Archive for August 8th, 2020

Consumer mood rises for third month in July

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:50 AM

Thai consumer confidence increased for a third straight month in July due to relief measures and easing coronavirus restrictions, but concerns about unemployment and economic [...] » More

Quarantined US soldiers all test negative

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:50 AM

All 110 visiting American soldiers staying at three quarantine hotels in greater Bangkok have tested negative for the coronavirus disease. A Disease Control Department [...] » More

Middle powers must step up to promote multilateralism

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:50 AM

As more countries shut their borders to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and while major powers step up their rivalries, especially over access to potential vaccines and other [...] » More

Indonesia reports 2,473 new coronavirus cases, 72 deaths

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

Indonesia reported 2,473 new coronavirus infections today, bringing the total tally in the country to 121,226, data from government’s Covid-19 task force website [...] » More

Indonesia to step up mask-wearing campaign amid rising Covid-19 cases

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:50 AM

The Indonesian government is set to step up its public campaign to encourage mask-wearing in the next few weeks as Covid-19 cases in the country continue to rise. [...] » More

Indonesia PP imports to face challenge from competitive domestic prices

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | ICIS | 6:50 AM

Import activity for polypropylene (PP) to Indonesia is poised to face more challenges going forward, as major local producers cut prices in the domestic market to stimulate [...] » More

Govt to expand social aid, incentives to boost household demand, economy

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:50 AM

The government is planning to expand its social aid programme and incentives for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in an effort to boost consumer spending and [...] » More

Indonesia not to offer geothermal working areas for the next two years

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | ThinkGeoenergy | 6:50 AM

The Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) will not offer geothermal working areas in auctions in the next 24 months, waiting for Presidential regulation [...] » More

Indonesia imposes 10pct VAT on Facebook, Disney, Tiktok

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

Indonesia has added more technology companies that will be obligated to apply 10 percent value-added tax on sales to Indonesian customers to include Facebook, Disney and [...] » More

Indonesia inches forward on community forest goal, hobbled by pandemic

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:50 AM

Indonesia has cut back its planned transfer of state forests to local communities this year by halfan area twice the size of Los Angelesbecause of the coronavirus outbreak, [...] » More

Sense of crisis

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:50 AM

It comes as no surprise that Indonesia’s economy contracted in the second quarter of this year, although at minus 5.32 percent the rate is deeper than the government [...] » More

Indonesia imposes VAT on imported digital supplies

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TnternationalTaxReview | 6:50 AM

Jeklira Tampubolon and Aditya Nugroho of GNV Consulting lay out the rules regarding the upcoming imposition of VAT on the use of intangible goods and taxable services [...] » More

Govt looks to raise debt ceiling in newly tabled Covid-19 financing bill

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 6:50 AM

The government is seeking to raise the national statutory debt limit from 55 percent to 60 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) to “accommodate additional [...] » More

IGP bemoans Macau authorities’ lackadaisical attitude in hunt for Jho Low

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:50 AM

The Macau authorities must take seriously Interpol’s Red Notice for fugitive Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, who was believed to have been there recently. Inspector-General [...] » More

FAQ: How can workers travel between Singapore and Malaysia and what are the COVID-19 protocols in place?

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:50 AM

The two cross-border travel schemesthe RGL and PCAwill be open to applications next Monday. Singapore and Malaysia have finalised arrangements for cross-border travel via the [...] » More