Archive for March 3rd, 2020

S. Korea coronavirus cases approach 5,000

S. Korea coronavirus cases approach 5,000

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 1:28 PM

South Korea‘s coronavirus case total — the largest in the world outside China — approached 5,000 Tuesday as authorities reported 477 new cases. Two more [...] » More

Coronavirus: Xi Jinping focuses on long-term battle as more countries report cases

Coronavirus: Xi Jinping focuses on long-term battle as more countries report cases

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 1:21 PM

President Xi Jinping put the focus on containing the coronavirus in the long term, including through vaccine research, as more nations reported their first cases and deaths, [...] » More

Business Briefs 03 March 2020

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | | 9:57 AM

* Hoa Binh Rubber JSC (HRC) plans to reduce their rubber cultivation acreage to develop industrial park and hi – tech agriculture projects. The firm has 5,089 hectares [...] » More

Most Asia markets rise as bargain-hunting offsets virus fears

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Most Asian markets rose Monday as bargain-buyers moved in following last week’s global rout, but investors continue to fret over the economic fallout from the new [...] » More

Asia shares bounce back as BOJ promises support for economy

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Share prices in Asia bounced back Monday from last week’s retreat, with mainland Chinese indexes gaining more than 3 percent as data showed progress in restoring [...] » More

Coronavirus deals shattering blow to Asian factories

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Asia’s factories took a beating in February from the coronavirus outbreak with activity in China shrinking at a record pace, surveys showed on Monday, raising the [...] » More

HK, China traders pile in for beaten-down stocks, but experts warn to go in carefully as coronavirus news shifts quickly

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Is it time to bargain hunt? Judging by the surge in buying sentiment in China and Hong Kong stock markets Monday, many investors are thinking so. But advisers urge caution. [...] » More

HK protests show Singapore’s ‘zero tolerance’ for illegal demonstrations is right move: minister K Shanmugam

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s “zero tolerance” for protests without a police permit is the right move, the country’s home affairs minister said on Monday, as he pointed [...] » More

Macau casino takings plunge record 88pct after virus closures

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Macau’s casino industry suffered its worst monthly downturn on record in February after city-wide closures aimed at stopping the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The [...] » More

HK airlines call for more financial assistance to weather the crisis caused by coronavirus and anti-government protests

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Airlines in Hong Kong have called for financial assistance on top of a HK$1.6 billion relief package upon getting to know they will not be given any discount on aeronautical [...] » More

HK police intercept more than $384 million swindled from victims of internet and phone scams around world

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police intercepted more than HK$3 billion (US$384 million) conned from victims of internet and phone scams both locally and around the world in 2019, a 150 per cent [...] » More

HK reports new confirmed case of Covid-19 96 in total

HK reports new confirmed case of Covid-19 96 in total

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheStat | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong on Sunday (March 1) reported one confirmed case of Covid-19, which was related to a Buddhist worship hall that had been suspected of multiple infections. The new [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK expert claims outbreak is now a pandemic and US death could be ‘tip of the iceberg’

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A top medical expert in Hong Kong believes the coronavirus epidemic can now be labelled a global pandemic, as it has spread quickly across several countries. Professor [...] » More

HK’s first virtual bank offers juicy 6.8 per cent interest rate in gimmick. Here’s how one SCMP reporter did in race

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s first virtual bank ZA Bank has been offering up to a very juicy 6.8 per cent interest rate on deposits. But there’s a hitch the 50 winners had to sign [...] » More

HK police arrest 115 after biggest outbreak of protest violence since coronavirus crisis

HK police arrest 115 after biggest outbreak of protest violence since coronavirus crisis

03-Mar-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police on Sunday said they had arrested 115 people after a night of chaos in Mong Kok and Prince Edward that marked the biggest outbreak of anti-government protest [...] » More