Archive for August 22nd, 2020

Singapore scientists find coronavirus variant with milder infections

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

Researchers in Singapore have discovered a new variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus that causes milder infections, according to a study published in The Lancet medical journal [...] » More

Singapore’s stock exchange to partner FTSE Russell for derivatives offerings after MSCI moves futures to HK

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

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) struck a long-term strategic partnership with index provider FTSE Russell to develop a broad series of Asian and emerging markets-focused, [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 117 new cases, six in the community

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

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed another 117 COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Friday (21 August), taking the country’s total to 56,216. Of them, six are [...] » More

Singapore’s ‘economic czar’: Tributes paid to former top civil servant Ngiam Tong Dow after his death

22-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Singapore leaders including President Halimah Yacob and former prime minister Goh Chok Tong have paid tribute to former veteran civil servant Ngiam Tong Dow, who died on [...] » More

COVID-19 infections in Philippines breach 182,000 with 4,786 new cases

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

The Department of Health on Friday reported 4,786 new infections of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), raising the country’s total caseload to 182,365. Of these, [...] » More

Philippines, China In Fresh Row Over Disputed Shoal

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

The Philippines accused China’s coast guard Friday of illegally seizing fishing equipment near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, sparking a fresh spat with [...] » More

ADB OKs $300-M loan to support financial inclusion reforms in Philippines

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

The Asian Development Bank announced Friday it approved a $300 million loan for the Philippines to boost the government’s push to transform the country into a cash-lite [...] » More

Shutdown causes financial blowback to ABS-CBN in first half

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

Broadcast giant ABS-CBN Corp. fell into the red in the first six months after the pandemic and the Duterte administration’s closure of the network’s free [...] » More

Bizmen can join IATF as ‘resource persons’-Palace

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

Malacanang on Friday invited businesspeople to become “resource persons” in crafting policies meant to control the spread of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) [...] » More

Philippines protests China’s ‘illicit’ warnings, coast guard conduct

Philippines protests China’s ‘illicit’ warnings, coast guard conduct

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

The Philippines has lodged a diplomatic protest over what it said was China’s illegal confiscation of fish aggregating devices from Filipino fisherman in a disputed [...] » More

Bayanihan 2 authorises government to purchase COVID-19 vaccines prior to phase 4 trials

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

Lawmakers are moving to allow the government to immediately purchase coronavirus vaccines even if they are yet to undergo final clinical trials in a bid to fast-track [...] » More

Philippines protests China’s seizing of Filipino fishermen’s devices on Scarborough

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

The Philippines followed up its diplomatic protests against China in April by filing another one on Thursday, this time against the confiscation of materials of Filipino [...] » More

Philippines promotes walking, biking amid COVID-19 lockdowns

22-Aug-2020 Intellasia | XinhuaNet | 6:02 AM

The Philippines is encouraging its people to turn to walking and biking in moving around during and even after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. By promoting [...] » More

Martial law solgen Mendoza urges SC to dismiss petitions vs anti-terrorism law

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

Veteran litigator and martial law-era solicitor general Estelito Mendoza asked the Supreme Court to allow him to join the legal fight against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, [...] » More

Philippines protests Chinese fishing seizures, air warnings

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

The Philippine government filed a diplomatic protest after Chinese forces seized fishing equipment set up by Filipinos in a disputed shoal in their latest territorial spat in [...] » More