Archive for July 15th, 2020

Singapore’s Q2 GDP won’t be as grim with the inclusion of June’s reopening: economists

15-Jul-2020 Intellasia | PropertyGuru | 11:42 AM

Economists say the reopening of economic activities in phase 2 could see a revision in the GDP [...] » More

Claims about lack of action from HDB on leaks, water contamination in DBSS flat untrue, says HDB

15-Jul-2020 Intellasia | PropertyGuru | 10:32 AM

The investigations revealed no defects in the sewage system or other [...] » More

Asian markets mostly up on vaccine, stimulus hopes

15-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:31 AM

Fresh hopes for a virus vaccine and another round of US stimulus lifted Asian markets on Wednesday, though gains remained tethered by the reimposition of containment measures [...] » More

Flood situation in Johor improving, 765 victims still at relief centres

15-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:20 AM

The situation in flood-hit areas in four districts in Johor has improved, with 765 victims from 197 families still at 11 relief centres (PPS) as at 8pm today. This compares [...] » More

Malaysia condemns drone and missile attacks towards Saudi Arabia

15-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:19 AM

Malaysia has strongly condemned the drone and missile attacks directed by the Houthi rebels towards Saudi Arabia on July 12. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Wisma Putra), in [...] » More

Anticipating snap polls, Dr Mahathir hints at forming new party

15-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:18 AM

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who co-founded Bersatu ahead of GE14 has now indicated he may form another new party amid talks of a snap general election. The [...] » More

Dr Mahathir: Party hopping is fine but what befell Pakatan is ‘intolerable’

15-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:14 AM

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that he is fine with party hoppers but lamented that what befell Pakatan Harapan (PH) was a concerted move to bring [...] » More

Deferred loan repayments at RM55.2b as at July 13, says Tengku Zafrul

15-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:10 AM

Deferred loan/financing repayments under the moratorium, which took effect on April 1 as part of the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package (Prihatin), are estimated to [...] » More

Dr Mahathir: BNM governor ‘very independent’, refused my request to use reserves to pay 1MDB debts

15-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:05 AM

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus is a very independent person who prioritises the country and will not bow down to anyone’s demands, [...] » More

Executive Committee on National Food Security Policy holds maiden meeting, says minister

15-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:02 AM

15/Jul/2020 Intellasia| Malay Mail The Executive Committee on National Food Security Policy discussed various aspect of the committee’s governance so that it is in line [...] » More

COMMENT: GE2020 Singapore’s day of decision and the challenge of a generation

15-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 9:50 AM

Cherian George and Donald Low argue that the Sengkang Dividend from last Friday’s general Election can only be realised if leaders and citizens step forward to support [...] » More

China reports six new coronavirus cases for July 14

15-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:48 AM

China reported on Wednesday six new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 14, up from three cases a day earlier, the health authority said. All of the new infections [...] » More

Britain bans China’s Huawei, handing US big win

15-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:46 AM

Britain on Tuesday bowed to growing US pressure and ordered the phased removal of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei from its 5G network despite warnings of retaliation from [...] » More

Trump ends HK preferential status, citing ‘oppressive’ Beijing actions against city

Trump ends HK preferential status, citing ‘oppressive’ Beijing actions against city

15-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:40 AM

Trump ends Hong Kong preferential status, citing ‘oppressive’ Beijing actions against city Citing China’s decision to enact a new national security law for [...] » More

Trump ends HK trade preferences, backs banking sanctions

15-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:36 AM

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was ending trade preferences for Hong Kong and signed into law an act that authorises sanctions on banks over China’s [...] » More