Indonesia morning news for January 24

Indonesia morning news for January 24

Indonesia’s economy hit by international trade war Stakeholders are worried the China-US trade war will continue to take its toll on Indonesia after it inflicted a huge blow to the country’s trade balance last year. — The Phnom Penh Post Two million earthquake survivors continue to suffer in Indonesia Intellasia East Asia News Nining was […]

Philippines morning news for January 24

Philippines morning news for January 24

Gov’t keeps 7-8% growth target this year THE GOVERNMENT will hold on to its 7-8% growth target this year, according to Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III who noted the Philippines has room to stand resilient despite a slowing global economy. — BusinessWorld Online Chinese tourists lift 11-month arrivals–DOT CHINESE tourists continued to lift the […]

Cambodia morning news for January 23

Cambodia morning news for January 23

China Pledges Nearly US $600 Million in Aid to Cambodia Over Three Years: PM Hun Sen China will provide Cambodia with 4 billion yuan (U.S. $587.6 million) in aid over the next three years, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday, as Phnom Penh further cements ties with Beijing in the face of sanctions threats […]

Indonesia morning news for January 23

Indonesia morning news for January 23

State mortgage provider to disburse Rp 1.7t for low-cost houses State-owned mortgage financing company PT Sarana Multigriya Finansial (SMF) has allocated Rp 1.7 trillion (US$119.28 million) for government-subsidized housing loans. — The Jakarta Post Bali’s governor reveals plans to slug holiday-makers with a tourist tax You’ll have to put aside some extra money for your […]

Philippines morning news for January 23

Philippines morning news for January 23

Senate allots P68 billion for unfunded laws ADOPTING Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto’s amendment, senators agreed to set aside P68 billion in the proposed 2019 national budget to bankroll unfunded laws set for enactment, including Universal Health Care, Bangsamoro, rice tariffication and the Coconut Modernization Law. — Business Mirror Philippine Senators oppose president’s push […]

Cambodia morning news for January 22

Cambodia morning news for January 22

Commission approves three-year tariffs on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar The EU will impose tariffs on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar in order to curb a surge in “damaging” imports, the European Commission has confirmed. — IEG Policy (paywall) Cambodian PM tells Enda Kenny EU trying to hold his people ‘hostage’ Populism grows when governments […]

Indonesia morning news for January 22

Indonesia morning news for January 22

Indonesia`s poverty rate expected to reach nine percent: minister Indonesia has been striving to reduce its poverty rate that is expected to reach nine percent by the end of this year, National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro stated here on Monday. — Antara News Material losses caused by Ocean Princess` oil spill being calculated The […]

Philippines morning news for January 22

Philippines morning news for January 22

GDP growth picks up to 6.8% in 2018 fourth quarter — Moody’s unit Philippine economic growth likely picked up in the fourth quarter of last year after slumping in the third quarter due to higher oil and food prices, according to the economic research and analysis arm of Moody’s Corp. — The Philippine Star PH […]

Cambodia morning news for January 21

Cambodia morning news for January 21

EU Rice Tariffs ‘A Weapon to Kill Cambodian Farmers’ The Ministry of Commerce has expressed regret over the EU’s imposed tariff on Cambodian rice; and considers the measure “a weapon to kill Cambodian farmers”. — Cambodia News English EU plays hardball with Cambodian hardman Cambodia’s strongman leader Hun Sen, a battle-hardened veteran of the Khmer […]

Indonesia morning news for January 21

Indonesia morning news for January 21

Capital inflows reach Rp 14.75t as of Thursday Bank Indonesia (BI) has recorded that capital inflows into the country totaled Rp 14.57 trillion (US$1.03 billion) in the period from Jan. 1 to Thursday. — The Jakarta Post Indonesia set to tax imports Indonesian finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati says she is prepared to increase taxes […]

Philippines morning news for January 21

Philippines morning news for January 21

Evacuations ordered as ‘Amang’ nears landfall Authorities have ordered mandatory evacuations in areas prone to floods and landslides, and the suspension of classes in Bicol region, particularly in Camarines Sur and Albay provinces, as Tropical Depression “Amang” approaches the country from the Pacific Ocean. — Philippine Daily Inquirer Inflation averages 5.2% in 2018: BSP The […]

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