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 2020-02-20 09:13 

The Strait Times

Businesses urged to make the best use of Budget stabilisation package amid virus downturn...

SINGAPORE - Businesses' concerns that Budget measures may not be enough to get them over the rough patch are being heard but the Government will...

 2020-02-20 09:04 

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Philippines turns to tech to help protect its overseas workers from abuse, exploitation...

RIZAL, Philippines: Ms Marina Sarno, 43, looks after her 5-year-old grandson while enticing customers to look through her 1 sq m booth in one of ......

 2020-02-20 09:00 

Tech in Asia

Indian Angel Network leads $3m investment in B2B startup MaxWholesale...

It competes with companies such as ShopKirana, Jumbotail, Udaan, and Amazon....

 2020-02-20 08:43 

Channel NewsAsia

South Korea reports first COVID-19 death as infected cases reach 104...

SEOUL: South Korea reported on Thursday (Feb 20) the first death in the country of a person infected with coronavirus and 22 new cases, bringing ......

 2020-02-20 08:39 

The Strait Times

Nearly 900,000 pangolins trafficked in Southeast Asia: watchdog...

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Nearly 900,000 pangolins are believed to have been trafficked across South-east Asia in the past two decades, a wildlife watchdog said on Thursday (Feb 20), highlighting the challenge in tackling the illicit trade.. Read more at strai...

 2020-02-20 08:38 

Tech in Asia

Meet the 10 startups in MOX's eighth cohort...

The startups operate in the govtech, publishing tech, edtech, direct-to-customer retail, and logistics sectors....

 2020-02-20 08:37 

Channel NewsAsia

China lab says conspiracy theories hurting efforts to curb COVID-19...

An outbreak of disinformation in China and elsewhere has hurt global efforts to combat the new coronavirus, said a specialist infectious disease ......

 2020-02-20 08:34 

The Strait Times

China warns of further action after revoking Wall Street Journal journalists' credentials...

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China warned on Thursday (Feb 20) that it might take more action against the Wall Street Journal, a day after revoking the press credentials of three of the US newspaper's correspondents over a column that China said was racist.. R...

 2020-02-20 08:32 

The Strait Times

Nicholas Tse shuts down cookie stores amid tough business conditions in Hong Kong...

It has proven hard to be a tough cookie in Hong Kong's confectionery business.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 08:31 

Channel NewsAsia

Leipzig's Werner 'proud' to be linked with Liverpool...

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner says he is proud to have been linked with a move to Premier League leaders Liverpool but said he must improve to ......

 2020-02-20 08:31 

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Football: Leipzig's Werner 'proud' to be linked with Liverpool...

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner says he is proud to have been linked with a move to Premier League leaders Liverpool but said he must improve to ......

 2020-02-20 08:30 

The Strait Times

China urges farmers not to miss crucial planting season despite coronavirus outbreak...

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told local governments to make sure farmers don't miss the crucial grain planting season during a critical time for controlling the spread of coronavirus.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 08:20 

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Pakistan suspend Umar Akmal under anti-corruption code...

The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Thursday it had suspended batsman Umar Akmal with immediate effect under its anti-corruption code....

 2020-02-20 08:20 

The Strait Times

Fires and climate fears rattle Australia's giant coal lobby...

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - As bush fires and floods fuel public concerns in Australia about global warming, the country's powerful mining lobby is facing increasing pressure from investors to drop support for new coal mines, according to a dozen interviews wi...

 2020-02-20 08:20 

The Strait Times

Malaysia pushes back against claims Tabung Haji shuts 4 hotels and DAP chief leads agency...

KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian government has pushed back against viralled claims on social media that Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng had ordered the closure of four hotels operated by pilgrimage fund Tabung Haji, and that the non-Muslim ethnic Chinese minis...

 2020-02-20 08:17 

The Strait Times

Former One Direction singer Harry Styles robbed at knifepoint in London...

Things did not come up roses for former One Direction singer Harry Styles on Valentine's Day.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 08:06 

The Strait Times

New Zealand's Greens pit teenage activist against PM Ardern for general election...

