Archive for August 14th, 2020

Philippines sees 4,002 new COVID-19 cases; total now at 147,526

Philippines sees 4,002 new COVID-19 cases; total now at 147,526

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

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Philippines rose to 147,526 Thursday after 4,002 new infections were added to the country’s caseload. The regions [...] » More

German businessperson in Wirecard probe dies in Philippines

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

A German businessperson in the Philippines wanted for questioning over the Wirecard accounting scandal has died, the justice minister said Thursday. Christopher Reinhard [...] » More

Security Bank grows first-half earnings by double-digit despite pandemic

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

Listed lender Security Bank Corp. on Thursday reported higher earnings in the first half, defying a pandemic-led slump on the back of hefty trading gains that offset costs [...] » More

Philippine navy chief says China wants ‘us to take first shot’

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

The chief of the Philippines Navy on Monday (August 10) called on his government to protest the presence of Chinese ships near Reed (Recto) Bank and accused the [...] » More

Philippines eyes clinical trials for Russian COVID-19 vaccine in October

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

The Philippines plans to launch clinical trials for a Russian coronavirus vaccine in October, with President Rodrigo Duterte expected to be inoculated as early as May next [...] » More

Pandemic Pushes Philippine Firms to Consider Flexible Workspaces

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

Philippine companies are increasingly looking at flexible workspace to cut cost and provide better facilities for staff finding it hard to work from home amid Southeast [...] » More

Palace: Philippine clinical trials of Russian COVID-19 vaccine to start in October

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

Widespread trials in the Philippines of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by a Russian research institute may be held from October 2020 to March 2021 Malacanang said Thursday even [...] » More

Confidence down as political tension flares

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Stock investors’ confidence for the three months to October remains in neutral territory as concerns over heightening domestic political tension and the economic [...] » More

Holidays to Thailand won’t happen in 2020, tourism board say

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Cosmo | 6:02 AM

While the easing of lockdown has meant many have been able to fit in a summer holiday, it’s bad news for those hoping to head to Thailand this year. The country’s [...] » More

Green Line gets ‘unlawful’ concession

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The Opposition Pheu Thai Party on Wednesday urged prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to stop a plan by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to grant a renewed 40-year [...] » More

No tourists until 2021 Thailand shuns travel bubbles and general travel

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

Thailand is currently caught in a number of quandaries that will continue to threaten the economy and stability of the country. Meanwhile the borders remain largely sealed, [...] » More

Thailand to continue price control, mask export restriction

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce said Wednesday that surgical mask factories were allowed to sell products directly to local markets instead of sending them to the state [...] » More

Airlines face fierce headwinds

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The global airline industry has been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and the strain on its once flourishing fundamentals will affect a broad swath of [...] » More

Democracy movement ‘unacceptable’ to Thais: premier

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

Thailand’s prime minister said Thursday the majority of the kingdom find its ongoing pro-democracy protests “unacceptable”, as the youth-led movement grows [...] » More

New centre to rehabilitate economy

14-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The cabinet on Thursdaygave the green light to establish a centre to handle the country’s economic rehabilitation from the coronavirus crisis. The economic situation [...] » More