Archive for August 6th, 2020

Trump says U.S. action on Hong Kong likely to boost U.S. exchanges

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:10 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said stock exchanges in the United States will likely pick up more business after his administration ended Hong Kong’s special [...] » More

Hong Kong stocks end higher on global stimulus, recovery hopes

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:10 PM

Hong Kong shares ended higher on Wednesday, tracking gains in Asia and mainland China, on hopes for more economic stimulus from global policymakers and a gradual recovery in [...] » More

Japan Airlines Posts Biggest Loss Since 2012 Listing

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 11:35 AM

Japan Airlines Co. posted its biggest quarterly net loss in at least eight years and decided to forgo paying an interim dividend as it contends with the devastating impact of [...] » More

Japanese FM in UK for post-Brexit trade talks

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 11:34 AM

Japan’s foreign minister on Wednesday began a three-day trip to Britain in a bid to wrap up negotiations on a post-Brexit trade agreement. Toshimitsu Motegi will meet [...] » More

Indonesia sends condolences to Lebanon following explosions

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 11:23 AM

The Indonesian government has expressed its deepest condolences to the people of Lebanon and the victims of the deadly twin blasts that shook the port in the capital Beirut [...] » More

Indonesia’s economy shrinks for first time in more than 20 years

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 11:22 AM

Indonesia’s economy contracted for the first time in more than 20 years in the second quarter as efforts to contain the coronavirus dealt a blow to consumer demand and [...] » More

Four-Storey Mixed-Use Building at River Valley Road On Sale for 24mil

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PropertyGuru | 10:50 AM

A four-storey mixed-use building at 286 and 288 River Valley Road has been put up for sale via expression of interest (EOI), with a guide price of $24 million or $5,742 on [...] » More

COVID-19: Malaysia ready to allow pilgrims to perform umrah

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TheedgeMarkets | 10:41 AM

There is no problem to allow Malaysian pilgrims to perform the minor haj (umrah) but it depends on the current COVID-19 situation in Saudi Arabia. Minister in the Prime [...] » More

Dr Noor Hisham urges Putrajaya, Singapore to streamline SOPs before allowing resumption of cross-border travel

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:40 AM

Malaysia and Singapore need to streamline the standard operating procedures (SOPs) before allowing cross-border travel between the two countries to resume after being halted [...] » More

Dewan Rakyat to discuss Covid-19 outbreak in Kedah, Sarawak today

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:39 AM

The Parliament sitting, which enters its 15th day today, is expected to focus on measures by the government to prevent a new wave of Covid-19 in Kedah and Sarawak. According [...] » More

Apple and Google should remove ‘untrusted’ Chinese apps like WeChat and TikTok, says Mike Pompeo

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 9:21 AM

The United States has signalled that it may soon order Apple and Google to remove certain Chinese apps from their smartphone app stores, citing TikTok and WeChat as [...] » More

US wants to eliminate Chinese apps from US app stores

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:20 AM

The US is expanding its China-targeted Clean Network programme to include Chinese-made cellphone apps and cloud computing services that it claims are security risks, [...] » More

US talks tougher on Chinese tech, but offers few specifics

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 9:19 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for a big expansion of US government curbs on Chinese technology, saying that it wants to see “untrusted Chinese [...] » More

Kim directs aid to N Korean town under virus lockdown

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 9:18 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un directed his government agencies to act immediately to stabilise the livelihoods of residents in a city locked down over coronavirus concerns, [...] » More

Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

06-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:07 AM

Japan on Thursday marked 75 years since the world’s first atomic bomb attack, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing a scaling back of ceremonies to remember the [...] » More