Archive for February 22nd, 2020

Vietnam, China and Laos hold fruitful talks at meeting on Covid-19

22-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:59 AM

Deputy prime minister and Foreign minister Ph?m Binh Minh had bilateral meetings with Chinese State CouncilLor and Foreign minister Wang Yi and Lao minister of Foreign [...] » More

Global Markets: Asia looks to safer shores in US assets as virus spreads

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

Asian shares were under water on Friday as fears over the creeping spread of the coronavirus sent funds fleeing to the sheltered shores of US assets, lofting the dollar to [...] » More

Stocks fall as Bank of Japan warns of ‘grave’ coronavirus concern

22-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Finance UK | 6:02 AM

Asian and European stocks sunk on Friday as Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda warned that he was watching the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak with [...] » More

Savannah Project contract executed

22-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FTI Consulting, Strategic Communications Perth | 6:02 AM

Perenti (ASX: PRN) is pleased to announce its subsidiary, leading hard-rock underground miner Barminco, has formally been awarded a contract by Panoramic Resources at the [...] » More

Asian markets fall on fears over spreading virus

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

A spike in new virus cases outside China spooked Asian markets Friday after Wall Street pulled back from record highs as more companies warned earnings could be hurt by the [...] » More

Coronavirus: Beijing’s top official in HK makes email plea for unity, reassures city over supplies

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

Beijing’s top envoy in Hong Kong has written to pro-Beijing politicians in the city appealing to them for unity with mainland China in battling the coronavirus, and [...] » More

HKers set up face mask factory amid coronavirus panic buying

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

Responding to shortages of face masks amid a frightening coronavirus epidemic spreading from the mainland, a group of citizens in Hong Kong have set up a surgical face mask [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK’s lawyers watch, wait as judiciary set to reveal plan to deal with mounting case backlog

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

The leader of Hong Kong’s barristers’ group on Thursday joined those calling for a tentative date for the city’s courts to reopen, a day before the [...] » More

Struggling HK Airlines sacks 170 staff, day after it ditches food, drink, blankets and pillows from flights

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

Hong Kong Airlines started sacking staff on Wednesday, a day after slashing in-flight services to a bare minimum. Sources told the Post that 170 employees, mostly flight [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK No 2 official Matthew Cheung sorry for ‘misunderstanding’ caused by remark that epidemic was under control

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

Hong Kong’s No 2 official Matthew Cheung Kin-chung on Friday said he was sorry for the “misunderstanding” caused by his remark that the coronavirus epidemic [...] » More

First HK policeman infected by virus, concern of contagion amongst force

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

A Hong Kong police officer has been confirmed infected with the coronavirus, authorities said on Friday, the first officer to test positive in the Asian financial hub as [...] » More

Coronavirus widens HK anger at government, China

Coronavirus widens HK anger at government, China

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

Pro-democracy protesters have all but vanished from the streets of Hong Kong over the past month as residents avoid the new coronavirus, but the outbreak has broadened [...] » More

Cruise ship passengers from Singapore, HK remain in COVID-19 limbo

22-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:02 AM

The misery continues for many passengers looking forward to life after cruise ship quarantine, including a group of Hong Kongers who must wait longer to return home and five [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK government departments can directly purchase masks worth up to HK$10 million without tendering

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

All Hong Kong government departments are now allowed to directly purchase HK$10 million (US$1.2 million) worth of masks without any tendering procedures until further notice, [...] » More

Coronavirus: will HK and Singapore suffer biggest economic hit from outbreak?

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

Economic growth across the Asia-Pacific is set for a pummeling following the coronavirus outbreak which economists have classified as not a typical business cycle shock. [...] » More