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Coronavirus fears rattle Asia traders

HONG KONG, China — Fears over the new coronavirus rattled investors in Asia Friday as they struggled to work out if the China epidemic was worse than being reported by authorities. A dramatic rise in the number of deaths and new cases of the virus on Thursday fueled global suspicions that Beijing was concealing the true scale […] The post Coronavirus fears rattle Asia traders appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneFeb 14th, 2020

Global stocks end week mixed over COVID-19

NEW YORK (AFP) — Wall Street posted mixed results on Friday, ending an otherwise positive week as markets in Europe and Asia also muddled to a close. Of concern to investors was the new coronavirus outbreak that has spread globally, infecting 64,000 amid fears of widespread economic disruptions in the world’s second-largest economy, China, and […] The post Global stocks end week mixed over COVID-19 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

Stocks sink; Jollibee leads losers

The stock market plunged Friday, as fears over the new coronavirus rattled investors in Asia Friday as they struggled to work out if the China epidemic was worse than being reported by authorities......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

Cruise passengers land after two weeks of virus fears

Passengers on a cruise ship that was turned away from ports around Asia over fears they could be carrying the new coronavirus finally began disembarking in Cambodia on Friday. Cambodia’s strongman premier Hun Sen welcomed around 100 tourists who were handed flowers as they stepped ashore after an uncertain two weeks at sea. The Westerdam […] The post Cruise passengers land after two weeks of virus fears appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

Global stocks rebound as virus fears ease

NEW YORK, United States — Global stocks rallied strongly Tuesday as fears eased over an economic hit from the coronavirus outbreak in China even as the number of cases continued to rise. Major indices in Asia, Europe and the US all gained one percent or more, with analysts citing economic stimulus measures by the People’s Bank of […] The post Global stocks rebound as virus fears ease appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2020

What we learned from SARS, according to ex-DOH chief Manuel Dayrit

MANILA, Philippines – Reports of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has caused pneumonia-like illness in China and parts of Asia and North America have revived fears of an outbreak akin to the SARS (severe acute respiratory disease) scare of 2003.   So far, 25 have died, most ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020

Stocks close flat; ICTSI climbs

The stock market closed flat Tuesday in mixed trading amid fears over the wider impact of the new coronavirus on corporate earnings and economic growth......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated News1 hr. 55 min. ago

Gilas match vs Indonesia to push through on Sunday

By JONAS TERRADO   Gilas Pilipinas will play its only match of the upcoming 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers window after the world governing body ordered Indonesia to hold its two home matches despite the threat of the coronavirus disease. A FIBA letter that surfaced online said that it “determined that there exist no exceptional […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated News7 hr. 7 min. ago

Cruise passengers scatter, take Cambodia tours

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AFP) — A scramble intensified Monday to trace passengers from a US cruise liner allowed to disembark in Cambodia despite at least one traveler later being diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus. There are fears scores of cruise goers have been scattered across the world without full health checks — as Cambodia on […] The post Cruise passengers scatter, take Cambodia tours appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News7 hr. 54 min. ago

Chinatowns feel the brunt of virus panic

Melbourne---Normally bustling century-old Chinatowns from Melbourne to San Francisco have fallen quiet and businesses are struggling to survive as fears over the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak ripple around the world......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News12 hr. 42 min. ago

ONE: KING OF THE JUNGLE in Singapore to be a closed door event

ONE Championship recently announced that the company has made the decision to convert one of its live events into a closed-door event. ONE: KING OF THE JUNGLE, which is scheduled for Friday, 28 February in Singapore is to proceed as planned, but the Singapore Indoor Stadium will be closed off to fans and media. The decision was made with regards to the situation in Singapore surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (official name COVID-19).  Singapore’s Ministry of Health recently raised its Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level from yellow to orange after having confirmed 75 cases of infection. ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong made the announcement to convert their event in Singapore to a closed-door event initially on his social media accounts. Shortly after, Sityodtong fielded questions from the media on a global conference call. “In light of the coronavirus situation in Singapore, I have made the decision to convert ONE: King of the Jungle on February 28 into a closed event for broadcast only. The Singapore Indoor Stadium will not be open to the general public, but the event will proceed behind closed doors as scheduled live on all TV and digital platforms across 150+ countries around the world,” Sityodtong wrote on his official Facebook page. Fans who purchased tickets to the event will be given a full refund through Sportshub Tix, ONE’s official ticketing partner in Singapore. All bouts are to proceed as scheduled, and will still be available live via TV and digital platforms worldwide, as well as through the ONE Super App. The main event of ONE: KING OF THE JUNGLE will see two-sport ONE World Champion Stamp Fairtex of Thailand defend her ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Title against Janet “J.T.” Todd of the United States. In the co-main event of the evening, reigning ONE Strawweight Kickboxing World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao of Thailand will take on Lachlan “Rocky” Ogden of Australia for the ONE Strawweight Muay Thai World Title. Representing Singapore on the global stage is former ONE World Title challenger Amir Khan, who is accompanied by fellow Singaporean stars Tiffany “No Chill” Teo and Radeem Rahman. In addition, Singapore-based athletes Troy Worthen and Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat are set to see action. “We just felt that this was an incredible moment for us to ignite hope and strength across the continent of Asia and to our fans all over the world during this difficult time,” Sityodtong said during the global conference call. “I also want to say that it is only by love, compassion, and resilience that Singapore as a country and Asia as a continent can overcome and conquer the Coronavirus.” Sityodtong also says that while Singapore will proceed with its closed-door event, other events the organization has scheduled in other countries will proceed as planned. ONE Championship remains firm in its promise to deliver at least 50 events this year across all of its properties, and will make decisions to alter its events based on various factors as situations change. “It was not an easy decision for us. In fact, many people were pushing us to cancel the event. But I thought back to why I started ONE Championship in the first place. And our mission since day one has been to unleash real-life superheroes who ignite the world with hope, strength, dreams, and inspiration,” Sityodtong continued. “It’s a very different mission than all of our other global competitors. Yes we want to put on the greatest fights. Yes, we have the greatest martial artists in the world but there’s a deeper mission for ONE Championship. And in a time of crisis, in a time of fear in the continent of Asia, our heroes are ready to inspire the world.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News13 hr. 29 min. ago

