Indonesia morning news for August 17

Indonesia morning news for August 17

Japan donates 40 million yen for Lombok earthquake victims Japan has donated 40 million Japanese yen (about US$360 thousand) for the earthquake-affected victims in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. — Antara News Indonesia Seeks to Reduce Fiscal Risks With 2019 Budget Amid Global Headwinds Indonesia plans to reduce its budget deficit next year in a bid […]

Philippines morning news for August 17

Philippines morning news for August 17

Foreign portfolio investments post net inflow in July: BSP Registered foreign portfolio investments for the month of July 2018 amounted to USD959 million, reflecting a 5.3 percent improvement from the USD911 million figure in June 2018. — Philippine Canadian Inquirer P2.8B revenue loss seen from tariff cut The Department of Finance said potential revenue loss […]

Indonesia morning news for August 16

Indonesia morning news for August 16

Indonesia central bank hikes rates as Turkey crisis bites Indonesia’s central bank hiked interest rates Wednesday in a bid to shield the slumping rupiah from a selloff in emerging market currencies as Turkey’s financial crisis roils global markets. — ABS-CBN BNPB: Lombok Quake Economic Loss at Rp7.45tn The National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) said that […]

Philippines morning news for August 16

Philippines morning news for August 16

Davao-based state university to launch P4.8-M data center The state-run University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) announced on Tuesday it is set to launch a data center project with a funding cost of PHP4.89 million. — Philippine News Agency There will be a new 2019 budget – House Malacañang and the House of Representatives are finally […]

Indonesia morning news for August 15

Indonesia morning news for August 15

Will $1.6b Hydroelectric Plant in South Tapanuli Endanger World’s Rarest Great Ape? The development of a $1.6 billion hydroelectric project in North Sumatra could potentially threaten the survival of the world’s rarest great ape, a global activist group said on Monday (13/08). — Jakarta Globe UAE, Indonesia target $5.5bn trade boost after halal deal The […]

Philippines morning news for August 15

Philippines morning news for August 15

US turns over P807-M surveillance, reconnaissance system to Air Force The United States government turned over an P807-million surveillance and reconnaissance system for the C-130 Hercules aircraft to the Philippine Air Force at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on Tuesday. — GMA News Duterte: ‘I’m thinking of stepping down’ President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday […]

Asean Global Leadership Programme heads to LSE for 19th edition

Asean Global Leadership Programme heads to LSE for 19th edition

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is teaming up with regional management consulting firm SRW&Co., to host its first Asean Global Leadership Programme (AGLP). To take place at its central London, England campus between March 25 and 29 next year, the programme will see private and public sector CEOs and business entrepreneurs […]

WHO urges workplace safety ‘revolution’ against backward policies (video)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on business owners and employees throughout what it terms the ‘Western Pacific Region’ (WPR) to drive workplace safety policy through the implementation of universal smoke-free workplaces. Demonstrating its frustration at the lack of action by legislators in some parts of the region to implement what it describes as […]

Indonesia morning news for August 14

Indonesia morning news for August 14

Death toll in Lombok earthquake rises to 436 The death toll in the recent earthquakes in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, has increased to 436 as of today, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). — Thai PBS Damaged Homes from Lombok Quake to Receive IDR 10-50 million Donation from Government Social Affairs Minister Idrus […]

Philippines morning news for August 14

Philippines morning news for August 14

Proposed P3.757-T 2019 nat’l budget appears headed for a slow down The passage of the proposed 2019 P3.757 trillion national budget in the Senate appears headed for a slow down as lawmakers disagree on whether a cash-based or obligation-based system should be adopted. — Manila Bulletin Flood control projects get P20-billion budget slash in 2019 […]

Indonesia morning news for August 13

Indonesia morning news for August 13

Lombok earthquake deaths rise to 387: Aid yet to reach all affected (video) The death toll from a series of earthquakes on and around the eastern Indonesia island of Lombok has risen to 387, with authorities expecting that number to increase in the coming days. — AEC News Today (video) Indonesia’s ‘buzzers’ paid to spread […]

Philippines morning news for August 13

Philippines morning news for August 13

Seoul’s $1-B loans boosting PHL’s infra buildup, says envoy Continued from a1 MORE than half of the $1 billion worth of concessional loans the South Korean government is extending to the Philippines in the next three years will go to helping the country address its infrastructure constraints, according to Seoul’s top envoy to Manila. — […]

Lombok earthquake deaths rise to 387: Aid yet to reach all affected (video)

The death toll from a series of earthquakes on and around the eastern Indonesia island of Lombok has risen to 387, with authorities expecting that number to increase in the coming days. According to National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesperson Sutopo Nugroho more than 387,000 people have been displaced and some 13,600 injured. Over the […]

Indonesia morning news for August 10

Indonesia morning news for August 10

Lombok earthquake: new quake hits as earlier tremor death toll rises An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 has hit Indonesia’s Lombok island, less than a week after a 6.9-magnitude tremor that is believed to have killed hundreds of people. — The Guardian Indonesia’s election battle takes shape as Joko Widodo and his challenger name […]

Philippines morning news for August 10

Philippines morning news for August 10

Philippine GDP Growth Drops To Three-Year-Low Economic growth in the Philippines slowed to six per cent during the second quarter of the year, the Philippine Statistics Authority said on August 9. — Investvine Bangko Sentral pulls trigger on highest rate hike in 10 years The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Thursday raised its benchmark rate […]

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