COVID-19: Legal responses in Asia Pacific

APAC news aggregator

Date Jurisdiction Title Author
12-July-2022  Malaysia  Malaysia Airlines Restores Pre-COVID Schedule To London  Simple Flying 
8-July-2022  China  Asia plastic makers frustrated by China's slow rebound  FMT Media 
7-July-2022  Thailand  Thailand's hotel occupancy tax waived for next 2 years to aid tourism recovery  Asia News Network 
6-July-2022  China/Southeast Asia  Tech factories latest to leave China for SE Asia  Asia Times 
5-July-2022  Thailand  THAI revises debt rehab plan  Bangkok Post 
4-July-2022  Japan  Kyoto's love-hate relationship with tourists endures as yen weakens  The Japan Times 
1-July-2022  Thailand  Thai Airways aims to finish restructuring in 2024 as travel rebounds  Nikkei Asia 
30-June-2022  South Korea  ASEAN F&B industry eyes sustainable market in Korea  The Korea Times 
29-June-2022  China  China tweaks Covid playbook for more precise epidemic control  Global Times 
28-June-2022  Malaysia  Malaysia surpasses target of two million tourist arrivals The Jakarta Post 
27-June-2022  Malaysia  PM concerned over bankruptcy among youth in Malaysia, to hold talks with BMN governor  Malay Mail 
24-June-2022  Southeast Asia  Ecommerce is bursting out of China into Southeast Asia and the Middle East  SupChina 
23-June-2022  Indonesia  Indonesia deports Japanese fugitive accused of COVID relief fraud   The Japan Times 
22-June-2022  China  Layoffs and exits: Firms in China teeter under zero-Covid pressure  FMT Media 
21-June-2022  Southeast Asia  Southeast Asia's recovery off the pace  TTR Weekly 
20-June-2022 China  'We won't survive': China's migrant workers fear more lockdowns as Covid threat remains  The Guardian 
16-June-2022  Malaysia  Mobile phone company fined for selling unregistered Covid-19 medicine  The New Straits Times 
15-June-2022  Japan  No more silent lunches? Some Japan schools ease COVID restrictions  The Japan Times 
14-June-2022  Asia Pacific  Asia markets tumble; Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea drop more than 3%  CNBC 
13-June-2022  China   China factory inflation eases to lowest in a year  The Jakarta Post 
10-June-2022  Malaysia  Malaysia's rubber glove makers, made richer by Covid, lost more than RM25b as pandemic abates   Malay Mail 
9-June-2022  South Korea  7 in 10 big firms allow remote work despite eased pandemic curbs: poll  The Korea Times 
8-June-2022  China  After lockdown, Shanghai tries to mend fences with foreign firms  CNA 
7-June-2022  Malaysia   UK businesses keen to invest in Malaysia post-pandemic   The Sun Daily 
6-June-2022  Malaysia  Malaysia's unemployment levels rose by 83% in 2020, Asean stats show   FMT 
3-June-2022  Australia  Australia's economic growth slows in March quarter despite rise in household spending  The Guardian 
2-June-2022  Asia Pacific  Asia-pacific stocks struggle for direction; oil prices drop closes to 2%   CNBC 
1-June-2022  Malaysia  Malaysia's trade to remain strong in 2022  New Straits Times 
31-May-2022  China  Shanghai lockdown: China's financial hub set to lift Covid curbs  BBC News 
30-May-2022  China  Zero-COVID, big money: China's anti-virus spending boosts medical, tech and construction   The Star 
27-May-2022  China  Alibaba shelves guidance due to Covid risks; resilient Q4 lifts stocks  Times of India 
26-May-2022  Asia-Pacific  Emerging Asia faces a post-Covid inequity trap. Here's how to avoid it.  World Economic Forum 
25-May-2022  China  Airbnb ends rentals in China to focus on outbound tourists  ABC News 
24-May-2022  Thailand   Cabinet okays extension of hotel subsidy scheme   Bangkok Post 
23-May-2022  Cambodia  Effective economic steps boost tax revenue  Khmer Times 
20-May-2022  China  China cuts key mortgage reference rate as Covid bites  Malay Mail 
19-May-2022  India  Hybrid work to heatwave: why India is facing its worst power crisis in over six years  Times of India 
18-May-2022  China  China's April new home price index falls for the first time in seven years as Covid-19 adds to the slumping property market's cash woes  South China Morning Post 
17-May-2022  China  Economy likely to recover after April doldrums  China Daily 
13-May-2022  Australia  Northern Territory Hospitality Industry warns of staff shortages ahead of Darwin dry season  ABC News 
12-May-2022  South Korea  Top 1000 firms' sales hit new high in 2021 amid pandemic   The Korea Times 
11-May-2022  Japan  Japan's FY2021 current account surplus shrinks 22% on fuel price rise  Japan Today 
10-May-2022  Thailand  Keeping tourists coming back  Bangkok Post  
9-May-2022  China  Xi Warms up China's economy, but COVID-19 narrows options  Channel News Asia 
6-May-2022  Cambodia  Cambodia received 220,000 international tourists in the first 4 months of 2022  Khmer Times 
5-May-2022  South Korea  Korea to allow visa waiver for international travellers to Jeju, Yangyang   The Korea Times 
4-May-2022  Thailand  Thailand's tourism recovery lags on COVID-19 rule changes  The Jakarta Post 
29-April-2022  Vietnam  European Businesses More Positive about Investing in Vietnam  Vietnam Times 
28-April-2022  Thailand  Travel subsidy schemes to be extended by authorities  Bangkok Times 
27-April-2022  South Korea  External risks feared to derail Korea's economic recovery  The Korea Times 
26-April-2022  Japan  Global supply chain crisis flares up again when it all began  The Japan Times 
