Archive for February 6th, 2020

Trade ends 2019 on a firmer note

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

Malaysia’s trade data for December revealed surprisingly strong export growth of 2.7 percent year-on-year. This was the first positive growth reading in five months, [...] » More

Malaysia’s export to expand by 1.5pct in 2020, say economists

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

Malaysia is expected to record an export growth of 1.5 percent year-on-year (yoy) in 2020, underpinned by commodity-based sectors, according economists at several investment [...] » More

Malaysia’s former first lady goes on trial for corruption

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

Malaysia’s former first lady, who allegedly bankrolled a luxurious lifestyle with kickbacks and stolen public money, went on trial Wednesday for corruption for the [...] » More

Johor govt suspends all large-scale programmes for February due to coronavirus outbreak

06-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The Johor government is suspending all its large-scale programmes and events scheduled for this month as a precaution due to the current 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak. [...] » More

Journalists union urges govt to drop public mischief charge against award-winning newsman

06-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has appealed to the government to withdraw charges against a veteran journalist accused of causing public alarm over the ongoing Wuhan [...] » More

Malaysia January palm oil stockpiles seen falling to lowest in over two years

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

Malaysian palm oil inventories likely tumbled to its lowest since June 2017, as dry weather and lower fertiliser usage in the second largest palm producer early last year [...] » More

CORRECTED (OFFICIAL) Vietnam says Q1 GDP growth likely to be 1pctage point slower vs target

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

Vietnam’s gross domestic product growth in the first quarter of this year will likely be one percentage point slower than target due to China’s fast-spreading [...] » More

Vietnam setting up field hospitals for possible virus influx

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

Vietnam is setting up field hospitals with thousands of beds to handle a potential influx of coronavirus cases, health officials said, as it prepares to receive its nationals [...] » More

UN fails to take action on order against Burma on Rohingya

UN fails to take action on order against Burma on Rohingya

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

The UN Security Council on Tuesday discussed the International Court of Justice’s order that Myanmar do all it can to prevent genocide against the Rohingya Muslims, but [...] » More

EU states urge justice in Burma at UN Security Council

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

The UN Security Council’s EU member states called Tuesday for Myanmar to bring to justice those who have carried out human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims. [...] » More

Vietnam to quarantine 950 people returning from China at military camps

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

Vietnam has assigned the military to quarantine 950 Vietnamese returning from China, where the coronavirus epidemic has killed more than 420 people, state media reported on [...] » More

Vinalines eyes to join Global Shipping Alliances

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

The Vietnam National Shipping Lines Corporation (Vinalines) will devise a number of measures to further promote growth of its three key sectors of seaport, shipping industry [...] » More

Manufacturing sees modest boost in January

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

The opening month of this year saw a modest improvement in business conditions in the Vietnamese manufacturing sector, according to a report by a London-based information [...] » More

How coronavirus poisons Vietnam’s tourism industry?

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

Besides posing health risks to travellers to China, the acute respiratory illness caused by nCoV is negatively impacting Vietnam in many ways. The outbreak of Coronavirus or [...] » More

Investors still keen on SOEs despite land issues

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

Institutional investors are seeking opportunities to buy shares in large-cap State-owned enterprises when they launch IPOs in 2020. Companies that are expecting to equitise [...] » More