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Italy suffers setback to hopes that its coronavirus epidemic might be in retreat

Italy suffers setback to hopes that its coronavirus epidemic might be in retreat

ROME (REUTERS) - Hopes that Italy's coronavirus epidemic might be in retreat suffered a setback on Thursday when data showed that both the number of new cases and deaths had ticked higher, underscoring how hard it is to halt the disease.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 27-03-2020
Panic-buying in Tokyo as residents asked to hunker down for weekend

Panic-buying in Tokyo as residents asked to hunker down for weekend

Residents were stocking up on everything from instant noodles and rice to toiletries and fresh produce, despite public-service warnings against hoarding.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 27-03-2020
New York sees glimmer of progress against coronavirus thanks to 'social distancing'; New Orleans on track to become next US epicentre

New York sees glimmer of progress against coronavirus thanks to 'social distancing'; New Orleans on track to become next US epicentre

NEW YORK/AUSTIN (REUTERS) - New York state, leading the country in coronavirus infections and deaths, has begun showing tentative signs of slowing the spread of the disease, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday (March 25), while the health crisis deepened in hard-hit New Orleans and elsewhere.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 26-03-2020
Coronavirus: Downturn will be worse than 2008, WTO says

Coronavirus: Downturn will be worse than 2008, WTO says

The World Trade Organisation's chief said countries could take important steps to limit immediate economic damage and lay the foundations for a long-term recovery, urging them to work together.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 26-03-2020
New Zealand PM Ardern declares national emergency as country reports 50 new coronavirus cases

New Zealand PM Ardern declares national emergency as country reports 50 new coronavirus cases

WELLINGTON (REUTERS) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared a state of national emergency as the country prepares to go into a complete lockdown at midnight to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 25-03-2020
Coronavirus: Malaysia's movement restrictions extended to April 14

Coronavirus: Malaysia's movement restrictions extended to April 14

PM Muhyiddin Yassin said the government decided on the two-week extension as the number of new Covid-19 infections "is expected to continue for a while before new cases begin to reduce".

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 25-03-2020
Coronavirus: How South Korea flattened the curve

Coronavirus: How South Korea flattened the curve

SEOUL (NYTIMES) - No matter how you look at the numbers, one country stands out from the rest: South Korea.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 24-03-2020
Beijing tightens quarantine rules for overseas travellers as China reports two-fold increase in new coronavirus cases

Beijing tightens quarantine rules for overseas travellers as China reports two-fold increase in new coronavirus cases

China had 78 new cases on Monday, of which 74 were imported infections.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 24-03-2020
New Zealand announces move to enter lockdown over next 48 hours

New Zealand announces move to enter lockdown over next 48 hours

WELLINGTON (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday (March 23) the country will move into its highest alert level, with all-non-essential services, schools and offices to be shut over the next 48 hours.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 23-03-2020
Coronavirus: Canada first country to withdraw from 2020 Summer Games, others welcome talk of Olympics postponement

Coronavirus: Canada first country to withdraw from 2020 Summer Games, others welcome talk of Olympics postponement

Opposition to holding the Games in July has risen sharply with several major stakeholders and some national Olympic committees calling for a delay because of the pandemic.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 23-03-2020
Cathay Pacific scraps 96% of flights as coronavirus stops travel

Cathay Pacific scraps 96% of flights as coronavirus stops travel

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Cathay Pacific Airways will slash passenger capacity by 96 per cent in April and May as the coronavirus shuts down travel across the world.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 20-03-2020
China sees zero local coronavirus cases for second day, hits new record on imported cases

China sees zero local coronavirus cases for second day, hits new record on imported cases

Of the 39 new imported infections, 14 were in Guangdong, eight in Shanghai and six in Beijing.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 20-03-2020
Coronavirus: China’s Wuhan reports no new infections for first time, imported cases surge

Coronavirus: China’s Wuhan reports no new infections for first time, imported cases surge

This is the biggest daily increase in two weeks.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 19-03-2020
DBS says Singapore recession 'inevitable'; expects 2nd stimulus package of $14-16 billion

DBS says Singapore recession 'inevitable'; expects 2nd stimulus package of $14-16 billion

SINGAPORE - A recession in Singapore appears "inevitable", said DBS Bank as it now sees the economy shrinking by 0.5 per cent this year, instead of the 0.9 per cent growth it forecast last month.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 19-03-2020
Coronavirus: Leaders shut Europe's borders to fight outbreak

Coronavirus: Leaders shut Europe's borders to fight outbreak

BERLIN (AFP, NYTIMES) - The European Union will impose an entry ban on travellers from outside the bloc for 30 days to battle the spread of the coronavirus, European leaders decided on Tuesday (March 17).

