Day: May 12, 2020

Coronavirus latest: Singapore to test over 300,000 migrant workers

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Global cases have reached 4,088,848, according to the World Health Organization.

The worldwide death toll has hit 283,153.

To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Wednesday, May 13

12:33 a.m. Shareholders of Li & Fung, the world’s largest sourcing company, give the green light to a 7.2 billion Hong Kong dollar ($928.9 million) proposal that will allow the founding family to

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Tesco Bank launches free cash delivery service for vulnerable customers

Tesco Bank has become the first to offer home deliveries of cash to vulnerable people who are shielding from coronavirus.

Elderly and vulnerable people have risked being cut off financially during the Covid-19 outbreak, as most are not able to visit a cash machine. 

Tesco Bank savings and current account customers can now ask for sums of between £20 and £500 to be delivered to their home using a tracked delivery service. 

The bank already offers a similar service which allows holidaymakers to have foreign currency posted to their door, but this is the first time pound sterling has been

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Streaming service Leshi poised for delisting as red ink mounts

DALIAN, China — Foundering Chinese video-streaming company Leshi Internet Information & Technology looks set to be delisted from the Shenzhen Stock Exchange as it nears a key deadline with no path to recovery in sight.

Leshi was suspended from the startup-focused ChiNext board on May 13, 2019, after reporting roughly 3 billion yuan ($423 million at current rates) in negative net assets for 2018. Exchange rules stipulate that the listing must be terminated if the company fails to recover within the following year.

Leshi booked a net loss of 11.2 billion yuan for 2019, its third straight year in the

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Indonesia seeks UN protection after deaths on Chinese fishing ships

JAKARTA — Indonesia has raised concerns with the United Nations Human Rights Council regarding abusive practices in the fisheries industry, its U.N. mission said Tuesday, after the bodies of three Indonesian fishermen were thrown overboard from Chinese fishing vessels in recent months.

“Indonesia underlines the urgent need for the council to protect the rights of vulnerable groups, specifically the rights of people working in the fisheries sector,” said Hasan Kleib, the Indonesian ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva, according to a release issued by the mission.

The Indonesian mission in Geneva raised the issue on Friday with the U.N. council,

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