Archive for February 16th, 2021

Dozens injured in strong quake off Japan’s Fukushima

Dozens injured in strong quake off Japan’s Fukushima

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake off Japan’s Fukushima injured dozens of people, authorities said Sunday, nearly 10 years after the eastern region was hit by a huge quake [...] » More

Japan health ministry says it has approved Pfiser’s COVID-19 vaccine

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s health ministry said on Sunday it has officially approved Pfiser Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine, the first such approval in the country as it steps up efforts to [...] » More

Japanese economy sees recovery from pandemic slump

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The Japanese economy grew at an annual rate of 12.7 percent in October-December, marking the second straight quarter of growth, amid a recovery from the slump caused by the [...] » More

Taiwan leader pledges support for Japan after quake

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Japantoday | 6:02 AM

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen wished for the safety of Japanese people and pledged the self-ruled island’s support on Sunday after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck [...] » More

Japan extends economic recovery as exports, capex shake off COVID hit

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s economy expanded more than expected in the fourth quarter, extending the recovery from its worst postwar recession thanks to a rebound in overseas demand that [...] » More

Japan quake brings back memories of deadly 2011 tsunami

Japan quake brings back memories of deadly 2011 tsunami

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The stench of alcohol filled the small bar on Sunday as Aoi Hoshino swept up glass from whiskey bottles smashed in a strong earthquake the night before, one appearing to be [...] » More

Japan economy shrinks for first time since 2009 but tops forecast

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Japan’s pandemic-hit economy shrank in 2020 for the first time in more than a decade, but the contraction was less than expected and it ended the year on a strong note [...] » More

Japan’s quake-rattled utility has adequate generation capacity

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s Tohoku Electric Power and JERA said they had returned some units to operation after a large earthquake at the weekend knocked out large fossil-fuel power [...] » More

Singapore swap shops offer alternative to fast fashion

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Singaporean Sue-Anne Chng used to wear a different outfit on all 15 days of the Lunar New Year, when it is customary to don new clothes to symbolise a fresh start. But this [...] » More

14 new imported COVID-19 infections in Singapore; 1 case was not on placed stay-home notice

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Fourteen new COVID-19 cases were reported in Singapore as of noon on Sunday (February 14), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in its daily update. All the new cases were [...] » More

Singapore’s response to COVID-19 shows necessity of Total Defence: Ng Eng Hen

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The “silver lining” in the past year dominated by the pandemic was that it reaffirmed Total Defence as a “living concept”, said Defence minister Ng [...] » More

Singapore is set to release its 2021 budget. Here’s why this budget could be an ‘unusual’ one

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

With the Singapore economy still reeling from the pandemic-induced downturn, analysts expect the government to incur a rare budget deficit at the start of its new term in [...] » More

COVID-19: 14 new cases detected in Singapore, all imported

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed the detection of 14 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore as of noon on Sunday (14 February), taking the country’s [...] » More

Philippines’ Duterte slammed for demanding Washington pay for US troop deal

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Arabnews | 6:02 AM

Philippine politicians on both sides of the aisle have slammed President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest tirade against the country’s Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) [...] » More

Philippine reopening of theaters, arcades stalls amid debate

16-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The Philippine government’s approval of the reopening of many movie theaters, video game arcades and other leisure businesses shut since last year was postponed at [...] » More