Archive for August 7th, 2020

Steps to ease movement curbs, boost well-being of migrant workers in the works: MOM

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

Plans are in the works to better support migrant workers’ mental health and allow them more freedom to leave their dormitories, as a recent spate of suicides and [...] » More

Coronavirus: Increase in online shoppers may outpace numbers experts projected for 2025

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

The ongoing pandemic has accelerated the growth of digital consumption in South-east Asia so much that the current slew of online shoppers may soon hit numbers experts had [...] » More

IMM at Jurong East among public places visited by COVID-19 cases

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

IMM in Jurong East and the POPULAR Bookstore at Jurong Point were the new locations added by the Ministry of Health (MOH) to the list of public places visited by COVID-19 [...] » More

Security officer who died in manhole at 1-Altitude tried to prevent patrons’ entry in area

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A part-time security guard who had tried to stop two patrons from going into a restricted area at the 1-Altitude alfresco bar fell into a manhole which was open for cleaning [...] » More

Singapore tops travel destination list for tourists in Asia when borders reopen

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Lifestyle SEA | 6:02 AM

Singapore has topped the list of travel destinations for people living in India, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong and the Philippines when it comes post-lockdown travel, [...] » More

Singapore bank DBS’s profit skids 22pct on loan losses, says business steadying

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

Singapore lender DBS profit skids 22 percent but pandemic-hit business steadying DBS Group’s (DBSM.SI) quarterly profit slumped by a fifth as it boosted loan-loss [...] » More

At breaking point: Singapore’s migrant workers struggle with isolation, anxiety amid COVID-19 curbs

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

More than three weeks after the sudden death of his older brother, Govindaraj Murugesan is still trying to find the answers. “My friend called me about 830, 845am. He [...] » More

Philippines’ Rappler CEO applauds Taiwan’s healthcare and democracy

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Maria Ressa, co-founder and CEO of Philippine news network Rappler, on Thursday (August 6) praised the maturity of Taiwan’s democracy and called the country’s [...] » More

After recession, Duterte government tempers growth ambitions

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Duterte administration is now bracing for a deeper crash and slower bounce-back over the next two years after the Philippine economy entered recession in the second [...] » More

Philippine Bonds Lose Allure as Real Rates Turn Red

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Philippine government bonds, Asia’s best-performing local-currency debt this year, are losing their appeal as real interest rates turn negative. The nation’s [...] » More

Philippines: Inflation ticks higher to 2.7pct on transport costs

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Think.ing | 6:02 AM

Inflation ticks higher to 2.7 percent in July Headline inflation inched up to 2.7 percent in July from 2.5 percent in the previous month as transport prices and slightly [...] » More

Government ‘testing czar’ slams Straits Times for calling PH next COVID-19 hub of Southeast Asia

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts Manila | 6:02 AM

Oh, look who got his feelings hurt. The Duterte government’s “testing czar” (yes, we have one) called out Singapore broadsheet The Straits Times for saying [...] » More

With 119,460 infections, Philippines overtakes Indonesia for most COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia

With 119,460 infections, Philippines overtakes Indonesia for most COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Philippines saw another spike in new coronavirus infections Thursday to take its total to 119,460, overtaking Indonesia as the worst-hit country in Southeast Asia. The [...] » More

Virus Fears Keep Shoppers Away in Consumer-Reliant Philippines

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

In the Philippines, signs of an economic crisis abound: empty malls, buy-one-get-one-free car deals and restaurants closing permanently. With coronavirus cases spiking, the [...] » More

Palace concerned by sharper than expected drop in GDP

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Malacanang on Thursday expressed concern over the steeper-than-expected economic contraction but remains optimistic that the sectors worst hit by the pandemic would recover [...] » More