Archive for June 2nd, 2020

Chinese Chip Maker With a Hand in Crypto Mining Plans $2.8B IPO

02-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Coindesk | 10:27 AM

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), one of the largest computing chip producers in China, plans to raise $2.8 billion through an initial public [...] » More

Here’s what Singapore’s cautious return to work will look like

02-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 10:15 AM

Mostly empty offices, staggered work hours, face shields and contact tracing that’s what Singapore’s cautious return to work will look like under the watchful gaze of the [...] » More

Singapore minister sheepishly admits woolly thinking over cotton

02-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:14 AM

A Singaporean minister has sheepishly admitted to saying that cotton came from animals rather than plants in a slip-up during an interview that triggered bleats of mockery [...] » More

Pompeo says U.S. considers welcoming Hong Kong people, entrepreneurs

Pompeo says U.S. considers welcoming Hong Kong people, entrepreneurs

02-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:06 AM

The United States is considering the option of welcoming people from Hong Kong in response to China’s push to impose national security legislation in the former British [...] » More

DOH claims small victory vs COVID

02-Jun-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 9:52 AM

The Department of Health (DOH) yesterday said it had achieved a “small victory” in the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In a press conference, [...] » More

PhilHealth: No delayed hospital payments

02-Jun-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 9:50 AM

The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has denied the allegation of Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines Inc. (PHAPi) that some 300 private hospitals [...] » More

Life after lockdown: Limited government services due to reduced contact

02-Jun-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 9:49 AM

With quarantine measures seen to be in place for at least until the middle of 2020, government agencies have been scrambling to adapt and make sure that they can provide [...] » More

Cops with COVID jump to 315

02-Jun-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 9:48 AM

The number of police officers whocontracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has climbed to 315, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported yesterday. PNP chief [...] » More

Commentary: Indonesia invokes Philippines’ arbitral win in diplomatic bombshell against China

02-Jun-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 9:47 AM

In its running territorial tiff with China over the Natuna islands, Indonesia had just lobbed a diplomatic bombshell. It came in the form of a diplomatic letter lodged with [...] » More

Prawit tipped to take PPRP helm

02-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 9:43 AM

All eyes are on deputy prime minister Prawit Wongsuwon who is expected to be nominated to become the new leader of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) following the [...] » More

Petition lodged over acquittal of ‘Oak’ Shinawatra

02-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 9:39 AM

The New Palangdharma Party on Monday petitioned the Central Administrative Court over the Office of Attorney general’s (OAG) decision not to appeal the lower [...] » More

Pattaya firms unsure partial opening will reel in visitors

02-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 9:33 AM

Pattaya beaches are now open to tourists, but the business community is sceptical that it will revive the tourism industry when other related businesses remain closed. [...] » More

Phuket reopens ports and road crossing

02-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 9:32 AM

All entry and exit points by land and water reopened on this southern island province on Monday after Covid-19 lockdown measures were relaxed under an order signed by [...] » More

Thais seek sun and surf as officials re-open some beaches

02-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:31 AM

People returned to some of Thailand’s famed sandy beaches Monday, keeping well apart but enjoying the outdoors, as authorities eased some coronavirus restrictions for [...] » More

WHO will decide on its hydroxychloroquine trial suspension in 24 hours

WHO will decide on its hydroxychloroquine trial suspension in 24 hours

02-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:19 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) should have enough information in 24 hours to decide whether to continue suspending its trial of hydroxychloroquine for use against [...] » More