25-April-2022 Australia  Mount Gambier Regional Airport plunges into debt as it continues to battle pandemic fallout  ABC News 
22-April-2022  Thailand  Covid payouts close to B60bn at end of March  Bangkok Post 
21-April-2022  Asia Pacific  Radisson Hotel Group plans Asia Pacific expansion as travel restrictions ease  Reuters 
20-April-2022  Sri Lanka   Sri Lanka crisis: Government requests emergency financial help from IMF  BBC 
19-April-2022  Australia  First cruise ship to arrive in Australia for two years due to COVID-19 pandemic docks in Sydney ABC News 
18-April-2022  China, Singapore and South Korea  China stocks jump amid hopes of policy support ahead; Singapore, South Korea tighten monetary policy    CNBC 
14-April-2022  Australia  Worker terminated over 'unapproved absences' to get COVID test   HRD 
13-April-2022  China  Covid lockdowns are causing chaos in the world's biggest car market  CNN 
12-April-2022  Australia  Pfizer bids $100 million to acquire Australian COVID-19 testing start-up  SmartCompany 
11-April-2022  China  'Total disaster': Shanghai lockdown puts livelihoods under strain   ALJAZEERA 
8-April-2022  Australia  Concert touring company sues Australian Grand Prix Corporation over cancelled Robbie Williams performance  ABC News 
7-April-2022  China/Hong Kong SAR  IPO deals in China and Hong Kong slump as omicron cases jump   CNBC 
6-April-2022  Indonesia  World Bank lowers Indonesia's growth forecast to 5.1%  The Jakarta Post 
5-April-2022  Southeast Asia  Here are three hottest markets in Southeast Asia for 2022, according to Wall Street  CNBC 
4-April-2022  China  China's tech layoffs could become a self-inflicted headache for Xi  CNN 
1-April-2022  Macau SAR  Editorial: From here to zero: Macau's COVID conundrum   Inside Asian Gaming 
31-March-2022  China  Major layoffs seen in internet companies  China Daily 
30-March-2022  Malaysia  Tony Fernandes: AirAsia settles over 90 pct of passenger refund so far  The Sun Daily 
29-March-2022  India  Business Class, Five-star Back as Indians Splurge Post Covid  Bloomberg Quint 
28-March-2022  Thailand SSO warns hospitals: treat Covid patents or be delisted  Bangkok Post 
25-March-2022  Hong Kong SAR  Nearly half of foreign businesses in Hong Kong are planning to relocate  CNN Business 
24-March-2022  The Philippines  Philippines allows foreigners to own telcos, airlines and railways  Nikkei Asia 
23-March-2022  Malaysia  Reopening of borders: Tourism industry players are ready - Nancy  Bernama 
22-March-2022  Malaysia  Emirates Malaysia Is Ready to Spread Its Wing BFM 
21-March-2022  Vietnam  Tour Operators Make Offers as Vietnam Relaxes COVID-19 Control Requirements  Vietnam Times 
18-March-2022  Cambodia Pandemic drives sharp growth in mobile payments in Cambodia  Khmer Times 
17-March-2022  Hong Kong SAR  Pandemic postcard: COVID outbreak leaves Hong Kong in limbo    The Mainichi 
16-March-2022  Malaysia  Malaysia's AirAsia X completes debt restructure, to write back nearly $8bln to profit    Reuters 
15-March-2022  Southeast Asia  Pandemic Erased Over 9 Million Jobs in Southeast Asia, ADB says   Bloomberg Quint 
14-March-2022  Mainland China/Hong Kong SAR  Insurer AIA launches $10-bln buyback on strong 2021 growth   Reuters 
11-March-2022  Hong Kong SAR  Cathay seeks to boost cargo capacity amid pain from new quarantine rules  Reuters 
10-March-2022  Hong Kong SAR  Bankers are abandoning Hong Kong as Beijing and Covid-19 remake the city  CNA 
9-March-2022  China  KFC, Pizza Hut operator Yum China calls time on its struggling East Downing fast-food chain as Covid-19 impact deals 'fatal blow'  South China Morning Post 
8-March-2022  Malaysia  Mass-quitting of jobs not likely to happen, says experts  The Sun Daily 
7-March-2022  Hong Kong SAR  COVID restrictions may force Hong Kong insurers to downsize  Insurancebusinessasia 
4-March-2022  Malaysia  Six largest Malaysian Banks' collective market cap surges over RM118b in two years  The Edge Markets 
3-March-2022  Southeast Asia  Outlook Brightens for Southeast Asia Factories as Virus Eases   Bloomberg Quint
2-March-2022  Malaysia  Malaysia central bank to wait until third quarter to raise rates  Reuters 
1-March-2022  Japan  Ski resorts in Japan bankrupted by Covid-19 ban on arrivals from overseas  South China Morning Post 
28-February-2022  Vietnam  Vietnam remains attractive medium and long-term investment destination  Vietnam Times 
25-February-2022  South Korea  South Korea competition watchdog conditionally approves Korean Air-Asiana merger   Flight Global 
24-February-2022  Australia  Qantas points to improving outlook after Omicron delays recovery plans  Reuters 
23-February-2022  Malaysia  In Johor Baru, business still reeling as Covid-19 keeps Causeway commuters at bay Malay Mail 
22-February-2022  Australia  High Court appeal pondered after insurer BI win 
21-February-2022  Hong Kong SAR  Cathay Flies Only 797 Passengers a Day as Covid Squeeze Persists  Bloomberg Quint 
18-February-2022  Australia  Crown Hopeful it has turned the corner 
17-February-2022  Hong Kong SAR  In Hong Kong, 'zero covid' brings small businesses to their knees  ALJAZEERA 
16-February-2022  Asia-Pacific  Europe Dumping Covid Curbs Puts Its Travel Rebound Ahead of Asia   Bloomberg Quint 
15-February-2022  Hong Kong SAR  Hong Kong kit hardest by global collapse of travel as tough restrictions see 95 per cent drop in visitors  City A.M. 
