Archive for April 16th, 2020

Japan’s Covid-19 cases rise to 8,393, Tokyo records 127 new infections

Japan’s Covid-19 cases rise to 8,393, Tokyo records 127 new infections

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 11:57 AM

The Covid-19 cases in Japan increased by 220 nationwide, including 127 infections in Tokyo, the health ministry and local authorities said as of 4:30 p.m. local time [...] » More

HK? Bushfires? What’s been happening on the biggest non-coronavirus stories of the year

HK? Bushfires? What’s been happening on the biggest non-coronavirus stories of the year

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:45 AM

The year started with protests, bushfires and a missile strike. New Year’s Day saw another huge pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong; bushfires in Australia destroyed more [...] » More

China sees drop in imported coronavirus cases but local infections rise

China sees drop in imported coronavirus cases but local infections rise

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:40 AM

China reported on Thursday fewer new coronavirus cases involving travellers arriving from overseas, but locally transmitted infections rose, with the Chinese capital seeing [...] » More

Japanese firms say government’s $1 trillion coronavirus stimulus too little, too late: Reuters poll

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:35 AM

Most Japanese corporations were disappointed by the government’s $1 trillion stimulus plan to mitigate the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, saying it is [...] » More

Pandemic to bring Asia’s 2020 growth to halt for 1st time in 60 yearsIMF

Pandemic to bring Asia’s 2020 growth to halt for 1st time in 60 yearsIMF

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | | 11:27 AM

Asia’s economic growth this year will grind to a halt for the first time in 60 years, as the coronavirus crisis takes an “unprecedented” toll on the [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms record 447 more cases and 4 new clusters, total at 3,699

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 11:21 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Wednesday (15 April) reported a record 447 more COVID-19 cases in Singapore and four new clusters, taking its total to 3,699. Three of the [...] » More

Australia should offer Indonesia crisis insurance quickly

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | LowyIntitute | 7:01 AM

The Morrison government needs to urgently consider how it might best help Indonesia manage the economic risks posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Indonesia faces a perilous [...] » More

Indonesia won’t ‘sacrifice economy’ for more ambitious emissions cuts

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Mongabay | 7:00 AM

Indonesia will not set a more ambitious emissions reduction target to counter increasingly dire climate change projections, saying it wants to focus instead on its economic [...] » More

30 new Covid-19 cases, 2 more deaths

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:58 AM

The government on Wednesday reported 30 new local cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), lifting the total to 2,643 over 68 provinces, and two new deaths, increasing [...] » More

Asia markets lower despite Wall Street rally

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

Global stocks sank Wednesday as the coronavirus infects the global economic outlook, while oil prices slumped as OPEC-led output cuts were deemed insufficient to soak up a [...] » More

Asia markets subdued despite Wall Street rally

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

Asian equities were lower in Wednesday morning trade, bucking an overnight rally on Wall Street prompted by encouraging signs that US coronavirus infection rates were in [...] » More

Asia shares consolidate, China cuts another interest rate

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

Asian share markets took a breather on Wednesday as warnings of the worst global recession since the 1930s underlined the economic damage already done even as some countries [...] » More

Asian stocks sink after IMF says global economy will shrink

16-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian stocks skidded Wednesday after the International Monetary Fund said the global economy will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s due to the [...] » More

HK could lose its autonomy if opposition lawmakers don’t stop ‘fooling around’, says prominent loyalist

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

Opposition lawmakers are in danger of dragging Hong Kong “to the grave” if they continue to defy Beijing, a prominent pro-establishment legislator has said. [...] » More

Beijing’s attack on HK opposition viewed as ‘taste of what’s to come’ as attention pivots from coronavirus to city’s legislative elections

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

A fight that has erupted between Beijing’s top representatives on Hong Kong affairs and the opposition camp is putting the legislature squarely at the heart of an [...] » More