Coronavirus latest: Thai government extends state of emergency

Coronavirus latest: Thai government extends state of emergency

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 5,495,061, according to Johns Hopkins University. The worldwide death toll has hit 346,232. To see how the disease has...
China chipmaker SMIC receives $2bn state help to supply Huawei

China chipmaker SMIC receives $2bn state help to supply Huawei

BEIJING/TAIPEI — China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. will receive a $2.25 billion infusion from state investment funds to underwrite the development and production of chips intended to counter new sanctions levied by the U.S. Funds run...
Tokyo government weighs lifting state of emergency May 25

Tokyo government weighs lifting state of emergency May 25

TOKYO — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed Thursday that the state of emergency remains in place for metropolitan Tokyo and Hokkaido, while that status will now be lifted for Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures. The government and an expert panel...
Tokyo government weighs lifting state of emergency May 25

Metropolitan Tokyo remains under the state of emergency

TOKYO – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed Thursday that the state of emergency remains in place for metropolitan Tokyo and Hokkaido, while that status will now be lifted for Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures. The government and the expert panel...
Virgin Australia’s home state weighs bailout for bankrupt airline

Virgin Australia’s home state weighs bailout for bankrupt airline

SYDNEY — Virgin Australia Holding’s home state is considering a capital infusion or a loan to assist the financially distressed airline as it seeks to protect a major employer responsible for thousands of jobs. Cameron Dick, treasurer for the Australian...