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13 January 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE

AstraZeneca, Oxford University request expedited approval of vaccine across EU

More staff likely to be hired remotely, WFH

Cornwall could lose £1 billion in tourist spending

Shell axing 330 jobs from North Sea operations

Hotel bookings in Langkawi down 60%

MALAYSIA

Business

Essential services that are allowed to operate during Movement Control Order

Construction

MTD Construction accepts RM33 million contract in Pahang

Economy

MCO 2.0 less painful, but will still drag GDP growth

Education

Ministry’s guidelines on reopening of schools

Media

FC verdict on Malaysiakini and editor, widely seen as test for press freedom, on Friday

Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaniaga, China’s Sinovac ink deal for 14 million doses of coronavirus vaccine

Plantations

Felda’s offer of RM1.30 per FGV share closes in February

Sime Darby Plantation reiterates allegations ‘absolutely false’

BFM interview

Property

Mah Sing CEO discusses rubber gloves business, plans for future property launches

IJM Land targeting to launch affordably priced, sizeable double- and single-storey link homes

Technology

SC-approved TNG Digital launching investment product in Q1

ASIA

Banks

HSBC casts wide net in search for next top Asia executive

Technology

NEC enters medical devices field

Wealth

Hong Kong magnate, once one of Asia’s richest, drops off list of world’s 500 wealthiest people

AUSTRALIA

Aviation

Qantas accused of ripping off staff during pandemic lockdowns

Energy

Origin Energy plans 700MW battery, nation’s largest, in New South Wales

Real estate

Netherlands-based VidaXL to build 81,000 sq m hub within Frasers Property estate

EUROPE

Autos

Outbreak takes toll on BMW’s sales in 2020

Sales of Volkswagen’s battery-powered cars tripled last year

Retail

Canada’s Alimentation Couche-Tard exploring potential acquisition of France’s Carrefour

SINGAPORE

Manufacturing

Aspen’s glovemaking unit secures US$100 million in sales

Property

Blackstone to purchase Lucasfilm’s regional HQ, Sandcrawler

UK

Data protection

More than 16,000 have signed up in claim against British Airways

Property

Sector under intense pressure

Retail

Investors save Edinburgh Woollen Mill

US

Antitrust

US$5 billion Visa-Plaid deal is off

Gaming

Billionaire founder of Las Vegas Sands Corp dies aged 87

Technology

Signal sees bump in users amid confusion over WhatsApp policy update

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