Archive for June 9th, 2020

Those feeling unwell should not vote if GE is held amid COVID-19 pandemic: ELD

09-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 1:44 PM

Those who are feeling unwell should exercise social responsibility and not turn up to vote on Polling Day if the general election (GE) is held amid the COVID-19 pandemic, [...]
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SDP calls for longer campaigning period among list of proposed GE measures

09-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 12:40 PM

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has called for changes to election campaigning guidelines, after the Elections Department (ELD) announced a series of measures for the [...]
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HK protests one year on: The medic

09-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 12:37 PM

Nok quit his nursing job to join Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests full-time as a volunteer medic. A year on, he keeps his equipment on permanent standby, convinced [...]
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HK seethes one year on, but protesters on the back foot

09-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 12:34 PM

Hong Kong on Tuesday marks a year since pro-democracy protests erupted, as mass arrests, coronavirus bans on gatherings and a looming national security law keep a lid on any [...]
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HK protests one year on: The student

09-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 12:33 PM

Hong Kong high school student Joseph says he needed 14 stitches to close a head wound caused by police batons during last year’s pro-democracy protests, an experience [...]
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North Korea warns it will cut off communications with South

North Korea warns it will cut off communications with South

09-Jun-2020 Intellasia | MW | 12:26 PM

North Korea said it will cut off all communication channels with South Korea at noon Tuesday as it escalates its pressure on the South for failing to stop activists from [...]
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Asia Today: Virus forces cancellation of Asian peace prize

09-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AP | 12:17 PM

A Philippine peace award has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, marking only the third disruption in six decades for the annual prize regarded as an [...]
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Virus travel bans separate families even as lockdowns ease

09-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 12:16 PM

When Julie Sergent’s father died, she faced an agonising decision: if she travelled from her home in Japan to attend the funeral in France, she wouldn’t be [...]
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Asian markets mixed as profit-taking offsets lockdown easing

09-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 12:14 PM

Asian equities were mixed Tuesday as long-running optimism over the reopening of economies was offset by profit-taking following a week-long rally across markets. Sydney and [...]
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National security law: strikes and threats will not intimidate HK officials into dropping support for Beijing legislation, government says

National security law: strikes and threats will not intimidate HK officials into dropping support for Beijing legislation, government says

09-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:56 AM

Hong Kong’s embattled government has refused to change its stance or be intimidated by activists’ threats to launch a strike against Beijing’s push to [...]
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Asian equities build on rally as US jobs data fans recovery hopes

09-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A blockbuster US jobs report that fanned optimism over the economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis helped push stock markets even higher Monday, while a decision to [...]
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World shares mixed following Wall St rally, OPEC-plus deal

09-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Shares opened lower in Asia on Monday after a broad advance in Asia following news that the US economy added more jobs than expected in May. Germany’s DAX shed 0.6 [...]
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Emerging-market rally seen as unstoppable

09-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

There’s so much positive momentum in risk assets, it’s difficult to see what could stand in the way of the emerging-market rally, at least in the coming days. The [...]
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How HK’s smart mobility ambitions will be boosted by 5G roll-out

09-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Looking back in time, you can pinpoint when something significant in tech started from the smartphone age, when Steve Jobs unveiled Apple’s first iPhone in the US, to [...]
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HK residents rush for offshore bank accounts on China law worries: sources

09-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Banks including HSBC, Standard Chartered and Citigroup have seen a spike in enquiries from Hong Kong residents about opening offshore accounts amid concerns stemming from [...]
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