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China to pump $236b into economy as deaths rise to 304, cases cross 14,000

February 03, 2020 5:00 AM

BEIJING • China yesterday ramped up measures to contain the Wuhan virus epidemic and shore up an economy hit by travel curbs and business shutdowns, as it reported 304 deaths and more than 14,000 cases of infection.

Philippines reports first fatality outside China

February 03, 2020 5:00 AM

The Philippines yesterday reported the first person outside China known to have died from the Wuhan coronavirus that has killed more than 300.

First death outside China in Philippines

February 03, 2020 5:00 AM

A 44-year-old Chinese man in the Philippines has died from the Wuhan coronavirus, the first known death outside China.

Hunan culls chickens after H5N1 bird flu outbreak

February 03, 2020 5:00 AM

BEIJING • A city in China's southern Hunan province reported that it had culled almost 18,000 chickens after an outbreak of a highly pathogenic strain of H5N1 bird flu virus, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said.

U-turn in regional business sentiment as tourists stay home

February 03, 2020 5:00 AM

After a year and a half of a trade war between the world's two biggest economies that choked off exports and foreign investment for the region, this was supposed to be South-east Asia's year of recovery.

Indonesia to suspend China flights, bar visitors who have been there

February 03, 2020 5:00 AM

JAKARTA • Indonesia will temporarily stop flights to and from China starting from Wednesday, and bar visitors who have been in China in the last 14 days from entering or transiting in the country, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said yesterday.

Thousands of Hong Kong medical workers to strike as Wuhan virus outbreak worsens

February 02, 2020 11:26 PM

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Thousands of Hong Kong medical professionals will begin a five-day strike on Monday (Feb 3) after the government refused their demand to shut all entry points from China amid a deadly virus outbreak on the mainland.

China to inject US$174 billion of liquidity as markets reopen

February 02, 2020 11:02 PM

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China's central bank said it will inject 1.2 trillion yuan (S$236 billion) worth of liquidity into the markets via reverse repo operations on Monday (Feb 3) as its stock markets prepare to reopen amid an outbreak of a new coronavirus.

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