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Online ads in Singapore offering Indonesian maids for sale were Wednesday condemned as “unjust and demeaning”, in a rare flare-up of tensions between the neighbours over domestic helpers. Singapore is home to almost 250,000 maids, mostly from poor parts of Indonesia or the Philippines, who head to the wealthy city-state to earn higher salaries than […]

Social networking and photo-sharing app Path is set to terminate its service on Oct. 18. Following rumors that spread over the weekend, the team officially announced the plan on Monday, sharing the shutdown schedule on its website. “It is with deep regret that we announce that we will stop providing our beloved service, Path. We started […]

Go-Jek, the Indonesian ride-hailing app, kicked off its maiden operation in Vietnam on Wednesday, the first step of the company’s plan to expand into Southeast Asia. In Vietnam, Go-Jek is collaborating with a local team led by digital entrepreneur Nguyen Vu Duc under the brand Go-Viet. “We are very impressed with Go-Jek’s influence and we […]

Increasingly convinced that the trade war with the United States is unlikely to end soon, Beijing is stepping up its charm offensive to reassure foreign politicians and business leaders of its commitment to global free trade by opening and reforming its domestic economy. And next week’s “Summer Davos” – or the World Economic Forum’s Twelfth […]

Six major Web companies and internet-service providers, including AT&T Inc, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google, will detail their consumer data privacy practices to a U.S. Senate panel on Sept. 26, according to a congressional statement on Wednesday. The Senate hearing will give the six technology-related companies, which also include Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc and […]

The rupiah weakened slightly on Wednesday to Rp 14,863 per US dollar, from Rp 14, 835 on Monday, according to Bank Indonesia’s Jakarta Interbank Spot Dollar Rate (JISDOR). Samuel Sekuritas Indonesia economist Ahmad Mikail said the weakening trend might continue should the dollar index remain at 95. He said the dollar was still in a […]

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Malaysia will announce their joint decisions on the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) link and Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) projects soon, said Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Thursday (Aug 30). In a Facebook post recapping a meeting with Malaysia’s Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali, Mr Khaw said the two […]

Ready to run: A light rapid transit (LRT) train is ready to depart for a test run from Velodrome Station in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JP/David Caessarre)About 10 meters above the ground, a silver train glided on elevated light rapid transit (LRT) railway connecting Velodrome Station in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, and Kelapa Gading Station […]

Profit growth for China’s industrial firms cooled for a third straight month in July in a further indication that demand in the world’s second-biggest economy is cooling even as U.S. trade pressure mounts. Industrial profits in July rose 16.2 percent from a year earlier to 515.12 billion yuan ($74.94 billion), slowing from a 20 percent […]

The European Union is set to ban the use of halogen bulbs and households are expected to switch to more energy-efficient lights, starting next month. A continent-wide switchover to light-emitting diodes (known as LEDs) is underway that will slash emissions and energy bills, according to industry, campaigners and experts. LEDs consume five times less energy […]