14-February-2022  Japan  ANA announces new president as pandemic keeps airlines under pressure  The Mainichi 
11-February-2022  Japan  Toyota logs record April-Dec net profit, backed by weaker yen  The Mainichi 
10-February-2022  Malaysia  US firms invest over RM165bil in Malaysia, says Amcham  New Straits Times 
9-February-2022  Australia  Construction industry on notice as insolvencies jump 40 per cent  Commercial Real Estate 
8-February-2022  Malaysia  MEF: RM 1,500 new minimum wage would derail economic recovery 
7-February-2022  Cambodia  As community infections of Omicron rises, the government reinforces right to punish those who don't declare positive cases  Khmer Times 
4-February-2022  South Korea  Workers urged to work from home amid Omicron spread  The Korea Times 
3-February-2022  Hong Kong SAR Genting Hong Kong subsidiary Dream Cruises files for winding up of company  Inside Asian Gaming 
31-January-2022  Hong Kong SAR  Bank of America Considers Moving Staff from Hong Kong to Singapore: FT  Bloomberg Quint 
28-January-2022  South Korea  As pandemic wipes out gatherings, alcohol industry sets eyes on at-home drinkers  The Korea Times 
27-January-2022  Asia Pacific  Hotels in Asia-Pacific likely to see surge in investment this year as coronavirus restrictions ease, JLL report says South China Morning Post 
26-January-2022  Hong Kong SAR  Passenger capacity for Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific forecast to remain at just 2 per cent of pre-pandemic levels  South China Morning Post 
25-January-2022  Australia  Qantas workers fighting vaccine mandate in court lose key injunction  Australian Aviation 
24-January-2022  Hong Kong SAR  Genting Still Selling Cruise Tickets After Appointing Liquidator   Bloomberg Quint 
21-January-2022  Australia  Qantas raises stakes in battle over long-haul cabin crew contract  Reuters 
20-January-2022  Hong Kong SAR  Cruise Operator Genting Hong Kong Files to Wind Up Company  Bloomberg 
19-January-2022  Asia  Asia: COVID, real estate, supply chains & inflation are expected bumps for insurers in 2022  Asia Insurance Review 
18-January-2022  Malaysia  Virtual hearings to stay as part of new normal, says Chief Justice  FMT 
17-January-2022  Japan  Fast Retailing reports record first-quarter performance  Japan Today 
14-January-2022  Indonesia  Indonesia's GDP seen to grow 5.1% despite omicron threat   The Jakarta Post 
13-January-2022  Hong Kong SAR  Cathay Pacific faces 'legal action' over Hong Kong virus outbreak: leader  Japan Today 
12-January-2022  Australia  Virgin Australia to cut capacity by 25% as COVID-19 cases rise  Reuters 
11-January-2022  South Korea  Samsung Electronics forecasts 52.5% jump in Q4 profits on record sales  Japan Today 
10-January-2022  South Korea  Foreign banks expect Korea's 25 basis point rate hike in January   The Korea Times 
7-January-2022  Malaysia  DBS Group Research: Malaysia's 2022 economic recovery momentum to be among the strongest in Asia  The Edge Markets 
6-January-2022  Thailand  Exim Bank touts life support for airlines   Bangkok Post 
5-January-2022  Malaysia  Variants and inflation: There lies the rub in 2022  The Sun Daily 
4-January-2022  Japan  Salaries rise in pandemic for high-in-demand IT employees  The Asahi Shimbun 
3-January-2022  Vietnam  Vietnam urges China to urgently reopen border gates as trade stalls CNA 
24-December-2021  Malaysia  Ringgit opens higher as inflation fears ease  Malay Mail 
23-December-2021  South Korea  Struggling small merchants hold rally against business curfews, vaccine pass system  The Korea Times 
22-December-2021  Japan  Japan has released its digital vaccine passport. Here's what you need to know.   The Japan Times 
21-December-2021  Vietnam  Vietnam's Trade Revenue to Surpass US$660 billion this year Vietnam Times 
20-December-2021  Cambodia  Garment industry 'needs to modernise' to survive in competition  Khmer Times 
17-December-2021  South Korea  1.3 million small business owners mull protest against straightened antivirus rules  The Korea Times 
16-December-2021  Japan  BOJ trims COVID-19 funding support but maintains easing policy  The Japan Times 
15-December-2021  Malaysia  Putrajaya bullish on economic prospects, but rules out full recovery amid border closure  The Edge Markets 
14-December-2021  Thailand  Airlines Association of Thailand seeks visa waiver for global travellers   Bangkok Post 
13-December-2021  Australia  More big companies paid no tax during the Covid crisis, ATO transparency data reveals  ABC news 
10-December-2021  Hong Kong SAR  Hong Kong loses shine amid tough coronavirus restrictions  ABC News 
9-December-2021  Indonesia  Coronavirus turns Gili Trawangan into desert of abandoned resorts   The Jakarta Post 
8-December-2021  Hong Kong SAR  Hong Kong Covid: The Cathay pilots stuck in 'perpetual quarantine'    BBC 
7-December-2021  Australia Universities face uncertain recovery from COVID-19 as first group of international students returns to NSW  ABC News 
6-December-2021  Malaysia  Retail sector banking on year-end festivities  The Malaysian Reserves 
3-December-2021  South Korea  Inflation woes grip Korean economy   The Korea Times 
2-December-2021  Japan  BOJ member says spread of omicron warrants closing monitoring  The Times of Japan 
