Archive for April 21st, 2021

Biden: US must boost EV production to surpass China

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:44 PM

President Joe Biden said on Tuesday the United States must ramp up production of electric vehicles to catch up with and then surpass China after he virtually toured an [...] » More

Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit in first meeting of two leaders

Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit in first meeting of two leaders

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:42 PM

China’s President Xi Jinping will attend a US-led climate change summit on Thursday at the invitation of President Joe Biden, in the first meeting between the two [...] » More

Singapore prosecution files more charges over nickel trading scandal

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:35 PM

Singapore prosecutors on Tuesday filed five additional charges against businessperson Ng Yu Zhi in relation to a scheme that allegedly raised at least S$1 billion ($746 [...] » More

WHO says investigating ‘unverified’ report of South African variant in Singapore

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 1:33 PM

The South African COVID-19 variant, or the B.1.351 strain, has been detected in Singapore based on unofficial sources but the information has yet to be verified by [...] » More

Singapore’s border measures for travellers from India to be tightened

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 1:31 PM

Singapore authorities on Tuesday (20 April) announced the tightening of border measures for travellers from India as well as relaxing those for those arriving from Hong Kong [...] » More

Imported case ‘probably re-infected’ in India, infectious on return to S’pore: MOH

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 1:29 PM

An imported case who arrived from India earlier this month was “probably re-infected” when he was in his home country and had been infectious when he came back [...] » More

Fully-vaccinated dorm resident among 14 new COVID cases in Singapore

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 1:28 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Tuesday (20 April) including one new case of locally transmitted infection, taking the [...] » More

Australian retailers boast strong March sales as consumer confidence soars

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:20 PM

Australian retail sales surpassed expectations in March in a positive sign for the economy as soaring house prices and a surge in employment boosted consumer confidence and [...] » More

Australian academics enlist amateur scientists to study microplastics

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:19 PM

Equipped with just a pan and sieve, a group of amateur scientists comb the beach looking for tiny bits of plastic that are near invisible to the naked eye but belie their [...] » More

Asean calls summit on Burma as EU widens sanctions

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:18 PM

Southeast Asian countries will discuss the crisis in Myanmar at a summit in Jakarta on Saturday, but some are choosing to send ministers rather than heads of government. The [...] » More

China, Burma and others criticised in report on rising religious persecution

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | | 1:14 PM

Violations of religious freedom are increasing and persecution takes place in more than 25 countries, with China and Myanmar among those that have the worst records, [...] » More

Japanese journalists call for Burma junta to free detained colleague

Japanese journalists call for Burma junta to free detained colleague

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:12 PM

A group of journalists in Japan called on Myanmar’s junta on Tuesday to free a colleague, Yuki Kitazumi, detained in Yangon following a crackdown on media amid ongoing [...] » More

Pandemic fears send stocks, oil, yields lower

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:04 PM

A gauge of stock prices across the world fell on Tuesday and oil prices also slipped as concern lingered over rising global COVID-19 cases and their effect on the global [...] » More

Asian stocks fall as virus worries return to haunt markets

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:01 PM

Asian shares and US stock futures fell on Wednesday as concern about a resurgence of coronavirus cases in some countries cast doubt on the strength of global growth and [...] » More

Moonstake First Anniversary – Special Interview with Founder Mitsuru Tezuka

Moonstake First Anniversary – Special Interview with Founder Mitsuru Tezuka

21-Apr-2021 Intellasia | ACN Newswire | 1:00 PM

SINGAPORE, Apr 21, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - To celebrate Moonstake's first anniversary, we've conducted an interview with our Founder, Mr. Mitsuru Tezuka, to talk about [...] » More