Archive for July 3rd, 2020

Tokyo’s first woman governor set for re-election even as coronavirus cases rise

Tokyo’s first woman governor set for re-election even as coronavirus cases rise

03-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:42 AM

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike looks set cruise to victory in her bid for re-election on Sunday, buoyed by approval of her handling of the novel coronavirus even as a recent [...]
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Japan will not revive state of emergency as Tokyo COVID-19 cases rise

Japan will not revive state of emergency as Tokyo COVID-19 cases rise

03-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:40 AM

There is no need to reintroduce a state of emergency, Japan’s top government spokesman said on Friday, the day after coronavirus cases in Tokyo rose to a two-month [...]
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GE2020: First POFMA correction direction during GE issued to Peoples Voice

03-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 11:37 AM

The first correction direction issued during the general Election by the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) Office went to the Facebook page of [...]
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MOH to assess if 2 separate homes with COVID-19 cases in Tampines HDB block are linked

03-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 11:36 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is investigating whether two separate households at a HDB Block in Tampines that have a total of nine COVID-19 cases are linked. As a precaution, [...]
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More than 160 dead in Burma jade mine landslide

More than 160 dead in Burma jade mine landslide

03-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 11:34 AM

The battered bodies of more than 160 jade miners were pulled from a sea of mud after a landslide in northern Myanmar on Thursday, after one of the worst-ever accidents to hit [...]
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More than 120 dead in Burma jade mine landslide

More than 120 dead in Burma jade mine landslide

03-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 7:55 AM

The battered bodies of more than 120 jade miners were pulled from a sea of mud after a landslide in northern Myanmar on Thursday after one of the worst-ever accidents to hit [...]
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Asia stocks rise as recovery signs offset new lockdowns

03-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Asian markets rose Thursday following a record lead from Wall Street, with investors cheered by hopes for a vaccine, more positive economic data and further lockdown easing [...]
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Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher on vaccine hopes

03-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday as hopes for development of a coronavirus vaccine competed with concern about rising US infections. Benchmarks in [...]
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Coronavirus accelerates shift to online shopping as consumers fear contracting the disease from handling banknotes

03-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The deadly and highly contagious coronavirus pandemic is speeding up consumers’ preference for contactless and digital payments as hygiene concerns about handling [...]
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New HK virtual lender Ping An OneConnect, HSBC ease banking processes in battle for SME sector

03-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have emerged as a new battleground for the city’s banking sector, which has been revitalised by the launch of [...]
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HK launches $15.5 million subsidy plan to encourage companies to hire 1,000 fintech professionals

03-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong has launched a new HK$120 million (US$15.5 million) wage subsidy plan that will encourage companies in the financial sector to hire 1,000 financial technology [...]
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National security law: thousands of protesters return to HK streets, openly defying ban on July 1 rally

National security law: thousands of protesters return to HK streets, openly defying ban on July 1 rally

03-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Thousands of protesters returned to Hong Kong streets on Wednesday, openly defying a ban on the annual July 1 rally to oppose Beijing’s newly imposed national security [...]
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Schroders buys control of HK’s property manager Pamfleet, in a vote of confidence amid city’s frayed nerves

03-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Schroders, the 216-year old UK-based multinational asset manager, has bought control of a Hong Kong real estate investment manager, in a vote of confidence of the [...]
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‘Flame of freedom is precious’, British minister says on HK

03-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The “flame of freedom” is precious and Britain will do whatever is required to support the people of Hong Kong after China introduced a new security law, a junior [...]
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National security law: head of HK leader Carrie Lam’s office appointed secretary general of local committee overseeing legislation

National security law: head of HK leader Carrie Lam’s office appointed secretary general of local committee overseeing legislation

03-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Beijing has appointed the Hong Kong leader’s top aide as secretary general of the new local committee overseeing national security law policy in the city, according to [...]
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