Archive for May 7th, 2020

Mike Pompeo says US report assessing HK autonomy to be delayed until after Chinese legislative session; maintains coronavirus claims

07-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 10:19 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said a report on Hong Kong’s autonomy that could trigger sanctions will be postponed until after the Chinese government’s annual [...] » More

Korea returns largely to normal as outbreak controlled

07-May-2020 Intellasia | | 10:16 AM

South Korea returned largely to normal Wednesday as workers went back to offices, and museums and libraries reopened under eased social distancing rules after new coronavirus [...] » More

The Wuhan lab at the heart of the US-China virus spat

07-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:13 AM

The Chinese laboratory accused by top American officials of being the source of the coronavirus pandemic conducts research on the world’s most dangerous diseases. US [...] » More

COVID-19: More Singapore workplaces allowed to re-open gradually, safe measures needed

07-May-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 10:11 AM

More workplaces will gradually be allowed to re-open, but with the necessary safe management measures in place, as authorities here begin to ease some circuit breaker [...] » More

Asia stocks set to track soft Wall Street lead amid pandemic worries

07-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:10 AM

Asian stocks were set to come under pressure on Thursday as downbeat economic data pushed investors to safe havens and growing worries about falling demand sent oil prices [...] » More

Yen hits seven-week high vs dollar as risk sentiment sours

07-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:09 AM

The safe-haven yen flirted with a seven-week high against the dollar on Thursday as investors limited their exposure to riskier assets amid dire global economic data, rising [...] » More

Invest now to fight next pandemic, says WHO

07-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:07 AM

The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged countries to invest in getting their healthcare systems fit to fight the next pandemic rather than scrambling around in panic [...] » More

EU wants WHO review of lessons learnt from coronavirus crisisdraft

07-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:06 AM

The European Union is backing calls for a timely review of the international response to the coronavirus pandemic, including the World Health Organization’s [...] » More

Japan tire market is projected to cross $ 35 billion by 2025

07-May-2020 Intellasia | PRNewswire | 7:08 AM

Japan Tire Market, By Vehicle Type (Passenger car, LCV, M&HCV, Two Wheeler, OTR), By Tire Type (Radial vs Bias), By Demand Category Type (OEM vs Replacement), By Region [...] » More

Stocks advance as virus restrictions are eased

07-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Most equities rose again on Wednesday as investors grew increasingly, but cautiously, hopeful that the worst of the coronavirus had passed and as countries begin to slowly [...] » More

20 Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs capture the stunning violence from last year’s HK protests

07-May-2020 Intellasia | Insider | 6:02 AM

Millions of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong last year in a battle for democracy that at times turned violent, destructive, and deadly. From June to November, [...] » More

HK to lift major social restrictions as virus fades

07-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong on Tuesday announced plans to ease major social distancing measures, including reopening schools, cinemas, bars and beauty parlours after the Chinese territory [...] » More

Coronavirus: earnings for HK’s food and beverage industry drop by record 31.2 per cent as Covid-19 hammers sector

07-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Earnings for Hong Kong’s food and beverage industry shrank 31.2 per cent in the first three months, the biggest year-on-year decline on record, as the coronavirus [...] » More

Two weeks of zero local infections: How HK contained its second wave of Covid-19

07-May-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong had just begun letting its guard down in late February when it was hit by a second wave of the novel coronavirus. After a brief period of low case numbers, new [...] » More

China says HK will never be calm unless violent protesters removed

China says HK will never be calm unless violent protesters removed

07-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China’s Hong Kong affairs office warned on Wednesday that the city will never be calm unless “black-clad violent protesters” were all removed, describing [...] » More