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Afghanistan: US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad steps down after withdrawal
October 18, 2021
Zalmay Khalilzad led talks with the Taliban that resulted in a deal to fully withdraw US troops.
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Foreign companies in rush to CIIE and Chinese market
October 17, 2021
Multinationals, bolstered by strong consumer sentiment ahead of the fourth China International Import Expo, are doubling down on investment in China with new services and offerings. Participants are
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New disease command center may come after pandemic, Kishida says
October 18, 2021
The idea was not on a list of key LDP policies announced ahead of the Oct. 31 election, but at a debate with other party ...
Mayumi Moriyama, Japan’s first female chief Cabinet secretary, dies at 93
October 18, 2021
Moriyama made headlines in 1990 when she tried to present a trophy to a sumo champion in the ring — traditionally off-limits to women — ...
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An Official Wizard in New Zealand Loses His Job
October 18, 2021
The city of Christchurch has paid Ian Brackenbury Channell, 88, about $10,000 per year since 1998 for “acts of wizardry and other wizard-like services.” But he has been condemned recently for his jokes about women.
Diver Discovers 900-Year-Old Sword Dating to the Crusades
October 18, 2021
The sword, recovered off the coast of Israel, most likely belonged to a knight who fell into the sea or lost the weapon in battle, experts said.
Zalmay Khalilzad, Biden’s Envoy for Afghanistan, Steps Down
October 18, 2021
An Afghan American and a rare Trump appointee who survived into the Biden administration, Mr. Khalilzad played a central role in the U.S. exit from the country.
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ASIA • Business
China’s magnesium shortage threatens global car industry
October 19, 2021
Production curbs in the country have hurt stockpiles of a key ingredient to make aluminium in vehicles
Xinjiang officials overseeing detention camps studied at Harvard
October 19, 2021
Two administrators received fellowships to attend university’s centre on governance and innovation
HNA creditors rebel against Chinese conglomerate’s restructuring plan
October 19, 2021
Collapse is a critical test of Beijing’s handling of ‘too big to fail’ entities
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Asia-Pacific markets higher as tech stocks regionally rise
October 19, 2021
Tech stocks in Asia rose in Tuesday trade, with the Hang Seng Tech index in Hong Kong jumping 2.25% by the afternoon.
How Evergrande found itself on the wrong side of China's regulators
October 19, 2021
Evergrande made little progress toward complying with China's crackdown on real estate debt until it was too late for investors who put money into its offshore bonds.
How Evergrande found itself on the wrong side of China's regulators
October 19, 2021
Evergrande made little progress toward complying with China's crackdown on real estate debt until it was too late for investors who put money into its offshore bonds.
Alibaba launches new server chip to boost its cloud business in challenge to Amazon and Microsoft
October 19, 2021
Alibaba sees cloud computing as a key part of its future growth and is looking to challenge U.S. giants including Amazon and Microsoft on the global stage.
Netflix's 'Squid Game' is reportedly worth almost $900 million
October 18, 2021
Netflix's "Squid Game" will reportedly generate almost $900 million in impact value for the company, which said the show is its biggest series launch ever.
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ASIA • Markets
Sensex, Nifty Poised For Positive Start
October 19, 2021
Indian shares look set to open a tad higher on Tuesday after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told a news agency that the government was open to accelerating the economic recovery through more stimulus, if needed. Earnings optimism may prevail after Larsen & Toubro Infotech reported higher-than-expected...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
Japanese Market Notably Higher
October 19, 2021
The Japanese stock market is notably higher on Tuesday, recouping the losses in the previous session, with the benchmark Nikkei index above the 29,200 level, following the mixed cues from Wall Street overnight, as the nation prepares to open up to boost economic activity, even as the prospects of another wave of coronavirus infections looms.-- Delivered by Feed43 service
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Hot stock: Rex International up 6.2% on proposed transfer to SGX mainboard
October 19, 2021
SHARES of Rex International were actively traded in the morning trading session on Tuesday (Oct 19), after the company announced that it was looking to transfer its listing from the Singapore Exchange's (SGX) Catalist board to the mainboard.
Hot stock: Rex International up 6.2% on proposed transfer to SGX mainboard
October 19, 2021
SHARES of Rex International were actively traded in the morning trading session on Tuesday (Oct 19), after the company announced that it was looking to transfer its listing from the Singapore Exchange's (SGX) Catalist board to the mainboard.
Brokers' take: UOBKH initiates Civmec at 'buy' with S$0.98 target price
October 19, 2021
UOB Kay Hian (UOBKH) believes the market had overlooked Civmec's defence business potential, as it forecasts record earnings for the company backed by a A$1 billion (S$1 billion) order book.
Singapore stocks rise at Tuesday's open; STI up 0.7%
October 19, 2021
SINGAPORE stocks rose in early trade on Tuesday (Oct 19), tracking the positive performance of US stocks overnight.
Singapore stocks rise at Tuesday's open; STI up 0.7%
October 19, 2021
SINGAPORE stocks rose in early trade on Tuesday (Oct 19), tracking the positive performance of US stocks overnight.
Stocks to watch: Rex, Lian Beng, Raffles Education, Beng Kuang Marine
October 19, 2021
THE following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their securities on Tuesday (Oct 19):
GuocoLand prices S$300m notes due 2026 at 3.29%
October 19, 2021
GUOCOLAND has priced its offering of S$300 million notes due 2026, to be issued at par on or about Oct 26.
Catalist-listed Rex International seeks transfer to SGX mainboard
October 19, 2021
OIL exploration and production company Rex International is looking to transfer its listing from the Singapore Exchange's (SGX) Catalist board to the mainboard.
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FWD Group’s IPO hits potential roadblock as US regulator asks questions about Beijing’s hold over Hong Kong companies, sources say
October 19, 2021
FWD Group’s initial public offering has hit a potential regulatory roadblock as the Hong Kong-based insurer backed by tycoon Richard Li Tzar-kai seeks to raise as much as US$3 billion in the United States, according to people familiar with the matter.The insurer has yet to receive final approval from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as the watchdog is asking about potential risks associated with the Chinese government extending its authority over Hong Kong-based firms, according…
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ASIA • Insights
South Korea’s ruling party bets on an anti-establishment figure
October 16, 2021
Lee Jae-myung, its candidate for president, presents himself as a man of the people
A rush to farm organically has plunged Sri Lanka’s economy into crisis
October 16, 2021
The ruling Rajapaksas have strong ideas and expect everyone to adopt them
Rodrigo Duterte may pass on his job to his daughter
October 16, 2021
Sara Duterte, mayor of Davao City, has so far shown reluctance to run for president
India’s high-tech governance risks leaving behind its poorest citizens
October 16, 2021
The government’s digital-first solutions are inaccessible to millions
Turkmenistan’s horse-loving dictator is grooming his son
October 14, 2021
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov wins elections with 98% of the vote and ruthlessly suppresses dissent
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