Archive for February 7th, 2020

Coronavirus: Whistle-blower Dr Li Wenliang confirmed dead of the disease at 34, after hours of chaotic messaging from hospital

Coronavirus: Whistle-blower Dr Li Wenliang confirmed dead of the disease at 34, after hours of chaotic messaging from hospital

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | | 9:55 AM

Li Wenliang – one of the first doctors who tried to alert the public about the coronavirus outbreak, only to be reprimanded by local police – has died, Wuhan Central [...] » More

Business Briefs 07 February 2020

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | | 8:58 AM

* The State Bank of Vietnam has allowed Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (MBB) to revise up its charter capital to VND24.42 trillion (US$1.06 billion) from VND23.73 [...] » More

Asian markets soar as US data, China levy cuts trump virus fears

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

Asian markets rallied again Thursday despite China’s virus claiming hundreds of lives and infecting tens of thousands, with investors welcoming another record close on [...] » More

Bearish bets re-emerge on Asia FX as virus outbreak fuels growth fears: Reuters poll

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

Investors wary about the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak spreading from China turned bearish on most Asian currencies and went short on the baht for the first [...] » More

Coronavirus: rice, toilet paper and dried goods fly off shelves as rumours spark panic buying in HK

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

Toilet paper and dried goods are flying off Hong Kong supermarket shelves as shoppers prepare for the deadly coronavirus by bulk buying while limiting trips to save masks. [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK to quarantine all travellers entering from mainland China for 14 days as city’s leader invokes special powers

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

All travellers from mainland China entering Hong Kong, including local residents, would be required to go into quarantine for 14 days, the city’s leader said on [...] » More

Virgin Australia permanently cancels HK routes amid coronavirus outbreak, anti-government protests

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

Virgin Australia has emerged as the first international airline to completely withdraw all its services between Australia and Hong Kong amid the coronavirus outbreak, citing [...] » More

Viral hysteria: HK panic buying sparks run on toilet paper

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

Panic buyers in Hong Kong have descended on supermarkets to snap up toilet rolls as the government warned that online rumours of shortages were hampering the city’s [...] » More

HK faces ‘double devastation’ as coronavirus and civil unrest take toll

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s economy risks being plunged deeper into recession as the coronavirus outbreak wreaks havoc in the crisis-hit territory, with consumers panic buying staple [...] » More

Coronavirus fears spread to HK employees at bank, telecoms company and fashion boutique, as staff on self-quarantine after close contact with confirmed cases

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

Bank and telecommunication employees, as well as staff at a boutique fashion outlet in Hong Kong are among people in self-quarantine following contact with confirmed [...] » More

Food and beverage industry in HK posts first annual decline in revenue since Sars, with 5.9 per cent drop

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

Hong Kong’s food and beverage industry has posted its first annual decline in earnings since the Sars outbreak in 2003, with greater headwinds expected amid the [...] » More

HK checks quarantined ship for virus as medical workers escalate strikes

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

Hong Kong authorities quarantined a cruise ship for a second day on Thursday as they checked thousands of passengers and crew for the new coronavirus, forbidding anyone from [...] » More

HK’s Reinvigorated Labour Movement

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TheAtlantic | 6:02 AM

Growing numbers of people are joining unions to pressure the authorities to respond to their demands. Angel was scrolling through the messaging app Telegram late last year [...] » More

Tycoons On 2020 Forbes HK Rich List See Mixed Fortunes

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:02 AM

The prolonged protests and US-China trade tensions that hit Hong Kong over the past year resulted in mixed fortunes for tycoons on the 2020 Forbes Hong Kong Rich List. [...] » More

Tencent may have accidentally leaked real data on Wuhan virus deaths

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

As many experts question the veracity of China’s statistics for the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, Tencent over the weekend seems to have inadvertently released what is [...] » More