Archive for March 13th, 2020

COVID-19: Singapore confirms nine new cases, total at 187

COVID-19: Singapore confirms nine new cases, total at 187

13-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 11:56 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday (12 March) confirmed nine new cases of the novel coronavirus in Singapore, bringing the total to 187. Of the new cases: Three are [...]
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Business Briefs 13 March 2020

13-Mar-2020 Intellasia | | 11:42 AM

* Hau Giang Province government has announced an auction of over 14.3 million shares in the provincial centre for Clean Water and Rural Environmental Hygiene, or 49%. The [...]
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Japan says no plans for Olympics without spectators

13-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:10 AM

Japanese government officials insisted Friday they have no plans to alter the Olympics, including holding it without spectators, after US President Donald Trump proposed a [...]
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Japan says Olympics on track despite Trump’s suggestion to postpone

13-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:08 AM

Japan is on track to hold the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as planned, top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said on Friday, after US President Donald Trump suggested a [...]
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Philippine president orders virus lockdown of capital

Philippine president orders virus lockdown of capital

13-Mar-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 10:07 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced plans Thursday for a sweeping lockdown of the capital’s 12 million people, including a halt to domestic travel, in a bid [...]
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Asian stocks nosedive, extending global rout on recession fears

13-Mar-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:59 AM

Asian markets opened in freefall on Friday, extending a global rout that saw bourses experience their worst day in decades on fears of a recession caused by the coronavirus [...]
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COVID-19: Singapore planning ahead; no Dorscon red, no lockdown, says PM Lee

COVID-19: Singapore planning ahead; no Dorscon red, no lockdown, says PM Lee

13-Mar-2020 Intellasia | (Yahoo News Singapore) | 9:57 AM

While Singapore will neither be escalating its national disaster alert response level nor be locked down like other countries in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, [...]
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Asian shares sink after Dow hits bear level on pandemic news

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

Global shares plunged Thursday after the World Health Organization declared a coronavirus pandemic and indexes sank on Wall Street. France’s CAC 40 slipped 6.6 percent [...]
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Asia stocks extend global rout on coronavirus fears

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

Stocks in Asia sank at the open on Thursday, extending a global rout as fears intensify over the spread of the new coronavirus, now dubbed a pandemic by the World Health [...]
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Dow tumbles into bear market as coronavirus fears intensify

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

Stocks careened lower Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrials sinking more than 1,400 points, as investors became more fearful that the Trump administration and other [...]
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HK protests: 13-year-old arrested on suspicion of assaulting police officer is among seven seized in early morning raids

HK protests: 13-year-old arrested on suspicion of assaulting police officer is among seven seized in early morning raids

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

A 13-year-old is among seven people who have been arrested on suspicion of assaulting four police officers when an approved anti-government rally in January was stopped by [...]
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Discarded coronavirus masks clutter HK’s beaches, trails

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

Discarded face masks are piling up on Hong Kong’s beaches and nature trails, with environmental groups warning that the waste is posing a huge threat to marine life and [...]
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HK stocks fall on doubts over stimulus efforts against virus

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

Hong Kong stocks closed lower on Wednesday, tracking Asian markets that fell due to growing uncertainty over global policy efforts to arrest the economic loss from the [...]
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HK dismisses US criticism over human rights

HK dismisses US criticism over human rights

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

Hong Kong on Thursday dismissed US criticism of its human rights practices, saying the Asian financial hub was “firmly committed” to upholding and safeguarding [...]
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HK’s rail operator looks to opening new businesses after a challenging year of protests

13-Mar-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong rail operator MTR was already reeling from its worst financial performance in 2019, after months of protests. Now, with the coronavirus outbreak that’s spread [...]
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