Archive for October 2nd, 2021

Malaysia’s help needed to ease global chip shortage, Taiwan says

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:37 AM

Malaysia’s help is needed to resolve the global shortage of auto semiconductors, especially when it comes to packaging, a sector affected by the country’s [...] » More

Malaysia’s AirAsia X to apply for $120mn government-backed loan

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Ch-aviation | 6:37 AM

In its unaudited quarterly report for the three months ending June 30, released on September 27, AirAsia X (D7, Kuala Lumpur International) revealed that it plans to apply [...] » More

Dr M wants second audit from private sector for govt agencies

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 6:37 AM

Putrajaya should engage the services of the independent private sector to conduct a second audit on government agencies, on top of the government’s internal audit, said [...] » More

Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases down to 11,889 on October 1

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Theedgemarkets | 6:37 AM

New Covid-19 cases in Malaysia dropped below the 12,000 mark on Friday (October 1), with 11,889 infections reported, down from 12,735 a day ago. This raised the [...] » More

Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases rise to 12,735 on September 30; infections in Selangor climb sharply

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Theedgemarkets | 6:37 AM

Malaysia reported 12,735 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday (September 30), up from 12,434 a day earlier. The latest infections raised the country’s cumulative Covid-19 [...] » More

Vietnam to start importing LNG from next year minister

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:37 AM

Vietnam will begin importing LNG from next year, with annual imports seen rising to 5 million tonnes by 2025, its minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien said. [...] » More

Australia’s NSW state premier resigns over corruption probe amid COVID-19 battle

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:37 AM

The premier of Australia’s biggest state economy New South Wales (NSW), Gladys Berejiklian, resigned on Friday after a corruption watchdog said it was investigating [...] » More

How Asia, once a vaccination laggard, is revving up inoculations

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | JapanTime-TheNewYorkTimes | 6:37 AM

As the United States and Europe ramped up their COVID-19 vaccination programmes, the Asia-Pacific region, once lauded for its pandemic response, struggled to get them off the [...] » More

UN official says Burma’s people are in ‘a severe crisis’

UN official says Burma’s people are in ‘a severe crisis’

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AP | 6:37 AM

UN official says Myanmar’s people are in ‘a severe crisis’ The UN’s top humanitarian official in Myanmar said Thursday the Asian nation’s people [...] » More

Burma’s economic crisis fuels underground currency trading

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:37 AM

As Myanmar’s economic slump deepens after February’s military coup and parts of its financial system freeze up, many in the strife-torn country are turning to [...] » More

Analysis: From chips to ships, shortages are making inflation stick

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:37 AM

Soaring gas prices, staff shortages, a lack of ships price pressures globally may be picking up faster than anticipated, challenging the view that inflation will prove [...] » More

Asian factories stagnate as China’s slowdown, supply constraints hit

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:37 AM

Asia’s manufacturing activity was lacklustre in September as signs of slowing Chinese growth and factory shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic weighed on the [...] » More

Vietnam’s commercial hub back in business after 3-month lockdown

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 6:37 AM

HCM City on Friday lifted a stay-at-home order that had kept its nine million residents indoors for three months and devastated business in Vietnam’s economic hub. To [...] » More

EU postpones trade talks with Australia amid submarine deal fallout

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:37 AM

Australia’s minister for Trade Dan Tehan said on Friday talks with the European Union over a trade deal have been postponed, as a row over Canberra’s decision to [...] » More

Maersk Vietnam announces its 30th Anniversary: New goal for elevation in the world’s logistics map.

02-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Vietnamnet | 6:37 AM

Over the past 30 years, Maersk has gradually contributed to putting Vietnam on the international logistics map. In August 2021, the global shipping giant A.P. Moller Maersk [...] » More