WELLINGTON (REUTERS) - A week shy of his 18th birthday, climate activist Luke Wijohn is planning to take down New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in a general election later this year, having been selected by the Green Party to contest her con...

 2020-02-20 08:04 

Tech in Asia

Malaysian car-sharing app Socar banks $18m in series A money...

It's now looking to expand into new countries, including Indonesia....

 2020-02-20 08:03 

Channel NewsAsia

Indonesian minister calls on the rich to marry the poor as a way to cut country's poverty rate...

JAKARTA: An Indonesian minister on Wednesday (Feb 19) proposed for the rich to marry the poor as a means to reduce the country's poverty rate. ......

 2020-02-20 08:00 

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Audio book streamer Storytel sees strong growth ahead as fourth-quarter losses grow...

STOCKHOLM: Swedish audio book streaming group Storytel on Thursday forecast continued strong growth in streaming revenues and paying subscribers ......

 2020-02-20 07:58 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: SG United Portal provides access to volunteer, donation opportunities...

SINGAPORE - A dedicated platform for initiatives related to the fight against the coronavirus was launched by Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee on Thursday (Feb 20).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 07:58 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Australian teen singer Ruel postpones Singapore concert to September...

SINGAPORE - Australian singer and songwriter Ruel has postponed his sold-out concert at *Scape The Ground Theatre on on March 8. He will now perform at Capitol Theatre on Sept 10.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 07:57 

The Strait Times

Football: RB Leipzig's Timo Werner 'proud' to be linked with Liverpool...

LONDON (REUTERS) - RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner says he is proud to have been linked with a move to Premier League leaders Liverpool but said he must improve to earn the right to play for...

 2020-02-20 07:56 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Businessman in Malaysia loses S$89,000 to scammer in bid to buy face masks...

SIBU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A businessman lost RM266,153 (S$89,000) in a scam when he tried to purchase 20,000 face masks on the Internet.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 07:51 

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South Korea's Hynix says 800 workers to stay home after trainee had contact with virus patient...

South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix said on Thursday that 800 of its workers had quarantined themselves as a precautionary measure to prevent the ......

 2020-02-20 07:46 

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MGM Resorts says was victim of data breach last year...

US casino operator MGM Resorts International said on Thursday it was the victim of a data breach last year after an earlier report claimed that ......

 2020-02-20 07:42 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Five Singaporeans on quarantined cruise ship well amid rising infections and two deaths...

More than 600 passengers have tested positive for the Covid-19 disease.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 07:42 

The Strait Times

South Korea's Hynix says 800 workers in self-quarantine after coronavirus contact...

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix said on Thursday (Feb 20) that 800 of its workers had quarantined themselves as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but its production in the city of Icheon has not been affec...

 2020-02-20 07:37 

The Strait Times

China lab says conspiracy theories hurting efforts to curb coronavirus...

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - An outbreak of disinformation in China and elsewhere has hurt global efforts to combat the new coronavirus, said a specialist infectious disease lab located at the epicentre of the epidemic - and at the heart of a number of conspiracy...

 2020-02-20 07:37 

Channel NewsAsia

Car driver taken to hospital after accident involving bus, trailer...

SINGAPORE: A 48-year-old man was taken to hospital after an accident along Woodlands Road on Thursday morning (Feb 20). The police were alerted ......

 2020-02-20 07:36 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Kosovo coach unhappy with Euro playoffs format...

Kosovo coach Bernard Challandes is unhappy with the format of next month's Euro 2020 playoff ties, saying it creates complex logistical problems ......

 2020-02-20 07:25 

Tech in Asia

Meet the 20 top-funded startups and tech companies in Hong Kong...

Here are the companies in Hong Kong that are attracting tons of investors and have the resources to spend on software, talent, and expansion....

 2020-02-20 07:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Israel's Wix.com fourth-quarter profit down less than forecast, sees rise in 2020 revenue...

Wix.com, which helps small businesses build and operate websites, reported a smaller than expected decline in profit in the fourth quarter and ......

 2020-02-20 07:20 

Channel NewsAsia

No concerns about Indian openers on green wicket - Rahane...

India vice captain Ajinkya Rahane has no concerns about inexperienced openers Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal potentially facing a fired-up New ......

