Archive for August 17th, 2020

Japan to keep limiting people allowed at events to 5,000

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 6:02 AM

Japan is planning to keep limiting the maximum number of spectators at concerts, professional sports and other events to 5,000 as the spread of the novel coronavirus [...] » More

Heng Swee Keat to deliver ministerial Statement on more support for workers and businesses on Monday

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

Deputy prime minister and Finance minister Heng Swee Keat will deliver a ministerial Statement on Monday (17 August) and announce more measures to help workers and businesses [...] » More

Singapore oil trader Hin Leong’s founder gets forgery charge

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

The downfall of storied Singapore oil trader Lim Oon Kuin reached a new nadir Friday, with the founder of Hin Leong (Pte) Ltd charged with abetment of forgery for the purpose [...] » More

Singapore’s Temasek buys stake worth $3.5 billion in BlackRock

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

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has become one of the largest shareholders of BlackRock Inc. after it added a 3.9 percent stake in the money manager that’s worth [...] » More

COVID-19 has ‘decimated’ air travel, set back Changi Airport at least 40 years: Ong Ye Kung

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

The coronavirus pandemic has set back Changi Airport by at least four decades, with strict border measures and health concerns leaving it almost “totally [...] » More

Malaysia-Singapore cross-border quota maxed out

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 6:02 AM

Applications for cross-border travel between Malaysia and Singapore have maxed out for the first three days from August 17 to 19. Within these three days, 6,000 Malaysians [...] » More

Singapore govt firm calls out racist Facebook posts targeting Indian employees

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Tribuneindia | 6:02 AM

A leading Singaporean state-owned investment company has called out posts on social media targeting its Indian employees as a “divisive, racist campaign” aimed at [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 81 new cases; 10 imported cases from a vessel which arrived on 8 Aug

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

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 81 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Saturday (15 August) noon, taking the country’s total case count to 55,661. Of [...] » More

Hin Leong founder OK Lim charged in Singapore court for abetment of forgery for cheating

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | SP Global | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s oil tycoon and founder of petroleum trading company Hin Leong Trading, Lim Oon Kuin or OK Lim, was charged in court on August 14 with abetment of forgery [...] » More

Philippines reports 4,351 new coronavirus cases, 159 more deaths

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

The Philippine health ministry on Saturday reported 4,351 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 159 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 157,918 [...] » More

Philippines: Nearly 2,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Manila, DOH observes ‘World Mask Week’

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Outbreaknewstoday | 6:02 AM

On Saturday, the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) reported 4,351 more confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1952 in Metro Manila, bringing the total to 157,918. In [...] » More

World Bank realigns $1.9 billion lending to help Philippines

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Phil Star | 6:02 AM

The World Bank has realigned around $1.9 billion worth of loans in the pipeline for approval this year to help the Philippines recover from the impact of the coronavirus [...] » More

Philippine security forces ‘alert’ for reprisals after militant held

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

Philippine security forces were on alert Saturday for possible reprisal attacks after arresting a key leader of an Islamic State-linked militant group accused of kidnapping [...] » More

UK and Thailand form strategic partnership on financial services

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Verdict | 6:02 AM

The government of the UK government has forged a strategic partnership with the Bank of Thailand (BOT) on financial services and support economic recovery. As per the [...] » More

Travelling to Thailand not possible this year, as it remains closed for leisure travel until 2021

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Timesofindia | 6:02 AM

Thailand is in no hurry to welcome foreign visitors, not until 2021. As such, if you have been planning to take a break and enjoy winter holidays in Thailand this year, you [...] » More