Archive for June 15th, 2020

Duterte-critic journalist Ressa convicted in Philippine libel case

Duterte-critic journalist Ressa convicted in Philippine libel case

15-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 1:55 PM

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa was convicted Monday of cyber libel and sentenced to prison in a case that watchdogs say marks a dangerous erosion of press freedom under [...]
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Libel verdict due for Philippine journalist critical of Duterte

15-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 1:47 PM

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa faces a possible prison sentence when the verdict in her libel trial is handed down Monday in a case she and watchdogs say is aimed at [...]
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Fears of virus second wave as China battles fresh outbreak

15-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 1:44 PM

China reported its highest daily number of new coronavirus cases in months on Sunday, triggering fears of a second wave of infections as more European countries prepare to [...]
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Asian suppliers brace for ‘insolvency storm’ from cash-strapped buyers amid rise in overdue payments

15-Jun-2020 Intellasia | | 10:27 AM

Suppliers and exporters in Asia are bracing for an increase in defaults among their buyers as coronavirus lockdown measures led to a surge in overdue payments by companies [...]
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Asian stocks, oil sell off on second wave fears

15-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:24 AM

Asian markets started the week on the backfoot on Monday while oil prices slipped as fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections in China sent investors scurrying for [...]
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Aussie and kiwi down early after new virus cases in Beijing

15-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:17 AM

The Australian and New Zealand dollars fell against their US counterpart on Monday after fears of a second wave of the coronavirus in Beijing prompted investors to sell [...]
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Global report: China detects highest daily case rise in months

15-Jun-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 10:06 AM

China detected its highest number of daily coronavirus cases in months on Sunday, locking down parts of Beijing in a warning of the difficulties of avoiding a resurgence of [...]
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China reports 49 new COVID-19 cases for June 14; 36 in Beijing

15-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:05 AM

Mainland China reported 49 new confirmed COVID-19 cases for June 14, down from 57 a day earlier, the national health authority said on Monday. The National Health Commission [...]
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POSB, NTUC FairPrice branches added to list visited by COVID-19 cases

15-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 10:04 AM

Two more places have been added to the list of public venues visited by confirmed community cases during their infectious period. In a media release on Sunday (14 June), the [...]
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COVID-19: Singapore reports 407 new cases; one imported

15-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 9:42 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 407 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Sunday (14 June) noon, bringing the total number of cases to 40,604. There is one imported [...]
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HK protests: arrests as thousands sing protest anthem on anniversary of clashes

15-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:02 AM

Thousands of Hongkongers have sung a popular protest anthem and chanted slogans across the city as they marked the first anniversary of major clashes between police and [...]
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Selection of fund managers to help run HK’s new $2.8 billion investment vehicle to begin in year’s second half, Paul Chan says

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

Hong Kong’s de facto central bank will begin choosing the private equity funds that will help manage the city’s unprecedented new HK$22 billion (US$2.8 billion) [...]
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HK court rejects bid to have ex-lawmaker’s sentence for loudspeaker assault increased

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

A Hong Kong court has upheld its decision to spare a former lawmaker jail for assaulting two police officers with a loudhailer during an anti-government protest, rejecting a [...]
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World’s biggest public relations firm withdraws bid to rebrand HK

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

The world’s largest public relations company has withdrawn its bid to help the Hong Kong government rebuild the city’s shattered international image, citing [...]
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HK protests: police detain dozens as crowds defy health ban to mark one-year anniversary of first major clashes

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

Police dispersed anti-government protesters and detained dozens of them on Friday as hundreds defied a health ban against large gatherings in locations across Hong Kong to [...]
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