 2020-02-20 07:19 

The Strait Times

Going viral: Demand for disease-themed movies and games explodes...

HONG KONG (AFP) - As the world confronts the spread of a deadly new virus, interest in disease-themed movies, games and TV series has exploded, with worried viewers turning to documentaries and disaster flicks for answers and ways to cope.. Read more at s...

 2020-02-20 07:14 

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: The Apple Watch is coming for the watch industry...

The success of smartwatches follows the cliche of software eating hardware, as we have seen with cameras, calculators and DVDs, says the Financial ......

 2020-02-20 07:14 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Jurong Polyclinic staff get lunch treat and notes of appreciation from religious groups...

SINGAPORE - Two hundred lunch boxes and notes of appreciation were given to staff at Jurong Polyclinic on Thursday (Feb 20) afternoon in an initiative by several religious groups to show their support and appreciation for front-line medical workers.. Read...

 2020-02-20 07:12 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Malaysia 1MDB fugitive Jho Low spotted in virus-hit Wuhan, says police...

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A fugitive Malaysian financier wanted over a massive graft scandal has been spotted in the city at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, police said, although it was unclear if he had left before Chinese authorities imposed a lockdo...

 2020-02-20 07:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Malaysia 1MDB fugitive Jho Low spotted in Wuhan: Police...

KUALA LUMPUR: A fugitive Malaysian financier wanted over a massive graft scandal has been spotted in the city at the centre of the coronavirus ......

 2020-02-20 07:08 

Channel NewsAsia

China virus control efforts 'are working': Foreign minister...

VIENTIANE: China's efforts to control the deadly outbreak of a new coronavirus...

 2020-02-20 07:00 

The Strait Times

Confident China is trying very hard in handling coronavirus outbreak: Trump...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump is confident that China is...

 2020-02-20 07:00 

The Strait Times

Money FM Podcast: Using AI to enable smart cities...

. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 06:56 

The Strait Times

Olympics: London can host 2020 Games if moved over coronavirus: Mayor candidate...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - London would be ready to host the 2020 Olympics if the outbreak of the coronavirus forced the Games to be moved from Tokyo, Shaun Bailey, the Conservative candidate for mayor of the British capital, has said.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2020-02-20 06:55 

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London can host 2020 Games if moved over coronavirus: Mayor candidate...

London would be ready to host the 2020 Olympics if the outbreak of the coronavirus forced the Games to be moved from Tokyo, Shaun Bailey, the ......

 2020-02-20 06:46 

The Strait Times

Swiss watchdog slams Julius Baer's efforts to fight money laundering...

ZURICH (REUTERS) - Switzerland's financial markets watchdog Finma has found serious shortcomings in Julius Baer's efforts to combat money laundering over nearly a decade, Finma said, appointing an auditor and prohibiting the bank from doing large ...

 2020-02-20 06:44 

The Strait Times

India buys drones, specialist equipment to avert new locust attack...

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (REUTERS) - India is buying drones and specialist equipment to monitor the movement of locusts and spray insecticides to ward off a new outbreak that could ravage crops, government officials said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 06:40 

The Strait Times

$30 million grant to optimise work in environment services sector extended to next year...

Amid the increased emphasis on cleaning public spaces following the coronavirus outbreak, an existing grant that improves productivity in the environmental services sector has been enhanced and extended.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 06:37 

The Strait Times

Sinead Burke: thinking big in changing fashion industry...

LONDON (AFP) - Despite her tiny stature, Ms Sinead Burke has become a force to be reckoned with in the world of fashion, pushing for designs to become accessible for all.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-20 06:33 

The Strait Times

Tranquil Thailand's gun culture in spotlight after shooting sprees...

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Normally serene Thailand has been on edge since a rogue soldier went on the rampage in a northeastern city this month, killing 29 people in a shooting spree that ended in a standoff with police at a shopping mall.. Read more at straits...

 2020-02-20 06:28 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Milan Fashion Week hit by Chinese no-show...

MILAN (AFP) - Milan Fashion Week kicked off on Tuesday (Feb 18) overshadowed by the coronavirus outbreak, with thousands of Chinese designers, buyers and journalists absent from the event.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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