Australian Covid-19 antibody therapy aims for early 2021 trial

A scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (in orange), the virus that causes Covid-19. Australian researchers hope to start human trials of a coronavirus antibody therapy in early 2021,... Read more »

Sime Darby Property swings to loss in 2Q

Sime Darby Property Bhd reported today a second quarter net loss of RM81.77 million versus net profit a year earlier and in the preceding quarter as all three business... Read more »

Japan approves dexamethasone as Covid-19 treatment

Japan’s health ministry has approved dexamethasone, a cheap and widely used steroid, as a second treatment of Covid-19 after a trial in Britain showed the drug reduced death rates... Read more »

‘Strong evidence’ mothers can transmit Covid-19 to newborns

There is “strong evidence” that Covid-19-positive mothers can pass the virus on to their unborn infants, scientists said Thursday, in findings that could affect how pregnant women are shielded... Read more »

Companies want Covid-19 law to protect businesses post-MCO

A coalition representing 20,000 companies wants protection against legal suits for being unable to fulfil contractual obligations as a result of the imposition of MCO. A coalition of 12... Read more »

Media houses accelerating shift to digital to survive MCO — Kenanga

The movement control order (MCO) has had an adverse impact across many industries, including the media sector now seeing an urgent need to boost digital services as a means... Read more »

Netflix sign-ups surge by nearly 16 million during pandemic lockdowns

SAN FRANCISCO: Netflix on Tuesday reported soaring profits as paid subscriptions surged by almost 16 million at the streaming television service during lockdowns to slow the spread of the... Read more »

Analyst sees RM31 billion lost this year from dip in crude oil prices

Malaysia has a mature oil basin with higher production costs compared with Middle East producers, says an analyst. PETALING JAYA: An analyst in the oil and gas sector warns... Read more »

Facebook launches gaming app as quarantine keeps people home

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc is planning to launch a gaming mobile app on Monday focused mainly on live game streaming in a bid to take on Inc’s Twitch,... Read more »

Millions of orchids are being thrown out by top world exporter

BANGKOK:  As global tourism collapses, so does the orchid industry in top exporter Thailand, where the flowers are regarded as a symbol of hospitality. Global demand for cut flowers,... Read more »