The 15 best Philippine companies to work for in Asia

The 15 best Philippine companies to work for in Asia

A human-resource survey of more than 5,200 workers at 150 companies across the Philippines has named more than a dozen domestic employers as among the Best Philippines Companies to Work for in Asia 2018 The 15 Philippine-based companies, which include the local operation of international brands Fonterra Brands Inc, Johnson & Johnson Philippines, Manulife, Philam […]

Indonesia morning news for October 18

Indonesia morning news for October 18

What Are Indonesia’s Minimum Wages By Province in 2019? Based on a circular that was issued by Indonesia’s Manpower Ministry on 15 October 2018, the Indonesian government plans to raise provincial minimum wages by 8.03 percent in 2019. — Indonesia Investments (media release) Indonesia`s budget deficit reaches 1.35 percent of GDP late September Indonesia`s budget […]

Philippines morning news for October 18

Philippines morning news for October 18

PH ranked 5th best economy in Southeast Asia The Philippines ranked 56th out of 149 countries in the latest Global Competitiveness Report, while also ranking the 5th most competitive economy in Southeast Asia. — Philippine Daily Inquirer PH Navy ship leaves for ASEAN-China exercise A Philippine Navy officer waves at the departing landing ship BRP […]

Indonesia morning news for October 17

Indonesia morning news for October 17

Indonesia books US$360.7 billion in foreign debt in August Indonesia’s foreign debt – which includes debts from central banks, governments and the private sector – stood at US$360.7 billion in August, growing by 5.14 percent year-on-year (yoy), driven by growth in private sector debt amid slowdowns in government and central bank debt. — The Jakarta […]

Philippines morning news for October 17

Philippines morning news for October 17

Philippines cuts 2018 GDP growth goal, raises inflation targets The Philippine government has shaved its economic growth target for this year and raised inflation forecasts for 2018 and 2019, reflecting caution as soaring consumer prices curb expansion in one of Asia’s fastest growing economies. — Today Online Gov’t to rework 2019 budget with likely ₱41-B […]

Indonesia morning news for October 16

Indonesia morning news for October 16

Infrastructure in Indonesia: 13 New Toll Road Projects to Be Completed In the 2015-2017 period, a total of 332 kilometers of toll roads were added to the nation’s toll road network. Meanwhile, in the January-September 2018 period another 136.1 kilometers of toll roads were added. — Indonesia Investments Cambodia Develops Halal Tourism to Lure Indonesian […]

Philippines morning news for October 16

Philippines morning news for October 16

Remittances shrink anew, 8-month total just $19.1 billion MONEY sent by Filipino migrant workers contracted anew in August this year, reversing the growth gains seen in the previous month. — Business Mirror Tax hike suspension to cost P41B While the suspension of the increase in the excise tax on oil will immediately be felt by […]

Indonesia morning news for October 15

Indonesia morning news for October 15

27 dead in floods, landslides on Indonesia’s Sumatra island Torrential rains triggered flash floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 27 people, including a dozen children at a school, officials said Saturday. — Pattaya Mail World Bank to assist Indonesia with USD1 billion On Sunday, the World Bank proclaimed giving […]

Philippines morning news for October 15

Philippines morning news for October 15

Tourist arrivals rise 8.5% in 8 months Foreign arrivals increased by 8.5 percent to 4.85 million in the first eight months despite a decline in a number of top source markets, according to data from the Department of Tourism (DOT). — The Philippine Star Gov’t suspends 2nd tranche of fuel excise taxes to tame inflation […]

Indonesia morning news for October 12

Indonesia morning news for October 12

Search called off for Sulawesi disaster victims PALU (Indonesia) The Indonesian authorities yesterday called off the search for thousands of people still believed to be missing since a magnitude-7.4 earthquake and tsunami devastated Palu city in Sulawesi island a fortnight ago. — The Straits Times Indonesia, Singapore Sign $10 Billion Swap Agreement Indonesia and Singapore […]

Philippines morning news for October 12

Philippines morning news for October 12

More foreign funds flee Philippines in September 2018 The full-blown trade war between the US and China, the weak peso, rising inflation and the damage from Typhoon Ompong prompted foreigners to pull their investments out of the Philippines last month, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). — The Philippine Star DPWH to roll […]

Indonesia morning news for October 11

Indonesia morning news for October 11

East Java Struck by M 6.3 Earthquake, No Tsunami Warning A magnitude of 6.3 on Richter Scale earthquake struck Indonesia’s Eastern region of Situbondo and Bali earlier this morning at 01:57 Western Indonesian Time (WIB) with reports of three deaths and several houses damaged. — Tempo.co Indonesia`s economy “very positive and healthy”: OECD survey A […]

Philippines morning news for October 11

Philippines morning news for October 11

Philippines’ Jan-July FDI rises 52.1pc y/y to $6.7bn Net foreign direct investments in the Philippines jumped 52.1 percent in the first seven months of this year from a year earlier to $6.7 billion, the central bank said on Wednesday. — Business Recorder PHL gets $7.54-billion loan for infra buildup from ADB The Asian Development Bank […]

Indonesia morning news for October 10

Indonesia morning news for October 10

Death toll in Indonesia quake passes 2,000 as searches for survivors called off The death toll from the earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has climbed past 2,000, the country’s disaster agency said Tuesday, as authorities prepared to end the search for thousands of victims feared buried in mud and rubble in the hardest-hit […]

Philippines morning news for October 10

Philippines morning news for October 10

Duterte scraps Philippines rice import cap to fight inflation Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the lifting of two-decade-old restrictions on rice imports, his spokesman said on Tuesday, paving the way for unlimited purchases of the diet staple as the government strives to tame soaring inflation. — Today Online Trade gap widens to $18.9 billion […]

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