Archive for February 15th, 2020

Shell confirms Singapore virus case, sends staff home after another scare

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:39 AM

Shell said on Friday it had identified an employee at its main Singapore office who had been in contact with a coronavirus case and had advised other staff close to him to [...] » More

WHO says joint China mission to start coronavirus probe this weekend

WHO says joint China mission to start coronavirus probe this weekend

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:24 AM

A World Health Organization-led mission to China will start its outbreak investigation this weekend and will focus on how the new coronavirus is spreading and the severity of [...] » More

China reports major drop in new virus cases; 143 new deaths

China reports major drop in new virus cases; 143 new deaths

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AP | 9:00 AM

China reported Saturday a figure of 2,641 new virus cases, a major drop from the higher numbers in recent days since a broader diagnostic method was implemented. The number [...] » More

Special task force sent to Vietnam province as 16th Covid-19 case is confirmed

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | | 7:17 AM

A special task force and two working teams are in the northern province of Vinh Phuc from Thursday (February 13) to help with the fight against the acute respiratory disease [...] » More

State Treasury mobilises over $115 million through bond sales

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 7:11 AM

The State Treasury has raised VND2.7 trillion (US$115.79 million) through a recent G-bond auction on the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX). A total of VND4 trillion worth of G-bonds [...] » More

Real estate firms dominate bond issuance in January

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 7:10 AM

Real estate firms were the major corporate bond issuers in the market in January, according to updates from SSI Securities Corporation. SSI’s statistics showed that [...] » More

Taiwan, Czechia taxation agreement to take effect in 2021: MOFA

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:59 AM

An agreement between Taiwan and the Czech Republic on the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion is expected to be implemented on January 1, 2021, [...] » More

Coronavirus fears rattle Asia traders

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

Fears over the new coronavirus rattled investors in Asia Friday as they struggled to work out if the China epidemic was worse than being reported by authorities. A dramatic [...] » More

Fake gun leads to foiled robbery as quick-thinking HK jewellery store staff subdue suspect in Mong Kok

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

A man who attempted to rob a jewellery store with a fake gun on Thursday fooled precisely no one at least not for long as three staff chased him down on the street and [...] » More

Cheers amid the coronavirus gloom: HK train fans flock to phase-one opening of MTR Corporation’s Sha Tin-Central link

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

Rail enthusiasts found reason to celebrate on Friday amid a coronavirus outbreak gripping Hong Kong, cheering and popping champagne at the opening of the first part of the [...] » More

Coronavirus: use cruise ship, Disneyland hotels to quarantine Hongkongers stranded in Hubei, lawmakers say

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

Hongkongers stranded in Hubei province, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, should be brought back to the city and quarantined on a cruise ship or at Disneyland hotels [...] » More

Toilet paper is the hot new currency in Singapore and HK

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

People queue to buy protective masks at Mustafa Centre on February 8, 2020 in Singapore. Yesterday, Singapore raised its coronavirus outbreak alert to orange prompting many [...] » More

Coronavirus: from quarantine to class disruption, uncertainty has HK’s cross-border students on edge

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

Students who cross the border to study in Hong Kong are stuck in limbo, they say, plagued by uncertainty over a timeline for the resumption of classes and the possible [...] » More

Coronavirus: new mask guidelines rankle union as Hospital Authority urges longer use amid citywide shortage

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

Hong Kong’s Hospital Authority has issued new guidelines on mask usage amid the citywide shortage, citing Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) standards in [...] » More

Virus-hit HK says it with face masks, not flowers

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

Hong Kong’s flower markets are lamenting dismal Valentine’s Day sales as the city battles the deadly coronavirus outbreak, with admirers joking that a box of face [...] » More