Archive for March 20th, 2020

Vietnam health ministry reports rise in coronavirus cases to 85

20-Mar-2020 Intellasia | | 2:33 PM

Vietnam’s health ministry reported an additional nine coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the total number in the Southeast Asian country to 85. Weeks after Vietnam [...] » More

60 more cases reported in Thailand, taking the total to 272

20-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 2:17 PM

Thailand’s director-general of the Department of Disease Control, has announced 60 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 coronavirus infection. 43 of the people were linked to [...] » More

Thailand to tighten entry rules for all nationalities in virus fight

Thailand to tighten entry rules for all nationalities in virus fight

20-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:12 PM

Thailand will introduce new measures requiring all travelers to the country to present medical certificates and health insurance before gaining entry in an effort to curb the [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 32 new cases – all 24 imported S’pore residents, long-term pass holders

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 32 new cases – all 24 imported S’pore residents, long-term pass holders

20-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 1:58 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday (19 March) confirmed 32 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, bringing the total to 345. This is the second-highest number of cases [...] » More

ECB brings 750 bn euro bazooka to virus fightback

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

The European Central Bank on Wednesday unexpectedly said it would spend 750 billion euros on “emergency” bond purchases, as it joined other central banks in [...] » More

Asian FX sentiment worsens as recession fears grip markets: Reuters poll

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

Investors took short positions on all Asian currencies for the first time in more than a year, a Reuters poll showed, as an easing bias by most regional central banks and [...] » More

Most markets decline in Asia-Pacific as continuing US rout deepens pessimism about global recession

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

Stocks in Asia continued to drop Thursday, as pessimism about global growth put investors on edge following another bloodbath in US equities. While the European Union and the [...] » More

Dollar surges, stocks fall as ECB fails to stop panic

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

The dollar surged, bonds plunged and global markets struggled to find their footing on Thursday as the European Central Bank’s latest promise of stimulus provided only [...] » More

Asia stocks dive, dollar soars as ECB bazooka fails to ease fears

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

Asian equities sank again Thursday while the dollar surged as a European Central Bank plan to spend more than $800 billion to buy bonds failed to instil optimism in traders [...] » More

Eight brownfield clusters in HK could provide 20,000 flats within 10 years, government says

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

A total of 20,000 public housing flats could be built in Hong Kong within a decade by developing eight brownfield clusters in the New Territories, the government revealed on [...] » More

Adviser to HK on coronavirus pulls controversial column, apologises

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

An adviser to the Hong Kong government has withdrawn a column he co-authored in which he said it was acceptable to refer to the coronavirus as the “Wuhan [...] » More

HK managed to contain the virus, now it’s worried international travellers will bring it back

20-Mar-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

After months on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic, Hong Kong increasingly looks like a model for how to handle it. Despite having numerous transport links with [...] » More

HK tycoon Li Ka-shing’s CK Infrastructure says Covid-19 induced ultra-low interest rates will pressure returns

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

CK Infrastructure, the infrastructure and energy flagship of Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing’s business empire, said on Wednesday that “ultra-low” global [...] » More

Coronavirus: hotels offer 1,000 rooms for quarantine, as HK starts isolating new arrivals

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

At least eight hotels have offered about 1,000 rooms for travellers arriving in Hong Kong to stay in during mandatory quarantine, an industry representative said, as medical [...] » More

HK-listed sportswear maker Xtep reports rise in net profit, says ‘double-digit’ growth still possible in 2020

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

Hong Kong-listed mainland Chinese sportswear maker Xtep International Holdings said on Wednesday that the Covid-19 outbreak might lead to a price war in the short term, but [...] » More