until March, igniting hope for a much-needed recovery of growth in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. — Jakarta Globe Korea lands $1B submarine contract with Indonesia South Korea was awarded a $1.02 billion contract to deliver three 1,400-tonne […]

Cambodia morning news for April 16

Cambodia morning news for April 16

Villagers In Pursat Risk Losing Everything to Dam Development The Cambodian government last week announced an 80-megawatt hydropower dam on the Anlong Krouch river, which flows to the town of Pursat. — VOA Cambodia Low Level Flooding Dampening Tourists Enthusiasm As climate change heats up, we can expect more extreme weather events, more hurricanes, and […]

Singapore morning news for April 16

Singapore morning news for April 16

New private home sales surge as developers rush to roll out projects A WAVE of new launches after the Chinese New Year lull boosted developers’ sales in March, with 1,054 private homes having been sold. This was up from the 455 units moved in February and 47 per cent higher than in March last year. […]

Indonesia morning news for April 15

Indonesia morning news for April 15

Indonesians to vote in world’s biggest single-day election Tens of millions of Indonesians will vote in presidential and parliamentary elections this week after campaigns focused on the economy, but with political Islam looming ever larger in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation. — Reuters Stray ballots for Jokowi found in Malaysia Indonesia is probing vote-rigging claims […]

Cambodia morning news for April 15

Cambodia morning news for April 15

New Year celebrations to be held all over Kingdom Since the beginning of the month, main streets in cities across the Kingdom have been colourfully decorated to welcome Khmer New Year, or Sankranta Chhnam Thmei. — Khmer Times S’pore’s alleged use of too much Cambodian sand to reclaim land highlighted again in recent documentary Thanks […]

Singapore morning news for April 15

Singapore morning news for April 15

Singapore Q1 GDP growth hits decade low SINGAPORE’S economy is growing at the slowest clip since the global financial crisis, according to flash data for the first three months of the year. — The Business Times Massive cost overrun in infrastructure projects in Singapore in recent years The media reported on Thu (‘Final stage of […]

Indonesia morning news for April 12

Indonesia morning news for April 12

The Natural Resource Oligarchy Funding Indonesia’s Election Indonesia is one of the world’s agricultural and mineral breadbaskets. — The Diplomat Government to finalize two revised regulations on KEK The government is now in the final stage of revising two regulations on special economic zones (KEKs) to encourage investors to do business in prepared areas set […]

Cambodia morning news for April 12

Cambodia morning news for April 12

Cambodia electricity shortage cripples small businesses It’s hot and humid in KT Beauty, a salon owned by Morn Sokunthea. The red-and-black chairs are empty. The fans don’t work and neither do the lights. Thirty eight-year-old Sokunthea hasn’t seen a single customer today, and she doesn’t expect that to change soon. — DW Cambodia takes EU […]

Singapore morning news for April 12

Singapore morning news for April 12

Singapore names innovative winners The Singapore Tourism Board has awarded seven businesses up to SGD1.3 million for marketing proposals under the second edition of the Marketing Innovation Programme [1]. — TTR Weekly 60,000 people get a sneak peek of Jewel Changi Airport An estimated 60,000 people had a sneak peek of Jewel Changi Airport on […]

Indonesia morning news for April 11

Indonesia morning news for April 11

Indonesia, M’sia and Singapore shine as top halal travel destinations Indonesia has for the first time joined Malaysia to take up the top spot on the Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2019, while Singapore retained its premier position as the top Muslim-friendly non-Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) destination for Muslim travellers. — TTG Asia […]

Cambodia morning news for April 11

Cambodia morning news for April 11

EU’s EBA issue ‘based on politics’ I read with great interest the letter to the Editor from Mr Arnaud Darc, CEO of Thalias Hospitalty Group, Phnom Penh, presenting well-rounded analysis of the application and implementation of the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme for Cambodia. — The Phnom Penh Post Government-funded business startup centre launched […]

Singapore morning news for April 11

Singapore morning news for April 11

Singapore startup scores US$45m investment An Asian rewards app that works with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and major online brands has — The Star Online Singapore-developed cooling suit lowers body temperature in half the time: Study A wearable cooling device that can help protect a patient’s brain and other vital organs following a cardiac arrest […]