Archive for August 4th, 2020

Property prices to remain soft in the coming months, OrangeTee

04-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PropertyGuru | 12:05 PM

Property prices are expected to remain soft in the coming months due to escalating tensions and growing economic [...] » More

Residential rents to face downward pressure in the coming months

04-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PropertyGuru | 11:15 AM

Leasing demand will likely weaken given that the ongoing economic slowdown and border control measures are reducing the pool of limited tenants within the [...] » More

Asian markets track Wall St surge, focus turns to Capitol Hill

04-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:37 AM

Asian stocks advanced Tuesday following another record close on Wall Street, with investors cheered by forecast-beating US data and hopes for fresh stimulus for the [...] » More

Hong Kong reports 80 new coronavirus cases, slight drop from previous highs

04-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:25 AM

Hong Kong reported 80 new coronavirus cases on Monday, dropping below 100 infections for the first time in 12 days, as a team of Chinese officials began preparations for [...] » More

France says it will not ratify extradition treaty with Hong Kong

04-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:24 AM

France said on Monday it would not ratify a 2017 extradition treaty with Hong Kong after China introduced a controversial national security law for the global financial hub. [...] » More

Japan set to mark 75 years since Hiroshima, Nagasaki atomic bombing

04-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:23 AM

Thursday marks 75 years since the United States unleashed the world’s first atomic bomb attack on the city of Hiroshima, followed three days later by the second and [...] » More

Japan’s Yasukuni shrine a symbol of haunting wartime legacy

Japan’s Yasukuni shrine a symbol of haunting wartime legacy

04-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:13 AM

Seventy-five years after Japan’s defeat in World War Two, Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine for war dead is a potent symbol of the controversy that persists over the [...] » More

Thai RATCH shakes hands with Geleximco to invest in An Binh energy fund

04-Aug-2020 Intellasia | VIR | 7:03 AM

RATCH Group Pcl., through wholly-owned subsidiary RH International (Singapore), will acquire a 49 per cent stake in An Binh Energy and Infrastructure Fund (ABEIF), with the [...] » More

Can pets catch Covid-19? HK’s City University begins testing animals for coronavirus amid owners’ concerns

04-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:55 AM

City University of Hong Kong is offering Covid-19 testing for animals, as a rising number of pet owners have been caught up in the city’s worsening outbreak. Its [...] » More

Asian markets mostly lower as virus forces new lockdowns

04-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian and European markets mostly fell Monday with sentiment depressed by a spike in coronavirus infections that has forced fresh lockdowns and sparked worries about the [...] » More

Markets mostly down as virus forces new lockdowns

04-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian and European markets mostly fell Monday with sentiment depressed by a spike in coronavirus infections that has forced fresh lockdowns and sparked worries about the [...] » More

95pct of banks in Asia are running on outdated core banking technology, new research shows

04-Aug-2020 Intellasia | News Release | 6:02 AM

Thought Machine, the cloud native core banking technology firm with its APAC headquarters in Singapore, continues to make investments to help address an innovation gap in the [...] » More

Asian shares mixed on US-China tensions, Wall Street gains

04-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian shares were mixed on Monday as investors eyeballed surging coronavirus cases in the region. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s weekend comments that President [...] » More

HK government’s election delay may be unlawful: bar association

04-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Hong Kong government’s decision to postpone an election for the city’s legislature by a year, by invoking emergency legislation after a spike in coronavirus [...] » More

Coronavirus: 87 per cent of HK employees suffering work stress during Covid-19 pandemic, survey finds

Coronavirus: 87 per cent of HK employees suffering work stress during Covid-19 pandemic, survey finds

04-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Nearly nine in 10 Hong Kong employees suffered from stress at work during the Covid-19 pandemic, with about half of the city’s workforce reporting symptoms of anxiety [...] » More