Cruise passengers scatter, take Cambodia bus tours despite virus fears

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – A scramble intensified Monday, February 17, to trace passengers from a US cruise liner allowed to disembark  in Cambodia despite at least one traveler later being diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus.  There are fears scores of cruise goers have been scattered across the world without ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Stocks rebound amid virus outbreak

Stock markets mostly rebounded Monday, with investors assessing the extent of economic fallout from the new coronavirus while the death toll in China from the epidemic rose and infections topped 70,500. After Wall Street’s muddled performance on Friday and with US markets closed Monday for a holiday, traders turned their attention to some grim Asian […] The post Stocks rebound amid virus outbreak appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

FIBA 3x3 Olympic qualifier to push through despite NCoV outbreak scare

The 3x3 basketball Tokyo Olympics qualifier in India will push through as planned despite the scare of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. FIBA 3x3 Event Manager Ignacio Soriano said on Monday that the world basketball governing body will stick with the scheduled qualifier in Bangalore, India slated on March 18 to 22. “It’s a force majeure, we cannot plan something we don’t know what’s gonna happen tomorrow and in the next month or in the next couple of months. So for now the first reaction is to keep the Olympic qualifying tournament in India as it is,” said Soriano, who is in the country to meet with Chooks-to-Go 3x3 league owner Ronald Mascarinas to talk about the league’s 2020 calendar as well as the country’s hosting of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Manila Masters. Twenty teams will compete for slots in the Olympics’ first-ever staging of 3x3 basketball. The Samahang Basketbol sa Pilipinas is set to announce the six-man line-up of the national squad, which will include at least two players in the PHI top 10 3x3 ranking on Tuesday. The deadline of submission of names was on Monday. “As you know this is an important event for FIBA. This is the first-ever qualifying tournament and it’s a 20 teams per gender whereas only three will qualify to the Tokyo Olympics. It’s our first Olympics and we’re doing our debut,” said Soriano. However, the FIBA official added that there could be some changes in the FIBA Asia Cup set on May 13 to 17 in Changsha, China.   “We’re working already in potentially changing the host city for the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup that is happening in May,” said Soriano. “We’re working with different hosts but as of now nothing is official.” Soriano welcomed the possibility of the PHI taking over the hosting duties especially with the country’s growing 3x3 basketball following and successful hosting of international events of the sport in the past.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Japan cancels Emperor s public birthday celebrations amid coronavirus fears

TOKYO, Japan – Japan said Monday, February 17, it would cancel a public gathering to celebrate the birthday of new Emperor Naruhito, as fears grow over the spread of the new coronavirus in the country. "In light of various situations, we have decided to cancel the visit by the general public ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Gilas February matches all off?

The GiIas Pilipinas coaching staff gets ready to select the final roster for Sunday’s FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers away game against Indonesia in Jakarta amid a report that Indonesian authorities are considering “shelving” the duel over the coronavirus disease 2019 threat......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Billions lost as tourism industry reels from virus

Laos: Elephant parks unvisited, curios at markets unsold as tuk-tuks (rickshaws) sit idle: Southeast Asia is facing billions of dollars in losses from a collapse in Chinese tourism since the outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus. From Luang Prabang in northern Laos to Pattaya in Thailand, Hoi An in Vietnam and the Cambodian casino town […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

SE Asian tourism takes a hit as outbreak deepens

Elephant parks unvisited, curios at markets unsold as tuk-tuks sit idle: Southeast Asia is facing billions of dollars in losses from a collapse in Chinese tourism since the outbreak of a deadly new coronavirus......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

Volatile trading expected this week

The stock market is expected to move in volatile trading this week due to mounting fears about the outbreak of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19), which could hurt global economic growth......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

Gilas vs Indonesia might be moved

Gilas Pilipinas is in danger of seeing the postponement of its Feb. 23 away match against Indonesia in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. A report by Kompas, one of Indonesia’s main newspapers, said the country’s Ministry of Youth and Sports instructed the Indonesian Basketball Association to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

Auckland primary school tells Filipino children to stay away from class amid coronavirus fears hub

Auckland primary school tells Filipino children to stay away from class amid coronavirus fears Newshub.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020