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Covid-19 Updates: 37 new cases, 1 death

The Ministry of Health has identified 37 new cases bringing total number of active cases in the country to 1,218. 2 of the new...

HSBC profits halved as virus batters global economy

HSBC on Tuesday said first quarter pre-tax profits almost halved as the banking giant was battered by the global coronavirus pandemic while it embarked...

Singapore Tourism Board rolls out new initiatives to help businesses

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has rolled out several new initiatives to help businesses to engage customers, strengthen their business foundations and deepen their...

Defending livelihoods in response to Covid-19

Achim SchmillenAs Malaysia faces the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), the battle is on to defend the welfare and livelihoods of people in the bottom 40...

Another RHB employee tested positive for Covid-19

RHB Banking Group has confirmed that one if its employees in the Simpang Tiga branch have been tested positive for Covid-19. The affected employee...

Texas Instruments pledges RM 1.08 million to combat Covid-19 outbreak

By Poovenraj KanagarajTexas Instruments (TI) has announced a donation of RM 1.08 million to support Covid-19 relief efforts to Malaysia.The donation will be used...

Japan’s ANA slashes profit forecast by 71% because of pandemic

Japanese airline ANA Holdings on Monday slashed its annual net profit forecast by 71 percent over massive falls in demand and major cancellations caused...

Diversified portfolio investments may help during volatile periods

By Poovenraj Kanagaraj“One day the market’s up. Then next day, it’s down. Sometimes those ups and downs all happen in a single day and...

New cases shoot up to 84, emergence of a new cluster

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced that 84 new positive Covid-19 cases have been identified.This marks a slight increase after two consecutive days...

WHO: others will revise virus death tolls like China

The World Health Organization said Friday that many countries would likely follow China in revising up their death tolls once they start getting the...

Director of Wuhan lab denies virus link

The director of a maximum-security laboratory in China's coronavirus ground-zero city of Wuhan has rejected claims that it could be the source of the...

Japan offers $930 virus stimulus payment to all residents

Japan will offer a cash payment of 100,000 yen ($930) to every resident, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Friday, as measures to contain the...

Malaysia turns back Rohingya boat over virus fears

Malaysia has denied entry to a boat carrying about 200 Rohingya due to coronavirus fears, the air force said, after news emerged this week...

MATTA stresses financial bailout needed for national carrier,MAS

The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has urged Putrajaya to look into financial support for the national carrier, Malaysian Airlines (MAS)...

China virus epicentre Wuhan raises death toll by 50%

China's coronavirus ground-zero city of Wuhan on Friday admitted missteps in tallying its death toll as it abruptly raised the count by 50 percent...

South Koreans head to polls despite global pandemic

Temperature checks on voters, separate booths for those with fevers, and special polling times for the quarantined: South Koreans headed to the polls Wednesday...

Global air passenger demand sees steepest decline since 9/11: IATA

The coronavirus pandemic sent global air passenger demand plunging 14 percent in February, marking the steepest decline in traffic since the September 11 attacks...
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