Archive for June 25th, 2020

Robredo: Government failed to ‘act urgently’ at the onset of COVID-19 crisis

25-Jun-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 12:10 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday said the government response was lacking at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. “We didn’t act urgently when the pandemic [...] » More

No need for Duque to take a leave but DOH must improve COVID-19 response — Robredo

25-Jun-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 12:09 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III does not have to take some time off work while the Office of the Ombudsman investigates his agency’s alleged lapses in the handling of [...] » More

Philippines launches investigation into Wirecard’s phantom billions

25-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:06 PM

Wirecard’s $2.1 billion accounting scandal is being investigated by the Philippines, which said that the German payments firm’s former chief operating officer [...] » More

‘Small amounts’ from Wirecard-linked person entered Philippines — DOJ

25-Jun-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 12:02 PM

“Small” amounts of money entered local bank accounts of a person with ties to a German payments firm, escalating the Philippines’ probe of billions in cash missing on [...] » More

IMF: Philippine economy to shrink by 3.6%

25-Jun-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 12:01 PM

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects the Philippine economy to contract by 3.6 percent this year amid a deeper global economic slump caused by the coronavirus [...] » More

Malaysia’s political uncertainty seen keeping country stuck in middle-income trap for next decade

25-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:24 AM

Malaysia’s bid to rise in the economic value chain is set to stay stagnant, according to Fitch Macro Country Risk and Industry Research that predicted the country’s [...] » More

As MOH sets zero case target in July, victory over Covid-19 in sight?

25-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:23 AM

July is the much-awaited month of the year as the country is expected to be free of Covid-19 after the fight against it began in January this year. This freedom is subject to [...] » More

Stocks slump on virus, trade war concerns

25-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:20 AM

European and US stock markets sank Wednesday, with investors worried over rising coronavirus infections in several countries as trade tensions between Brussels and Washington [...] » More

India reinforces flashpoint area as China holds ground: sources

25-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:18 AM

25/Jun/2020 Intellasia| AFP Indian fighter jets roared over a flashpoint Himalayan region Wednesday as part of a show of strength following what military sources say has been [...] » More

White House ‘says Huawei is backed by Chinese military’ in move that could lead to sanctions

25-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Telegraph | 10:17 AM

Washington has led an international campaign to convince its allies, including the UK, that Huawei is a threat to their national security The Trump administration has [...] » More

Markets mixed as investors track second wave, new lockdowns

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

Equities were mixed Wednesday in Asia after a healthy run-up the day before as traders weigh positive data suggesting economies are recovering against signs of a second wave [...] » More

Asia shares mixed after US rally despite rising virus fears

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

Asian shares were mixed Wednesday following another rally on Wall Street, tempered by fears over surging coronavirus cases in various parts of the world. Japan’s [...] » More

HK to launch health code system to facilitate people travelling to Guangdong, Macau

25-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Shine | 6:02 AM

Secretary for Food and Health of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government Sophia Chan said on Wednesday that Hong Kong will develop a local health [...] » More

HK Book Fair exhibitors urged to exercise ‘self-discipline’, avoid selling ‘unlawful’ books as security law’s passage looms

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

The organiser of the annual Hong Kong Book Fair has urged exhibitors to exercise “self-discipline” and avoid selling “unlawful” books at this [...] » More

Embattled HK public broadcaster RTHK falls afoul of foul-language rules after airing rap song ‘Jackie Chan’

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

Hong Kong’s public broadcaster, the subject of repeated controversy in recent months, has received a warning from the Communications Authority for playing an [...] » More