Archive for October 24th, 2019

Singapore to lead digital trade efforts and shape new digital trade architecture: Iswaran

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

Singapore is actively partnering like-minded countries and organisations on digital trade efforts, in order to stay nimble in its international trade strategy, said [...] » More

HDB reports S$2 billion deficit in latest financial year as fewer flats sold

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TodayOnline | 6:02 AM

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) saw its annual deficit rise to nearly S$2 billion in the 2018/19 financial year from S$1.7 billion the previous year, with the number [...] » More

Worst period for dengue cases over but NEA urges continued vigilance

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The dengue situation in Singapore this year may have passed its worst period, but the National Environment Agency (NEA) is urging residents to continue to be vigilant in [...] » More

COE prices close mixed for October 23 exercise

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TodayOnline | 6:02 AM

Certificate of Entitlement (COE) prices closed mixed at the end of the latest bidding exercise on Wednesday (October 23). Premiums for small cars (up to 1,600cc & 97kW) [...] » More

MFA advises Singaporeans to defer non-essential travel to Chile, Lebanon

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has issued travel advisories for Singaporeans to defer non-essential travel to both Chile and Lebanon. In a Facebook post on Wednesday [...] » More

Manila Grants Tax Perks to Lure Businesses Back to Philippine Capital

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

The Philippine capital is granting tax perks as it seeks to restore the historic city to its glory, Mayor Francisco Domagoso said in his speech before businesspeople. [...] » More

Russia to set up gun making company in Philippines: ambassador

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

Russia intended to set up a gun-manufacturing company in the Philippines, Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev said here on Tuesday. Already, Khovaev said [...] » More

Thailand’s immigration police catch thousands of overstayers thanks to airport biometrics

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

The chief of Thailand’s immigration police says the biometrics system in place at sixteen airports across the country has so far netted 1,000 people who are blacklisted [...] » More

Thailand bans use of paraquat and other toxic farm chemicals

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s government agreed Tuesday to ban the use of three farming chemicals widely regarded as dangerous to human health. The government’s National Hazardous [...] » More

10 billionaires among Thailand’s 500 MPs

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

Thailand has 10 billionaire MPs, while the poorest MP has just 5,064 baht in his bank account, according to reports from the Office of the National Anti-Corruption [...] » More

Thailand to ban glyphosate and other high-profile pesticides

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Thailand edged closer Tuesday to banning glyphosate and two other controversial pesticides despite protests from farmers in a multi billion-dollar agriculture industry aiming [...] » More

King’s sacking of consort highlights power of Thai monarchy

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

When Thailand’s 67-year-old King Maha Vajiralongkorn stripped his royal consort of her titles on Monday, it sent shockwaves through Thai society. Sineenat [...] » More

102 illegal Burma migrant workers repatriated from Thailand

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

A total of 102 illegal Myanmar migrant workers have been sent back from Thailand as the latest batch, Myanmar’s immigration authorities said Wednesday. The illegal [...] » More

Indonesia president names Gojek co-founder as education minister

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday named 35-year-old Nadiem Makarim, the co-founder and ex-chief executive of ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek, as education [...] » More

Indonesia August gasoline imports sink to 11-month low at 1.095 mil mt

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | SPGlobal | 6:02 AM

Indonesia’s imports of gasoline fell to an 11-month low in August, the second straight month that appetite for the road fuel from the region’s largest buyer of [...] » More