Archive for February 8th, 2020

Asia markets decline across the board as investors wait on China trade numbers

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

Asia Pacific markets mostly fell on Friday, following three sessions of broad gains, as investors waited for the release of China’s January trade numbers and reacted to [...] » More

Asian stock markets retreat after surge on China tariff cut

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

Asian stock markets retreated Friday following a surge after China announced a tariff cut on US imports. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney all [...] » More

Asian markets turn negative after healthy week, eyes on virus

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

Asian markets fell Friday after a week-long rally as investors take profits and assess developments in China’s deadly coronavirus crisis. Strong US data, Chinese [...] » More

The Latest: Asian Development Bank sets $2 million for virus

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

The Latest on a virus outbreak that began in China (all times local): 2:10 p.m. A plane carrying Canadian citizens from Wuhan, China, has landed in Vancouver. The evacuation [...] » More

Anthony Wong mocks HK Chief Executive for face mask issue

08-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Newsroom | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam found herself becoming the subject of Anthony Wong’s mockery yet again, after ordering Hong Kong officials not to wear [...] » More

Coronavirus: cross-border commuters reeling as HK quarantine plan set to cut off access to jobs, medical care

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

Cross-border commuters about to have their lives upended by a new 14-day quarantine rule rushed back to Hong Kong on Thursday, with some saying they would be left without [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK students and civil servants asked to help monitor people returning from mainland China as mandatory quarantine comes into force

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

Hong Kong students and civil servants are being recruited to help monitor people returning to the city from mainland China, who will be subject to mandatory quarantine from [...] » More

HK Airlines to cut 400 jobs, ask employees to take unpaid leave SCMP

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

Hong Kong Airlines will slash 400 jobs as the coronavirus outbreak adds to financial troubles for the carrier, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday, citing two [...] » More

Coronavirus: Hongkongers in panic buying of rice, toilet paper and essentials as government stays mum on impending quarantine measures

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

Anxious Hongkongers scrambled on Thursday to stock up on essentials over fears that border restrictions to contain the coronavirus would choke off supplies, while the [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK mask panic a boon for online scammers, as more than 100 residents tell police they were hoodwinked

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

Police have warned the public to beware of scammers offering surgical masks online after receiving complaints from more than 100 people who say they were cheated out of more [...] » More

Art Basel cancels HK fair over virus outbreak

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

Art Basel is to cancel its Hong Kong fair because of the coronavirus outbreak, it said Friday, scrapping one of the international art market’s largest and most [...] » More

Coronavirus: give street cleaners surgical masks or risk them walking off the job, HK warned

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

Tens of thousands of street cleaners and sanitation workers in Hong Kong will run out of protective face masks in two weeks and will have to stop working, their employers [...] » More

HK food traders assure people of stable supply as desperate residents clear shelves amid coronavirus outbreak

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

Hong Kong traders have reassured people that the city’s food supply remains stable as desperate residents cleared shelves of essentials, fearing a border closure to [...] » More

HK researchers unveil device that can detect coronavirus infections quicker than ever

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

A group of Hong Kong researchers said on Thursday they had invented a cost-effective device for identifying the novel coronavirus in just 40 minutes. The team, led by Weijia [...] » More

Deeper economic turmoil looms for HK amid coronavirus panic

08-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 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