1-December-2021  China/Hong Kong SAR  Global luxury giants LVMH, Hermes eye expansion on China's Hainan Island in blow to shopping hotspot Hong Kong  South China Morning Post 
30-November-2021  ASEAN  Thai banks may lag ASEAN peers as region recovers, Moody's says  Khmer Times 
29-November-2021  China  Amid COVID, State firms ride CIIE, RCEP for biz expansion   China Daily 
26-November-2021  Hong Kong SAR  Locked in hotels: Hong Kong's COVID-19 rules take mental toll on Cathay Pilots Reuters 
25-November-2021  Hong Kong SAR  Burberry joins Prada, La Perla in exiting Hong Kong's Russel Street, once the world's most expensive retail rental strip South China Morning Post 
24-November-2021  Indonesia  Indonesia's central bank holds benchmark interest rate at 3.5pct 
23-November-2021  Thailand  Thai AirAsia lays off staff amid aviation woes  Bangkok Post 
22-November-2021  India/Malaysia  AirAsia in final talks with Tata Group to exit India: sources  Nikkei Asia 
19-November-2021  Hong Kong SAR  FedEx shuts down Hong Kong pilot base, blames Covid-19 policies that have left 'no clear timeline' for return to normal  South China Morning Post 
18-November-2021  Thailand  TAT cautiously optimistic on Loy Krathong   Bangkok Times 
17-November-2021  India  Fitch keeps India's rating unchanged, says risks to medium-term growth narrowing  The Times of India 
16-November-2021  Asia  AIA Q3 new business value soars to $2.54b 
15-November-2021  Malaysia  Malaysia's AirAsia X creditors agree restructuring, Airbus orders cut  Reuters 
12-November-2021  Australia  Insurers not liable if airlines offer full COVID flight credits: AFCA 
11-November-2021  Australia  Lawsuits and workers compensation claims to rise as workers catch COVID  ABC News 
10-November-2021  Asia Pacific   Asian markets mixed as inflation plays against recovery optimism  The Jakarta Post 
9-November-2021  Australia  Sydney Airport board agrees to $23.6bn buyout deal with international consortium   ABC News 
8-November-2021  Asia Pacific  Asia-Pacific: More volatility expected for reinsurers as risks evolve  Asia Insurance Review 
4-November-2021  Thailand  Thai Airways to sell 42 jets, cut workforce to reduce costs  Reuters 
3-November-2021  Japan  JAL likely to stay in red in FY 2021, eyes smaller workforce  The Mainichi 
2-November-2021  Indonesia  Indonesia Government Eyes Garuda Indonesia Replacement  Simple Flying 
1-November-2021  China  Alibaba is ramping up in Europe, and is already ahead of Amazon in one region  CNBC 
29-October-2021  Malaysia  Malaysia's Ismail Sabri readies 1st budget of 'endemic COVID' era  Nikkei Asia 
28-October-2021  Cambodia  Baby steps herald full-grown but measured revival: tourism experts  Khmer Times 
27-October-2021  China  China's power crisis: in export showroom Yiwu, some businesses wonder if they will survive  South China Morning Post 
26-October-2021  South Korea  Young workers not entirely happy with 'return to normalcy'  The Korea Times 
25-October-2021  Australia  Qantas staff to return to work before Christmas as nationwide restart of international travel begins  ABC News 
22-October-2021  Thailand  'What about us?' Thai budget businesses fear premium tourist focus  Reuters 
21-October-2021  China  Chinese hot pot chain Haidilao slows growth as COVID-19 curbs consumer appetite   Reuters 
20-October-2021  South Korea  Retail giants make major changes in response to shopping trends  The Korea Times 
19-October-2021  Hong Kong SAR  Chinese tourists' disappearance is remaking Hong Kong retail  The Japan Times 
18-October-2021  Malaysia  Clock is Ticking, Will MAB Make it This Time?  BFM 89.9 
15-October-2021  Thailand  Extravaganza to cost up to B600m  Bangkok Post 
14-October-2021  South Korea Samsung forecasts almost 30% jump in operating profit  The Jakarta Post 
13-October-2021  China  IMF: China's 2021 growth moderates to 8% as pandemic weakens global recovery momentum   China Daily  
12-October-2021  India  RBI may hike rates in March quarter of 2022; coal and chip shortages a worry: Report   The Times of India 
11-October-2021  Australia  COVID test case judgment: insurers win the day 
8-October-2021  India  Future Retail Ends Pact for 7-Eleven Stores   Bloomberg Quint 
7-October-2021  Australia  Deloitte issues mandatory vaccination order for employees 
6-October-2021  Thailand  Pandemic dampens fuel consumption  Bangkok Post 
5-October-2021  The Philippines  PH stocks climb on better Covid figures  The Manila Times 
4-October-2021  Malaysia  Malaysia: Insurance & takaful sector resilient in face of financial market volatility   Asia Insurance Review 
1-October-2021  Indonesia  Bank Rakyat Indonesia scores region's 'largest rights issue'  Nikkei Asia 
30-September-2021  Malaysia  Malaysia's AirAsia X reports record quarterly loss of $5.9bln  Reuters 
29-September-2021  India  States debt to hit Rs 71.4 lakh crore in FY 22: Repor The Times of India 
28-September-2021  Australia  A Fair Work Commission ruling on the flu jab reveals the divide on vaccine mandates ABC News 
27-September-2021  Southeast Asia  Southeast Asian economies will recover 'much slower' due to Covid: Asian Development Bank  CNBC 
