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Happiest countries in Asia 2021

Some of these countries have handled the pandemic well, others not. It made almost no difference in the way people rated their satisfaction with life. INTRODUCTION The 2021 edition of the World Happiness Report specifically explored how some Asian countries such as China and South Korea have managed to withstand …

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Thailand reports daily record of 41 new COVID-19 deaths

Bloomberg Hong Kong’s old-school tycoons lose to Chinese bosses (Bloomberg) – The prediction was vintage Jack Ma, as provocative as it is prescient. “It’s the internet age,” proclaimed the Chinese billionaire in October 2013, just weeks after his intention to go public with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. in Hong Kong …

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Fed Governor: US has hurdles for CBDCs

Share Tweet Share Share Share E-mail Is the United States ready for a digital dollar? Not just yet, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said in a speech to CoinDesk’s Consensus 2021 Monday (May 24). There are a few policy considerations to take into account first, Brainard said, such as maintaining …

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Southeast Asian countries step up tax efforts

TOKYO – A wave of efforts to increase corporate tax revenues is sweeping across Southeast Asia as governments rush to fill yawning budget holes created by economic hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, tax authorities are stepping up the pace of investigations and applying stricter rules to businesses than …

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