Archive for January 18th, 2021

Major firms urge Japan to bolster 2030 renewables goal

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 10:34 AM

Major firms including Sony, Panasonic and Nissan on Monday urged the Japanese government to make its 2030 renewable energy target twice as ambitious. Prime minister Yoshihide [...] » More

In Tokyo’s lockdown, some drink on even after authorities call time

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:26 AM

For Yuuki Hamazono, it was a relief to find bars and restaurants in Tokyo flouting the Japanese government’s request to close by 8 p.m. The 30-year-old financial trader [...] » More

VIISA Hold Virtual Investment Day For The First Time

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | PR Newswire Asia | 10:26 AM

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On 7 January 2021, VIISA organized Investment Day Batch 8 on its online platform, [...] » More

Tokyo reports 1,592 new coronavirus infections

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | | 10:24 AM

Tokyo reported 1,592 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, its government said. Japan expanded a state of emergency in the capital area to seven more prefectures on Wednesday to [...] » More

Japan PM’s approval sinks further on pandemic response: poll

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:21 AM

Prime minister Yoshihide Suga’s approval rating has slid further due to the public’s dissatisfaction with his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic with about half of [...] » More

Covid-19: 30 new cases in Singapore, including two in community

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Today | 10:20 AM

Singapore reported 30 new Covid-19 cases today, two of which were locally transmitted infections. There were no new cases in the dormitories. The other 28 were imported cases [...] » More

Quake death toll at 78 as Indonesia struggles with string of disasters

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:18 AM

At least 78 people have been killed after an earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province on Friday, the Search and Rescue agency (Basarnas) said on Sunday, the [...] » More

Philippines says China to donate half a million Covid-19 vaccine

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 10:18 AM

Beijing’s top diplomat pledged Saturday to donate half a million coronavirus vaccine shots to the Philippines, Manila officials saiddespite growing resistance there to [...] » More

PropertyGuru Tackles Top Home Loan Refinancing Misconceptions Among Singaporeans in New Research

PropertyGuru Tackles Top Home Loan Refinancing Misconceptions Among Singaporeans in New Research

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Media OutReach | 10:00 AM

45% of Singaporeans feel unwise to refinance within lock-in period, a top home loan misconception hampering opportunities to save money  SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - [...] » More

Russia to reopen air travel with Finland, Vietnam, India and Qatar-government

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:55 AM

Russian authorities said on Saturday that flights between Moscow and the capitals of Finland, Vietnam, India and Qatar, suspended since the early weeks of the pandemic, would [...] » More

Normanton Park sells 600 residential units at $1,750 psf on first day of sales

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | PropertyGuru | 9:52 AM

The mixed-use development saw around 80% of the units sold in one- and two-bedroom units during its first day of sales. Buyers also snapped three commercial [...] » More

Austria to extend third Covid-19 lockdown to February 8, reports APA

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:52 AM

The goal is to let shops, museums and personal services like hairdressers reopen from February 8, while the catering and tourism sectors will stay shuttered until at least [...] » More

Asia shares step back, await China economic update

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:50 AM

Asian share markets retreated from highs on Monday as disappointing news on US consumer spending tempered risk sentiment ahead of a closely-watched reading on the health of [...] » More

Chief secretary to govt: Health, economy among six main clusters for smooth emergency management

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:47 AM

The health cluster and the economy cluster are among six main clusters to be focused on by the government following the establishment of the Emergency Management Technical [...] » More

Total of 569 flood victims still putting up in evacuation centres in Serian

18-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:46 AM

A total of 569 flood victims are still putting up at temporary evacuation centres in Serian division as of 8pm last night. According to Sarawak Disaster Management Committee, [...] » More