Philippines morning news for November 9

Philippines morning news for November 9

Economy grows at slower 6.1% pace in third quarter of 2018 The economy continued its growth streak of at least six percent for the 14th consecutive quarter but failed to keep up with market expectations, growing by 6.1 percent in the third quarter this year. — The Philippine Star January to October FDI jumped 156% […]

Breastfeeding: Indonesia hits back to counter deaths, stunting, economic loss

Breastfeeding: Indonesia hits back to counter deaths, stunting, economic loss

Aggressive marketing strategies continue to encourage Southeast Asian mothers to choose milk formula over breastfeeding, despite evidence that breast milk is the most nutritional food for healthy infants. Now, at least one Asean country is fighting back. Indonesia this year launched ‘Breastfeeding: Foundation for Life,’ a campaign to promote breastfeeding for children up to 2 […]

Indonesia morning news for November 8

Indonesia morning news for November 8

BOEING WARNS 737 MAX MAY PLUNGE DUE TO ERROR AFTER LION AIR CRASH Boeing Co. says it has issued a safety bulletin that reiterates guidelines on how pilots should respond to erroneous data from an “angle of attack” sensor following last week’s crash of a Boeing plane in Indonesia that killed 189 people. — Khaosod […]

Philippines morning news for November 8

Philippines morning news for November 8

Trade gap widens to $3.93 billion in Sept 2018 Philippine imports hit an all-time high in September while exports remained weak, bringing the trade deficit to $3.93 billion, the highest in nine months amid sustained purchase of capital goods needed for the government’s ambitious infrastructure program, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday, a day […]

Indonesia morning news for November 7

Indonesia morning news for November 7

Indonesia’s retail sales grew 4.8 pct y/y in September Retail sales in Indonesia grew 4.8 percent in September from a year earlier compared with August’s 6.1 percent annual growth, a central bank survey showed on Tuesday. — Reuters Less than 1,000 psychiatrists for 260 million Indonesians For its size, Indonesia has a severe shortage of […]

Philippines morning news for November 7

Philippines morning news for November 7

Industrial unrest looms as Metro Manila minimum wage rises just PHP15 Labour groups in the Philippines have warned of increased industrial unrest after workers in Metro Manila were granted an effective daily minimum wage increase of just PHP15 (about US$0.28). — AEC News Today PH inflation stays at 6.7 percent in Oct, still at 9-year […]

Industrial unrest looms as Metro Manila minimum wage rises just PHP15

Industrial unrest looms as Metro Manila minimum wage rises just PHP15

Labour groups in the Philippines have warned of increased industrial unrest after workers in Metro Manila were granted an effective daily minimum wage increase of just PHP15 (about US$0.28). Labelling the amount approved by the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) as “crumbs”, the country’s largest labour movement today warned there could be consequences for […]

Indonesia morning news for November 6

Indonesia morning news for November 6

Indonesia, Australia sign agreement on economic partnership The Indonesian and Australian governments on Monday signed an agreement on their partnership for economic development in Canberra on Monday. — The Jakarta Post Indonesia’s Third-Quarter GDP Growth Slows as Consumer, Export Sectors Struggle Indonesia’s economic growth slowed in the third quarter, losing momentum from the previous three […]

Philippines morning news for November 6

Philippines morning news for November 6

Manufacturing sector’s PMI soars in October The Philippine manufacturing sector, as reflected by the purchasing managers’ index (PMI) in October posted a 10-month high score of 54, from its previous score of 52 in September, indicating an uptick in the sector’s activity to usher-in the fourth quarter. — Philippine News Agency Asean politicians, Unesco: Impunity […]

Indonesia morning news for November 5

Indonesia morning news for November 5

Body bags totaling 104 submitted to Police Hospital To this day, the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) at 9 p.m. (Western Indonesian Time) submitted 31 body bags, totaling 104, including eight body bags on Nov 2, nine on Nov 1, eight on Oct 31, twenty-four on Oct 30, and twenty-four on Oct 29. — […]

Philippines morning news for November 5

Philippines morning news for November 5

‘Hot’ money net inflow shrinks, but 10-month outflow much smaller SHORT-TERM investments made by international players continued to flow out of the country in the first weeks of October, data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed. — Business Mirror Growth likely picked up to 6.3% in Q3—Moody’s The Philippine economy likely grew 6.3 […]