Archive for May 14th, 2020

Parts of Samar, Bicol under Signal No. 3 as Typhoon Ambo approaches land

Parts of Samar, Bicol under Signal No. 3 as Typhoon Ambo approaches land

14-May-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 9:55 AM

The threat to the Philippine landmass from Typhoon Ambo (international name: Vongfong) has grown as it moves closer to Samar Island, state weather bureau PAGASA said [...] » More

Typhoon Vongfong closes in on the Philippines, hits coast later today

Typhoon Vongfong closes in on the Philippines, hits coast later today

14-May-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 9:47 AM

The Philippines is bracing for the arrival of Typhoon Vongfong. During Tuesday and Wednesday, Vongfong strengthened from a modest tropical storm with winds of 95 kph to the [...] » More

Japan expected to end state of emergency for most regions; Tokyo to remain on alert-media

Japan expected to end state of emergency for most regions; Tokyo to remain on alert-media

14-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:27 AM

Japan is expected to lift the state of emergency for 39 of its 47 prefectures on Thursday, local media reported, while the capital Tokyo is set to keep restrictions in place [...] » More

China reports 3 new COVID-19 cases, down from 7 a day earlier

14-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:22 AM

China reported 3 new coronavirus cases for May 13, down from 7 cases a day earlier, the country’s health commission said. All of the new cases were locally [...] » More

US says China trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research

US says China trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research

14-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:21 AM

US authorities warned Wednesday that Chinese hackers were attempting to steal coronavirus data on treatments and vaccines, adding fuel to Washington’s war with Beijing [...] » More

‘This virus may never go away,’ WHO says

‘This virus may never go away,’ WHO says

14-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:19 AM

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could become endemic like HIV, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, warning against any attempt to predict how long it would [...] » More

World shares mixed as investors weigh virus risk, stimulus

14-May-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Global shares were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street fell to its biggest loss since the start of the month on worries about the downside of reopening the economy from [...] » More

HK, Asia-Pacific stocks mixed as US top coronavirus expert warns of ‘real risk’ of opening businesses too soon

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

Hong Kong and Asia-Pacific stock benchmarks declined Wednesday as investors weighed the latest red flags on the coronavirus front: America’s top virus expert warned [...] » More

Asian equities mixed, fears of second wave keep traders on edge

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

Asian markets were mixed Wednesday but investors remain on edge after Donald Trump’s top virus adviser warned that easing lockdown measures too early could spark [...] » More

‘The stakes are higher’: HK’s battle lines redrawn for post-Covid protests

14-May-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is bracing for another summer of protest after renewed violence in parliament, shopping malls, and streets over the weekend. But after almost a year of [...] » More

HK is pushing a controversial national anthem bill just as protests are kicking off again

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

After five months of being at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic, new infections in Hong Kong have slowed to a trickle, and the city is slowly getting back to normal. [...] » More

Coronavirus: granddaughter of locally infected Covid-19 patient tests positive amid fears of new outbreak cluster in HK

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

Hong Kong health chiefs have drastically expanded Covid-19 testing after the city’s first locally infected patient in more than three weeks may have passed the disease [...] » More

Appeal court tackles Legco immunity as HK prosecutors renew push to try ousted lawmaker for disturbance

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

Hong Kong’s top prosecutor on Tuesday told a court that lawmakers who interrupt Legislative Council meetings are not protected from criminal sanctions, as there are [...] » More

JD.com Plans To Kickstart HK IPO As US-Listed Chinese Firms Increasingly Look Toward Home

14-May-2020 Intellasia | Finance | 6:02 AM

Alibaba undertook a secondary listing of its shares in the Hong Kong market late last year, raising $12.9 billion in the process. JD.com Homebound? JD.com is planning to [...] » More

Fine MTR Corporation HK$700 million and blacklist contractor for 10 years over Sha Tin-Central rail link, says HK lawmaker

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

Hong Kong’s rail operator should return part of the HK$7.9 billion (US$1 billion) management fee it received for the Sha Tin-Central link and blacklist the [...] » More