Indonesia temporarily lifted its ban on coal export and gave the "go" signal to 14 vessels to deliver its coal to other Asian countries.

Indonesia’s Ban on Coal Export Temporarily Lifted

Indonesia has banned its coal export since January 1 due to a shortage of domestic use.  However, after ten days, the government lifted the...
Bitcoin mining continues to surge in Thailand after China's crackdown. Local investors bought the equipment and used it locally.

Bitcoin Mining Surges in Thailand After Chinese Crackdown

Following China's crackdown is the surge of bitcoin mining in Thailand. Thai investors obtained and operated mining rigs and currently earn between $30 to...
Vietnam cited its textile and garment sector as one of the keys to its economic recovery.

Vietnam Welcomes New Year with Economic Recovery

Generally speaking, the worst hit by the pandemic is the economy. However, this year Vietnam is optimistic that they will recover despite the Omicron...
The Vietnamese government is hoping for a better outlook in 2022 for its food and beverage industry as the pandemic crippled its economy.

Food and Beverage Industry: Vietnam Sees Better Outlook in 2022

Vietnam expects a better outlook for its food and beverage industry in 2022, stimulated by new swings in consumption. According to the Deloitte survey, consumer...
The Komodo National Park is on the verge of destruction as new construction facilities arise that could destroy the reptiles' natural habitat.

Komodo National Park: On the Verge of Destruction?

Indonesia is famous for the Komodo National Park, where lots of Komodo dragons inhabit the country's Lesser Sunda Islands. Komodo dragons are now an endangered...
Indonesians fear another eruption from Mt. Semeru volcano. The country recently experienced a 7.4 magnitude earthquake.

Mt. Semeru Volcano Spews Hot Clouds, Indication of Another Explosion?

Almost two weeks after its eruption, Mt. Semeru volcano showed signs of activity. It spewed hot clouds on Dec. 16 that raced 4.5 km...

Philippines’ largest power distributor goes digital

Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the largest power distribution utility in the Philippines, has unveiled its most advanced command and control center, making it the...
Two Omicron variant cases have been detected in the Philippines. One from a returning overseas Filipino while the other is a Nigerian national.

Philippines Reports First Omicron Variant Cases

The Department of Health (DOH) verified that the country has two Omicron variant cases. The Philippine Genome Center detected the virus from the sequenced...
The World Bank grants the Philippines another loan worth $600M to help boost the economy and support other important reforms.

World Bank Loan: Philippines Secures $600M for Economic Recovery

The pandemic had caused extreme devastation and continues to destroy the worldwide economy. Even wealthy countries feel the effects, what more of the developing...

Philippines eyes economic recovery as 2022 outlook upgraded

S&P has upgraded its projection for the Philippines – despite the threat posed by the new Omicron coronavirus variant – after the country posted...

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Indonesia temporarily lifted its ban on coal export and gave the "go" signal to 14 vessels to deliver its coal to other Asian countries.

Indonesia’s Ban on Coal Export Temporarily Lifted

Indonesia has banned its coal export since January 1 due to a shortage of domestic use.  However, after ten days, the government lifted the...