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UPDATE 1-Indonesia B40 biodiesel plan back on track as crude oil prices pick up

30 Jul 2020

JAKARTA, July 30 Indonesia's plans to raise the bio-content of its palm oil-based biodiesel to 40% - known as B40 - is back on schedule with a target for implementation by July 2021, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said on Thursday.

UPDATE 4-Singaporeans vote in shadow of pandemic and recession

10 Jul 2020

* Comfortable win expected for ruling party - analysts (Adds new comments, removal of gloves requirement)

No need for another Lee: Singapore PM's brother won't contest election

30 Jun 2020

SINGAPORE The Singapore prime minister's estranged brother said on Tuesday he will not contest the July 10 election as the city-state "does not need another Lee".

Singapore PM's brother thrusts first-family row into politics

29 Jun 2020

SINGAPORE When the brother of Singapore's prime minister joined the opposition to the party their father led through the city-state's independence and rise as a nation, he brought a bitter family squabble into the realm of politics on the eve of a general election.

Coronavirus cuts force Indonesia to scale back forest protection

25 Jun 2020

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA Indonesia has scaled back protection for some of the world's most important tropical forests ahead of the worst season for fires because of budget cuts due to the coronavirus, the environment ministry said.

Freeport cuts workforce at Grasberg mine as coronavirus cases in area rise

18 May 2020

SINGAPORE Freeport-McMoRan Inc's Indonesian unit said it will operate the giant Grasberg mine with a "skeletal team" after a rise in coronavirus infections in the area, including at the mine workers' living quarters, and three deaths.

World's ailing airlines appeal for aid as U.S. offers $58 billion

27 Mar 2020

DUBAI/SINGAPORE Global airlines urged the world's major economies to act quickly to prevent irreversible damage to an industry that has seen demand decimated almost overnight by the coronavirus crisis. | Video

Singapore to tap reserves for $30 billion in new virus support measures

26 Mar 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore on Thursday unveiled more than $30 billion in new measures to help businesses and households fight the coronavirus pandemic that threatens to push the bellwether economy into a deep recession.

Singapore launches contact tracing mobile app to track coronavirus infections

20 Mar 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore launched a contact-tracing smartphone app to allow authorities to identify those who have been exposed to people infected with coronavirus as part of efforts to curb the spread of the disease.

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