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PUTRAJAYA: The first week of the conditional movement control order (MCO) in the Klang Valley and Sabah has produced some improvements in Covid-19 infectivity, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
Philippines eyes pilot study of saliva-based Covid-19 test for tourists as total cases goes above 360,000
MANILA (Philippines Daily Inquirer/Asian News Network): The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) will soon launch a pilot study of saliva-based Covid-19 testing for screening tourists, Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat told senators on Monday during a hearing on her department's proposed 2021 budget.
MANILA, Oct 20 (Reuters): Philippine shares jumped nearly 2% on Tuesday as an easing of coronavirus restrictions cheered investors, while Thai markets headed for a fifth session of losses as anti-government protests dented hopes for a domestic economic recovery.
HONG KONG, Oct 20 (SCMP): China’s super-rich now own a combined fortune of US$4 trillion, more than the GDP of Germany, the world’s fourth-biggest economy, according to the latest Hurun rich list. Ma’s family wealth grows 45 per cent as a stock market boom and tech mega listings lift the fortunes of China’s billionaires by US$1.5 trillion.
BEIJING, Oct 20 (China Daily/ANN): New growth opportunities in emerging industries such as the internet economy played a bigger role in bolstering economic growth during the first three quarters of the year, officials and experts have announced.
SEOUL, Oct 20 (AFP): The world's second-largest chipmaker, South Korea's SK Hynix, announced a record US$9 billion deal Tuesday to buy Intel's flash memory chip operation as it seeks to bolster its position against rival behemoth Samsung Electronics.
KUALA LUMPUR: China remains Malaysia’s largest foreign investor in the manufacturing sector for four consecutive years since 2016, with 32 foreign direct investments (FDIs) amounting US$452.43million (US$1=RM4.14) approved in January to June of 2020.
KUALA LUMPUR: Affin Hwang Asset Management Bhd had on Tuesday launched Affin Hwang World Series – Global Disruptive Innovation Fund.
SINGAPORE, Oct 20 (The Straits Times/ANN): When Covid-19 began its march across the world earlier this year, international diplomacy all but came to a halt. Meetings were cancelled and diplomats were grounded as borders slammed shut.
KUALA LUMPUR: Public Bank’s unit, Public Mutual, launched the Public Healthcare-Global Equity Fund (PHGEF) on Tuesday.