Archive for February 20th, 2021

Rojukiss International PCL (SET: KISS) embraces future as Asian health & beauty leader

Rojukiss International PCL (SET: KISS) embraces future as Asian health & beauty leader

20-Feb-2021 Intellasia | ACN Newswire | 5:00 PM

BANGKOK, Feb 20, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Rojukiss International PCL (SET: KISS), an innovator in health and beauty and creator of brands 'Rojukiss', 'PhDerma', 'Best Korea', [...] » More

E.SUN Bank and 32 Taiwan Leading Companies Launch ESG Initiative to Promote Sustainability

E.SUN Bank and 32 Taiwan Leading Companies Launch ESG Initiative to Promote Sustainability

20-Feb-2021 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 2:09 PM

TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--E.SUN Bank(玉山銀行) launched “E.SUN ESG and sustainability initiative” in a ceremony on February 19th. Vice President Mr. Ching-Te [...] » More

Thai Airways says it has cut about 240 executive positions

20-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:32 AM

Thai Airways International announced on Friday it had cut around 240 executive positions at the airline as part of its bankruptcy restructuring process. The announcement [...] » More

G7 leaders commit $7.5 billion to vaccine rollout in poor countries

20-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP-AP-Reuters | 11:06 AM

Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) economic powers, who control a little under half of the world’s economy, on Friday agreed to “intensify cooperation” in [...] » More

Thai protesters decry government before no-confidence vote

20-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:57 AM

Hundreds gathered outside of parliament in Bangkok late on Friday holding a demonstration that coincided with the censure debate against the government of prime minister [...] » More

Pfiser promises to double supply as Biden pushes for quicker vaccine rollout

20-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:56 AM

US President Joe Biden on Friday secured a commitment from Pfiser Inc to double the COVID-19 vaccine it churns out in the coming weeks, putting his goal to fill the [...] » More

World Bank pushing for standard vaccine contracts, more disclosure from makers

20-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:54 AM

The World Bank is working to standardise COVID-19 vaccine contracts that countries are signing with drug makers, and is pushing manufacturers to be more open about where [...] » More

Rainbow ‘revolution’: Burma’s LGBTQ activists march against coup

20-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 10:51 AM

Strutting across a road junction in Myanmar traditional dress and wielding colourful paper parasols, Yangon’s LGBTQ activists are stepping up to be part of a [...] » More

Vietnam says COVAX to supply 30 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in 2021

20-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:50 AM

Vietnam will receive 60 million COVID-19 vaccines this year, including 30 million under the WHO-led COVAX scheme, the health minister said on Friday as the Southeast Asian [...] » More

US sees Facebook dispute as a matter between companies and Australia -State Dept

20-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:49 AM

The United States considers Australia’s dispute with Facebook Inc a business negotiation between private companies and the Australian government, the US State [...] » More

Facebook has ‘tentatively friended’ us again, Australia says

20-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:48 AM

Facebook Inc is back at the negotiating table, Australian prime minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday after the tech giant this week blocked news on its site in the [...] » More

Mainland China reports eight new COVID-19 cases vs 10 a day earlier

20-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:46 AM

China on Saturday reported eight new COVID-19 cases in the mainland for February 19, compared with 10 cases a day earlier, the health authority said. All the new infections [...] » More

Texas weather crisis deepens Chinese belief they’re ‘on right path’, says foreign ministry

Texas weather crisis deepens Chinese belief they’re ‘on right path’, says foreign ministry

20-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:45 AM

China’s foreign ministry said on Friday that seeing the plight of Americans suffering in a severe winter storm that hit the state of Texas this week reinforced a belief [...] » More

US concerned China’s new coast guard law could escalate maritime disputes

US concerned China’s new coast guard law could escalate maritime disputes

20-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:42 AM

The United States is concerned by China’s recently enacted coast guard law and that it could escalate maritime disputes and be invoked to assert unlawful claims, the US [...] » More

US alleges Stanford researcher concealed connection to Chinese army

20-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:41 AM

A federal grand jury has indicted a Stanford University medical researcher for allegedly concealing and lying about her membership of the Chinese military. In an indictment [...] » More