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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

Tokyo stocks open lower on virus worries, higher yen

Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday as traders weighed economic recovery hopes against fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections, with a stronger yen weighing on the market......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 18th, 2020

Recession fears

The rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, from China to Asia, Europe and the United States has drawn unprecedented responses from many governments......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 13th, 2020

Thousands rally in Asia for International Women s Day despite virus fears

BANGKOK, Thailand – Thousands took to the streets across Asia for International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8, even as the coronavirus outbreak forced the cancellation of events in the region. In China – the epicenter of the epidemic that has killed more than 3,500 people and infected over 100,000 worldwide – ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 8th, 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

ADB: Sentiment lifts East Asian bonds

The improving global investment sentiment and financial conditions provided a much-needed lift for local currency bond markets in emerging East Asia, despite risks from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the latest issue of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Asia Bond Monitor says. “Governments in the region have been agile in dealing with the impact of […] The post ADB: Sentiment lifts East Asian bonds appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

Hamilton eyes Schumacher record despite virus worries

Sochi, Russia—Lewis Hamilton seeks to equal Michael Schumacher’s record 91 Formula One wins at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi on Sunday despite fears over a potential coronavirus fall-out from allowing 30,000 fans to attend. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

Global stocks tank on fears of second coronavirus wave

World equity markets tanked Monday, losing around three percent as investors fretted over mounting fears of a second wave of coronavirus and a lack of fresh central bank stimulus, dealers said......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

Worst is over, says spokesman; but Duterte extends calamity state

The worst of the coronavirus pandemic is over, Malacañang said Wednesday. Amid fears of 57 percent of Filipinos of worse times ahead, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said to "live with COVID-19" but with safeguards......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

WHO endorses protocol for virus herbal medicine trials

The World Health Organization endorsed Saturday a protocol for testing African herbal medicines as potential treatments for the coronavirus and other epidemics. Covid-19 has raised the issue of using traditional medicines to battle contemporary diseases, and the endorsement clearly encouraged testing with criteria similar to those used for molecules developed by labs in Asia, Europe […] The post WHO endorses protocol for virus herbal medicine trials appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

FIBA to have ‘bubble’ for Asia Cup qualifiers

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) will have a bubble for the remainder of its continental cup qualifiers to ensure the safety of players amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. One host city will be designated by FIBA for the bubble. The games inside the bubble will be done in accordance with FIBA health protocols and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2020

Fortunes of richest Filipinos dwindle by 22% in 2020

The combined fortunes of the 50 richest Filipinos suffered a 22-percent decline this year to $60.6 billion from $78 billion last year amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to Forbes Asia......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 17th, 2020

Pandemic-hit PH, Asean consumers changing buying habits, says Nielsen study

New socioeconomic and behavioral patterns are shaping the future of the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) market in Southeast Asia, which appears to be less and less influenced by the news cycle about coronavirus transmission, according to a new Nielsen study. In a statement, the market research firm said the new drivers of consumption patterns […] The post Pandemic-hit PH, Asean consumers changing buying habits, says Nielsen study appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2020

Asian markets on front foot as vaccine hopes get boost

Asian markets pushed higher Monday as investors creep back after a recent sell-off, with coronavirus vaccine hopes given a boost and traders looking ahead to the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 14th, 2020

The Price of Beijing s Vaccine Diplomacy in Southeast Asia

As China publicly claims it is closing in on a coronavirus vaccine, Beijing has begun promising early access to countries of strategic interest. The effort is broadly seen as a way for Beijing to t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

Roque believes Pemberton pardon linked to Duterte’s desire to get COVID-19 vaccine access

In justifying his boss’ surprise move, Roque stressed that Duterte has repeatedly emphasized the need for a coronavirus vaccine to help end Southeast Asia’s worst outbreak......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

PH salary for nurses, med techs lowest in Southeast Asia

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is at the bottom of the pit in Southeast Asia when it comes to compensating nurses and medical technologists — some of the most crucial front-line workers in the global war on the coronavirus pandemic. This is based on new research by data aggregator iPrice Group, which recorded the salaries […] The post PH salary for nurses, med techs lowest in Southeast Asia appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020