Archive for October 17th, 2020

Philippines’ parliament approves $92.5 billion budget for 2021 coronavirus recovery

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:42 AM

The Philippines’ lower parliamentary house on Friday approved the 2021 budget, after a leadership row nearly derailed debates on the spending plan aimed at helping the [...] » More

Asian shares mixed amid 2nd wave coronavirus, election fears

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian shares were mixed on Friday as investors weighed concerns about the US presidential election and an economic stimulus package, on top of flaring outbreaks of [...] » More

Asian markets mixed as traders weigh lockdowns, stimulus

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

Asian markets were mixed Friday, with gainers supported by bargain-buying after the previous day’s sell-off, with investors growing increasingly concerned about new [...] » More

HK pink dolphins enjoy comeback as pandemic slows marine traffic

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

Rare pink dolphins are returning to the waters between Hong Kong and Macau after the coronavirus pandemic halted ferries, but scientists remain deeply concerned about their [...] » More

HK stocks recoup losses as Alibaba and lenders rebound, market prepares for Ant IPO and earnings reports

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong stocks advanced at the lunch break as traders deemed the market’s recent slide as overdone. Alibaba Group Holding paced winners on optimism its affiliate Ant [...] » More

HK budget carrier joins ‘flights to nowhere’ trend

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

Hong Kong’s budget carrier HK Express joined airlines offering “flights to nowhere” on Thursday with an inaugural journey filled with media and influencers, [...] » More

Fresh from Shenzhen honours, HK property tycoon Gordon Wu blames local leadership for city’s land issues, lack of competitive edge

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Gordon Wu Ying-sheung, the only Hong Kong property tycoon honoured for his contributions to Shenhzen’s rise during President Xi Jinping’s visit to the city on [...] » More

Industry backlash against HK Consumer Council study which finds 83 per cent of sunscreen products do not meet protective claims

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s consumer watchdog has found that more than four-fifths of the sunscreen products it tested failed to live up to their protective claims, in a controversial [...] » More

HK men face higher Covid-19 risk, less alert to symptoms than women, researchers say

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong men face a higher infection rate and are less alert to Covid-19 symptoms than women, according to a university research. Male patients were also more likely to be [...] » More

Tourism sector hails HK-Singapore bubble as ‘big step’ for city’s coronavirus-battered economy

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s tourism businesses have hailed the creation of a travel bubble with Singapore as an important step in reviving a local economy battered by Covid-19, with [...] » More

Hongkonger arrested for animal cruelty denies he planned to eat dog

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hongkonger has denied he planned to eat a dog after being caught removing the dead animal’s innards by the side of the road. The 67-year-old man was arrested on [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK’s private doctors urged to step up vigilance and test patients with mild symptoms, city confirms 12 new cases

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s private doctors were urged on Thursday to be alert to patients with possible Covid-19 symptoms and test them, as more than 60 per cent of infections [...] » More

Police report filed against HK opposition lawmaker for allegedly snatching votes from ballot box at Legco meeting

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The secretariat of Hong Kong’s legislature has filed a police report against an opposition lawmaker accused of snatching votes from a ballot box during Thursday’s [...] » More

HK facing seven new cases of Covid-19, as city’s social-distancing rules to be extended

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong was facing seven new Covid-19 cases on Friday, a source said, as social-distancing measures in the city were set to be extended for another week. The latest figure [...] » More

HK government to make funding plea for Lantau Tomorrow Vision project next week, source says

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s government will press ahead with its controversial plan to build artificial islands for housing, and will ask lawmakers to agree funding for a preliminary [...] » More