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Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou freed by Canada arrives home in China
September 25, 2021
Two Canadians detained by China are also freed, bringing to an end a three-year diplomatic row.
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Rental housing market taking off
September 23, 2021
China’s rental housing market has been growing faster over the past few years with favorable demographics, rising barriers to home ownership, supportive government policies and an influx of capital continuing
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Why have COVID-19 cases in Tokyo plummeted? Study points to restraint by the unvaccinated.
September 25, 2021
Since the peak of the capital's largest wave of infections, many unvaccinated people have stayed away from places where the virus can spread more easily, ...
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo posts 382 new cases Saturday
September 25, 2021
The seven-day average of new cases in Tokyo through Saturday came to 400.7, compared with 887.0 a week before.
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Australia Court Orders Malka Leifer to Be Tried Over Sexual Abuse
September 25, 2021
Malka Leifer, who was extradited from Israel after a long battle, pleaded not guilty to 70 counts.
Australia Court Orders Malka Leifer to Be Tried Over Sexual Abuse
September 25, 2021
Malka Leifer, who was extradited from Israel after a long battle, pleaded not guilty to 70 counts.
International Battle Over 6-Year-Old Cable-Car Survivor Goes to Court
September 25, 2021
The fate of Eitan Biran, whose parents were killed at an Italian mountain resort in May, has become an international cause pitting relatives in Israel against those in Italy.
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Beijing frees Canadians after Huawei CFO reaches deal with US
September 25, 2021
Meng Wanzhou flies to China after resolving fraud charges while Spavor and Kovrig return to Canada
Net zero pledges: not even next management’s problem
September 25, 2021
Emissions targets often have agreeably long deadlines, while the tenures of bosses have been shortening
Evergrande’s plight brings no joy to the man behind its big short
September 24, 2021
Andrew Left predicted the demise of the Chinese property group but is not celebrating its debt crunch
IMF chief denies trying to boost China in World Bank rankings
September 24, 2021
Kristalina Georgieva issues forceful rebuttal of ‘quid pro quo’ claims amid mounting calls for resignation
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China- and Hong Kong-based bitcoin holders scrambling to protect their crypto assets
September 25, 2021
Some crypto holders in China and Hong Kong are scrambling to safeguard their crypto assets, according to an attorney who works with overseas crypto clients.
Elon Musk says the chip shortage is a ‘short-term’ problem
September 25, 2021
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Friday that the ongoing semiconductor crisis will be over by next year.
Quad on the rise: Three big predictions from CNBC's project on the U.S.-India-Japan-Australia group
September 24, 2021
CNBC generated specific predictions about the four Quad nations, China and other countries and territories with a stake in the Indo-Pacific region.
Afghanistan's health-care system is 'on the brink of collapse,' WHO warns
September 24, 2021
A lack of funding has left thousands of health facilities struggling to buy medical supplies and pay their staff, said the World Health Organization.
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ASIA • Markets
Sensex, Nifty Post Fresh Record Closing Highs
September 24, 2021
The Indian stock market hit fresh record highs within minutes of commencement of trade Friday morning, and despite paring a significant portion of its gains due to profit taking, posted new closing highs.-- Delivered by Feed43 service
Asian Markets Nervous As Evergrande Silence Haunts
September 24, 2021
Stock markets in Asia were on tenterhooks on Friday, as no tangible progress was noted on the Evergrande scenario and no clarifications were forthcoming from the company on the payment of coupon on the debt-ridden company's dollar denominated bonds.-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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The green pivot: ENGIE’s Thomas Baudlot
September 24, 2021
ENERGY companies are evolving quickly as the world shifts to cleaner and greener energy. ENGIE, for one, has shifted from a traditional energy corporation to being green-driven, and is now looking to help other organisations chart their transition roadmaps.
Metech enters joint venture with X Diamond Capital to make lab-grown diamonds
September 24, 2021
METECH International's wholly-owned subsidiary, Asian Green Tech (AGT), has entered into a joint venture (JV) with X Diamond Capital Pte Ltd (XDC) to manufacture and distribute lab-grown diamonds.
Southern Alliance Mining's H2 net profit jumps 257 per cent to RM96.7m
September 24, 2021
SOUTHERN Alliance Mining (SAM), a Malaysian iron-ore producer, posted a 257 per cent jump in net profit to RM96.7 million (S$31.2 million) for the half-year ended July 31 this year, up from RM27.1 million a year ago.
TLV Holdings proposes name change to Taka Jewellery Holdings, diversify into moneylending
September 24, 2021
TLV Holdings announced on Thursday that it is proposing to change its name from TLV Holdings to Taka Jewellery Holdings to increase shareholders' awareness of its better-known jewellery businesses.
STI slips 0.49% on Evergrande, pandemic concerns
September 24, 2021
SINGAPORE shares capped a volatile week on a lower note on Friday, as fears over debt-hit China Evergrande Group's contagion risks and the rising Covid-19 wave across the region resurfaced after taking a backseat the previous day.
Brokers' take: Bharti rights issue may lessen Singtel's chances of special dividends
September 24, 2021
CGS-CIMB on Friday said Singtel's plans to fully subscribe to regional associate Bharti Airtel's rights issue should not overburden the telco, but may reduce the size of potential special dividends, if any, from asset monetisation.
Aspen clarifies timeline leading up to price surge in another response to SGX
September 24, 2021
ASPEN on Thursday clarified that it only received the notification of its latest 510(k) clearance for one of its glove products on Sept 22, even though it "successfully obtained" said clearance on Sept 20.
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China turns up heat on cryptocurrencies with ‘elimination’ drive
September 25, 2021
China’s regulatory and banking authorities are banding together to wipe out cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in the country, with new measures launched to ban new investments, create a road map to end virtual currency mining, and cut off any related financial transactions.The move redoubles efforts from the world’s second largest economy to remove deeply buried risk within its financial system and proceed with an ambitious energy-saving and emission-cuts campaign.The National Development and…
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ASIA • Insights
Myanmar’s resistance movement is turning violent
September 25, 2021
The country’s many wars are becoming enmeshed
The International Criminal Court takes on Rodrigo Duterte
September 25, 2021
The Philippines’ president and his killer cops are beyond the reach of the law—for now
South Korea’s plan to fight fake news could hobble real journalism
September 23, 2021
The ruling party wants to make it easier for people to sue the media for “emotional distress”
Love hotels are blossoming in India
September 23, 2021
Canny companies are creating capacity for couples to canoodle in a conservative country
Japan readies itself for an unpredictable ballot
September 23, 2021
The ruling party’s leadership contest may matter more than the next national election
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