Archive for August 19th, 2020

Time Travel with Madame Tussauds: Images of Singapore to launch new virtual tour

Time Travel with Madame Tussauds: Images of Singapore to launch new virtual tour

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Media OutReach | 7:50 AM

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 19 August 2020 - Madame Tussauds Singapore proudly introduces a brand new experience together with Team Building Team Learning (TBTL) Pte Ltd. [...] » More

Taiwan envoy urges Canadian government to pursue stronger ties

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 7:05 AM

Winston Chen encourages Canada to follow US lead and arrange Taiwan visits for high-ranking officials Taiwan’s representative in Canada, Winston Chen (陳文儀), [...] » More

Japan’s heat wave continues, as temperatures equal highest record

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 7:04 AM

Temperatures in central Japan tied for a national record on Monday, as the country sweltered under a scorching summer heat wave. The mercury rose to 41.1 degrees Celsius [...] » More

Adjusting petrol prices according to market mechanism

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Nhan Dan | 7:03 AM

Petrol enterprises and the Vietnam Petroleum Association (VINPA) has proposed the government soon abolish the Petrol Price Stabilisation Fund so that the prices of petrol [...] » More

Asian markets struggle as traders await crucial US stimulus

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

Asian stocks drifted Tuesday with traders struggling to build on the previous day’s broad advance and record lead from Wall Street, with confidence kept in check by [...] » More

Asia shares mixed after tech rally takes S&P 500 near record

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday, after buying of technology stocks nudged the S&P 500 closer to the record high it set in February before the pandemic crunched the [...] » More

HK leader Carrie Lam hits out at former minister over remarks national security law could be ‘weaponised’

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s leader has refuted comments from a former minister who warned that the national security law could be “weaponised” for unrelated issues under [...] » More

Nutritional contents in some baby milk formulas overstated, HK consumer watchdog finds

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Some manufacturers of baby milk formula sold in Hong Kong had overstated the nutritional contents of their products, the city’s consumer watchdog warned on Monday. The [...] » More

HK bans Brazil’s Aurora chicken imports as massive COVID-19 tests scheduled

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

Brazil’s third largest chicken and pork processor Central Cooperativa Aurora Alimentos has confirmed local press reports on Monday evening that Hong Kong had blocked [...] » More

US sanctions will make everyday life a headache for HK’s political leaders and their families, from closed accounts to blocked payments

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Yuet-ngor and other officials sanctioned by the US government over a national security law are clinging to the premise that the measures [...] » More

HK leader Carrie Lam tells two major supermarkets ParknShop and Wellcome: if you want Covid-19 cash you must cut your prices

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s leader has said she will demand two of the city’s biggest supermarket chains give discounts to customers in return for financial support from the [...] » More

HK facing 38 new Covid-19 cases, as one more patients dies and expert urges targeted measures at venues where people take off masks

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong is expecting 38 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, which would extend the city’s run of fewer than 100 daily infections to a 16th straight day. The news came as a [...] » More

The heavy hand of this national security law is crushing HK’s press

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

As I watched the police raid Apple Daily’s newsroom after Jimmy Lai’s arrest, the scale of restrictions on journalism became clear On the early morning of Monday [...] » More

Stamp duty gives HK’s income a boost, to offset impact of US-China tensions, civil unrest and coronavirus

19-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s income has grown more than expected this year because of a strong financial market, despite the impact of the US-China trade war, civil unrest, the [...] » More

HK leader says won’t take US sanctions against her to heart

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

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she was not too bothered about US sanctions against her but the Chinese-ruled city will complain to the World Trade Organisation [...] » More