Archive for January, 2021

Singapore to halt RGL travels with Malaysia, Germany and S. Korea for 3 months from 1 Feb

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 4:06 PM

From 12.01am on Monday (1 February), Singapore will suspend the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) travel arrangements with three countries Malaysia, Germany and South Korea for [...] » More

Three who had Pfiser jab in Singapore suffered anaphylaxis: MOH

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 4:02 PM

A total of 432 adverse events from the Pfiser-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine were reported by healthcare professionals in Singapore to the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) as of [...] » More

UN, foreign missions sound alarm over Burma coup fears

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 3:57 PM

More than a dozen embassies, including the US and EU delegation, urged Myanmar to “adhere to democratic norms” on Friday, joining the UN in a chorus of [...] » More

Vietnam OKs AstraZeneca vaccine, cuts short Communist Party congress

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 3:55 PM

Vietnam approved its first vaccine for the new coronavirus and cut short a key ruling Communist Party meeting on Saturday as it battled its biggest flare-up yet of COVID-19, [...] » More

Vietnam’s Communist Party cuts short key congress amid COVID-19 outbreak

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 3:54 PM

Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party said it would cut short a key five-yearly congress on Saturday amid a new COVID-19 outbreak in several northern provinces that was [...] » More

Global DC-DC Converter Market Leader EGTRONICS Wins the Korean SME Technology Innovation Award

Global DC-DC Converter Market Leader EGTRONICS Wins the Korean SME Technology Innovation Award

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 7:00 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EGTRONICS Co., Ltd. has recently been awarded with the “2020 Korean Small and Medium Venture Business Awards” in the technology [...] » More

Global public debt to rise ‘modestly’ after $14 trillion spent to tackle coronavirus economic damage, IMF says

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:48 AM

Global public debt is set to rise “modestly” in 2021 after some $14 trillion was spent last year to tackle economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic, [...] » More

Wealthy Asians stay cautious in region that’s recovering fastest

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:48 AM

For Kuok Meng Xiong’s family office, 2020 was a bumper year with investments in technology startups like Bytedance Inc. doing well throughout the pandemic. Despite this [...] » More

EMERGING MARKETS-Korea, Indonesia down, set for sharp weekly losses as riskier bets ebb

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:48 AM

South Korea, Indonesia and Philippine stocks slid more than 1 percent on Friday after US futures fell deeper into the red, leaving already unnerved investors unsure about [...] » More

BN(O) visa to allow staggered arrivals of successful family applicants, as Boris Johnson says scheme is about Britain standing up for HK

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:48 AM

The new British National (Overseas) visa will allow successful family applicants to stagger their arrivals so one parent can remain in Hong Kong to continue earning an income [...] » More

HK coronavirus fourth wave: snap lockdown of North Point buildings eased for workers, as testing reveals no new cases so far

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:48 AM

Residents under a Hong Kong “ambush-style” lockdown were allowed to leave the cordoned-off area in North Point for work early on Friday, as the government [...] » More

HK student sent back to jail after appeal court finds his original sentence for weapons possession was too lenient

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:48 AM

A 21-year-old Hong Kong student who had finished serving a 10-day stint in jail for carrying two metal rods during 2019′s social unrest has been sent back to prison [...] » More

#FreeHKDemocrats rallies legislators worldwide for action

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:48 AM

A group of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists and organisations working under the name #FreeHKDemocrats is coordinating with lawmakers around the world to urge action against [...] » More

Heat is on for HK leader Carrie Lam after virtual meeting with Xi Jinping, as allies urge more action on coronavirus, livelihood issues

Heat is on for HK leader Carrie Lam after virtual meeting with Xi Jinping, as allies urge more action on coronavirus, livelihood issues

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:48 AM

Pressure is mounting on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to decisively contain the fourth wave of coronavirus infections after her unprecedented virtual meeting [...] » More

Doxxing cases, mostly targeting police officers and their families, plunge 76 per cent after HK protests die down

30-Jan-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:48 AM

Doxxing cases, most involving police officers and their supporters, fell 76 per cent last year in Hong Kong, the city’s privacy watchdog has said. But Privacy [...] » More