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Sharks from above: Filming 'friendly' encounters in Sydney
August 5, 2021
Jason Iggleden captures stunning moments in Sydney, often helping to reduce people's fear.
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Toyota sees earnings up by US$8.2b
August 4, 2021
TOYOTA reported yesterday a record 897.8 billion yen (US$8.2 billion) profit for the fiscal first quarter, underlining the Japa­nese automaker’s resilience even amid the coronavirus pandemic. Toyota
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COVID-19 tracker: Japan’s case tally tops 15,000, hitting a new high
August 5, 2021
Tokyo, with 5,042 new cases, was among several prefectures to post record high tallies.
Tokyo to prioritize severe patients following Suga’s contentious policy shift
August 5, 2021
“The purpose of these revisions is to better utilize the limited resources we have to contain this outbreak,” Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike says.
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E-way bill generation to be blocked for GST return non-filers
August 5, 2021
Taxpayers who have not filed GST returns for two months or quarters up to June 2021 will not be able to generate e-way bills from August 15, GST Network has said.
Maruti reports 58% increase in July production at 1,70,719 units
August 5, 2021
The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Thursday said its total production in July increased by 58 per cent on a yearly basis to 1,70,719 units.
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Second Best in the World at the Tokyo Olympics, but Still Saying Sorry
August 5, 2021
At the Tokyo Olympics, Japanese athletes who fell short of gold have apologized profusely — sometimes, even after winning silver.
How Much Power Will Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s New President, Have?
August 5, 2021
Iran’s government is neither the democracy it claims nor the monolithic theocracy portrayed by critics. The new president, inaugurated Thursday, has real powers but is subservient to an “ultimate authority.”
Is Taiwan Next?
August 5, 2021
In Taipei, young people like Nancy Tao Chen Ying watched as the Hong Kong protests were brutally extinguished. Now they wonder what’s in their future.
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ASIA • Business
Evergrande seeks to offload assets as investor pressure grows
August 6, 2021
Chinese developer’s cash crunch draws scrutiny to investments in electric vehicles and theme parks
Olympic track successes reignite questions over role of technology
August 5, 2021
Record-breaking performances lead to debate about how results were achieved
China’s ‘Godfather of education’ faces existential test
August 5, 2021
Yu Minhong rose from poverty to lead one of the world’s biggest education groups
How the madcap, made-for-meme Olympics won me over
August 5, 2021
From the discus-slinging ‘Viking’ to Japan’s frog-loving gold medallist, this year’s Olympians have defied the doubters
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Asia-Pacific markets mixed as investors await U.S. jobs report
August 6, 2021
The closely watched U.S. jobs report for July is set to be released on Friday stateside.
Ethereum mining will soon be obsolete, as 'London' update moves key deadline to December
August 5, 2021
Ethereum Improvement Proposal 3554 activated today, and it could be a game changer when it comes to the future of ethereum mining.
Adidas raises outlook despite falling sales in China as boycott there continues
August 5, 2021
The German sportswear giant increased its outlook for the year, despite a drop in sales in Greater China.
Singapore's largest bank reports 37% on-year jump in second-quarter profit, beats expectations
August 5, 2021
DBS Group Holdings' net profit for the April-to-June quarter jumped 37% from a year ago to 1.7 billion Singapore dollars ($1.26 billion).
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ASIA • Markets
Sensex, Nifty End Modestly Higher
August 5, 2021
Indian shares eked out modest gains on Thursday, with metals, FMCG and IT stocks pacing the gainers. Banks came under selling pressure ahead of the RBI's policy announcement. The benchmark 30-share BSE Sensex rose 123.07 points, or 0.23 percent, to settle at 54,492.84 while the broader NSE Nifty...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
Asian Shares Mixed In Cautious Trading
August 5, 2021
Asian stocks ended mixed on Thursday as the latest private payrolls data from the U.S. disappointed and China's state media once again took aim at the video game sector, calling for higher taxes on the gaming industry. Chinese shares retreated as the country tightened overseas travel restrictions...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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Yangzijiang Shipbuilding H1 net profit up 39% amid fall in revenue
August 5, 2021
YANGZIJIANG Shipbuilding posted a net profit of 1.6 billion yuan (S$339.6 million) in the first half, up 39 per cent from the same period the year before, despite a drop in vessel sales and trading revenue.
Chip Eng Seng posts S$99k H1 net profit, reversing year-ago loss
August 5, 2021
THINGS are looking up at Chip Eng Seng. The property player is back in the black with a S$99,000 net profit for the half-year ended June, a turnaround from its year-ago loss of S$24.4 million.
Koh Bros turns around previous year's S$17.8m loss to post S$2m H1 net profit
August 5, 2021
MAINBOARD-listed construction player Koh Brothers Group posted a net profit of S$2 million for the six months ended June 30, reversing from a net loss of S$17.8 million in the preceding year, on the construction industry's road to recovery.
Enviro-Hub enters sale-and-purchase agreement for Pastel Glove
August 5, 2021
ENVIRO Healthcare, a wholly-owned unit of Enviro-Hub Holdings, has entered a sale-and-purchase agreement for its planned acquisition of the remaining 75 per cent stake in an associate, Pastel Glove, for S$46.8 million.
Challenger's H1 net profit steady at S$9.3m
August 5, 2021
EVEN as the pandemic challenges retailers, Challenger Technologies held its net profit steady at S$9.3 million for the half-year ended June, down 3 per cent from a year ago.
Hong Leong Finance H1 net profit rises 22.4% to S$44.7m
August 5, 2021
HONG LEONG Finance on Thursday said it made a net profit of S$44.7 million in the first-half, up 22.4 per cent from the same period a year earlier, thanks to a stepped-up effort in managing the cost of funds and lower loan loss allowances.
Roxy-Pacific Holdings H1 net profit more than doubles to S$5.9m
August 5, 2021
PROPERTY and hospitality group Roxy-Pacific Holdings on Thursday posted a first-half net profit of S$5.9 million, up 110 per cent from S$2.8 million in the same period a year earlier.
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China bucks coronavirus shipping disruptions to record surging port traffic in first half
August 5, 2021
China’s strong export performance in the first half of the year has led to a surge in cargo and container throughput at major ports, defying a global trend of shipping disruptions caused by pandemic.In the first six months, China’s ports handled 7.64 billion tonnes of cargo, some 13.2 per cent more than the same period last year, the Ministry of Transport said last week.Foreign trade accounted for 30 per cent of the total cargo passing through ports, or roughly 2.36 billion tonnes. The figure…
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ASIA • Insights
The Burmese army is making a bad pandemic worse
August 7, 2021
The covid-19 death rate is one of the highest in the world
Snake sightings are becoming increasingly common in Mumbai
August 7, 2021
The creatures are being displaced by extreme rainfall and the development of forest land
Pacific countries face more complex problems than sinking
August 7, 2021
Other effects of climate change are more urgent, more varied and more unpredictable
Malaysia’s politics are rotten from the top
August 5, 2021
Ordinary Malaysians suffer from the machinations of their politicians
The Tokyo Olympics are not a flop. Nor are they a success
August 5, 2021
Opposition to the games has declined. But it has not been replaced by wild enthusiasm either
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