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 2020-03-30 15:12 

Jakarta Post

Indonesian palm oil exports to China drop by half in January: GAPKI...

The palm oil industry is one of Indonesias major foreign exchange earners, contributing 13.5 percent to total non-oil and gas exports worth US$22.3 billion....

 2020-03-30 15:08 

Vietnam News

Petrol prices see sharp fall of up to VN4,252 per litre...

The retail price of petrol sharply decreased as of 3pm on Sunday, marking the sixth consecutive reduction since the beginning of this year....

 2020-03-30 15:05 

Jakarta Post

Learning life lessons through 'macapat', Javanese script...

A humble school in Yogyakarta offers lessons on macapat and the Javanese script....

 2020-03-30 15:01 

Jakarta Post

German minister commits suicide after 'virus crisis worries'...

Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germanys Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming deeply worried over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus....

 2020-03-30 14:52 

Cebu Daily News

Lapu, Mandaue, Cebu City enter into 'reciprocity' agreement to allow entry of 'exempted' persons...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While Cebu province maintains that only limited individuals will be allowed to enter its jurisdiction from Cebu City, the highly urbanized cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu have agreed to honor each other's exemption...

 2020-03-30 14:46 

Jakarta Post

In Iraq, no resting place for coronavirus dead...

Fearing the respiratory illness could somehow spread from the corpses to nearby population centers, Iraqi religious authorities, tribes and townspeople have sent the bodies of COVID-19 victims back to hospital morgues, where they are piling up....

 2020-03-30 14:33 

Jakarta Post

COVID-19: Indonesia develops surveillance app to bolster contact tracing, tracking...

The app, which is undergoing a stress test, will be available for download at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store upon launch....

 2020-03-30 14:32 

The Strait Times

Singtel to offer free TV channels, company directors to take fee cut...

SINGAPORE - Singtel's board of directors will take a 10 per cent fee cut for the upcoming financial year in...

 2020-03-30 14:28 

Manila Bulletin

NGCP donates P1-B to gov't for COVID crisis...

Transmission firm National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) will donate P1 billion to help government fight the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) health crisis that has been overwhelming the country in the past weeks....

 2020-03-30 14:27 

Jakarta Post

Thailand’s biggest island on lockdown to contain coronavirus...

The order will last for at least for one month, according to Phuket Governor Pakkapong Taweepat. Vehicles and vessels providing essential goods and services are exempted....

 2020-03-30 14:22 

Manila Bulletin

FDA warns against drug combination for prevention, treatment of COVID-19...

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned health facilities and medical professionals against prescribing the drug combination of Procaine and Dexamethasone with Vitamin B called "Prodex B" for treatment and prevention of the coronavirus disea...

 2020-03-30 14:21 

Channel NewsAsia

Swiss bank UBS sticks to 2019 dividend amid global calls for payout freezes...

UBS Group intends to pay its 2019 dividend, the Swiss bank said on Monday, despite guidance from markets supervisor FINMA, the Swiss government ......

 2020-03-30 14:20 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: 3 men jailed for breaching quarantine orders in Hong Kong...

HONG KONG (XINHUA) - Three men were sentenced to imprisonment ranging from 10 days to three months on Monday (March 30) after breaching the compulsory quarantine regulation in Hong Kong amid the coronavirus pandemic, the first such cases since the Covid-1...

 2020-03-30 14:19 

The Strait Times

Saudi king offers to pay for coronavirus patients' treatment...

RIYADH (REUTERS) - Saudi Arabia will finance treatment for anyone infected with the coronavirus in the country, the health minister said on Monday (March 30), while the agriculture ministry took steps to boost wheat and livestock supplies amid global fear...

 2020-03-30 14:18 

Malay Mail Online

Oil prices slide on shattered demand, stocks scatter...

LONDON, March 30 — Oil prices plunged today as the number of novel coronavirus cases worldwide surged past 700,000, reinforcing worries about the impact of the pandemic on the global economy. Stock markets reacted differently to the prospect of......

 2020-03-30 14:17 

Manila Bulletin

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum during coronavirus shutdown...

A Van Gogh painting was stolen from the Singer Laren Museum in the Netherlands overnight, the museum said Monday. The museum has been closed due to the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-30 14:17 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Van Gogh painting stolen amidst Dutch Covid-19 shutdown...

AMSTERDAM: A Van Gogh painting was stolen from the Singer Laren Museum in the Netherlands overnight, the museum said on Monday. The museum has been closed due to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-03-30 14:16 

Channel NewsAsia

Undetected COVID-19 from returning Myanmar workers a big concern: Health official...

