Flood-hit Indian states brace themselves for more monsoon rain, 532 killed

ASSAM, INDIA (BLOOMBERG) – India’s flood-hit areas are forecast to receive heavy rain this week, with 532 people losing their lives so far across the nation during the monsoon season and hundreds of thousands staying in temporary relief camps. The north-eastern state of Assam has been among the worst-hit regions, with rain affecting 2.5 million people, destroying […]

Global chip hub Taiwan to raise power prices as fuel costs soar

TAIPEI (BLOOMBERG) – Taiwan’s industrial sector, including the world’s largest contract chipmaker, will be hit with the island’s first power price increase in four years as the state-owned utility grapples with soaring fuel costs. Taiwan Power Company has proposed increasing electricity costs by at least 8 per cent for industrial users, Taipei-based Commercial Times reported, […]

Japan braces for power crunch as heat rises with end of rainy season

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japan scrambled on Monday (June 27) to avert a looming power crunch as temperatures climbed nationwide with authorities warning of higher than expected demand as the rainy season ended in the capital, Tokyo, at the earliest since record-keeping began.   Less than two weeks ahead of an election for the Upper House of Parliament, surging […]

Top virologist says number of Covid-19 cases in Thailand 10 times higher than reported

BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – The actual number of Covid-19 infections must be 10 times higher than reported by the Public Health Ministry as most patients develop mild symptoms, top virologist Yong Poovorawan said on Sunday (June 26). Thailand recorded 2,378 Covid-19 cases and 17 deaths on Sunday, according to the ministry. Dr Yong […]

EC Healthcare Received “Institutional Investor” 2022 Multiple Awards in All-Asia Executive Team Rankings

HONG KONG, Jun 27, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – EC Healthcare (the “Company”, which together with its subsidiaries is referred to as the “Group”, SEHK stock code: 2138), the largest non-hospital medical group in Hong Kong*, is pleased to announce the excellent result in the “All-Asia Executive Team Rankings 2022” under the category […]

Hektar REIT’s ESG Commitment Gets Rewarded with a 4-Star Rating

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 27, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Hektar Real Estate Investment Trust (Hektar REIT) has achieved an upgraded Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rating of 4-star on the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index (F4GBMI) in the latest June 2022 evaluation. Chief Executive Officer of Hektar Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. Johari Shukri bin […]