Archive for February, 2020

U.S. postpones summit with ASEAN leaders amid coronavirus fears – sources

U.S. postpones summit with ASEAN leaders amid coronavirus fears – sources

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:35 AM

The United States has decided to postpone a meeting with leaders of Southeast Asian countries it had planned to host on March 14 due to worries about the coronavirus [...]
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Coronavirus: First Briton to die as stocks plunge and WHO raises global risk

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:34 AM

A British man infected with coronavirus has died onboard the Diamond Princess cruise liner in Japan as the World Health Organisation raised the global risk to “very [...]
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Coronavirus updates: WHO increases risk to ‘very high,’ tells governments to ‘wake up’

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | USAToday | 10:18 AM

The World Health Organization on Friday increased its coronavirus risk assessment to “very high” as cases outside of China continue to increase. But officials [...]
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U.S. moves high-level U.S. meeting on China tech, possible new Huawei curbs to March: sources

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:57 AM

Trump administration officials have rescheduled for March 11 a critical meeting to discuss potential new U.S. restrictions on sales of technology to Huawei and China, people [...]
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South Korea reports 594 new coronavirus infections for total of 2,931

South Korea reports 594 new coronavirus infections for total of 2,931

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:39 AM

South Korea reported 594 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, its biggest daily increase since the first infection was confirmed on Jan. 20, taking its tally to 2,931 [...]
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Asian markets bomb as virus fears fuel global turmoil

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:52 AM

Asian and European equities spiralled downwards Friday, extending a collapse in world markets that has wiped trillions of dollars off valuations as the coronavirus spread [...]
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Asia stocks tumble on virus fears after Wall Street plunge

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:52 AM

Asian stock markets plunged further Friday on spreading virus fears, deepening a global rout after Wall Street endured its biggest one-day drop in nine years. The Tokyo and [...]
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As coronavirus fears grow, private equity eyes distressed investments

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

Major private equity firms, which have built up big distressed debt funds in recent years, are ready to snap up assets on the cheap if market disruptions continue, senior [...]
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Ocean Park staff to take unpaid leave as HK attraction suffers from coronavirus closure

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

Loss-making Ocean Park has told its entire workforce to take unpaid leave and slashed senior management salaries as the coronavirus adds to its financial woes. In a fresh [...]
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HK protests: Apple Daily owner Jimmy Lai arrested over August 31 march and intimidation of reporter at 2017 vigil

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying was arrested on Friday morning for illegal assembly during the anti-government protests in Hong Kong, as well as for intimidating a reporter [...]
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HK quarantines pets after dog tests positive for coronavirus

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:52 AM

All pets of people in Hong Kong infected with the coronavirus will be quarantined, with one dog already in isolation, the city’s authorities said on Friday. The move is [...]
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HK lawmakers approve pay rise for civil servants despite opposition’s calls to block deal for police over their handling of anti-government protests

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

Lawmakers approved an annual pay rise for Hong Kong’s 176,000 civil servants on Friday, even as the pro-democracy camp sought to argue that the police force did not [...]
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HK media tycoon Jimmy Lai, two others arrested on illegal assembly chargesmedia

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

Hong Kong publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing, and two other pro-democracy activists were arrested by police on Friday on charges of illegal assembly, [...]
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HK media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested on illegal assembly charges

HK media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested on illegal assembly charges

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

Hong Kong police arrested publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing, and two other pro-democracy activists on Friday on charges of illegal assembly, drawing [...]
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Coronavirus: airlines reluctant to bring Hongkongers back from Japan over infection fears, government says

29-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:52 AM

A number of airlines have expressed reservations about flying home the dozens of Hongkongers who have been in close contact with passengers infected with the coronavirus [...]
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