24-September-2021  Thailand  Firms rip reopening delay to Nov 1   Bangkok Post 
23-September-2021  Australia  Qantas takes a hit in ongoing outsourcing case  Australian Aviation 
22-September-2021  Japan  Tokyo official: No way we can assess economic impact of Games  The Asahi Shimbun 
21-September-2021  Indonesia  Fed taper fears: How vulnerable is Indonesia's economy?   The Jakarta Post 
20-September-2021  Malaysia  High court grants extension to AirAsia X to hold creditor meeting to March 2022  The Edge Markets 
17-September-2021  India  Prospects brightening for economy as second Covid wave wanes: RBI bulletin   The Times of India 
16-September-2021  China  China's zero-Covid stance could worse debt problems for companies  CNBC 
15-September-2021  Malaysia  MAHB optimistic of domestic travel rebound with Langkawi reopening FMT 
14-September-2021  Southeast Asia  Economies on the Brink Push Southeast Asia to Reopen Bloomberg Quint 
13-September-2021  Malaysia  Malaysia Holds Key Rate as Vaccine Spurs Economic Reopening  Bloomberg 
10-September-2021  Hong Kong SAR  Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific fires 'small number' of aircrew for not getting Covid-19 jabs  South China Morning Post 
9-September-2021  The Philippines  PAL chief says no new layoffs as airlines sees bright future 
8-September-2021  India  Insolvency resolution pace slows down by 45% in Q1  The Times of India 
7-September-2021  Hong Kong SAR  Hong Kong's data centre providers eye regional expansion to meet surging demand as coronavirus drives internet use   South China Morning Post 
6-September-2021  The Philippines  Philippine Airlines files for Chapter 11 in U.S. after COVID-19 crisis  Reuters 
3-September-2021  Indonesia   Indonesia issues new banking rules on mandatory MSME lending   Nasdaq 
2-September-2021  Cambodia  Cambodia scrambles to shield farmers from COVID blow  Nikkei Asia 
1-September-2021  Indonesia  Questioning the idea of a bankruptcy moratorium   The Jakarta Post 
31-August-2021  Hong Kong SAR  Quarantine Rules Threaten Hong Kong's Role as Financial Hub, Businesses Say  Bangkok Post 
30-August-2021  India  Barclays bets on India again with $400 mln infusion for banking, wealth businesses  Reuters 
27-August-2021  Australia  Qantas loss remains large even before Sydney lockdown, Flight Centre eyes return to profit   ABC News 
26-August-2021  Thailand  Listed companies record 114% surge in profit in first half  Bangkok Post 
25-August-2021  Australia  Deals Pipeline Set to Add to Record Amount of Australian M&A Bloomberg 
24-August-2021  Malaysia  Carlsberg expects worse lockdown impact this year  The Malaysia Reserve 
23-August-2021  Malaysia  Health DG: Places Are Opening Up Because of the Economy And Not Because It Is Safe 
20-August-2021  Hong Kong SAR  Genting Hong Kong expecting US$330 million 1H21 loss  Inside Asian Gaming 
19-August-2021  Indonesia  The COVID-battered budget  The Jakarta Post 
18-August-2021  Thailand  Thai Airways posts first profit in pandemic thanks to restructure  Nikkei Asia 
17-August-2021 Malaysia  Removing the middleman in the automotive industry  The Edge Markets 
16-August-2021  South Korea  Weak earnings making Citibank Korea less attractive to potential buyers  The Korea Times 
13-August-2021  Hong Kong SAR  Cathay Pacific's Dire Run Eases as First-Half Losses Narrow Bloomberg Quint 
12-August-2021  India  Bids invited for Dharani Sugars under IBC  The Times of India 
11-August-2021  Indonesia  Islamic bonds come under microscope after Garuda Indonesia default  Nikkei Asia 
10-August-2021  Australia  Court backs Chubb over The Star BI claim denial 
6-August-2021  Japan  Toyota Motor, Honda Motor Post Sharp First-Quarter Profit Gains MarketWatch 
5-August-2021  Thailand  BoT cuts 2021 GDP rise to 0.7%  Bangkok Post 
4-August-2021  Japan  Japan shows an inflation pulse for the first time in a year  The Japan Times 
3-August-2021  Indonesia  Indonesia's Lion Air to furlough 8,000 staff due to COVID travel restrictions  Reuters 
2-August-2021  Australia  Qantas loses Transport Workers' Union's ground crew outsourcing challenge in the Federal Court  ABC News 
30-July-2021  China  H1 tax data show biz revenues up 34%   China Daily 
29-July-2021  South Korea  Korean firms in Southeast Asia ask for vaccine help  The Korean Herald 
28-July-2021  Myanmar   World Bank: Coup and Coronavirus Shrink Myanmar's Economy by 18%  VOA 
27-July-2021  Australia  Corporate Australia to deliver "dividends bonanza" despite fears lockdowns will derail economy  The Age 
26-July-2021  India  Covid to top insurance claims in Q1  The Times of India 
23-July-2021  Malaysia  AirAsia seeks extension for private placement  The Edge Markets 
22-July-2021  Vietnam   Vietnam's Central Bank Continues to Improve Exchange Rate Flexibility to Ease US Currency Concern    Vietnam Times 
21-July-2021  Malaysia  500,000 jobs in fashion at stake  The Malaysian Reserve 
19-July-2021  Japan  Uniqlo parent firm downgrades outlook despite earnings rebound  Japan Today 
16-July-2021  East Asia and Pacific   World Bank trims East Asia, Pacific GDP forecast amid COVID-19 concerns   Reuters 
15-July-2021  Thailand  Gold prices surge 4% over Covid, Baht fears  Bangkok Post 
