Archive for February 12th, 2020

China’s coronavirus stimulus response could be limited as 2019 fiscal revenue grew at slowest pace since 1987

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

China’s fiscal revenues in 2019 grew at the slowest pace since 1987 after Beijing’s tax cuts in response to the country’s economic slowdown, which will [...] » More

Coronavirus prompts Beijing residential lockdown as millions return to work

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

China’s capital Beijing has escalated measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus by ordering residential communities and villages to limit access for [...] » More

Coronavirus’ ‘case-fatality rate’ could range from 1pct up to 18pct

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Style UK | 6:02 AM

The coronavirus’ “case-fatality rate” could range from 1 percent up to 18%, research suggests. Since the previously unknown strain emerged in the Chinese [...] » More

Chinese military aircraft cross into Taiwan airspace: Taipei

Chinese military aircraft cross into Taiwan airspace: Taipei

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

Taiwan said it scrambled fighter jets Monday after Chinese military aircraft briefly crossed into its airspace, the first major incursion since the island’s [...] » More

China’s coronavirus clampdown pushes pork prices towards record

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

China’s pork prices are hovering near last year’s record after measures to battle a coronavirus epidemic hit transport of pigs and delayed the restart of [...] » More

Investors reap windfalls, pick coronavirus winners among medical equipment suppliers, mask producers

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

Investors betting on Chinese medical-related stocks are reaping a windfall in the onshore stock market, as the deadly coronavirus outbreak has led to a surge in demand for [...] » More

Coronavirus: China’s Hubei province health officials removed over outbreak

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

Two high-level officials in Hubei province epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak have been replaced by a central government official as the country continues to battle the [...] » More

China’s virus-hit Hubei dismisses provincial health commission party boss, director

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

China’s Hubei province, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, has dismissed the Communist Party boss and a director of the provincial health commission amid [...] » More

More businesses reopen in China, but many people stay home

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

More offices and stores in Beijing and other parts of China finally reopened Monday after the Lunar New Year break was extended to discourage travel and contain the new [...] » More

China reports 108 new coronavirus deaths on February 10, toll rises to 1,016

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

China reported 108 new coronavirus deaths on February 10, the highest daily increase so far, and up from 97 on the previous day, the health authority said on Tuesday. Of the [...] » More

World Bank not considering new China loans to fight coronavirus, president says

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

The World Bank is offering technical assistance to China to help battle the coronavirus epidemic but no new loans, the development lender’s president, David Malpass, [...] » More

China virus death toll passes 1,000 as WHO warns of ‘bigger fire’

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

The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak surged past 1,000 in China on Tuesday as the World Health Organization warned that the epidemic poses a “very [...] » More

The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

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

The new coronavirus that emerged in central China at the end of last year has killed more than 1,000 people and spread around the world. The latest figures from China show [...] » More

Working from home, temperature checks and quarantines: How China’s companies are trying to get back to business

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

China is slowly getting back to work on Monday after the deadly coronavirus outbreak forced many parts of the country to extend the Lunar New Year holiday by more than a [...] » More

Chinese automobiles tycoon Li Shufu to merge Geely with Volvo in first step towards creating a global carmaking powerhouse

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

Chinese automobiles tycoon Li Shufu plans to merge Geely Automobile Holdings, the Hong Kong-listed unit of his company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, with Volvo Cars, which [...] » More