Archive for February 10th, 2020

Asian markets fall as coronavirus concerns weigh on sentiment

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:46 AM

Stocks and oil fell while safe-haven gold rose on Monday as the death toll from a coronavirus outbreak surpassed the SARS epidemic, raising alarm bells about its severity. As [...] » More

WHO team heads for China as coronavirus toll tops 900

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:41 AM

An advance team of international experts led by the World Health Organization (WHO) left for Beijing to help investigate China’s coronavirus epidemic, which authorities [...] » More

China virus deaths rise past 900, overtaking SARS toll

China virus deaths rise past 900, overtaking SARS toll

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:17 AM

The death toll from the novel coronavirus surged past 900 in mainland China on Monday, overtaking global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, even as the World Health [...] » More

Business Briefs 10 February 2020

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | | 8:57 AM

* Vicostone JSC (VCS) will spend VND320 billion (US 13.7 million) paying the third dividend of VND2,000 per share for 2019 on record as of Febuary 24. The payment is set for [...] » More

Coronavirus: work from home scheme extended, harsh penalties laid out for quarantine violations as HK battles outbreak

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

Thousands of passengers and crew spent a third day trapped together on a cruise ship docked in Hong Kong on Friday, as health authorities continued to monitor them for the [...] » More

Coronavirus: cancellation and postponement of overseas exams may disrupt HK students’ plans to study abroad

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

The study abroad plans of hundreds of students could be in limbo as at least four major overseas exams conducted in Hong Kong have been cancelled or postponed amid the [...] » More

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

10-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

Burberry says impact of coronavirus worse than HK protests

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

Burberry has said the coronavirus is having a devastating effect on the luxury goods market, as wealthy Chinese consumers stay away from shops and travel restrictions curb [...] » More

HK starts quarantine for mainland China arrivals

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

Hong Kong on Saturday began enforcing a mandatory two-week quarantine for anyone arriving from mainland China, a dramatic escalation of its bid to stop the deadly new [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK insurers offer special payouts to patients hospitalised or quarantined

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

Hong Kong insurers are offering special cash payouts to policyholders hospitalised or quarantined because of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed hundreds and infected [...] » More

On the ropes: HK’s economy reels from virus pain

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Al Jazeera | 6:02 AM

The Lunar New Year is supposed to be a time of renewal and positive energy. For Hong Kong, the first few weeks of the Year of the Rat in the Chinese calendar have been [...] » More

Family or job? Tough decisions for HK border commuters

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

Waiting at a bus stop on Hong Kong’s border with mainland China, Billy Yiu was preparing to say goodbye to his wife and baby, unsure when he might see them again. The [...] » More

HK shops defy ban on trade in pangolin scales

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

On a winding Hong Kong street where shops keep a dizzying array of dried produce, one highly valued ingredient is still being sold despite being subject to an international [...] » More

Coronavirus: thousands trapped on HK cruise ship killing time playing mahjong, watching films and walking on deck

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

Thousands of passengers and crew spent a third day trapped together on a cruise ship docked in Hong Kong on Friday, as health authorities continued to monitor them for the [...] » More

China urges certain individuals in US, Taiwan to stop political hype, manipulation using epidemic as excuse

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

China on Friday urged certain individuals in the United States and Taiwan region to stop all political hype and manipulation using the epidemic as an excuse. Spokesperson Hua [...] » More