MYANMAR, Yangon: The likelihood of undetected COVID-19 cases imported by a recent wave of returning Myanmar workers from Thailand at least ......

 2020-03-30 14:15 

The Strait Times

Germany aims to launch Singapore-style coronavirus app in weeks...

BERLIN (REUTERS) - Germany hopes to launch a smartphone app within weeks to help trace coronavirus infections, after a broad political consensus emerged that adopting an approach pioneered by Singapore can be effective without invading people's privac...

 2020-03-30 14:15 

Malay Mail Online

Unintended consequences of MCO stage 2 policies may hasten the spread of Covid-19 — Kabinet Rakyat...

MARCH 30 — The set of rules for the second phase of the MCO announced by the Defence Minister raises a number of very serious questions. We must not forget the first and foremost purpose of the MCO. The MCO is a necessary policy whose first,......

 2020-03-30 14:10 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Shuttlers need to 'Zoom' out of their comfort zone...

KUALA LUMPUR: National coaches and players have been encouraged to step out of their comfort zone and to keep up with the times....

 2020-03-30 14:09 

The Strait Times

Cabin crew swap aircraft aisles for hospitals in UK's coronavirus fight...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Britain's temporary hospitals are seeking volunteers from airlines, calling on cabin crew members who are currently grounded to use their first-aid skills and calm manner to help get the new Nightingale hospitals up and running.. Re...

 2020-03-30 14:08 

ABS-CBN

Pampasabog nahukay sa isang bakuran sa Iloilo...

ILOILO CITY Isang lumang mortar shell ang nahukay ng isang 70 anyos na lalaki sa kanilang bakuran sa Barangay Q. Abeto sa Mandurriao, Iloilo City Lunes ng hapon....

 2020-03-30 14:07 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: MFA's efforts help to bring home Singaporean stuck in Slovenia...

SINGAPORE - Mr Nazrul Syahmi, 20, was in Slovenia on a backpacking trip when the government there restricted all air traffic on March 17 as the coronavirus outbreak worsened in Europe.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-30 14:06 

Manila Bulletin

Labor group gives list of firms who have not yet applied for workers' financial aid...

Labor group Defend Jobs Philippines on Monday submitted to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) a list of private companies who allegedly have yet to apply for financial assistance from the government for the benefit of their workers....

 2020-03-30 14:05 

Malay Mail Online

Grab lists 3 measures to support local businesses...

KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — Grab Malaysia has listed three measures to support local businesses especially small independent establishments and hawkers beset by the Covid-19 pandemic. To this end, the multinational ride-hailing company will embark on.....

 2020-03-30 14:05 

Jakarta Post

South Korea coronavirus cases rise steadily...

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said the national tally stood at 9,661, while the death toll rose by 6 to 158. It added that 195 more people had recovered from the virus for a total of 5,228....

 2020-03-30 14:04 

Malay Mail Online

Covid-19: Associations, companies, foundation step forward to aid govt...

KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — Several companies and non-profit organisations have step forward to assist the government in the fight against Covid-19. The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodites, in a statement today, said the Malaysian Timber.....

 2020-03-30 14:03 

The Strait Times

Trump says Putin to 'probably ask' for lifting of US sanctions on Russia...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Donald Trump said on Monday (March 30) he expects his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to request the lifting of US sanctions during an upcoming phone call.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-30 14:03 

Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta International Airport officially opens for business...

YIA will be open 24 hours a day, serving 54 flights, including 48 domestic flights — 24 departures and 24 arrivals — and six international departures to neighboring Malaysia and Singapore....

 2020-03-30 14:02 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Intel Malaysia donates RM2 million assist healthcare professionals in combating COVID-19...

KUALA LUMPUR: Intel Malaysia is donating over RM2 Million to assist healthcare professionals in combating COVID-19 in the country....

 2020-03-30 14:01 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Toshiba’s 80V N-channel power MOSFETs fabricated with latest generation process help improve power supply efficiency - ANTARA News...

- Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation ("Toshiba") has added 80V N-channel power MOSFETs to its "U-MOS X-H series" fabricated with the ......

 2020-03-30 14:01 

Malay Mail Online

Covid-19: Disinfection operation intensified nationwide, says ministry...

KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — The disinfection operation to curb the spread of Covid-19, which was previously carried out at several high-risk areas, was today intensified with massive operations nationwide. The operation, entrusted to the Ministry of......

