Monday, February 17, 2020
Singapore closes borders to all Chinese travellers to stem spread of coronavirus Singapore will close its borders to all new visitors from mainland China, including foreigners who have been there within the past 14 days. It will become the first Southeast Asian country to do so in a bid to stem...
When the Wuhan coronavirus first emerged, most payed it no mind. It was brushed-off as a minor issue that would be easily resolved. Unfortunately, it has now become apparent that this new virus is a lot more serious than we first believed it to be. With more and more...
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached nearly 6,000, a total that surpassed the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. The...
China topped the list of economies looking to invest in Thailand for the first time last year, overtaking Japan as its main source of foreign direct investment thanks to belt and road-linked projects, overspill from the US-China trade war and Thai government incentives. Applications from China – valued at 262...
The likes of Ant Financial, ByteDance and Xiaomi are looking to snag one of the licences issued by Singapore’s central bank this year. Analysts say the new players’ entrance will help innovate the Singaporean banking industry. The Monetary Authority of Singapore is issuing as many as five digital banking...
China has pledged to increase its measures in an effort to strengthen its troubled banks and small enterprises; all the while continuing to crackdown on shadow banking and property speculation. This is a difficult balancing act for the nation as it risks an uncontrollable buildup in bad debt at...
Alibaba unveils Hong Kong secondary listing plan, in vote of confidence Alibaba Group Holding, the record holder of the largest global initial public offering, has unveiled a secondary listing plan in Hong Kong, in a vote of confidence for the local financial market as the worst political crisis in the...
Singapore and Chinese technology companies are strengthening business connections and exchanges of expertise at the Smart China Expo 2019 under the theme “Smart Technology: Empowering Economy, Enriching Life”. The Expo will run from 26 to 29 August in Chongqing to capitalise on the exciting opportunities in Asia’s digital economies. The...
Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns in midst of Hong Kong protest controversy Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigned on Friday, ending a stormy week for the Hong Kong flag carrier after it was rebuked by Beijing over the participation of some of its employees in the city's festering anti-government...
Malaysia records increased tourist arrivals from China MATTA calls for greater Visa flexibility for tourists from China, India Chinese arrivals in Malaysia grew by 7.6% to 1.33 million from January to May compared to 1.24 million in the same period last year, according to Tourism Malaysia’s latest figures. For...
Hundreds of people have joined a mass sit-in at Hong Kong International Airport Friday evening in a fresh round of anti-government protests designed to secure international backing for the movement. Organisers were expecting thousands to show up, and hoped police would respect what they said would be a peaceful...
Thousands of Hong Kong lawyers stage rare protest urging end to political prosecutions during anti-gov’t demos Thousands of legal sector professionals staged their second “black clothes” march in two months urging for an end to political prosecutions, for the Department of Justice to retain its independence and for the government...

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