Archive for February 6th, 2020

China virus death toll jumps past 500, more cases found on cruise ship off Japan

China virus death toll jumps past 500, more cases found on cruise ship off Japan

06-Feb-2020 Intellasia | | 12:01 PM

The death toll from a new coronavirus in mainland China jumped by 73 to 563 on Thursday, its third consecutive record daily rise, as experts intensified efforts to find a [...] » More

Business Briefs 06 February 2020

06-Feb-2020 Intellasia | | 9:27 AM

* FLC Group JSC (FLC) said its consolidated net profit in the fourth quarter of 2019 fell 22.79% from a year earlier to VND219.2 billion due to its gross loss of VND368.2 [...] » More

Asian markets build on global rally, virus fears ease

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

Asian markets on Wednesday extended this week’s global rally following a fresh record in New York, while safe havens retreated as concerns about the impact of the [...] » More

Asian shares up on China efforts despite virus worries

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

Asian shares rose Wednesday on optimism that China’s latest actions may help curtail some of the expected economic damage from the virus outbreak. Japan’s [...] » More

Asian shares up as China stocks edge higher but caution prevails

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

Asian stocks steadied on Wednesday on hopes of additional Chinese stimulus to lessen the economic impact of a coronavirus outbreak, but risks remain as the illness continues [...] » More

HK’s MPF investment funds start new year with biggest loss in eight months: Lipper data

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

Investment funds covered by Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund recorded their worst performance in eight months as the outbreak of coronavirus in mainland China [...] » More

HK markets watchdog says virus measures may slow operations

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

Hong Kong’s securities regulator warned on Wednesday that measures adopted to combat a virus outbreak could slow its responses to licence and product applications, [...] » More

HK man arrested, suspected of spreading fake news on coronavirus

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

A security guard in Hong Kong has been held on suspicion of spreading false information on the deadly coronavirus, the first arrest in the city over the dissemination of fake [...] » More

The political cost of the coronavirus outbreak in HK

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

On 23 January, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lamwhose personal brand back home had been battered by months of civil unrestheld a reception for global business and [...] » More

Major US airlines add HK to China flight suspensions

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

United and American Airlines on Wednesday both announced plans to temporarily suspend flights to Hong Kong following the outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus. United said it [...] » More

Deadly coronavirus ‘could spread widely through HK’ as three new cases confirmed and 39-year-old man from Whampoa becomes city’s first fatality

Deadly coronavirus ‘could spread widely through HK’ as three new cases confirmed and 39-year-old man from Whampoa becomes city’s first fatality

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

Hong Kong could be on the verge of the deadly coronavirus spreading widely in the community, health authorities warned on Tuesday, with three new locally transmitted cases [...] » More

HK medical staff strike for third day as locally transmitted virus cases rise

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

Medical workers in Hong Kong began a third day of strike action on Wednesday, piling pressure on the city’s government to seal the border with mainland China as the [...] » More

China virus toll nears 500; cruise ships, HK flights hit

China virus toll nears 500; cruise ships, HK flights hit

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

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China passed 490 on Wednesday, as two US airlines suspended flights to Hong Kong following the first fatality there and 10 cases [...] » More

No blanket extension in financial reporting deadline as SFC, HKEX prepare for delays amid travel restrictions caused by coronavirus outbreak

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

South China Morning Post Hong Kong market regulators have decided not to give a blanket exemption for listed companies to delay their financial reporting beyond the March 31 [...] » More

Services resume after HK bomb scare sees MTR station closed during morning rush hour

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

Train services on a Hong Kong rail line are gradually resuming after a bomb scare during morning rush hour on Wednesday saw one station closed. Tai Po Market MTR station was [...] » More