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Indonesia: Govt to Build Sukabumi Airport in 2019

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Transportation Ministry is planning to build an airport in Sukabumi in 2019. Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said here on Tuesday that the ministry would survey the location for construction of the airport. “I have discussed with the regent regarding the construction of this airport. It could be between Sukabumi and Pelabuhan Ratu. We […]

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Philippines: Inflation kicks up to 3.5% in Oct

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s inflation rate quickened to a three-year high in October, driven largely by higher fuel and food prices as well as the weaker peso,  the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)  reported yesterday. Inflation, the movement of prices of basic goods and services, accelerated to 3.5 percent in October, higher than the 2.3 […]

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Vietnam posts $2.2 bn trade surplus in October

HANOI: Vietnam had a trade surplus of $2.2 billion in October, much higher than the government’s forecast of $900 million, the customs department said on Wednesday. Exports in October rose 4.9% from a month earlier to $20.3 billion, while imports edged down 0.7% from September to $18.1 billion, Vietnam Customs said on its website. Vietnam exported $174.5 billion […]

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