Archive for February 1st, 2020

China coronavirus could inflict more economic pain than Sars, analysts say

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

The outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China is increasingly viewed by analysts as posing a greater threat to growth in the world’s second biggest economy than that of [...] » More

What’s new in the China virus outbreak

What’s new in the China virus outbreak

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

More than 7,800 cases of a viral outbreak have been confirmed worldwide, most of them in central China. The virus has caused 170 deaths, mostly in Hubei province. Experts are [...] » More

LPGA cancels China event, citing viral outbreak concerns

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

he LPGA says it has canceled the Blue Bay LPGA event scheduled for the first week of March on Hainan Island in China, citing health concerns and travel restrictions due to [...] » More

Coronavirus: Global health emergency declared by World Health Organization, reversing earlier decision on outbreak

Coronavirus: Global health emergency declared by World Health Organization, reversing earlier decision on outbreak

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

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global public health emergency over the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus on Thursday, citing the potential of the virus to [...] » More

WHO declares global virus emergency after deadliest day for China

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

The World Health Organization on Thursday declared a global emergency over the deadly coronavirus spreading from China, after the Asian giant reported its biggest single-day [...] » More

Italy has no plans to exclude Chinese firms from 5G network, minister says

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

Italy has no plan to stop Chinese telecom firms, including Huawei, playing a role in the development of the country’s future 5G network, a junior government minister [...] » More

Companies with China ties start to feel virus impact

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

The dangerous virus spreading through China threatens a wide range of industries with ties to the world’s second largest economy. Chinese authorities have cut off [...] » More

Left at home for six days: disabled Chinese boy dies after carer dad and brother are quarantined for coronavirus checks

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

A disabled teenager in rural central China died after he was left at home for six days without care while his relatives were quarantined on suspicion of having the Wuhan [...] » More

227 Chinese stranded overseas set to arrive home on Friday night, Beijing says

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

Two groups of Chinese residents of Wuhan, the city at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, who were stranded overseas will fly home on Friday evening as China undertakes [...] » More

Politics may have stalled information in Wuhan coronavirus crisis, scientist says

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

Politics might have played its part in stalling the flow of information about a deadly coronavirus outbreak that has killed 170 people in China, according to a leading [...] » More

China to bring overseas Wuhan citizens back to virus-hit city

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

China is to send charter planes to bring citizens of virus-hit Wuhan city home from overseas “as soon as possible”, the foreign ministry said Friday. The move [...] » More

China virus triggers global rush for protective masks

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

From South Korea to the Czech Republic, China’s coronavirus outbreak has triggered a massive surge in demand for protective masks, with factories scrambling to fill [...] » More

China says its manufacturing PMI came in at 50.0 for January, as expected

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

China’s official manufacturing Purchasing managers’ Index came in at 50.0 for January, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. Economists polled by [...] » More

Goldman Sachs says virus outbreak to hit US and China growth

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

The coronavirus outbreak is likely to hit China’s economic growth by 0.4 percentage point in 2020 and will potentially drag the US economy lower as well, due to lower [...] » More

China goes global in search for protective suits, masks and goggles as coronavirus infections begin to take off

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

China has turned to the global supply chain for medical equipment including protective clothing, masks and goggles as pressure on health services fighting the Wuhan [...] » More