Archive for April 17th, 2020

COVID-19: S’pore confirms record 728 more cases, 5 new clusters; total at 4,427

COVID-19: S’pore confirms record 728 more cases, 5 new clusters; total at 4,427

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 11:55 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday (16 April) reported a record 728 more COVID-19 cases in Singapore – a 62 per cent jump from the previous daily high – taking its [...] » More

Malaysia reports 110 new coronavirus cases and one more death

17-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 11:45 AM

Malaysia reported 110 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday (Apr 16), raising the cumulative total to 5,182. The health ministry also reported one new [...] » More

Asian stocks slide after weak US data add to global gloom

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

Asian stocks were mostly lower Thursday after unexpectedly weak US retail and other data added to gloom about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Benchmarks in Tokyo and [...] » More

Asian markets down on virus impact fears

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

Asian markets fell on Thursday following overnight woes on Wall Street as more negative US economic data fuelled worries about the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic. [...] » More

Asia-Pacific markets mixed as investors anxiously await China GDP data after US figures disappoint

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

Hong Kong declined while other Asia-Pacific stocks were mixed on Thursday as caution reigned after the US reported dismal retail, manufacturing and home building data. The [...] » More

Coronavirus: China, Asia manufacturing recovery to be short-lived with 2020 growth set to grind to a halt

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

Any recovery in the manufacturing sector in China and the rest of Asia this year will be short lived as Asia-Pacific’s growth in 2020 is expected to grind to a halt [...] » More

HK protests: police watchdog can review force’s handling of unrest, court rules

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

Hong Kong’s police watchdog is empowered to review the force’s handling of anti-government protests, a court has ruled. Justice Keith Yeung Kar-hung on Thursday [...] » More

HK confirms four new cases of Covid-19, tally at 1,016

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

Hong Kong recorded four new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, including a British permanent resident who was infected in his country of birth four weeks ago, cleared to go [...] » More

Cathay Pacific exploring all options to ensure survival and says recovery ‘impossible to predict’

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

Cathay Pacific is “exploring all options” to ensure the airline group survives the severe impact of the coronavirus pandemic, it said on Thursday. Preserving cash [...] » More

Coronavirus: bar manager jailed after breaking HK lockdown laws to throw a birthday party

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

A Hong Kong bar manager who flouted a government order to close for 14 days was jailed for a week on Thursday, the first such conviction since the rule was brought in to [...] » More

Coronavirus: ‘We need bone marrow donors to save my baby girl’s life from leukaemia’, HK mother of two-year-old pleads amid London lockdown

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

Two-year-old Livia, the child of a Hong Kong mother and German father, is among patients in a London hospital as Britain grapples with a lockdown wrought by the coronavirus. [...] » More

Sa Sa targets Hongkongers as first-quarter sales fall by more than 56 per cent amid absence of mainland Chinese customers

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

Beleaguered Hong Kong cosmetics retailer Sa Sa International will focus on Hongkongers’ needs after local customers emerged as the biggest source of revenue in its [...] » More

HK follows most Asia-Pacific markets lower as IMF warns ‘Great Lockdown’ is the worst downturn since Great Depression

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

Hong Kong and most Asia-Pacific stocks declined Wednesday on fears about the economic pain of the coronavirus as the International Monetary Fund warned the “Great [...] » More

HK top judge denies ‘any form of interference’ by Beijing over city’s judicial independence

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

Hong Kong’s top judge, Geoffrey Ma Tao-li, has dismissed suggestions he has experienced interference from Beijing over the city’s judicial independence, including [...] » More

HK businessperson, bodyguard rammed by car as they flee afternoon knife assault in Hung Hom

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

A local businessperson and one of his bodyguards were rammed by a car as they tried to escape a knife attack in broad daylight in Hong Kong’s Hung Hom area on [...] » More