September 16, 2021
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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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Malaysia Will Consider GST When Time is Right: Economy Minister – Bloomberg

Malaysia Will Consider GST When Time is Right: Economy Minister  Bloomberg OECD: Regulatory reforms needed to boost Malaysia’s business dynamism for robust post Covid-19 recovery  Malay Mail Consider OECD suggestion for Malaysia to bring back GST when time is right, Mustapa says  The Star Online Deloitte Malaysia supports reintroducing GST  The Edge Markets MY Malaysia: further reforms to boost business dynamism would strengthen recovery from Covid, says OECD  Mirage News View Full Coverage on Google News Powered by WPeMatico…
Aug
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At least 13 dead and dozens trapped after landslide hits highway in northern India

The landslide hit in the morning local time, leaving a bus and several other vehicles trapped on the mountainside highway. Photos from the scene show rescue workers navigating crushed vehicle parts, flipped cars and scattered debris, with portions of the highway blocked completely by loose earth fallen from the mountain above. Search and rescue teams from India’s National Disaster Response Force and other emergency agencies were immediately deployed to the site, with operations continuing overnight. More than 200 personnel continued…
Aug
2021
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Indonesia apologizes over manhandling of Nigerian diplomat

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry apologized Thursday for the manhandling of a Nigerian diplomat and announced it had launched a formal investigation of the incident. Nigeria earlier this week recalled its ambassador to Indonesia and summoned Indonesia’s ambassador in Abuja for talks after a leaked video of Saturday’s incident went viral on social media and prompted outrage. The video shows three Indonesian immigration officials pinning the diplomat, whose name has not been released, into the back seat of…
Aug
2021
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Philippine vaccination hubs open 24 hours as Delta threat grows

With just over 10% of the country’s 110 million people fully vaccinated, millions remain vulnerable to infection amid efforts to fully immunize up to 70 million before the year ends. Movement in metro Manila, an urban sprawl of 16 cities home to 13 million people, has been restricted to try to contain the Delta variant, which was first detected in India. Salvador Camacho, 71, got over his initial worry about side effects and decided to get his jab when a…
Jul
2021
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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…
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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.”…
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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…