Archive for February 1st, 2020

China coronavirus toll rises to 259, U.S. imposes border curbs

China coronavirus toll rises to 259, U.S. imposes border curbs

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:19 PM

The number of deaths from a coronavirus epidemic in China has risen to 259, the country’s health authority said on Saturday, as the United States announced new border curbs [...]
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Steel industry forecasted to grow by 6-8 per cent in 2020

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 7:17 AM

Vietnam’s steel production was forecast to grow slightly, at about 6-8 per cent, this year, reported the Vietnam Steel Association (VSA). The association said last year [...]
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Vietnamese shares contract in line with global markets

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 7:12 AM

Shares plunged on both national stock exchanges on Thursday morning the first trading session after the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday due to volatility on the global markets [...]
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Concerns about coronavirus impacts markets

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 7:11 AM

Shares plunged on both national stock exchanges on Thursday, the first trading session after the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, due to volatility on global markets given [...]
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Derivatives market hopes to start well in the year of the rat

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 7:11 AM

The derivatives market is likely to grow stronger in 2020, offering high profitability to investors, analysts have said. According to statistics from the State Securities [...]
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Coronavirus outbreak could hit airlines, hotels, casinos harder than Sars, analysts say

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The worsening Wuhan coronavirus outbreak is taking a heavy toll on airlines, gaming companies and hotel chains that have increasingly relied on the exponential growth of [...]
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Asian currencies arrest slide as WHO confident in virus response

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Asian currencies arrested their slide on Friday as confidence from the World Health Organization in China’s response to a new virus and upbeat data from the [...]
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Asia shares fall as WHO says China virus a global emergency

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Friday after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of a new virus that has spread from China to more than a dozen countries [...]
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Markets welcome WHO virus declaration

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Markets rose in Asia on Friday after the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency over the deadly new virus sweeping China. After saying last week they [...]
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Global Markets: Asia shares try to rally after gut-wrenching week

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Asian share markets were fighting to stabilise at the end of a punishing week as investors clutched at hopes China could contain the coronavirus, even as headlines spoke of [...]
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Coronavirus: more than 500 doctors, health care workers in HK join calls for border closure with mainland China, threatening strikes in strongly worded letters to officials

Coronavirus: more than 500 doctors, health care workers in HK join calls for border closure with mainland China, threatening strikes in strongly worded letters to officials

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

More than 500 doctors, nurses and health care professionals in Hong Kong public hospitals have threatened to go on strike after penning strongly worded letters to officials, [...]
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HK Airlines to cut hundreds of jobs as its finances worsen amid coronavirus outbreak

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong Airlines, the sole hometown competitor to Cathay Pacific, is finalising plans to cut hundreds of jobs any day, the Post has learned, as the worsening coronavirus [...]
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HK protests: armed gang launches vicious attack on group outside Yuen Long MTR station

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Police are searching for a group of masked men who attacked six people outside a Hong Kong railway station on Thursday night. The attack happened at Yuen Long MTR station [...]
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China coronavirus is ‘rubbing salt into the wounds’ of HK’s tourism industry caused by anti-government protests

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong tourism has been left reeling from the double blow of the city’s anti-government protests and the China coronavirus, with those working in the sector facing [...]
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HK exports in 2019 record sharpest drop in a decade at 4.1 per cent amid US-China trade war

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong exports recorded their sharpest drop in a decade in 2019, down 4.1 per cent under the shadow of the US-China trade war. The year-on-year drop, together with a 6.5 [...]
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