Japan almost cancelled Brexit talks due to ‘high-handed’ letter| The Guardian

Japanese officials have reportedly accused Jeremy Hunt and Liam Fox of taking a “high-handed” approach towards a post-Brexit free trade deal, and briefly considered cancelling bilateral talks due to take place this week. Continue reading Japan almost cancelled Brexit talks due to ‘high-handed’ letter| The Guardian

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Hong Kong economic activity experiences significant slowdown as duties and uncertainty weigh on markets

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s economy stalled last year as the ongoing China-US trade dispute and retail woes dragged on local business, the city’s financial chief said Sunday (Feb 17).  Continue reading Hong Kong economic activity experiences significant slowdown as duties and uncertainty weigh on markets

Singapore Budget 2019: $1.1b Bicentennial Bonus for Singaporeans, including GST Voucher cash payouts, Singapore – The Straits Times

SINGAPORE – To celebrate the bicentennial year, a $1.1 billion Bicentennial Bonus will be shared with Singaporeans, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Monday (Feb 18). … Continue reading Singapore Budget 2019: $1.1b Bicentennial Bonus for Singaporeans, including GST Voucher cash payouts, Singapore – The Straits Times

Support for Singaporeans and businesses are the key themes in Heng Swee Keat’s Budget 2019 speech, Singapore News – AsiaOne

SINGAPORE – Support for Singaporeans in the face of economic restructuring, opportunities for businesses to grow, and a caring and inclusive home for all. Mr Heng, … Continue reading Support for Singaporeans and businesses are the key themes in Heng Swee Keat’s Budget 2019 speech, Singapore News – AsiaOne

Budget to focus on helping companies embrace tech, train workers to lift productivity: – The Straits Times

SINGAPORE – The Budget will focus on how companies can increase productivity and stay competitive, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. This will involve, in part, an emphasis on improving capabilities in the workplace and getting firms to embrace technology. … Continue reading Budget to focus on helping companies embrace tech, train workers to lift productivity: – The Straits Times

Bali to integrate hotel and restaurant taxes with smartphone based payment system

KPK asks Bali to integrate hotel and restaurant taxes| Seminyak Times The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has asked the Bali Provincial Government to create a system that integrates hotel and restaurant taxes (PHR) in all areas of Bali. They hoped … Continue reading Bali to integrate hotel and restaurant taxes with smartphone based payment system

Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman to visit Indonesia – World – The Jakarta Post

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is expected to announce investments in energy and infrastructure during a visit to India and Pakistan in coming days as part of his efforts to wean the Saudi economy off oil exports. Continue reading Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman to visit Indonesia – World – The Jakarta Post

Seven interesting things that happened in Indonesia’s e-commerce scene – Science & Tech – The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s e-commerce scene is surely an exciting one. Last year, its online market transactions were recorded as the highest in Southeast Asia, with sales volumes reaching US$2.7 billion Continue reading Seven interesting things that happened in Indonesia’s e-commerce scene – Science & Tech – The Jakarta Post

Bank Indonesia needs to follow Fed’s rate policy: Economist – Business – The Jakarta Post

Photo by Niels Steeman on Unsplash Bank Indonesia (BI) needs to follow the monetary policy of the United States Federal Reserve (Fed) in setting its reference rate so as to ensure stability in the rupiah’s exchange rate against the US dollar, Maybank Indonesia … Continue reading Bank Indonesia needs to follow Fed’s rate policy: Economist – Business – The Jakarta Post

Jokowi hints at lowering aviation fuel price amid complaints on high flight prices – Business – The Jakarta Post

Top Photo by Robert Bye on Unsplash After lowering fuel prices for land transportation, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will likely call on state-owned oil and gas holding company Pertamina to lower the price of aviation turbine fuel (avtur), which has been blamed for … Continue reading Jokowi hints at lowering aviation fuel price amid complaints on high flight prices – Business – The Jakarta Post