14-July-2021  Australia  COVID-19 hits CEO pay as boards rein in bonuses   The Age 
13-July-2021  Laos  Lao Kip Depreciates against Foreign Currencies   The Laotian Times 
12-July-2021  Australia  Federal Court sets second BI test case hearing dates 
9-July-2021  Malaysia  580,000 businesses face closure by October  The Malaysian Reserve 
8-July-2021  Asia  Delivery Hero's Foodpanda Claims Asia Top Spot, Sees More Growth  Bloomberg 
7-July-2021  Japan  Japan Inc recovers appetite for foreign acquisitions  Nikkei Asia 
6-July-2021  South Korea  Korea promises to increase 'travel bubble' agreement countries  The Korea Times 
5-July-2021  Malaysia  Lawyers, chambering students prioritised for vaccination  FMT 
2-July-2021  Asia  Asian Factories Are Hit by Virus, Europe Fights Supply Squeeze  Bloomberg Quint  
1-July-2021  Cambodia  Gov't starts ninth round of cash aid  Khmer Times 
30-June-2021  Australia  Analysis: Shut off from the world, Australia fosters red-hot growth at home  Reuters 
29-June-2021  Australia  Insurers lose High Court challenge over business insurance COVID pandemic payouts  ABC News 
28-June-2021  Malaysia  MOSTI Aims Covid-19 Vaccine Appointments For Lawyers by July 15  CodeBlue 
25-June-2021  Southeast Asia  Southeast Asia's Attempts at Replicating Single's Day Sales Drive Shopping Boom   Bloomberg Quint 
24-June-2021  Cambodia  World Bank optimistic about economy   Khmer Times 
23-June-2021  Indonesia  Govt extends tax cuts to bolster faltering economic recovery The Jakarta Post 
22-June-2021  South Korea  In good sign for global economy, South Korea exports post early double-digit gains   The Japan Times 
21-June-2021  Malaysia  AirAsia X granted nine-month extension of restraining order against creditors  The Edge Markets 
18-June-2021  Malaysia  Bursa Malaysia steps up relief measures to support issuers  The Sun Daily 
17-June-2021  Thailand  Thai Airways clears legal hurdles to launch rehab plan   Nikkei Asia 
16-June-2021  Thailand   Virus outbreaks at Thai factories threaten export sector, recovery   Reuters 
15-June-2021  India  Pandemic relapse spells trouble trouble for India's middle class  ABC News 
14-June-2021  Malaysia  Commentary: Resurgent pandemic sparks unemployment crisis among Malaysia's most vulnerable workers  CNA 
11-June-2021  Australia  Pilot training schools on the brink as border closures dry up flow of students  ABC News 
10-June-2021  Cambodia  Workers at Cambodia casino NagaWorld protest mass layoffs   Nikkei Asia 
9-June-2021  Japan  Japan's GDP shrinks less than feared, easing double-dip worries  The Japan Times 
8-June-2021  Malaysia   Malaysia's AirAsia X gets shareholder go-ahead for restructuring plan  Reuters 
7-June-2021  Thailand  COVID-19 curbs shutter thousands of Bangkok restaurants  CNA 
4-June-2021  Indonesia  Indonesia adds variety with US$3bn sukuk, including 30yr green tranche   Nasdaq 
3-June-2021  Hong Kong SAR  Cathay Pacific Airways to hire Hong Kong-based pilots again for the first time during the coronavirus crisis  South China Morning Post 
2-June-2021  Asia Pacific   Asia Refiners Face a Double Blow to Profits from Iran, Covid  Bloomberg Quint  
1-June-2021  Malaysia  Extend effective period of Covid Act, industry players say  The Malaysian Reserve 
31-May-2021  Malaysia  Malaysia's AirAsia Group posts smaller Q1 losses  Reuters 
28-May-2021  Indonesia  Hero Group to close all Giant supermarkets by August  The Jakarta Post 
27-May-2021  Hong Kong SAR  Genting Woes Lay Bare Covid's Impact on Travel and Leisure  Bloomberg Quint 
25-May-2021  Indonesia  Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet   Bloomberg Quint 
24-May-2021  Indonesia  Nestle Indonesia adds $220 mln to investments  Nasdaq 
21-May-2021  Australia  Qantas signals hundreds of fresh redundancies as COVID blows $16 billion hole in airline's bottom line 
20-May-2021  Malaysia  Retailers cry foul as HIDE system seen to stigmatise malls  The Edge Markets 
19-May-2021  Japan  Galaxy Entertainment pulls out of Yokohama casino resort project   Nikkei Asia 
18-May-2021  Japan  Chip crunch to reduce Mazda global output by 100,000 units in FY 2021  The Mainichi 
17-May-2021  India  Covid insurance claims in first 6 weeks of FY21 are 57% of last year  The Times of India 
14-May-2021  Australia  Qantas delays restart of international flights in wake of COVID pandemic   ABC News 
12-May-2021  Hong Kong SAR  Cathay Pacific raises US$650 million in first US-dollar bond sale in 27 years to fuel survival amid global air travel slump  South China Morning Post 
11-May-2021  Malaysia  Modern Education - Producing Useful but Unhappy People?   BFM 
10-May-2021  Malaysia/Thailand  Asia medical tourism catches cold from COVID travel curbs  Nikkei Asia 
7-May-2021  India  India's worsening Covid crisis could spiral into a problem for the world  CNBC 
6-May-2021  South Korea  [ANALYSIS] Luxury brands find future with 'metaverse', blockchain The Korea Times 
5-May-2021  Australia  KPMG gives staff a wage bonus (4% of annual salary) 
4-May-2021  Cambodia  Q1 garment exports valued at $2.4 billion  Khmer Times 
3-May-2021  Malaysia  Malaysia: Insurance & takaful sector holds up well despite COVID-19  Asia Insurance Review 
