Archive for February 8th, 2020

HK banks to offer relief on mortgages, credit cards, corporate loans as coronavirus outbreak weighs on economy

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

Some banks in Hong Kong are rolling out measures to help homeowners and businesses in the city overcome the impact of coronavirus outbreak on their finances as the government [...]
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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 [...]
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HK police, fire services to form contingency teams to provide support in battle against coronavirus

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

Hong Kong police and fire services will set up contingency teams to provide support, especially at quarantine sites, as the city braces for wider outbreaks of the deadly [...]
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Nowhere to hide for HK retailers as Sa Sa cuts directors’ pay amid slump in cosmetics sales, disappearing mainland customers

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

Sa Sa International, Hong Kong’s biggest cosmetics retailer, is asking its executive directors to take a 75 per cent pay cut for three months to help reduce costs, [...]
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China, HK stocks extend rally on prospects of end to coronavirus outbreak

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

China and Hong Kong stocks rallied, with a mainland gauge tracking smaller companies recouping all the loss triggered by the novel coronavirus, as optimism increased that [...]
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Coronavirus: Beijing’s top diplomat in HK guarantees supplies for city in show of solidarity during deadly outbreak

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

Beijing’s top diplomat in Hong Kong has sought to reassure the city that the central government is supporting its fight against the coronavirus in a message [...]
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Taiwan, China argue over flights for stranded Taiwanese in Wuhan

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

Taiwan and China are embroiled in a new dispute over the fate of Taiwanese stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak, after Taiwan said a [...]
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Taiwan halts visas for HK and Macau citizens as coronavirus deaths reach 565 globally

Taiwan halts visas for HK and Macau citizens as coronavirus deaths reach 565 globally

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

Daily deaths caused by the new coronavirus have reached another record level in China, with 73 fatalities confirmed in figures released by health authorities on Thursday [...]
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Politics of coronavirus: Taiwan, China and WHO

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

As Taiwan faces 13 coronavirus cases on Thursday, its exclusion from leading global organisations has come under scrutiny as countries around the world struggle to prevent [...]
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Taiwan bans international cruise ships from docking

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

Taiwan’s health authority banned all international cruise ships from docking at the island from Thursday amid increasing threat of the coronavirus outbreak, after 10 [...]
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Stop the hype over Taiwan at the WHO, angry China tells US

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

China angrily accused the United States and allied countries on Thursday of hyping up the exclusion of the Taiwan authorities from meetings at the World Health Organization [...]
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Coronavirus: Taiwan tourism sector braces as entry restrictions imposed on HK, Macau

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

Taiwan is expected to take a hit after authorities imposed entry restrictions on visitors from key tourism markets Hong Kong and Macau amid concerns over the deadly new [...]
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Novel coronavirus cases in Taiwan rise to 16

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

Taiwan confirmed a further three cases of the novel coronavirus infection, raising its total confirmed cases to 16, the island’s epidemic monitoring agency said [...]
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GS HomeShopping closed over employee’s coronavirus infection

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

GS HomeShopping suspended operations, Thursday, following confirmation that a staff member was infected with the new coronavirus. The company will not air its live shows [...]
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S. Korea reports 24th case of novel coronavirus

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

South Korea on Friday confirmed another case of novel coronavirus infection, bringing the total here to 24, and the latest one is a South Korean airlifted from the Chinese [...]
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