Archive for April 21st, 2020

Asian stocks set to sink after historic US oil rout

21-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:59 AM

Asia shares were poised to track a Wall Street tumble on Tuesday after US crude futures turned negative for the first time in history, crushed by a spectacular collapse in [...]
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WHO warns that few have developed antibodies to Covid-19

21-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 9:57 AM

Only a tiny proportion of the global population maybe as few as 2 percent or 3 percent appear to have antibodies in the blood showing they have been infected with Covid-19, [...]
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WHO insists it hid nothing, sounded virus alarm from start

21-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:55 AM

The World Health Organization insisted Monday that it sounded the alarm on the novel coronavirus right from the very start and had hidden nothing from Washington about the [...]
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Coronavirus: Asia’s airports at ‘rock bottom’ as number of passengers plummets 95 per cent

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

Asia’s airports have reached “rock bottom” almost four months into the Covid-19 pandemic, with the number of passengers at about 5 per cent of last [...]
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Cautious trading over coronavirus weighs on Asia-Pacific stocks, as investors await flood of earnings

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

Asia-Pacific stock markets started the week mixed, as investors were guarded as they prepared for a flood of earnings and weighed the latest headlines in the battle against [...]
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Asia-Pacific stocks weighed down by cautious trading over coronavirus and coming flood of earnings

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

Ping An Good Doctor and some other new economy stocks in Hong Kong shot up Monday as investors piled in for fear of missing out on companies expected to succeed in the [...]
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Asian shares mixed as oil prices fall back; China cuts rate

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

Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday after China cut a key interest rate to help cushion the impact of the pandemic on its economy. Benchmarks rose Monday in Hong Kong and [...]
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Coronavirus: HK reports no new cases for first time in nearly two months, as government makes hotel new quarantine centre

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

Hong Kong recorded no new coronavirus infections on Monday for the first time in nearly two months, although risks of imported cases remain as a hotel has been turned into a [...]
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HK to step up Covid-19 surveillance and may make all air travellers remain in specific locations until coronavirus test results known

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

Hong Kong health authorities will step up Covid-19 surveillance and are considering making all air travellers remain in specific locations until their coronavirus test [...]
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HK government’s flip-flopping in Beijing power row escalates tensions with opposition lawmakers, with mass protest planned

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

A row over the power of Beijing’s institutions that oversee Hong Kong deepened on Sunday as the city’s government flip-flopped on its own stance only to be [...]
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HK’s pan-democrats condemn wave of arrests of veterans as a bid to silence dissent but authorities say it’s for unlawful protests

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

Hong Kong police rounded up at least 15 veterans and supporters of the opposition camp in a swoop on Saturday that netted, among others, media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and [...]
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Plenty of frustration but no breakthroughs as HK lawmakers debate deadlock on Legislative Council committee

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

At an afternoon meeting punctuated by shouts from frustrated lawmakers, pro-establishment members of the Legislative Council’s House Committee on Friday failed to break [...]
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Coronavirus: heads of eight universities in HK to donate part of salaries to help cover costs during pandemic

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

The heads of at least eight Hong Kong universities said they would donate part of their salaries to support school operations and help students in need during the coronavirus [...]
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Coronavirus: enough data not available to enlist Covid-19 as an occupational disease, HK labour minister says, as unionists accuse government of failing to protect workers

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

Hong Kong’s labour minister said on Sunday enough data was not available to support the listing of Covid-19 as an occupational disease, drawing criticism from unionists [...]
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Coronavirus: Indian businessperson jailed in HK for breaking quarantine laws

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

A Hong Kong court has jailed the first non-resident for leaving their quarantine site without permission during the coronavirus pandemic. Deepak Kumar, 31, was sentenced to [...]
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