Archive for March 12th, 2020

S. Korea reports 114 new virus cases, total now at 7,869

12-Mar-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 9:57 AM

South Korea reported 114 new cases of the new coronavirus on Thursday, down from 242 new cases a day earlier, bringing the nation’s total infections to 7,869 amid [...]
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China’s coronavirus epicenter sees single-digit cases for first time

China’s coronavirus epicenter sees single-digit cases for first time

12-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:51 AM

China had eight new coronavirus infections in Hubei province, the first time the epicenter of the epidemic recorded a daily tally in single-digits, as more businesses [...]
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Asia stocks sink after US bans Europe travel on virus

12-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:45 AM

Stock markets tumbled Thursday after US President Donald Trump announced a 30-day ban on travel to the United States from Europe over the coronavirus. Asian markets were [...]
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Business Briefs 12 March 2020

12-Mar-2020 Intellasia | | 9:43 AM

* Everest Securities Joint Stock Company (EVS) looks to earn VND209 billion in revenue and nearly VND48 billion in after-tax profit this year. The after-tax profit target is [...]
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Asian markets lose early puff as virus uncertainty casts a pall

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

A rally in equities and oil ran out of steam Wednesday as the deadly coronavirus outbreak continues its rapid global spread and investors nervously await a US relief plan. [...]
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Asian shares decline despite hopes for economic relief

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

Stocks dropped in Asia on Wednesday despite gains on Wall Street on hopes the Trump administration will act to cushion the economic pain of the virus outbreak. Japan’s [...]
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HK to quarantine visitors from Italy and parts of France, Germany, Japan

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

Hong Kong will quarantine all visitors from Italy and parts of France, Germany and Japan for two weeks from March 13 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the French [...]
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HK’s daily coronavirus tally hits 5, taking infected total to 120

HK’s daily coronavirus tally hits 5, taking infected total to 120

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

Hong Kong’s confirmed Covid-19 cases for Tuesday increased to five after two more infections were revealed, bringing the city’s total to 120, while a woman who [...]
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Coronavirus: HK tour group that travelled to Egypt could all be infected, as Cathay Pacific flight attendant tests positive after Madrid trip

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

A Cathay Pacific flight attendant and five more members of a tour group that recently visited Egypt were confirmed to have contracted the deadly coronavirus, Hong Kong health [...]
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China’s puppet in HK

12-Mar-2020 Intellasia | VOX | 6:02 AM

Chief Executive Carrie Lam went from unassuming bureaucrat to the face of Beijing’s authoritarian influence in Hong Kong and sparked a mass uprising along the way. In [...]
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Arrests thwarted plan to attack HK police with explosives-rigged shrine, prosecution tells court

Arrests thwarted plan to attack HK police with explosives-rigged shrine, prosecution tells court

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

Six Hongkongers associated with a trio of bomb plots earlier this year intended to stage a fourth attack against police at a protest just three days ago, a court has heard, [...]
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First Protests, Now Coronavirus: Inside HK’s Year of Turbulence

12-Mar-2020 Intellasia | FoDors | 6:02 AM

For the majority of 2019, Hong Kong was rocked by protests and civil unrest. An average day last year brought petrol bombs exploding at MTR exits, tear gas suffocating people [...]
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HK to quarantine arrivals from Italy and parts of France, Germany, Japan, Spain as world braces for coronavirus spread and city cases hit 120

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

Anyone arriving in Hong Kong from Italy, as well as parts of France, Germany, Japan and Spain will be placed on a mandatory quarantine in government facilities for 14 days [...]
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HK regulator considers easing strict data storage rules sources

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

Hong Kong is considering softening new data storage rules, amid concerns of conflict with confidentiality laws elsewhere as authorities globally look to balance regulatory [...]
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Cathay Pacific posts surprise HK$344 million profit despite chaos caused by anti-government protests

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

Cathay Pacific made a profit of HK$344 million (US$44.2 million) in the second half of 2019 and HK$1.7 billion in the full year, in better than expected results against the [...]
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