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Malaysia deports French conspiracy theorist wanted for abduction
June 13, 2021
French conspiracy theorist Rémy Daillet-Wiedemann is wanted over the kidnapping of a child in April.
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Rich people better than you at avoiding paying tax
June 10, 2021
The rich really are different from you and me: They’re better at dodging the tax collector.
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G7 to call for peace across Taiwan Strait in post-summit statement
June 13, 2021
If realized, it will be the first time that the G7 has referred to the Taiwan situation in a leaders' statement, according to the Foreign ...
Tokyo records 304 new coronavirus cases
June 13, 2021
Across Japan, 1,944 new infection cases were confirmed on Saturday, along with 55 related deaths.
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As summit ends, G 7 urged to deliver on vaccines, climate
June 13, 2021
They want to show that international cooperation is back after the upheavals caused by the pandemic and the unpredictability of former US President Donald Trump. And they want to convey that the club of wealthy democracies — Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States — is a better friend to poorer nations than authoritarian rivals such as China.
Four IPOs to hit mkts next week; cos eye Rs 9,123 cr
June 13, 2021
The IPO market is getting back on track after a lull of two months, with four companies launching their initial share-sales next week to raise Rs 9,123 crore collectively. The last initial public offering (IPO) was that of Macrotech Developers (erstwhile Lodha Developers), which opened during April 7-9.
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History-Making Vote on Israel Coalition Comes With a Thin Margin
June 13, 2021
If it is approved, a new governing coalition will remove Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and end two years of political gridlock.
A Fragile Israeli Coalition, With Some Underlying Glue
June 13, 2021
An agreement to return to democratic norms might be the one thing that holds together the disparate coalition facing a confidence vote on Sunday.
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The G7 was stronger on values than hard cash
June 13, 2021
Competition with China and Russia drove the agenda of the world’s largest democracies
Biden rallies western allies in global ‘contest’ against autocrats
June 13, 2021
Leaders of democracies pushed to use financial strength to challenge China’s rise
Public bonhomie, China nuance and Brexit bickering filled G7 menu
June 13, 2021
Summit sought to call time on Trump years with show of fresh appetite for co-operation on economy, health and rights
Four Toshiba executives ousted after emergency board meeting
June 13, 2021
Clash propels Japanese company deeper into governance crisis
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Ride-hailing giant Didi wants to be more than just the Uber of China
June 11, 2021
Didi filed Thursday to list in New York in what many expect could be the largest initial public offering in the world this year.
U.S.-China relations are 'still deteriorating,' says former U.S. ambassador
June 11, 2021
Max Baucus, former U.S. ambassador to China, said he was wrong to think that ties between Washington and Beijing could reset when Joe Biden becomes president.
India's BSE Sensex touches record high in mixed Asia-Pacific trading day
June 11, 2021
In Friday trade, the BSE Sensex in India rose to 52,641.53 — above its previous record high of 52,516.76 set in February, according to data from Refinitiv Eikon
Singapore to start easing Covid restrictions as daily infections fall
June 11, 2021
Local infections in Singapore have fallen to single-digit levels in recent days.
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The inflammatory Toshiba report may finally change corporate Japan
June 12, 2021
A detailed exposure of wrongdoing shows the extent to which shareholder interests have been sidelined
Asian Shares Mixed After U.S. Inflation Data
June 12, 2021
Asian stocks turned in a mixed performance on Friday, as U.S. bond yields eased despite data showing soaring U.S. consumer prices in May. Investors bet spiking inflation would be temporary and the Federal Reserve will maintain its ultra-loose monetary policy for some time. Chinese shares fell after...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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LHN hits all-time intraday high of S$0.46 after fundraising announcement
June 11, 2021
SHARES of LHN rose to an all-time high on Friday morning after the Catalist-listed property group announced plans to raise S$2.2 million through a private placement.
Genting Singapore-led Japanese consortium submits bid for Yokohama City IR project
June 11, 2021
GENTING Singapore has submitted a bid to build an Integrated Resort (IR) in Japan's Yokohama City, leading a consortium of Japanese corporates including Sega Sammy Holdings, Sohgo Security Services, Kajima Corp, Takenaka Corp and Obayashi Corp.
Low Keng Huat to sell Westgate Tower stake, buy remaining 45% of Paya Lebar Square in shift to retail
June 11, 2021
PROPERTY player Low Keng Huat has entered agreements to sell its interests in Westgate Tower for S$97.1 million, while buying the remaining 45 per cent of Paya Lebar Square that it does not already own for S$90.5 million.
CapitaLand sets up S$50m innovation fund to drive sustainability efforts
June 11, 2021
PROPERTY player CapitaLand has set up an innovation fund with a S$50 million commitment over five years, to support the testbedding of sustainability and other high-tech innovations in the built-environment space.
Isetan appoints agent to assess buyer interest for Wisma Atria space
June 11, 2021
ISETAN (Singapore) has appointed Savills as marketing agent to size up interest to purchase its space at the Wisma Atria shopping mall on Orchard Road, as well as to commence exploratory discussions with third parties on the matter.
Low Keng Huat to sell Westgate Tower stake, buy 45% of Paya Lebar Square in shift to retail
June 11, 2021
PROPERTY player Low Keng Huat has entered agreements to sell its interests in Westgate Tower for S$97.1 million, while buying the remaining 45 per cent of Paya Lebar Square that it does not already own for S$90.5 million.
Genting Singapore leads Japanese consortium in submitting Yokohama IR bid
June 11, 2021
GENTING Singapore has submitted a bid to build an Integrated Resort (IR) in Japan's Yokohama City, leading a consortium of Japanese corporates including Sega Sammy Holdings, Sohgo Security Services, Kajima Corp, Takenaka Corp and Obayashi Corp.
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China population: three-child policy will not ‘drastically raise birth rate’, top Chinese economist says
June 13, 2021
A recently-announced three child policy will not prevent a long-term trend toward lower annual births in China, and the country will struggle to raise the retirement age by more than a couple of years by 2025, an influential Chinese economist said.“I don’t think we can drastically raise the birth rate,” Yao Yang, dean of the National School of Development at Peking University, said in an interview.The government’s move to allow families to have three children could lead to a short-term increase…
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ASIA • Insights
The Quad is finding its purpose, at last
June 12, 2021
An informal defensive coalition of four democracies has to prove its mettle
Politicians in the Philippines are holding raffles to boost vaccination
June 12, 2021
But most Filipinos would prefer Pfizer to prizes
More evidence emerges of India’s true death toll from covid-19
June 12, 2021
New surveys corroborate earlier estimates that the number is some six times higher
An influencer’s rant overshadows an ecological disaster in Sri Lanka
June 12, 2021
“Influence” is, after all, part of the job description
Can Afghan forces hold off the Taliban after American troops leave?
June 10, 2021
The army is weaker than the one left behind by the Soviet Union, but so are the militants opposing them
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