 2020-03-30 14:01 

Jakarta Post

‘No farewells, no ceremonies’: China's Hubei cremates coronavirus dead...

Chinas bereaved families have not been able to hold funerals since Feb. 1, even as the nations outbreak eases, including in Hubei where the virus erupted in December....

 2020-03-30 14:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Harley-Davidson says investor Impala drops plans for board nominations...

Harley-Davidson Inc said on Monday that investor Impala Asset Management no longer planned to nominate two candidates to its board....

 2020-03-30 14:00 

Philippine Star

Police lieutenant surrenders after robbing Isabela gas station...

Tolentino will face complaints of robbery hold-up, disobedience, illegal firearms, and breaking the curfew....

 2020-03-30 14:00 

Jakarta Post

Superfoods and high-tech beauty among the strongest skincare trends...

Beauty addicts around the world are increasingly keen on skincare products based on ingredients that are more commonly found in refrigerators, such as berries, seeds and seaweed....

 2020-03-30 13:57 

Channel NewsAsia

Spotify says isolation due to COVID-19 ups interest in 'chill' music...

STOCKHOLM: People spending more time cooped up in their homes to curb the spread of the new coronavirus have changed their daily soundtracks, with ......

 2020-03-30 13:56 

Manila Bulletin

N.Ireland to release around 200 prisoners to stem COVID-19 spread...

Around 200 prisoners will be temporarily released from Northern Irish jails in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus in the inmate population, the province's justice minister said Monday....

 2020-03-30 13:56 

Malay Mail Online

With insufficient data on M40 recipients, Pakatan moots disbursing cash handout via e-wallet...

KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — Acknowledging the lack of data faced by the government in allocating its Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) cash handouts for the M40 group, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Secretariat has today suggested for the government to......

 2020-03-30 13:56 

Jakarta Post

Oil plummets to 17-year low as broken market drowns in crude...

Futures in London fell as much as 7.6 percent to the lowest since November 2002, while New York crude briefly dipped below US$20 a barrel....

 2020-03-30 13:52 

Malay Mail Online

86 individuals charged in several states for flouting MCO...

KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — A total of 86 individuals were charged in court in several states across the country today for violating the movement control order (MCO) meant to curb the spread of Covid-19. The MCO, which entered its 13th day today saw......

 2020-03-30 13:52 

Malay Mail Online

US stocks open higher as markets gird for volatility...

NEW YORK, March 30 — Wall Street stocks rose early today to open what was expected to be a volatile trading week as markets weighed the economic toll of the coronavirus against emergency government spending. About 10 minutes into trading, the Dow......

 2020-03-30 13:52 

Channel NewsAsia

Singapore ready to deploy third stimulus package if COVID-19 outbreak worsens: DPM Heng...

SINGAPORE: The Government is ready to deploy a third stimulus package if the COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore deteriorates, Deputy Prime Minister ......

 2020-03-30 13:52 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit rebel-held Yemen capital...

RIYADH: The Saudi-led military coalition on Monday said it carried out multiple air strikes on Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa in retaliation for missile strikes on Riyadh....

 2020-03-30 13:52 

Vietnam News

Disbursement of public investment would help lift GDP by 0.42 percentage points: GSO...

Boosting the disbursement of all planned public investment would help increase this year's gross domestic product (GDP) by 0.42 percentage points, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO)....

 2020-03-30 13:51 

Manila Bulletin

Heed science to avert public health issues, climate change group urges...

A study published in 2007 by the Clinical Microbiology Reviews of the American Society for Microbiology had early on warned of a possible disease outbreak in China due to the culture of eating exotic animals in the southern part of the country....

 2020-03-30 13:50 

Jakarta Post

Iran warns of lengthy 'new way of life' as virus deaths rise...

President Hassan Rouhani warned Sunday that the new way of life in Iran was likely to be prolonged, as its declared death toll from the novel coronavirus rose to 2,640....

 2020-03-30 13:49 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Stimulus to add 1.5 percentage point to Malaysia's economy...

KUALA LUMPUR: The RM250 billion stimulus package will roughly add to Malaysia's real gross domestic product (GDP) growth by an estimated 1.5 per cent percentage point, Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz said....

 2020-03-30 13:48 

Manila Bulletin

Putin says Russia's coronavirus measures prevented explosive growth of cases...

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin said on Monday decisive measures by Russia had helped win it time in its battle to contain the coronavirus and to prevent an explosive growth in cases, but that it was vital authorities now used that time effectively....

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