Archive for March 25th, 2020

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 49 new cases including 32 imported; total at 558

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 49 new cases including 32 imported; total at 558

25-Mar-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 10:09 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (24 March) announced 49 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country’s total to 558. Tuesday’s count is the second-highest [...]
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Vietnam ups tariffs to protect domestic producers

25-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 7:08 AM

Vietnam is increasing the application of trade defence instruments to protect the legitimate rights of domestic producers as the country integrates rapidly into the global [...]
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7-Eleven to hire 20,000 delivery staff across Thailand

25-Mar-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 7:06 AM

“We recommend using the 7-Eleven Delivery mobile application to shop for foods and consumer products and we will deliver them to you.” There are plenty of [...]
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Asian stocks rise after US Fed promises economic support

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

Asian stock markets gained Tuesday after the US Federal Reserve promised support to the struggling economy as Congress delayed action on a $2 trillion coronavirus aid [...]
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Asian markets rally after Federal Reserve launches unlimited bond buying to shore up coronavirus-battered US economy

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

Asia-Pacific stocks rallied on Tuesday after the US Federal Reserve launched unlimited bond buying and took other steps while the US Congress appeared closer to a deal on a [...]
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Asia markets rally as Fed unveils ‘game changer’ support measures

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

Asian markets and crude prices surged while the dollar sank Tuesday after the Federal Reserve unveiled an unprecedented bond-buying programme to support the US economy. While [...]
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HK appeared to have the coronavirus under control, then it let its guard down

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

Only a week ago, Hong Kong seemed like a model for how to contain the novel coronavirus, with a relatively small number of cases despite months of being on the front lines of [...]
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Petrol bomb attack at HK police married quarters

Petrol bomb attack at HK police married quarters

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

Three petrol bombs were hurled into a police married quarters compound in northern Hong Kong on Monday, leaving two cars blackened. Officers arrested a 62-year-old local man [...]
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HK-listed ESR Cayman posts revenue rise, says e-commerce logistics property to grow thanks to pandemic

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

E-commerce will continue to grow in the Asia-Pacific region, accelerated by the Covid-19 outbreak, Hong Kong-listed logistics warehouses and industrial real-estate operator [...]
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Coronavirus: HK reveals HK$1 billion package to help its aviation industry through the crisis

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

Hong Kong will shore up its aviation industry with an extra HK$1 billion (US$128 million) to help hundreds of companies through the Covid-19 pandemic, the authorities [...]
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HK police recover Hermes bag worth $51,400 after officer pulls gun on knife-wielding robber

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

A police sergeant drew his gun during a stand-off with a knife-wielding robber and recovered a Hermes Birkin bag worth about HK$390,000 stolen from a businesswoman on the [...]
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Coronavirus: HK rail giant MTR Corporation records 13-year low in passenger numbers in February

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

Hong Kong’s rail giant MTR Corporation’s domestic ridership in February plummeted to a new low in 13 years amid the coronavirus pandemic, with observers warning [...]
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Coronavirus: Lan Kwai Fong bars and restaurants won’t survive alcohol ban without HK government subsidies, industry warns

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

Bar owners have warned that businesses in Hong Kong’s famed nightlife district Lan Kwai Fong will not survive the alcohol ban revealed on Monday without the government [...]
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Andrew Cheung to be HK’s next chief justice, but city’s leader Carrie Lam fears politics could delay appointment

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

Justice Andrew Cheung Kui-nung will be Hong Kong’s next top judge, the city’s leader said on Tuesday, as she praised him as a man of “high integrity” [...]
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Coronavirus: HK will close borders to visitors and plans to ban sale of alcohol at bars in bid to stop spread of infections

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

Hong Kong will close its borders to all non-residents and plans to ban the sale of alcohol at thousands of bars and restaurants in a drastic effort to stop an alarming surge [...]
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