Archive for April 11th, 2020

Three ways for Malaysia to finance stimulus

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Star | 7:07 AM

The World Bank has outlined three ways the Malaysian government can finance the additional fiscal measures to soften the impact of Covid-19, given its expected shortfall in [...] » More

Malaysian economy awaits MCO decision

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Star | 7:06 AM

The decision tomorrow on whether the month-long movement control order (MCO) will be extended would have an impact on the near-term economic outlook for the country. [...] » More

50 new covid cases, one more death

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 7:04 AM

The government on Friday reported 50 new local cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), raising the total to 2,473 over 68 provinces, and one new death, a woman with [...] » More

Taiwan’s coronavirus success bolsters case for joining WHO, experts say

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | NBCNews | 6:57 AM

A dispute over whether Taiwan warned the World Health Organization about human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus before China did has renewed calls to allow the island [...] » More

Asia-Pacific stocks end mixed in cautious trading as jittery investors weigh coronavirus damage

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Asia stocks including in Shanghai were slightly down in cautious trading Friday, as jittery investors weighed the latest death tolls and economic wreckage of the coronavirus. [...] » More

Rich Asians face billions in losses on structured notes

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

A popular investment among Asia’s wealthy in the years of rock-bottom interest rates has been upended in the recent market rout, leaving investors facing losses [...] » More

Asian markets rise after Fed stimulus boosts Wall St

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian markets were mixed in morning trade on Friday after the latest US coronavirus stimulus measures boosted Wall Street overnight. In its latest attempt to ease the [...] » More

HK face masks ban largely upheld despite coronavirus

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

As health experts in Hong Kong call for masks to be made mandatory to tackle coronavirus, a ban on their use that was introduced in response to protests has been largely [...] » More

Coronavirus: more than 1,200 Hongkongers stranded around the world have sought help from city government, security minister says

Coronavirus: more than 1,200 Hongkongers stranded around the world have sought help from city government, security minister says

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

More than 1,200 Hong Kong residents stranded in over 62 countries amid coronavirus lockdown have sought help from the government, the city’ security minister revealed [...] » More

Nintendo game pulled from Chinese platforms after HK protest

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A Nintendo Switch video game has been pulled off China’s grey market e-commerce platforms, Reuters’ checks show, after Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong used the [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK education chief ‘confident’ Diploma of Secondary Education will go ahead as planned

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s education secretary said on Thursday he remained confident the university entrance exams would go ahead as planned in two weeks, as a poll revealed more [...] » More

Coronavirus: with smallest new infection count in weeks, HK’s Covid-19 situation ‘is improving’

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong has turned a corner in its battle against the Covid-19 outbreak, medical experts said on Thursday after the city reported just 13 new infections. The latest daily [...] » More

Coronavirus: promises of transparency in HK wage subsidy scheme, amid fears of abuse of Covid-19 relief measure

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Officials have promised high transparency when Hong Kong employers dip into the government’s HK$80 billion (US$10.25 billion) wage subsidy scheme to keep paying some [...] » More

HK’s tourism will be back to normal by July, minister says

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Things could return to normal by mid-year as Hong Kong reopens its borders, the city’s tourism minister says. The effects of the novel coronavirus on Hong Kong’s [...] » More

HK government and schools in talks over Zoom security concerns after hackers invade online classes to spread explicit material

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong education officials are in discussions with schools over their use of video-conferencing app Zoom after security concerns were raised about personal data leaks and [...] » More