PENANG, Malaysia Tech firms at Malaysia’s one-time Silicon Valley of the East, swimming in orders from customers fleeing trade war-hit China, have seen fortunes turn again in the space of just a year as the coronavirus outbreak cuts them off from Chinese suppliers. Semiconductor test equipment manufacturer Pentamaster Corp. saw its...
BEIJING, May 9 (Reuters) - China's banking and insurance regulator on Saturday issued draft rules on commercial banks' online lending business, banning the use of such loans for riskier investments and capping banks' online consumer credit, in a move to rein in financial risks. The regulations are the first that...
Lockdown ချထားခြင်ကို မလိုက်နာပါက အသေပစ်ခိုင်းရန် စစ်သားများကို အမိန့်ပေးဖို့ ဝန်မလေးကြောင်း ဖိလစ်ပိုင် သမ္မတ Rodrigo Duterte က ဗုဒ္ဓဟူးနေ့တွင် ပြောကြားလိုက်သည်။  အစိုးရ၏ စားနပ်ရိက္ခာအကူအညီပေးမှုများနှင့် ပတ်သက်၍ ဖလစ်ပိုင်မြို့တော်မနီလာမြို့ရှိ ပြည်သူများက ဆန္ဒပြခဲ့ကြပြီးနောက်တွင် သူက တီဗီမိန့်ခွန်းတွင် ထိုကဲ့သို့ ပြောကြားခဲ့ခြင်းဖြစ်သည်။ မနီလာမြို့မှာ မတ်လ ၁၅ ရက်နေ့ကတည်းက lockdown ချကာ အသွားအလာတားမြစ်ထားခြင်းဖြစ်သည်။ "ပြဿနာရှာတာ၊ ပစ်တာခတ်တာ၊ သတ်တာဖြစ်တာတွေရှိလာရင် လုပ်တဲ့လူကို သေနတ်နဲ့ပစ်မိန့်ပေးဖို့ ဝန်လေးနေမှာမဟုတ်ပါဘူး။ ဖမ်းဆီးထိန်းသိမ်းဖို့ ရဲတွေကို အမိန့်ပေးဖို့လည်း ဝန်လေးနေမှာမဟုတ်ပါဘူး။ အဖမ်းခံရတယ်ဆိုရင်တော့ စားစရာကို ကိုယ့်ဘာသာကိုယ် ရအောင်လုပ်ခိုင်းမှာပါ" ဟု ၎င်းက ပြောသည်။ ထိုကဲ့သို့ ခြိမ်းခြောက်ပြောကြားခဲ့သည့်အပေါ် သမ္မတ Duterte ကို...
This article was written by Sean Turnell and posted on East Asia Forum On 1 July 2020, the European Union and six of its member governments announced a moratorium on debt repayments due from Myanmar. The agreement allows Myanmar to ‘focus efforts on economic recovery from COVID-19’ and is worth...
By Josh Smith and Sangmi Cha SEOUL, April 10 (Reuters) - South Korean officials on Friday reported 91 patients thought cleared of the new coronavirus had tested positive again. Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), told a briefing that the virus may have been...
(Reuters) Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Most infectious at the start Studies show people with the coronavirus are most infectious just at the point when they first begin to feel unwell, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Tuesday. Dr. Mike Ryan, WHO’s top emergencies expert, said...
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand will consider a plan to reopen more businesses and establishments from as early as June 15, an official said on Wednesday, after the country has reported no local transmissions of the coronavirus in the past 16 days. The government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration will consider...
BEIJING Ant Financial, an affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, will start allowing third-party vendors to offer services such as food delivery and hotel bookings on its Alipay mobile payment platform in an expansion beyond its financial services focus. Alipay traditionally competes against Tencent Holding’s WeChat pay in China for mobile...
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hundreds of children in Indonesia are believed to have died from COVID-19, giving the Southeast Asian country one of the world’s highest rates of child deaths from the novel coronavirus that experts around the world say poses little danger to the young. Paediatricians and health officials in...
Tetsushi Kajimoto and Takahiko Wada (Reuters) TOKYO/OITA, Japan Bank of Japan's vocal advocate of reflationary policy said on Thursday he saw no need to take extra steps to complement the government's fresh stimulus plan, bolstering market views the BOJ is in no mood to top up its already massive monetary easing. Yutaka...