Archive for February 4th, 2020

Philippines reports world’s 1st virus death outside China

Philippines reports world’s 1st virus death outside China

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

The first death outside China from the new coronavirus was recorded Sunday in the Philippines, as countries around the world evacuated hundreds of their citizens from the [...] » More

Philippines’ Manila Water sells minority stake to port tycoon

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

Philippine utility firm Manila Water Co Inc said on Monday it is selling a minority stake worth 10.66 billion pesos ($208.9 million) to a port magnate. Manila Water, which [...] » More

Prayers, fury after Philippines reports first coronavirus death

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

The announcement of the first coronavirus death in the Philippinesthe first outside Chinacame just as millions of Filipinos headed to church for mass in the predominantly [...] » More

The Philippines has reported the first death outside China in the virus epidemic that has killed more than 300 people and spread to 24 nations.

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

The 44-year-old Chinese man who died in the Philippines was from Wuhan, the city that has been ground-zero for the epidemic. Here is what we knowand don’t knowabout [...] » More

Smog returns to greater Bangkok

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Unsafe smog levels covered most of greater Bangkok on Monday morning, with the worst air in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang district and Samut Prakan’s Muang district, the [...] » More

Plans to boost Thai tourism won’t benefit deserted Pattaya beer bars

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | PattayaMail | 6:02 AM

Pattaya tourism officials said they plan to boost efforts to attract Thai tourists to offset the loss of Chinese tour groups, but that’s not going to help complaining [...] » More

Bangkok ‘most at risk’ for spread: Virus update

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

China tried to come to grips with the expanding coronavirus outbreak, with the death toll climbing as residents returned from the Lunar New Year holidays. Bangkok and Hong [...] » More

BAAC aims for B100bn in new loans

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The state-owned Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) will aim for 100 billion baht in new lending during its next financial year. The bank will shift [...] » More

KBank uses digital for Asean retail

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Kasikornbank (KBank) looks set to use digital banking to make inroads into the regional retail market, tapping higher-yield business. With digital technology, costs for [...] » More

Evacuee quarantine confirmed

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Authorities are ready to pick up 160 Thais from Wuhan on Tuesday and they will be quarantined for 14 days at several locations on their return to the country, Public Health [...] » More

Thailand sees apparent success treating virus with drug cocktail

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

A Chinese woman infected with the new coronavirus showed a dramatic improvement after she was treated with a cocktail of anti-virals used to treat flu and HIV, [...] » More

Bond yields remain in long slide

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Yields on Thai government bonds are projected to continue in a downward trajectory as multiple risks prompt higher demand for hedging through long-term debt securities, says [...] » More

Cocktail of flu, HIV drugs appears to help fight coronavirus: Thai doctors

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

Thai doctors have seen success in treating severe cases of the new coronavirus with combination of medications for flu and HIV, with initial results showing vast improvement [...] » More

Private sector forecasts deeper export decline

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The slowing world economy, widespread domestic drought and the deadly virus outbreak have prompted the private sector to lower the export forecast to a 1.8 percent [...] » More

Thailand’s King sends message of support to China

04-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

“Myself and the Thai people stand by the Chinese people and wish you success in overcoming this crisis, with the expectation that the situation will be restored to [...] » More