Archive for May 15th, 2020

Typhoon forces 140,000 from homes in virus-hit Philippines

Typhoon forces 140,000 from homes in virus-hit Philippines

15-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:23 AM

Over 140,000 people were forced into cramped shelters as a powerful typhoon hammered the Philippines on Friday, compounding the nation’s battle with the coronavirus [...] » More

Minister talks up highway projects in west Bangkok

15-May-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 10:12 AM

Transport minister Saksayam Chidchob on Thursday emphasized the need for two road construction projects in western Bangkok, claiming road construction would not exacerbate [...] » More

DES app to track shoppers

15-May-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 10:11 AM

The Digital Economy and Society Ministry will launch a new mobile application today aimed at facilitating the collection of visitor records in shops during the “new [...] » More

Cash transfers to 10m farmers start

15-May-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 10:10 AM

The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) will on Friday begin transferring 5,000 baht to the accounts of farmers who qualified for the government’s [...] » More

Govt mulls cut in curfew time

15-May-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 10:09 AM

The government will on Friday discuss a proposal to shorten the 10pm-4am curfew by one hour to help boost the economy while a proposal to extend the state of emergency for [...] » More

6 areas in Luzon under Signal No. 3 as ‘Ambo’ crashes into land for sixth time

15-May-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 10:08 AM

Typhoon Ambo (international name: Vongfong) made its sixth landfall over southern Quezon with violent winds and heavy rains, weather forecasters said Friday morning. The [...] » More

2 Blue-Chip Companies That Slashed Their Dividends

15-May-2020 Intellasia | The Smart Investor | 7:09 AM

Blue-chip companies are generally recognised as being large, stable and consistent. These are companies that have enjoyed many years of growth and amassed an impressive track [...] » More

Asian shares fall as hopes fade for quick economic rebound

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

Asian shares declined Thursday on pessimism about life getting back to normal soon amid the coronavirus pandemic, even as Japan prepared to let businesses reopen in some [...] » More

Asian stocks drop as virus recovery begins to look distant

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

Asia’s stock markets fell and gold hit a one-week high on Thursday as worries about a second wave of coronavirus infections and a dour assessment of the way back from [...] » More

Asia stocks drop as Powell warning adds to second wave fears

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

Asian equities sank Thursday following another sell-off in New York after the head of the Federal Reserve warned of “lasting damage” to the economy from shutdowns [...] » More

HK, Singapore lead biggest pullback in Asia-Pacific commercial real-estate deals since 2008 financial crisis

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

A slump in investment in Hong Kong and Singapore commercial property has contributed to the biggest pullback in a decade across Asia-Pacific, suggesting investors are [...] » More

HK Journalists Association slams reporter’s vulgar language against policewomen, urges media to stay objective

HK Journalists Association slams reporter’s vulgar language against policewomen, urges media to stay objective

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

The Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) has expressed regret over “rude and indecent” language uttered by an online media worker against several policewomen [...] » More

‘Out of touch’ HK withdraws Kai Tak commercial plot from sale following tepid bids by developers amid economic contraction in city

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

The Hong Kong government on Wednesday withdrew a commercial plot for sale at the site of the city’s former airport at Kai Tak following a tepid response from bidders, [...] » More

HK schools prepare to teach in post-pandemic world: masks while singing, no basketball and recess inside

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

Hong Kong students will have to wear masks while singing during music lessons and maintain social distancing during ball games when they begin to head back to classrooms at [...] » More

Coronavirus: new local cases in HK no cause for alarm say health experts, but days ahead will be crucial in determining if return of tough measures needed

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

Hong Kong can continue with relaxed social-distancing measures as long as a newly recorded cluster of local coronavirus cases does not erupt into a wider community outbreak, [...] » More