Archive for August 8th, 2020

Trump hammers China over virus as US health secretary heads to Taiwan

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

US President Donald Trump on Thursday intensified his attacks on China for its handling of the novel coronavirus outbreak that has killed over 700,000 people worldwide, as [...] » More

‘They just pull up everything!’ Chinese fleet raises fears for Galapagos sea life

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:50 AM

Jonathan Green had been tracking a whale shark named Hope across the eastern Pacific for 280 days when the satellite transmissions from a GPS tag on her dorsal fin abruptly [...] » More

China bans its fleet from fishing off Galapagos reserve

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:50 AM

China has banned its vessels from fishing off the Galapagos Marine Reserve from September to November, a foreign ministry official said Thursday, after Ecuador expressed [...] » More

What the new Iran-China partnership means for the region

What the new Iran-China partnership means for the region

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:50 AM

This new realignment in Asia provides new opportunities not only for China and Iran, but also for Pakistan. In early July, Iran’s Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif [...] » More

SoftBank seen returning to profitability as listed holdings rise

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

SoftBank Group Corp is seen returning to profitability in the first quarter on Tuesday as the value of its listed holdings rise, three months after faltering tech bets via [...] » More

Japan’s second quarter GDP likely shrank most on record due to coronavirus crisis: Reuters poll

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

Japan’s economy likely contracted at the sharpest pace on record in the second quarter as the coronavirus crisis crushed business and consumer spending, a [...] » More

Former Japan espionage officer describes regret over unused Hiroshima bomber intelligence

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Mainachi | 6:50 AM

Toward the end of World War II, on August 6, 1945, Japan military intelligence had a sense that US military planes, which turned out later to include one that dropped the [...] » More

Tokyo reports 462 coronavirus cases, as Okinawa logs record 100

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:50 AM

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike reported 462 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the 11th consecutive day over 200 in the capital. Friday’s jump over 400 was the first since Saturday, [...] » More

Japan sees fewer COVID-19 hospital deaths than other nations: study

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 6:50 AM

Less than 8 percent of people hospitalised in Japan due to the novel coronavirus have died, a rate much lower than in other countries, a study showed Thursday. Of about 2,600 [...] » More

SoftBank seen booking 75pct first-quarter profit drop as it returns to profitability

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) is seen booking a 75 percent first-quarter profit plunge on Tuesday, albeit making a return to profitability, as the coronavirus outbreak [...] » More

Japan’s household spending data signal recovery from virus slump

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 6:50 AM

Japan’s household spending fell 1.2 percent in June from a year earlier, down for the ninth straight month, but showed signs of recovery from record falls logged due to [...] » More

Japan experts plan indexes to gauge virus spread

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | NHK | 6:50 AM

Experts advising Japan’s government on the coronavirus plan to set up a series of indexes to help local authorities gauge the spread of the outbreak in their regions. [...] » More

BOJ’s Kuroda warns of renewed constraints on Japan economy from pandemic

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:50 AM

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda warned that economic activity could be constrained “significantly” again if strict public health measures are reinstated to [...] » More

Nippon Steel appeals Korean court-ordered asset seizure

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:50 AM

Nippon Steel Corp. on Friday filed an appeal against the seizure of its assets in South Korea that were earmarked for liquidation to compensate wartime labourers, in a move [...] » More

Nikkei drops for third session to 22,330 ahead of long weekend

08-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:50 AM

Tokyo stocks extended their losing streak to a third market day on Friday as investors retreated to the sidelines ahead of the three-day weekend in Japan. The Nikkei average [...] » More