30-April-2021  Asia  Asian Lender Forecasts Strong Rebound for Region in 2021  U.S. News and World Report 
29-April-2021  Malaysia  Freight rate spike puts dry bulk carriers back in spotlight   The Edge Markets 
28-April-2021  Mainland China  Regions register rapid economic rebound in Q1  China Daily 
27-April-2021  India  India's economy holding up well against COVID-19 surge, says RBI  Reuters 
26-April-2021  Hong Kong SAR  Hong Kong's Canton Road overtakes Russel Street as Asia-Pacific's most expensive place to rent a shop amid exodus of luxury retailers, survey finds South China Morning Post 
23-April-2021  Australia  Axed music festival avoids policy exclusion by a few days 
22-April-2021  Malaysia  Aviation staff struggle to get by while waiting for lift-off  FMT 
21-April-2021  Japan  Japan battles coronavirus mutations, slow vaccination rate as it gears up for Tokyo Olympics  South China Morning Post 
20-April-2021  Japan  Japan exports grow by double digit for first time since 2018  The Japan Times 
19-April-2021  South Korea  Lotte's food business in Vietnam slumps   The Korea Times 
16-April-2021  Vietnam   Exclusive: Vietnam's Bamboo Airways plans to raise $200 million in U.S. IPO - chairman   Reuters 
15-April-2021  Japan  Dollar weaker around Yen109 in late Tokyo trading  The Japan Times 
14-April-2021  Malaysia  Malaysia Airlines parent confident of better days ahead on restructuring, Covid-19 vaccination   The Edge Markets  
13-April-2021  Cambodia  Gov't revenue exceeds $1.6bn in first quarter  Khmer Times 
12-April-2021  Japan  Uniqlo owner posts 23% jump in HY profit, raises annual profit estimate   Reuters 
9-April-2021  Australia  Universities hatch desperate plan to fly students in, quarantine them   The Age 
8-April-2021  Malaysia  I want to rehire retrenched workers, says AsiaAsia Boss  the 
7-April-2021  South Korea  COVID-19 pandemic saw South Korea's casinos slash employee numbers in 2020  Inside Asian Gaming 
6-April-2021  Asia  Record-Setting $49 Billion Asia IPO Boom Is Likely to Taper Off  Bloomberg  
5-April-2021  South Korea  Manufacturing sentiment hits over 6-year high amid post-pandemic recovery  The Korea Times 
1-April-2021  Cambodia  New and higher forecasts for nation's growth  Khmer Times 
31-March-2021  Malaysia  Majority of CEOs don't expect a return to 'normal' until 2022 - KMPG survey  The Edge Markets 
30-March-2021  Malaysia  Long road ahead for property sector recovery  The Edge Markets 
29-March-2021  Hong Kong SAR  Five Guys to move into cosmetics retailer Sa Sa' space on Russel Street as landlord drops rent by more than half  South China Morning Post 
26-March-2021  Australia  Grocon Administrators advise against liquidation, large creditors to get 3c in the dollar under proposed plan 
25-March-2021  Hong Kong SAR  DBS Joins Global Banks Surrendering Hong Kong Office Space  BloombergQuint 
24-March-2021  Australia  'Insurers need to pay up': Victoria lockdowns creating insurance headaches 
23-March-2021  Malaysia  foodpanda to help Malaysians who lost full-time jobs  New Straits Times 
22-March-2021  Australia  ACCC rules out Rex claim Qantas's domestic expansion is anti-competitive 
19-March-2021  Japan  JAL to let flight attendants choose fewer work hours with salary cuts  Japan Today 
18-March-2021  Australia  Property is booming but headwinds are looming too  Commercial Real Estate 
17-March-2021  The Philippines  Philippines Fried Chicken King Targets Expansion After Covid  Bloomberg  
16-March-2021  Asia  Asia recovery story shelters bond investors from sell-off  Nikkei Asia 
15-March-2021  Japan  Historic hotels pushed to brink by pandemic, pricey renovations  The Asahi Shimbun  
12-March-2021  Thailand Airline layoffs ahead as travel stalls   Bangkok Post 
11-March-2021  Australia  DWF closes offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle in major Australia strategy shift   The Global Legal Post  
10-March-2021  Malaysia  Tony Fernandes says AirAsia 'can survive' just on domestic traffic  The Edge 
9-March-2021  Mainland China  China is among 'most active' markets for mergers, Deutsche Bank top banker says   South China Morning Post 
8-March-2021  Asia Pacific   ESG investments surged in Asia-Pacific in 2020 as sustainable investing takes off, MSCI survey finds  CNBC 
5-March-2021  Thailand  Fleet, staff cuts loom at struggling Thai Airways   Flight Global 
4-March-2021  Cambodia  EVA Air flights between Taipei and Phnom Penh to resume   Khmer Times 
3-March-2021  Indonesia  Indonesia to Waive VAT on New Homes to Spur Property Sales  Bloomberg Quint 
2-March-2021  Indonesia  Grab Drive-Through Service to Boost Indonesia Vaccine Drive   Bloomberg Quint  
1-March-2021  India  Novartis may go for layoffs due to Covid  The Times of India 
26-February-2021   Australia  Australia's Qantas pushes back international travel target as first-half revenue falls 75%  Reuters 
25-February-2021  South Korea  Incheon Int'l Airport striving to keep duty free shopping alive amid pandemic   South Korea 
24-February-2021  Malaysia  Malaysia Aviation Group's court approval paves way for $891mln capital injection  Reuters 
23-February-2021  Malaysia  Malaysia's AirAsia X assures recovery for lessors in new restructuring proposal   Reuters 
