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Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea to Be Classified as Highly Risky
Brunei sees record COVID-19 cases after first local infections in 15 months
US has opportunity to establish stronger economic ties with Laos
Bangladesh ends a strict lockdown even as cases rise.
Stocks Set Another Record as Trading Range Narrows: Markets Wrap
Vietnam concerned over vaccine supply as COVID-19 cases near record
China Warplane Fleet Enters Taiwan’s Air Defense Zone After Two-Month Lull – Newsweek
Fair Work Ombudsman suggests Australian employers could force certain workers to get Covid jab
Cambodia starts vaccine booster drive to shore up COVID-19 defence
Michelin Adds 12 Eateries to Singapore Value-for-Money List – Bloomberg
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea to Be Classified as Highly Risky Brunei sees record COVID-19 cases after first local infections in 15 months US has opportunity to establish stronger economic ties with Laos Bangladesh ends a strict lockdown even as cases rise. Stocks Set Another Record as Trading Range Narrows: Markets Wrap Vietnam concerned over vaccine supply as COVID-19 cases near record China Warplane Fleet Enters Taiwan’s Air Defense Zone After Two-Month Lull – Newsweek Fair Work Ombudsman suggests Australian employers could force certain workers to get Covid jab Cambodia starts vaccine booster drive to shore up COVID-19 defence Michelin Adds 12 Eateries to Singapore Value-for-Money List – Bloomberg
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IMF cuts emerging Asia growth forecast on COVID-19 resurgence

TOKYO, July 27 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday cut this year’s economic growth forecast for emerging Asia, as a spike in coronavirus cases from new variants and slow vaccinations cloud the region’s recovery prospects. The downgrade, which contrasted with an upward revision in the IMF’s forecast for advanced nations, highlights the divergence emerging across countries on the pace of recovery from pandemic-induced strains. In an update to its World Economic Outlook (WEO), the IMF forecast emerging Asia…
Jul
2021
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Pentagon Chief Slams China While Vowing Deeper Role in Asia

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin sought to reassure the Asia-Pacific that the U.S. was committed to engagement in the region, while vowing to challenge what he called China’s aggression. “We will not flinch when our interests are threatened,” Austin said in a speech Tuesday in Singapore. “Yet we do not seek confrontation.”…
Jul
2021
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Indonesia overtakes India as Asia’s new Covid-19 epicenter

The island nation — home to about 270 million people — is now reporting more cases a day than hard-hit India, making Indonesia the new epicenter for the pandemic in Asia. If the spread continues unabated, experts say it could push Indonesia’s health care system to the brink of disaster. Some fear the situation may be worse than the numbers show, because not enough people are getting tested for the virus. A survey published Saturday found that nearly half of…
Jul
2021
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U.S. Futures Slide on Amazon, China Drop Saps Asia: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — U.S. equity futures and Asian stocks slid Friday as traders weighed signs of a slowdown ahead for megacap technology companies and risks from China’s regulatory crackdown. Treasuries and the dollar rose. Stocks fell in Hong Kong and China as well as Japan. Nasdaq 100 contracts shed more than 1% as Amazon.com Inc. tumbled in extended trading on indications its rapid growth through the pandemic is waning. Asia-Pacific stocks had jumped Thursday after Beijing tried to allay fears over…
Jul
2021
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Ugandan athlete goes missing in Japan before Tokyo Olympics

Local officials are searching for a Ugandan athlete who went missing in western Japan on Friday in a case raising questions over Japanese organizers’ oversight of Olympic participants amid local coronavirus concerns. The missing 20-year-old man was training as part of the nine-member Ugandan team in Izumisano, Osaka prefecture, city officials said. Teammates realized the athlete was absent around noon Friday when his saliva test sample was not delivered and they found his hotel room empty, city officials said. There…
Jul
2021
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Oman lifts entry ban on Singapore and Brunei – civil aviation authority

CAIRO, July 16 (Reuters) – Oman’s civil aviation authority said on Friday in a tweet that it has removed Singapore and Brunei from its entry-ban list of countries. The United Kingdom, Tunisia, India, Iran and Pakistan are among those to stay on the banned countries list. The authority added that exceptions for citizens, diplomatic personas and health workers and their families are still in place. Reporting by Alaa Swilam Editing by Chris Reese Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.…
Jul
2021
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US issues sanctions, warns businesses of risks in China and Hong Kong as Beijing promises to ‘respond strongly’

It also warned US businesses in an advisory issued Friday of the “growing risks” posed by the governments in Beijing and Hong Kong. The release of the advisory and sanctions are likely to further inflame tensions between Washington and Beijing. A Chinese spokesman, asked about the pending measures earlier Friday, blasted US “interference” and said China would “respond strongly.” In a statement Friday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, “over the past year, People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Hong…