Archive for July 18th, 2020

More wet weather in next fortnight, temperatures may dip as low as 22ºC

18-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 7:14 AM

Singapore can expect more wet weather in the second half of July, with temperatures dipping to as low as 22ºC on some days. The Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) said [...] » More

Customs asked to handle strictly sugar smuggling

18-Jul-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 7:07 AM

The general Department of Vietnam Customs must work with ministries, sectors and localities to tackle sugar smuggling and sugar trade fraud, prime minister Nguy?n Xuan Phuc [...] » More

HCM City considering $17.3b public transport plan

18-Jul-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 7:06 AM

HCM City plans to spend nearly VNÐ400 trillion (US$17.3 billion) on improving public transport and limiting the use of personal vehicles during the next decade. According to [...] » More

Asian stock prices mixed after Wall Street slips

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

Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street closed lower amid uncertainty about the US economic outlook. Shanghai and Tokyo retreated while Hong Kong and Seoul [...] » More

Asian markets bounce from sell-off but caution lingers

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

Asian markets edged up Friday following an across-the-board sell-off the previous day, but disappointing recent data has jolted optimism over the economic recovery that has [...] » More

Cash-strapped developer Goldin seeks to raise another HK$8.7 billion in loans and sell Kai Tak site to pay piling debts

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

United States ending Hong Kong’s special trading status will hurt US firms, city’s American Chamber of Commerce says The biggest international business group in [...] » More

Dead end to a two-way street? The stakes for the US in HK extradition treaty suspension

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

The United States has moved to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, joining Australia and Canada which have also taken such action, over concerns that a new [...] » More

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

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

Students, migrants heading to US worry about impact of HK Autonomy Act

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

Hongkongers making plans to go to the United States flooded emigration and education consultants with enquiries this week, after President Donald Trump signed an executive [...] » More

Tow truck driver sues bus driver who slammed into scene of accident that sent young man flying off bridge

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

A tow-truck driver is suing a former Hong Kong bus driver who slammed into the scene of a road accident in Tsuen Wan that sent a young man flying off a bridge and left him [...] » More

HK stocks rise as bargain hunters swoop in to take advantage of rout; Kweichow Moutai stabilises

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

Hong Kong and mainland stocks stabilised after Thursday’s routs, but trading was cautious on worries China’s policymakers may continue to tap the liquidity brakes [...] » More

HK third wave: elderly patient becomes 11th fatality as city confirms 58 more Covid-19 cases

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

The community spread of Covid-19 continued in Hong Kong on Friday as the city recorded 58 confirmed infections, with a potential new cluster emerging in another elderly care [...] » More

Deutsche Bank Asia CEO picks Singapore in snub to HK

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

What Trump’s move to treat HK the same as China could mean for the US

18-Jul-2020 Intellasia | PBS | 6:02 AM

For weeks, the Trump administration has signaled it would punish China for its passage of a new law that makes it a crime in Hong Kong to criticise China. On July 14, [...] » More

Sun Hung Kai Properties adopts premium pricing strategy for Regency Bay, tags it 40 per cent higher than new projects in Tuen Mun

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

Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong’s biggest developer by market cap, has priced its latest project in Tuen Mun nearly 40 per cent higher than new launches in the New [...] » More