Sunday, March 29, 2020
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...
Analysts have voiced concerns that China’ Japan, and South Korea are at risk of a second wave of disruptions to their supply chains due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus, which has already caused major slowdowns in global trade and economy. The three Asian nations contribute about...
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...
The COVID-19 novel coronavirus is proving to be a far more tenacious adversary than the world first realised. It is highly infectious and widespread quarantine seems to be the only effective method of containing it’s spread. Unfortunately, the consequences of such measures means that consumption has seen a huge...
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...
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...
Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister-designate, said his government would be very “pro-China”, in an interview with a Hong Kong-based Chinese-language broadcaster shortly before he was chosen to succeed Theresa May on Tuesday. Speaking to Phoenix TV, Johnson backed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s infrastructure-based Belt and Road Initiative and said...
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 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...
Hong Kong police have arrested 420 people in connection with protests since June 9, amid escalating violence in demonstrations that have rocked the former British colony and plunged it into its worst political crisis in decades. Police have also fired 1,000 rounds of tear gas and about 160 rubber bullets...
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...
Airbus is restarting its assembly line in China. General Motors began limited production over the weekend. Toyota followed suit on Monday. Slowly, but surely, and with an air of caution, the workers of China are heading back to the factories and offices to try and reopen for business. Three weeks ago,...

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