Archive for July 17th, 2020

New private homes sales to hit up to 7,000 this year: Knight Frank

17-Jul-2020 Intellasia | PropertyGuru | 12:08 PM

Despite the circuit breaker restrictions, sale activities still continued to happen in Q2 2020 and Knight Frank believes that the easing of the circuit breaker measures will [...] » More

GE2020: WP’s gains in northeast Singapore due to long-term resident engagement analysts

17-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 11:51 AM

The strong showing by the Workers’ Party’s (WP) in Singapore’s northeast region at the recent general Election (GE) can be attributed to its long-term [...] » More

MOE to train teachers in discussing race, language, religion issues: Ong Ye Kung

17-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 11:49 AM

The Ministry of Education (MOE) will train a team of specialist teachers to facilitate and guide discussions on race, language and religion, said Education minister Ong Ye [...] » More

Singapore exports surge 16.1pct in June, beating forecasts

17-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:47 AM

Singapore’s June non-oil domestic exports (NODX) jumped 16.1 percent from a year ago, beating forecasts, official data showed on Friday, helped by shipments of [...] » More

Deutsche Bank Asia CEO picks Singapore in snub to HK

17-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 11:42 AM

Deutsche Bank AG new Asia chief executive officer will be based in Singapore, picking the city over Hong Kong at a volatile time for the Chinese territory. Alexander von zur [...] » More

Muhyiddin unofficially wins Bersatu presidency uncontested, says party election committee chair

17-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:32 AM

Prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has unofficially retained his Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) presidency after becoming the sole candidate for the post in [...] » More

Ex-CEO cites ‘Team Najib’ belief in no-question approach to 1MDB sending out $576m, explains why Jho Low laid low

17-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:30 AM

An ex-CEO of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) today told the court that he had signed off on papers for the government-owned company to pay out more than $576 million as a [...] » More

Lima ’21 cancelled due to economic factor, Covid-19 pandemic, says Mindef

Lima ’21 cancelled due to economic factor, Covid-19 pandemic, says Mindef

17-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:29 AM

The 2021 Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA ’21), scheduled to be held from March 16-20 next year, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 [...] » More

Scrapped Sino-Japanese question would have demanded a ‘sound and balanced’ answer, HK exam authority says in revealing marking scheme

17-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 10:25 AM

Two months after scrapping a controversial university entrance exam question that asked if Japan did “more good than harm to China” in the first half of the last [...] » More

China reports 10 new coronavirus cases in mainland, nearly all imported

17-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:24 AM

China reported 10 new confirmed COVID-19 cases for the mainland as of the end of July 16, up from one a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on [...] » More

US says options open as China denounces visa ban reports

17-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:23 AM

The United States said Thursday all options were open to pressure China, which voiced outrage over reports that President Donald Trump is considering a sweeping visa ban on [...] » More

‘China’s goal is to replace you’: Barr warns leaders of America’s biggest businesses

17-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Finance Yahoo | 10:21 AM

US Attorney general Bill Barr delivered a blistering critique of the Chinese government Thursday and singled out US business leaders as complicit in the country’s rise. [...] » More

US considers travel ban on millions of China Communist party members – report

17-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 10:19 AM

The US is reportedly considering imposing travel restrictions on Chinese Communist party members amid a deepening row, with President Donald Trump saying further sanctions [...] » More

HK leader Carrie Lam pinpoints political impasse as main obstacle to tackling livelihood issues, vows to address this in coming policy speech

HK leader Carrie Lam pinpoints political impasse as main obstacle to tackling livelihood issues, vows to address this in coming policy speech

17-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 10:14 AM

Hong Kong’s leader has singled out the city’s political impasse as the main obstacle to solving livelihood issues, including housing and education, as she vowed [...] » More

HK’s competitive edge blunted by US-China storm

17-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:13 AM

Beijing’s tough new security law and President Donald Trump’s order to rescind special trading privileges have blunted Hong Kong’s competitive edge and risk [...] » More