Archive for July 8th, 2020

Trade ministry calls for supply chains revamp

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on global supply chains and the international community must come together to prevent such crises in the future, Japan’s [...] » More

Japan floods kill at least 18 people after record-breaking rainfall

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Rescue workers in Japan are beginning a desperate search for survivors after dozens were left dead or missing following widespread flash flooding triggered by record rainfall [...] » More

Japan boosts rescue efforts as it warns of more rain in flood-hit areas

Japan boosts rescue efforts as it warns of more rain in flood-hit areas

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

Japan on Tuesday warned of more heavy rain on the southwestern island of Kyushu and bolstered rescue operations as the death toll in flood-hit areas reached at least 50 and [...] » More

Japan government says coincident indicator index suggests economy is worsening

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

Japan’s coincident indicator index fell in May and the government kept its view on the index, signalling the coronavirus outbreak was hurting the economy. The index of [...] » More

In Tokyo, a temple offers pandemic-hit Vietnamese workers a safe haven

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

A few hours after sundown last week, Thi Tu Luong dragged her suitcase down a side street in Tokyo’s business district, looking for the temple that would take her in [...] » More

Japan’s household spending slumps by record amid pandemic

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Household spending slumped 16.2 percent in May from a year earlier, as Japanese tightened their belts. Japan’s household spending fell at a record pace in May as people [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 157 new cases, 20 in the community

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) preliminarily reported 157 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday afternoon (7 July), bringing the total to 45,140. Of them, 20 are classified as cases in [...] » More

Singapore: Banks collaborate to develop best practices for commodity financing

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | ManifoldTimes | 6:02 AM

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Enterprise Singapore (ESG), Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) on [...] » More

Haze May Hit Singapore As More Than 700 Fires Detected in Indonesia

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TheAsianparent | 6:02 AM

Indonesia’s third-largest province has declared a state of emergency from 1 July 2020 after the country reported an alarmingly high number of over 700 fire hotspots. [...] » More

Singapore finds staycations can’t fill $20 billion tourism hole

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

In Indonesia, locals can soon fly from Jakarta to the beaches of Bali for a domestic vacation. Tokyo residents can escape the pandemic stress with a hike up Mount Fuji, and [...] » More

COMMENT: PAP should clarify on meaning of a ‘strong mandate’

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

I watch a lot of Chinese period dramas, so when I hear the word mandate, I think of “mandate from Heaven”. And the mandate takes the form of the imperial seal, [...] » More

GE2020: Elections Department tells parties to stop shouting slogans as it raises COVID-19 risk

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Stop engaging in shouting or chanting party slogans during campaigning, as these actions increases the risk of COVID-19 transmission, said the Elections Department (ELD). In [...] » More

Why HK cannot be another Singapore

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | FT | 6:02 AM

Some years ago, I was talking to a government minister in Singapore. In a moment of frankness, he acknowledged that his government deliberately made life difficult for its [...] » More

Voting amid coronavirus crisis, Singaporeans question need for foreigners

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

For many Singaporeans, voting on Friday under the cloud of the coronavirus pandemic, a big election issue is job prospects and whether their rich little island needs so many [...] » More

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits 1102 km southeast of Singapore

08-Jul-2020 Intellasia | IndiaTVNews | 6:02 AM

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on the Richter scale hit 1102 km Southeast of Singapore on Tuesday. USGS, however, reported the location as 93 km North of Batang, Indonesia. [...] » More