Philippines morning news for June 17

Philippines morning news for June 17

External debt hits $80B in Q1 THE country’s outstanding external debt reached $80.431 billion in the first quarter of 2019, up from figures posted three months and a year earlier, data released by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed. — The Manila Times NBI to probe other hospitals, clinics involved in ‘bogus’ dialysis claims […]

Philippines morning news for June 14

Philippines morning news for June 14

PhilHealth corruption: all healthcare providers “being watched” (video) The Philippines National Bureau of Investigations (NBI) has launched a wide ranging inquiry into medical clinics and health service providers associated with Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). — AEC News Today (video) Duterte prodded to invoke Unclos, file case vs China over ‘hit and run’ at sea […]

PhilHealth corruption: all healthcare providers “being watched”(video)

PhilHealth corruption: all healthcare providers “being watched”(video)

The Philippines National Bureau of Investigations (NBI) has launched a wide ranging inquiry into medical clinics and health service providers associated with Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). The announcement came during a media briefing in Manila earlier today (June 13) during which three former employees of Quezon City-based WellMed Dialysis & Laboratory Center Corporation (WellMed) […]

Philippines morning news for June 13

Philippines morning news for June 13

Government debt payments in Q1 rise 11% to P220.2 billion DEBT payments made by the national government as of the first quarter of 2019 amounted to P220.179 billion, increasing by 11.09 percent from the P198.2 billion recorded in the same period for 2018, with amortization outpacing interest payments for the period. — Business Mirror Filipino […]

Lao morning news for June 12

Lao morning news for June 12

Laos’ mineral output rises despite world commodity price drop The value of mineral exports and domestic sales in Laos increased in the first quarter of this year despite lower commodity prices on the world market, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Tuesday. — Xinhuanet Drones, boats and megabaht: Laos route spews meth into Thailand As […]

Indonesia morning news for June 12

Indonesia morning news for June 12

Indonesian suspects detail alleged plot to kill top officials Indonesian police on Tuesday aired video testimony from three suspects who alleged a retired soldier backing the political opposition had offered them money and, in one case, a family vacation to join a plot to kill government officials. — Reuters Indonesia c.bank sees 2020 GDP growth […]

Philippines morning news for June 12

Philippines morning news for June 12

Investments surged 40% to P290.6b in five months The Board of Investments approved P290.6 billion worth of investment commitments in the first five months of the year, up 40 percent from P207.5 billion year-on-year. — Manilastandard.net Trade deficit narrows to $3.5 B in April The country’s trade position improved in April as exports went up […]

Lao morning news for June 11

Lao morning news for June 11

China-Laos railway marred by compensation issues and pollution The new China-Laos railway is spanning the Mekong River and drilling through mountains. So far, many local Laotians are seeing more trouble than benefits from the project. — Asean Today Phu Bia Mining Contributes To Poverty Reduction Phu Bia Mining (PBM) Company has contributed to improving the […]

Indonesia morning news for June 11

Indonesia morning news for June 11

Indonesia’s annualized inflation drifts up 3.32 pct in May on rising food prices Indonesian consumer price index edged up in May year-over-year as seasonally rising demand of basic food commodities buoyed prices during Islamic fasting month. — Xinhuanet Indonesia warns of volcano eruptions Indonesian officials warned on Monday against the prospect of further eruptions from […]

Philippines morning news for June 11

Philippines morning news for June 11

FDI levels down 15% in Q1 to $1.94 billion–BSP LONG-TERM investments made by foreign players declined in the first quarter of the year, as a significant chunk of investment withdrawals were seen early in 2019, latest data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed. — Business Mirror Duterte asks top PhilHealth officials to resign […]

Lao morning news for June 10

Lao morning news for June 10

1,285 people involved in corruption with 999 billion kip lost Some 1,285 people have been found to be involved in corrupt practices, defrauding the government of 999 billion kip, a government inspection carried out in 2018 revealed. — Vientiane Times Towards Zero Hunger-Japan Contribution Nourishes School Children The Ambassador of Japan to the Lao PDR, […]

Indonesia morning news for June 10

Indonesia morning news for June 10

Democracy shields Indonesia from Belt and Road fallout Beware the debt trap. Chinese workers are invading us. We are losing our sovereignty.These are some of the warnings that have emerged in the past month after Indonesia announced that it would go after the billions of dollars offered under China’s Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI) to […]

1 5 6 7 8 9 104