Archive for February 25th, 2020

Business Briefs 25 February 2020

25-Feb-2020 Intellasia | | 9:42 AM

* FLC Mining Investment and Asset Management JSC (GAB) has decided to cooperate with FLC Group JSC to develop the FLC Quy hon ecological tourism urban area project in hon Hoi [...]
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Virus ‘peaked’ in China but could trigger global pandemic: WHO

25-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:30 AM

The World Health Organization on Monday said the new coronavirus epidemic had “peaked” in China but warned that a surge in cases elsewhere was “deeply [...]
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China’s Hubei sees rise in new coronavirus cases as infections slow in other provinces

25-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:27 AM

China reported a rise in new coronavirus cases in Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, on Tuesday while the rest of the country saw a fourth-straight day of [...]
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As concern grows, China, South Korea report more virus cases

As concern grows, China, South Korea report more virus cases

25-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AP | 9:25 AM

China and South Korea on Tuesday reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia but is creating worrisome, increasing clusters in the [...]
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Coronavirus: China reports 97 new deaths as Hubei’s cities reach month under lockdown

Coronavirus: China reports 97 new deaths as Hubei’s cities reach month under lockdown

25-Feb-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:56 AM

Mainland China has reported 648 new confirmed coronavirus cases, taking its total to 76,936, and 97 new deaths, bringing its death toll to 2,442 as of Saturday. All but one [...]
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Seoul bears brunt as Asia markets plunge on pandemic worries

Seoul bears brunt as Asia markets plunge on pandemic worries

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

Seoul led a sharp drop across Asian equity markets on Monday as South Korea announced a surge in COVID-19 infections, while oil plunged and safe-haven assets rallied on [...]
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Stock markets slide amid fears coronavirus spread could hit growth

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

Stock markets have slumped around the world as the deadly coronavirus continued to spread across Europe and Asia, with airlines and tourism companies taking a heavy hit. [...]
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HK cruise passengers head to quarantine after third flight from Japan

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

A third plane with five Hong Kong residents who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan for more than two weeks landed early on Sunday in the Asian financial [...]
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In Age of COVID-19, HK Innovates To Test And Quarantine Thousands

25-Feb-2020 Intellasia | NPR | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is fighting an epic battle to keep the new coronavirus from exploding in its territory. As of Sunday, the city of 7.5 million had only 70 confirmed cases. But with [...]
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Coronavirus: HK mulls rescue plans for residents stranded in Hubei province

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

Hopes were raised on Saturday for needy Hongkongers stranded in the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak as the government said it was willing to look into ways to get them [...]
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Trapped and desperate: expectant mothers among Hongkongers stranded in epicentre of deadly coronavirus with no help in sight

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

A 77-year-old man has become the first Hongkonger to die in mainland China from the coronavirus, the Hong Kong government said on Sunday, as thousands of the city’s [...]
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Coronavirus: four more HK passengers evacuated from Diamond Princess test positive

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

Four more Hongkongers who flew home from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan preliminarily tested positive for the deadly coronavirus on Sunday, medical [...]
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Finance chief issues HK budget warning over ‘finite’ resources as lawmakers call for cash handout

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

Hong Kong’s finance minister said not all wishes would be granted in his upcoming budget, as pro-establishment lawmaker maintained calls for a universal cash handout [...]
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Coronavirus outbreak leaves HK funeral homes facing coffin shortage

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

Hong Kong is facing a coffin shortage after the coronavirus outbreak stopped production over the border. Factories in Guangdong province were ordered to close until February [...]
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Ignore ‘short-term noise’ like coronavirus, HK protests and focus on US health care stocks, says Charles Schwab

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

Investors should dismiss “short-term noise” like the anti-government protests that have rocked Hong Kong and the outbreak of coronavirus if they want their [...]
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