Archive for June 16th, 2020

Business first, tourists later, say air chiefs

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 10:06 AM

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will begin talks on the resumption of international services with airline representatives on Tuesday, according to [...] » More

Factional undercurrents cause Health Ministry waves

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 10:05 AM

Despite the respect the Ministry of Public Health has garnered over its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, the protest at Khon Kaen Hospital last month against the abrupt [...] » More

China’s new virus outbreak needs further testing after ‘hypothesis’ on causeWHO

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:37 AM

The origins of a new cluster of coronavirus infections in Beijing are uncertain, World Health Organization officials said on Monday, but the claim that it might have been [...] » More

Virus fears weigh on European, Asian stocks, but Fed boosts Wall Street

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:36 AM

European and Asian bourses fell Monday on fears of a second wave of coronavirus infection, while US stocks shrugged off early weakness following fresh Federal Reserve [...] » More

Asian stocks set to track US gains as Fed steps up support

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:34 AM

Asian stocks were set to follow a late Wall Street surge on Tuesday, after the Federal Reserve’s fresh move to support financial markets through the coronavirus [...] » More

Philippine Grocer Soars on Trading Debut, Defying Market Slump

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 9:31 AM

MerryMart Consumer Corp., a Philippine grocer that went public amid the pandemic, sold like hotcakes on its first trading day. Its shares surged by the daily limit of 50 [...] » More

Philippine Stocks Lead Losses in Asia as Remittances Drop

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 9:30 AM

Philippine stocks slumped the most in two months as overseas funds dumped the nation’s equities after remittances from overseas Filipinos in March contracted the most [...] » More

Beijing puts fresh curbs to stop spread of coronavirus out of Chinese capital

Beijing puts fresh curbs to stop spread of coronavirus out of Chinese capital

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:28 AM

Beijing authorities imposed more restrictions to stop the spread of a fresh outbreak of coronavirus in the Chinese capital to other provinces, banning outbound travel of [...] » More

US, China to hold top-level talks on tensions: reports

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:26 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet a top Chinese official in Hawaii Wednesday in the powers’ first senior-level talks since tensions skyrocketed over the [...] » More

Huawei CFO raises new argument to fight US extradition in Canada court

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:24 AM

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is raising a new argument in a Canadian court in a bid to fight extradition to the United States on bank fraud charges, court [...] » More

Defense alleges abuse of process in Canada arrest of Huawei exec

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:23 AM

Lawyers for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on Monday accused Canadian police and border agents, in collusion with the FBI, of abuse of process in her arrest on a US warrant. [...] » More

HK protests: how tycoons went from trusted advisers to Beijing’s ‘bogeymen’ who refused to step up

HK protests: how tycoons went from trusted advisers to Beijing’s ‘bogeymen’ who refused to step up

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:50 AM

Rebel City: Hong Kong’s Year of Water and Fire is a new book of essays by the South China Morning Post chronicling the political crisis triggered by the now-withdrawn [...] » More

Asian shares fall on fears virus outbreaks are rebounding

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Monday on concern over a resurgence of coronavirus cases and pessimism after Wall Street posted its worst week in nearly three months. [...] » More

Asian markets slip on fears of second virus wave

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

Equities tumbled Monday, extending last week’s losses on fears of a second wave of virus infections around the world that could put the brakes on the easing of [...] » More

HK security law will not be retroactiveChinese official

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

Hong Kong’s national security legislation will not punish people retroactively, a senior Chinese official said on Monday, touching on a key question raised by local [...] » More