Archive for February 20th, 2020

Virus fears weigh on Asian markets

Virus fears weigh on Asian markets

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 11:42 AM

Coronavirus fears weighed on Asian markets Thursday despite China reporting a big drop in new cases and easing borrowing costs to cushion the epidemic’s economic [...] » More

China reports 394 new cases of coronavirus, lowest since January 23

China reports 394 new cases of coronavirus, lowest since January 23

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:34 AM

Mainland China reported on Thursday the lowest number of confirmed cases of a new coronavirus since late January, partly due to a change in diagnostic criteria for patients [...] » More

Business Briefs 20 February 2020

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | | 9:37 AM

* Dairy firm Vinamilk’s (VNM) CEO Mai Kieu Lien has been voted by GTNFoods’s shareholders to become the chairwoman of the latter. The decision was made at [...] » More

Asian markets rebound on hopes for limited virus impact

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

Asian markets rebounded Wednesday as hopes the deadly new coronavirus will have only a short-term impact on corporate earnings and economic growth prevailed. Falls on US and [...] » More

Global Markets: Asian shares nudge up as virus spread slows, euro fragile

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

Asian shares and US stock futures edged cautiously higher on Wednesday, as investors tried to shake off worries about the coronavirus epidemic after a slight decline in the [...] » More

Asian shares mostly rise while virus fears continue

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

Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, despite overnight losses on Wall Street and continuing fears about an outbreak of a new virus that began in China. The Nikkei 225 rose 1.0 [...] » More

Filipina becomes 1st helper to contract coronavirus in HK

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

A Filipina has become the first domestic helper to contract the coronavirus in Hong Kong, and the Chinese-ruled city’s 61st case overall, health authorities said on [...] » More

HK judge warns of ‘full force storm’ over protest-hit city

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

One of Hong Kong’s most experienced judges has warned that a storm over the rule of law has “broken out in full force” in the protest-hit Asian financial [...] » More

Coronavirus: average Hongkonger’s stock of masks growing, survey says, though many still struggle to source

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

A new survey of Hongkongers suggests the city’s mask shortage could be easing up at least a bit though there are still residents struggling to source the protective [...] » More

Mission impossible for disabled HKers hunting face masks

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

Hong Kong’s disabled residents and their carers say they feel increasingly trapped in their apartments and abandoned by authorities as the coronavirus-struck city is [...] » More

HK security chief says Japan should make releasing city’s residents stranded on Diamond Princess ‘a priority’

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

Desperate Hong Kong passengers stranded on board the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise liner in Japan look set to be brought home in the early hours of Thursday, as city [...] » More

Second Hongkonger dies after becoming infected with coronavirus

Second Hongkonger dies after becoming infected with coronavirus

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

A 70-year-old Hong Kong coronavirus patient with underlying health issues has died in the second fatality since the outbreak began in the city in mid-January. A spokesman for [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK police on a roll as third suspect in toilet paper heist flushed out

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

Another man has been arrested in Hong Kong for his role in a bizarre toilet paper heist outside a Mong Kok supermarket, as a gang aimed to clean up during a run of panic [...] » More

The Coronavirus Has Brought Out the Ugly Side of HK’s Protest Movement

The Coronavirus Has Brought Out the Ugly Side of HK’s Protest Movement

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

At the farthest edge of Hong Kong, where suburban foothills descend into a riverine border with China, a lone sentry shoos away traffic. The checkpoint, his gestures and the [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK kindergartens warn of closures as nearly 70 per cent of parents withhold tuition fees during prolonged class suspension

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

Nearly 70 per cent of Hong Kong kindergartens have said parents refused to pay tuition fees after classes were suspended for more than a month because of the coronavirus [...] » More