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  • SINGAPORE, Feb 25- Singapore Airlines Ltd has cut nearly 10% of its capacity, frozen recruitment for ground positions and deferred spending as it deals with lower demand due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. "We will continue to be nimble and flexible in adjusting our capacity to match the changing demand patterns in the...

  • A woman crosses a flooded area in an inflated inner-tube after rain all night caused local flooding in Bekasi, West Java, on January 1, 2020.

    Flooding was particularly severe in the Bekasi area west of the capital, though big swathes of the low-lying city were also badly affected.

  • Feb 24- Juul Labs Inc is halting sales in Indonesia, citing concerns that it can't stop retailers from selling its high-nicotine e-cigarettes to young people in a largely unregulated tobacco market. Juul disclosed its Indonesia plans to Reuters as the news organization was inquiring about the company's marketing to younger customers there and in the other...

  • Beautiful Bali on a budget.

    Approximately 2 million people stay in Airbnb properties every night. But what are the most sought-after places? Here are the most wish-listed homes from the past decade, all of which are still available for rent.

  • Policymakers in Southeast Asia, which has close trade and investment links with China, have been scrambling to mitigate the impact of the virus outbreak on their economies. Some Belt and Road projects in the region are already delayed because Chinese workers have been unable to return after the Lunar New Year holidays, while a lockdown in parts of China has...

  • Policymakers in Southeast Asia, which has close trade and investment links with China, have been scrambling to mitigate the impact of the virus outbreak on their economies. Some Belt and Road projects in the region are already delayed because Chinese workers have been unable to return after the Lunar New Year holidays, while a lockdown in parts of China has...

  • MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, Feb 20- India has issued import licenses for 1.1 million tonnes of refined palmolein from Indonesia, government and trade sources told Reuters, a move that has surprised the industry as only last month New Delhi restricted imports of the commodity. India put refined palm oil and palmolein on the list of restricted items on Jan. 8, a move sources...

  • MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, Feb 20- India has issued import licences for 1.1 million tonnes of refined palmolein from Indonesia, government and trade sources told Reuters, a move that has surprised the industry as only last month New Delhi restricted imports of the commodity. India put refined palm oil and palmolein on the list of restricted items on Jan. 8, a move sources...

  • MANILA, Feb 18- Southeast Asia's holiday hotspots, hit by billions in lost business from Chinese tourists, are turning to markets closer to home to soften the blow from travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus epidemic. In the Philippines, the government and tourism players last week launched a travel campaign led by President Rodrigo Duterte.

  • JAKARTA, Feb 17- Indonesia's nuclear authorities said on Monday they would investigate the radioactive contamination of a patch of land in a housing complex outside Jakarta, and called for calm. The Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency issued a statement on Friday telling residents to stay away from a piece of land in Serpong, 43 km south of Jakarta, because it was...

  • *He has sat on plan to effectively pull out of Indonesia- sources. TOKYO, Feb 17- Nissan's new CEO Makoto Uchida doesn't have time to work his way into the job. The mission: the new boss must prove to the board he can accelerate cost-cutting and rebuild profits at the 86- year-old Japanese giant, and that he has the right strategy to repair its partnership with France's...

  • KUALA LUMPUR/ MUMBAI, Feb 14- India's halt on Malaysian palm oil imports has disrupted global edible oil trade flows, with Indonesia diverting supplies to feed India, Malaysia rushing to tap markets left behind by Jakarta, and India substituting palm with other oils. Malaysia's latest palm export data revealed the impact of India's restrictions, with shipments...

  • CHICAGO/ WASHINGTON, Feb 14- American Airlines Group Inc and United Airlines Holdings Inc are pushing back the return of Boeing 737 MAX flights until August and September, respectively, a fresh delay that comes after sources told Reuters that the timing of a key certification flight may not occur until at least April. American is cancelling 737 MAX flights until...

  • CHICAGO/ WASHINGTON, Feb 14- American Airlines Group Inc and United Airlines Holdings Inc are pushing back the return of Boeing 737 MAX flights until August and September, respectively, a fresh delay that comes after sources told Reuters that the timing of a key certification flight may not occur until at least April. American is cancelling 737 MAX flights until...

  • CHICAGO/ WASHINGTON, Feb 14- United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it is extending the cancellation of Boeing 737 MAX flights until Sept. 4, a fresh delay that comes as sources told Reuters that the timing of a key certification flight may not happen until at least April. Boeing Co's 737 MAX was grounded worldwide last March after two crashes in Indonesia and...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- U.S. consumer spending slowed further in January, with sales at clothing stores declining by the most since 2009, a trend that could raise concerns about the economy's ability to continue expanding at a moderate pace. They followed on the heels of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's remarks to lawmakers this week that the "economy is in a...

  • *Retail sales increase 0.3% in January. WASHINGTON, Feb 14- U.S. consumer spending appears to have slowed further in January, with sales at clothing stores declining by the most since 2009, which could raise concerns about the economy's ability to continue expanding at a moderate pace. They followed on the heels of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's remarks...

  • HANOI, Feb 14- Vietnam will generate more electricity from coal and oil this year to compensate for an expected drop in output from hydropower plants because of a lack of rain, the government said on Friday. The Southeast Asian country, which has one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia, is increasingly reliant on climate-warming fossil fuels to support its...

  • KUALA LUMPUR/ MUMBAI, Feb 14- India's halt on Malaysian palm oil imports has disrupted global edible oil trade flows, with Indonesia diverting supplies to feed India, Malaysia rushing to tap markets left behind by Jakarta, and India substituting palm with other oils. Malaysia's latest palm export data revealed the impact of India's restrictions, with shipments...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 13- Competition is cranking up in the world of turboprops. The market has been dominated for years by Europe's ATR, jointly owned by Airbus and Italy's Leonardo, which enjoys a relatively undisturbed lion's share of the market with a small slice also held by the Canadian-owned De Havilland Dash 8.. But the commercial arm of Brazil's Embraer is...