22-February-2021  The Philippines  Philippines set to take rare, top spot for IPOs in Southeast Asia  Reuters 
19-February-2021  Japan  Cash-loving Japan shifts from notes and coins in boost for banks  The Japan Times 
18-February-2021  Indonesia  Poverty rate hits three-year high   The Jakarta Post 
17-February-2021  Myanmar   Manufacturing sector in Myanmar continues downwards trend  Myanmar Times 
16-February-2021  Hong Kong SAR   Flight attendants laid off during pandemic find new career as high-flyers in Hong Kong's booming insurance industry  South China Morning Post  
15-February-2021  Malaysia  Malaysia's economy posts biggest annual decline since 1998 crisis  Reuters 
11-February-2021  Japan  Honda and Nissan to sell a quarter of a million fewer cars because of chip shortage  Reuters 
10-February-2021  South Korea  Local travel agencies at brink of collapse  The Korea Times 
9-February-2021  Malaysia  Malaysia Airlines aircraft lessors to vote Wednesday on restructuring, parent says  Reuters 
8-February-2021  Hong Kong SAR  Standard Chartered to give up eight floors in Hong Kong headquarters amid work from home arrangements and cost cuts   South China Morning Post 
5-February-2021  Australia  Virgin CEO Jayne Hrdlicka flags more job cuts at airline if JobKeeper is not extended  ABC News 
4-February-2021  China, Malaysia and Thailand  Asia's Fragile Aviation Recovery Set Back by Resurgent Virus   Bloomberg 
3-February-2021  Cambodia  CDC announces slate of new investments totalling $16.2 million   Khmer Times 
2-February-2021  Japan  Glitzy high-rise offices lose luster as Japan works from home  The Japan Times 
1-February-2021  Myanmar  Demand for key Myanmar crops on the rise despite pandemic   Myanmar Times 
28-January-2021  Japan  ANA to offer employees leave for up to 2 years  Japan Today 
27-January-2021  Malaysia  Airlines descent further on MCO 2.0  The Malaysian Reserve 
26-January-2021  China  China surpasses U.S. as largest recipient of foreign direct investment during Covid pandemic  CNBC 
25-January-2021  Japan  Hotel bankruptcies in Japan jumped 57% in 2020  The Japan Times 
22-January-2021  Japan  Listed firms, hit by virus, asking workers to retire voluntarily  The Asahi Shimbun  
21-January-2021  Malaysia  Malaysia Rate Outlook Split Amid Lockdown: Decision Guide  Bloomberg 
20-January-2021  Asia Pacific   Asia Pacific M&A Volume UP 17% in 2020 Despite COVID-19  Business News Asia 
19-January-2021  Malaysia  Banks to continue repayment assistance in MCO-affected areas  FMT 
18-January-2021  Australia  International students launch campaign to return to Australia amid border closures   Reuters 
15-January-2021  Malaysia  Recession, bankruptcy, joblessness: A vicious cycle looms  FMT 
14-January-2021  Australia  Unions take Qantas to High Court over alleged misuse of JobKeeper scheme, underpayment of staff    ABC News 
13-January-2021  South Korea  Korea's power sales dip 2.4% in Jan.-Nov. on coronavirus impact  The Korea Times 
12-January-2021  Malaysia  Keeping the Velocity While Growing the Breadth  BFM 89.9 
11-January-2021  Japan  Record number of restaurants and bars go bankrupt in 2020  The Asahi Shimbun  
8-January-2021  Malaysia  Malaysia Airlines seeks UK court to complete debt restructuring by 1Q  The Edge Markets 
7-January-2021  Australia  Travel not guaranteed as Qantas reopens international bookings  The Age 
6-January-2021  Malaysia  Malaysia's Top Glove pledges bigger dividend as shares tumble   Reuters 
5-January-2021  India  India's tax pie gets altered because of pandemic; share of direct taxes drops  The Times of India 
4-January-2021  Australia  ASX 200 opens higher despite COVID-19 cases growing in NSW and Victoria   ABC News/Reuters 
31-December-2020  Thailand  Virus, fragile labour market threaten economy in 2021: BoT  Bangkok Times 
30-December-2020  South Korea  Industrial Bank of Korea's widening loss abroad raises concern   The Korea Times 
29-December-2020  India  Bad loan provisions to be half of what was thought earlier: Icra  Times of India 
28-December-2020  Japan  As pandemic drags on, Japanese getting comfortable with new work styles  The Japan Times 
24-December-2020  Myanmar  Home loans on the rise during COVID-19 period  Myanmar Times 
23-December-2020  Australia/Hong Kong SAR/Japan/US  Asian shares set up mixed open on resurgent virus worries   Reuters 
22-December-2020  China/India  Apple supply chain workers in Asia protest over unpaid wages  Financial Times 
21-December-2020  Australia  Qantas announces expansion into regional airline routes, angering competitors like Rex  ABC News 
18-December-2020  Japan  Japan core consumer prices fall at fastest pace in 10 years   Nikkei Asia 
17-December-2020  Myanmar   NearMe, OK Dollar join forces for easier digital payments  Myanmar Times 
16-December-2020  Malaysia  Rules of Court (Amendment) 2020 - Embracing Remote Communication Technology  Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill 
15-December-2020  Japan  Japan to suspend Go To Travel program nationwide from Dec. 28 to Jan. 11  The Japan Times 
14-December-2020  Malaysia  "Profits over people": Virus overruns Malaysian glove factories  Khmer Times 

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