Archive for April 14th, 2020

Emergency powers vs COVID-19

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Finance chief Sonny Dominguez says the Philippines is financially prepared until the end of May as the government extends the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine until [...] » More

Philippines to import more pork, chicken

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Philippines is expected to buy more pork and chicken from the global market as African swine fever (ASF) lingers in the country, affecting local production and supply. In [...] » More

Government mulls how much COVID-19 patient data should be public: health dept

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:02 AM

An inter-agency task force will tackle Monday how much personal information on COVID-19 patients should be made public to slow the pandemic’s spread, the health [...] » More

PNP sets new work scheme for cops

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Philippine National Police has implemented a 50-50 work scheme in the wake of the increasing number of PNP personnel suspected to be infected with the coronavirus disease [...] » More

Philippines likely to struggle to recover from virus

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Philippines is among the countries in the Asia-Pacific region that will struggle to recover from the pandemic later this year, according to IHS Markit. In its Week Ahead [...] » More

Philippine Central Bank Chief Ready to Cut Key Rate Below 3pct

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

The Philippine central bank is ready to cut its policy rate to below 3 percent to support an economy reeling from a “once in a lifetime crisis,” according to [...] » More

Hospital in Thailand Gives Newborn Babies Tiny Face Shields as Protection From Coronavirus

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

Even amidst a pandemic, life goes on. That’s certainly the case at Praram 9 Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, where on Thursday, two newborn babies were given tiny face [...] » More

This Year’s Stress Test For Big Banks Is Real: the Coronavirus Pandemic

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The Federal Reserve has for a decade made up hypothetical doomsday scenarios to test the ability of big banks to withstand a crisis. This year banks including JPMorgan Chase [...] » More

Covid-19 hastening end to unwanted pregnancies

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Koi, a 39 year-old vendor, decided to terminate her pregnancy after her family’s earnings plummeted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “The pregnancy was unplanned. I [...] » More

Asean cases a worry, admit health chiefs

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Despite the declining number of novel coronavirus infections, Thailand cannot lower its guard because case numbers in neighbouring countries are still high, the spokesman for [...] » More

Govt pulls plug on plan for tablets for students

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Education minister Nataphol Teepsuwan has abandoned plans to purchase tablets for students with schools closed nationwide closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. “The [...] » More

The Fed’s Emergence as a Power Player Poses New Risks to Its Independence

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

On Wednesday, investors put the probability that Ford Motor Co. would default on its debts at around 20%. By Friday, that had plunged to 14%. What happened? In between, the [...] » More

Debunking misconceptions about learning

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

During this pandemic, people are spending their days at home, mostly working if they’re able to. Although it is making us all very uneasy, especially as we face an [...] » More

Thailand reports 33 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths Sunday

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Thailand reported 33 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, for a total of 2,551 cases, as well as three more deaths, taking the nation’s toll to 38. Two Thai men aged [...] » More

Avoiding a debt meltdown

14-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

With a recession creeping on the horizon as business activity and the economy as a whole are ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, financial authorities have coordinated their [...] » More