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 18-03-2020
Coronavirus: 108,000 affected workers to each get one-time payment of up to $300

Coronavirus: 108,000 affected workers to each get one-time payment of up to $300

SINGAPORE - A one-time payment of up to $300 will be given to about 108,000 workers who lose their jobs or suffer income losses due to the coronavirus outbreak, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) said on Wednesday (March 18), as the pandemic continues to take a toll on the global economy.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 18-03-2020
Asia stocks seesaw, US futures jump after historic market rout; STI down 1%

Asia stocks seesaw, US futures jump after historic market rout; STI down 1%

Tokyo's key Nikkei index opened down 3 per cent, while South Korea's Kospi index sank 4.3 per cent after markets opened.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 17-03-2020
S'pore has contingency plans for supply disruption from Malaysia, sufficient stockpile if everyone buys responsibly: Chan Chun Sing

S'pore has contingency plans for supply disruption from Malaysia, sufficient stockpile if everyone buys responsibly: Chan Chun Sing

Singapore has more than three months worth of stockpile, said Mr Chan.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 17-03-2020
US clinical trial for coronavirus vaccine to begin on Monday

US clinical trial for coronavirus vaccine to begin on Monday

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A clinical trial to evaluate a vaccine designed to protect against the new coronavirus will begin on Monday (March 16), the Associated Press reported, citing an unnamed US government official.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 16-03-2020
Explosion at Petronas-Aramco refining complex in Malaysia's Johor kills 4

Explosion at Petronas-Aramco refining complex in Malaysia's Johor kills 4

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS, THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A fire and explosion occurred at the Pengerang refining and petrochemicals complex in Malaysia's southern state of Johor, leaving four dead and one missing.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 16-03-2020
Stock rout eases in Asia amid wild trading: STI pares losses to 2%

Stock rout eases in Asia amid wild trading: STI pares losses to 2%

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG, REUTERS) - Asian stocks sharply pared losses on Friday afternoon (March 13) following the worst Wall Street session since 1987, as US futures pushed higher.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 13-03-2020
SIA expected to cut more flights to Europe

SIA expected to cut more flights to Europe

An SIA spokesman said Singapore Airlines is assessing the impact of Friday's (March 13) announcements by the Singapore Government on its operations.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 13-03-2020
Stocks plunge in Asia with pandemic declared, Trump travel ban; STI down 3.5%

Stocks plunge in Asia with pandemic declared, Trump travel ban; STI down 3.5%

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Global shares were set for a rocky ride on Thursday (March 12) as investors tally the economic damage of coronavirus, a day after the US Dow Jones industrials entered bear market territory and world health officials declared the coronavirus a pandemic.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 12-03-2020
Trump suspends all travel from Europe to the United States to fight coronavirus

Trump suspends all travel from Europe to the United States to fight coronavirus

The travel restrictions will start on Friday and last for 30 days. However, they do not apply to the UK.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 12-03-2020
Indonesia reports first coronavirus death, confirmed cases total 27

Indonesia reports first coronavirus death, confirmed cases total 27

"(The patient) had underlying conditions of high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, long years of obstructive lung disease. She was 53 and a foreigner," Mr Achmad Yurianto, a spokesman for the Covid-19 task force, said.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 11-03-2020
ST-BT Budget Roundtable: Govt working on second stimulus package as coronavirus situation has worsened, says DPM Heng Swee Keat

ST-BT Budget Roundtable: Govt working on second stimulus package as coronavirus situation has worsened, says DPM Heng Swee Keat

Like the existing $4 billion package announced in the Budget on Feb 18, the additional stimulus will be aimed at helping workers keep their jobs, Mr Heng said.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 11-03-2020
Italy goes into nationwide lockdown as coronavirus numbers spiral

Italy goes into nationwide lockdown as coronavirus numbers spiral

Italy's 60 million people will be able to travel only for work, medical reasons or emergencies until April 3.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 10-03-2020
Asia shares recover as stimulus hopes stem rout, for now; STI up 2%

Asia shares recover as stimulus hopes stem rout, for now; STI up 2%

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Asian markets skidded again on Tuesday (March 10) after Wall Street suffered its biggest one-day loss since the 2008 financial crisis, but the selling was restrained by hopes for coordinated policy action to quell the panic.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 10-03-2020
Coronavirus: Govt prepared to come up with 2nd package to help businesses if needed, says Heng Swee Keat

Coronavirus: Govt prepared to come up with 2nd package to help businesses if needed, says Heng Swee Keat

The Government is studying how various industries have been affected by the outbreak, and how to better support the transformation of industries and workers.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 09-03-2020
Oil dives 31% in worst loss since 1991 Gulf War as all-out price war erupts

Oil dives 31% in worst loss since 1991 Gulf War as all-out price war erupts

Asian shares plunged on Monday as panicked investors fled to bonds to hedge the economic shock of the coronavirus and the oil price plunge.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 09-03-2020
Coronavirus: China reports 143 new cases, 30 new deaths

Coronavirus: China reports 143 new cases, 30 new deaths

China's central province of Hubei, excluding the provincial capital Wuhan, reported zero new cases of coronavirus over 24 hours for the first time during the outbreak, as authorities continued to contain imported infections in other parts of the country.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 06-03-2020
Six STI companies with no women directors targeted by global asset management firm

Six STI companies with no women directors targeted by global asset management firm

SINGAPORE - Global asset manager State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has decided to take voting action against six companies out of the 30 listed on the Straits Times Index (STI), because they have no women directors on their boards.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 06-03-2020
US coronavirus death toll hits 11 with new infections in New York, LA; California declares state of emergency

US coronavirus death toll hits 11 with new infections in New York, LA; California declares state of emergency

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Two more people have died of the new coronavirus in the United States, bringing the toll to 11, and the two most populous cities, New York and Los Angeles, reported new cases on Wednesday (March 5).

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 05-03-2020