Indonesia morning news for April 18

Indonesia morning news for April 18

Indonesian President Joko Widodo Set to Win Second Term After World’s Biggest One-Day Election Indonesian President Joko Widodo has won a second five-year term, preliminary election results showed Wednesday, in a victory for moderation over the nationalistic rhetoric of his rival, Prabowo Subianto. — TIMES The vote’s (not quite) in the bag: Indonesia poll, West […]

Cambodia morning news for April 18

Cambodia morning news for April 18

Nearly 5 mln tourists visit tourism sites in Cambodia during traditional New Year The number of domestic and foreign tourists visiting tourist destinations in Cambodia during the Khmer New Year holiday rose 67 percent to 4.72 million, a tourism ministry report said on Wednesday. — Xinhua Cambodia takes EU to Court over rice tariffs Cambodia […]

Singapore morning news for April 18

Singapore morning news for April 18

Singapore exports slump on worst electronics drop since 2013 Singapore’s electronics exports slumped in March by the most since 2013, an ominous sign that it will take longer for the city state to shake off a regional demand slowdown from earlier this year. — The Edge Singapore Digitalisation push puts Singapore banks in hiring mode […]

Indonesia morning news for April 17

Indonesia morning news for April 17

IMF gives Indonesia low scores in public investment effectiveness National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro attended an Indonesia-International Monetary Fund (IMF) bilateral meeting to discuss public investment management assessment (PIMAs) at the IMF headquarters in Washington on Saturday. — The Jakarta Post Halal ink: Muslim-majority Indonesia set for polls Dipping their fingers in halal (permissible […]

Cambodia morning news for April 17

Cambodia morning news for April 17

What Will It Take for Cambodia to Actually Strike Oil and Gas? A new set of international companies are optimistic about Cambodia’s nascent oil and gas industry, but they are investing in an extractive business that has proven costly and yielded only delays, not yet profit. — The Diplomat The Scam of Fake Orphanages in […]

Singapore morning news for April 17

Singapore morning news for April 17

Singaporeans’ inflation expectations stay benign in March: poll SINGAPOREANS generally expect overall consumer prices and core inflation – that is, price hikes outside of housing and private transport – to remain largely stable over the next 12 months. — The Business Times ‘Fix the human’ to ensure better security, says Singapore GovTech Minister Recent cybersecurity […]

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 […]

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