ASEAN defence ministers have pledged to continue cooperation to support the region’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. One way is to leverage a network of military and health experts to exchange information and lessons learnt. The COVID-19 initiative is co-sponsored by Singapore and Cambodia. Subscribe to our channel here: https://cna.asia/youtubesub Subscribe to our news service…

In an exclusive interview, Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati told CNA how rising food and energy prices are complicating the global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. She spoke to Sarah Al-Khaldi at the Indonesia-Singapore Business Forum on Jun 14, 2022. Read more: https://cna.asia/3aTgY1a Subscribe to our channel here: https://cna.asia/youtubesub Subscribe to our news…

A twin approach — that’s what the Singapore Tourism Board is calling its focus for 2022. Now that global travel is gradually resuming, it is shifting attention from domestic to international tourism, looking to capture pent up demand. 2021 saw Singapore’s worst tourism numbers, despite the opening of Vaccinated Travel Lanes. 330,000 international visitors arrived…

With fresh pandemic uncertainty, what strategies should investors adopt in 2022? In which sectors and geographies can you look for yield? And what potential stumbling blocks could lie ahead? Money Mind’s Dawn Tan puts these questions and more, to a panel of investment professionals. For more of Money Mind: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkMf14VQEvTZgHFM-uTxXiJ1Fll4SwL4y ========================== #CNA #MoneyMindCNA #Investment #COVID19…

Almost a month after reopening, Thailand is starting to see signs of recovery in its battered tourism industry. Hotels have reported a jump in bookings, with 70% of them from visitors from the Middle East, Europe, the UK and Asia. Thailand is expecting 200,000 foreign tourists to visit this year, and five million travellers in…

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has outlined plans to revive the country’s pandemic-hit economy. The Liberal Democratic Party chief has been formally re-elected as Japan’s leader, after winning a strong majority in last month’s election. Subscribe to our channel here: https://cna.asia/youtubesub Subscribe to our news service on Telegram: https://cna.asia/telegram Follow us: CNA: https://cna.asia CNA Lifestyle:…

The COVID-19 home recovery programme is working well with support from multiple agencies. President Halimah Yacob said she understands the worries people may still have about catching the coronavirus and recovering at home, but the programme will remain the default mode as Singapore fights COVID-19. During a visit to the Home Recovery Task Group headquarters,…

Japan’s newly minted Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has called for snap elections scheduled for 31 October. While the ruling coalition is likely to retain their majority in parliament, the real challenge ahead for the new administration will be quelling the undercurrent of unhappiness among citizens and formulating an economic recovery plan for Japan after the…

People manning the home recovery hotline are picking up 95% of the calls they receive daily. When a large number of COVID-19 cases were put on the home recovery programme in September, some 200 military personnel were called in to help. That has now risen to over 450 people, including regulars, full-time national servicemen and…

The Sultan of Brunei has opened the ASEAN Summit. It looks set to be business as usual even though the bloc has barred Myanmar’s army chief Min Aung Hlaing from talks. Subscribe to our channel here: https://cna.asia/youtubesub Subscribe to our news service on Telegram: https://cna.asia/telegram Follow us: CNA: https://cna.asia CNA Lifestyle: http://www.cnalifestyle.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/channelnewsasia Instagram:…

Home Recovery is now the default for most of us who are infected with COVID-19. But its rollout had been far from smooth as cases continue to surge. Experts answer all your questions on the Home Recovery Programme and what’s being done to help people manage their recovery safely, at home. Watch more #TalkingPoint: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkMf14VQEvTai524iU74UlzpWvb1RRAvl…

A spike in COVID-19 cases among Sembcorp Marine workers in Westlite Jalan Tukang Dormitory over the past week led to delays getting them to recovery facilities. But dorm operator Centurion Corp said that so far, it has worked with authorities to resolve this. They are also ramping up efforts to educate workers on Singapore’s COVID-19…

Singapore is allocating more resources for patients to recover at home as the country works towards living with COVID-19. The multi-ministry task force said home recovery will be the default for patients who are young and do not have underlying health conditions. Subscribe to our channel here: https://cna.asia/youtubesub Subscribe to our news service on Telegram:…

Singapore is in its “fourth doubling cycle” of COVID-19 transmissions, with daily cases set to cross 1,000. To slow that trajectory, the COVID-19 multi-ministry task force has announced a slew of measures, including allowing more infected people to recover at home. Subscribe to our channel here: https://cna.asia/youtubesub Subscribe to our news service on Telegram: https://cna.asia/telegram…

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