Philippines Morning News For September 29

Philippines Morning News For September 29

AIIB funds $500M flood control The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved funding part of the $500-million Metro Manila Flood Management Project, the first to be approved for the Philippines by the new multilateral financial institution focused on infrastructure in Asia. — Malaya Philippines is 8th most vulnerable to malware in Asia Pacific Microsoft […]

Indonesia Morning News For September 28

Indonesia Morning News For September 28

Limit of Import Duty on Goods Proposed Up to USD2,500 per Person The imposition limit of import duty on goods from overseas is proposed to be increased by 10-fold, to USD 2,500 per person and USD10,000 per family. — Netral News 7-Eleven Indonesia Parent Company Lost IDR642 Billion in First Semester Modern Internasional (MDRN) suffered […]

Philippines Morning News For September 28

Philippines Morning News For September 28

World Bank report highlights education underspending in past 10 years Despite efforts to increase its budget in the past 10 years, the education sector in the Philippines still suffers from lack of funding due to underspending, according to a new World Bank report. — Business Mirror Philippines’ BPO industry sees slower annual growth of 9% […]

Asean Morning News For September 27

Asean Morning News For September 27

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN to push ‘clean’ coal technologies THE 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are aiming to “enhance the image of coal” by promoting “clean” technologies, representatives of host country Philippines said on Tuesday. — BusinessWorld Online ADB keeps Asia 2017 growth […]

Indonesia Morning News For September 27

Indonesia Morning News For September 27

ADB Maintains Indonesia’s Growth Forecast, Expects Tamer Inflation The Manila-based Asian Development Bank has decided to maintain its forecast for Indonesia’s gross domestic product growth at 5.1 percent this year and 5.3 percent next year on the back of strong fixed investment and net exports, the lender said in an update of its flagship report, […]

Philippines Morning News For September 27

Philippines Morning News For September 27

PH climbs a notch in competitiveness The Philippines climbed one place to rank 56th among 137 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018. — Manilastandard.net Stocks slip as investors continue to cash in on gains The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) plunged 74.59 points to settle at 8,170.14 while the broader […]

Asean Morning News For September 26

Asean Morning News For September 26

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Lazada expands Alibaba’s Taobao marketplace in Southeast Asia Online retailer Lazada Group said it will sell select items from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s Taobao marketplace in three more countries in Southeast Asia, expanding the partnership between the two e-commerce firms. — Reuters ASEAN Distributed Denial of […]

Indonesia Morning News For September 26

Indonesia Morning News For September 26

Indonesia Rejects UN Recommendation to Abolish Death Penalty Indonesia on Thursday (21/09) accepted 167 of the 225 recommendations it received from international delegations during the 27th session of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review, or UPR, earlier in May, but crucially rejected the recommendation to abolish the death penalty. — Jakarta Globe Pertamina Disburses $1.547 […]

Philippines Morning News For September 26

Philippines Morning News For September 26

PDEA fights big drug problem with a measly P1.4-B budget How can you fight a P12-billion monthly drug problem with a measly P1.4-billion budget for the entire year? — Philippine Daily Inquirer Three more Maute hostages rescued; 46 still held captive The Armed Forces of the Philippines-Western Mindanao Command (AFP-WestMinCom) on Monday confirmed the rescue […]

Asean Morning News For September 25

Asean Morning News For September 25

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Cambodia leads way as S-E Asia takes authoritarian route The warm hug on Sept 7 between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Thai counterpart, General Prayuth Chan-o-cha, said it all. Authoritarian rule is ascendant in South-east Asia. It now poses an existential challenge to human […]

Philippines Morning News For September 25

Philippines Morning News For September 25

$200-M loan eyed for Customs rehab The World Bank is firming up a $200-million loan for a project aimed at modernizing the graft-laden Bureau of Customs. — Philippine Daily Inquirer Philippines third worst polluter of oceans, report says Environmental group Greenpeace has ranked the Philippines as the “third-worst polluter into the world’s oceans” after China […]

Indonesia Morning News For September 25

Indonesia Morning News For September 25

Ministry of Agriculture Sets IDR100 Billion Budget to Purchase Top Bull Semen The government through the Ministry of Agriculture said it would set up funds to buy superior bull semen from Brazil. This was stated by the Minister of Agriculture Andi Amran Sulaiman at the National Livestock Jamboree 2017 event at Bumi Perkemahan and Graha […]

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