COVID-19: Asian factories report stability

APPARENT THREAT: There are growing concerns that the Omicron variant may affect industrial production, which has just recovered from plant closures of the Delta variant. Manufacturing activity in Asia outside of China stabilized last month amid easing lockdown and border restrictions, putting the industry on track to face a possible …

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SQZ Biotechnologies Announces Acceptance by Roche Accelerator in China | Business and finance

WATERTOWN, Mass .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – December 1, 2021– SQZ Biotechnologies Company (NYSE: SQZ), a cell therapy company developing new treatments for multiple therapeutic areas, today announced that its Chinese initiative has been accepted by the Roche Accelerator. Launched earlier this year, the accelerator is Roche’s first internal accelerator in …

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Latest updates: German Scholz favors compulsory vaccines amid increasing Covid cases

Olaf Scholz, the Chancellor-designate of Germany, said he was in favor of compulsory vaccination for all, increasing the likelihood that the country will follow Austria in creating a legal obligation for all of its population to obtain the vaccine . The decision to go ahead with the mandate could come …

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Enlitic Becomes First U.S. AI Imaging Company To Receive Regulatory Approval To Market In Japan

SAN FRANCISCO, November 30, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Enlitic, in collaboration with Konica Minolta Inc. and Marubeni Corporation, today announced that its AI-based product for chest x-ray analysis – CXR-AI – has received approval from Japanese regulators and will be available in the trade through Japan. With this approval, …

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Omicron could impact APAC’s economic recovery: Moody’s Analytics

New Delhi: Low vaccination rates against Covid-19 disease in Asia-Pacific countries, including India, could add to the existing risk to the economic recovery, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics. Countries like India, Myanmar, Laos, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam have so far vaccinated less than …

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Alibaba faces new crocodiles in the Yangtze

This article is an on-site version of our #techFT newsletter. Register now here to receive the complete newsletter directly to your inbox every day of the week “EBay is a shark in the ocean, but I am a crocodile in the Yangtze River. If we fight in the ocean we …

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South Korea to watch financial markets closely amid concerns over volatility caused by omicron

This photo, taken on Sunday, shows an arrival hall at Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul. Health officials began barring the entry of foreigners from eight African countries, including South Africa, on the same day to block the influx of the new variant of COVID-19 omicron. (Yonhap) South Korea will …

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Bangladesh abounds with investment opportunities

Investment opportunities have opened up in Bangladesh for its competitive salaries, strategic location, stable policies, exchange rate and political situation, infrastructure development and huge youth population, said Ahmad Kaikaus, secretary principal of the Prime Minister. In line with its aspirations for higher growth, Bangladesh has set itself a target of …

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Decoupling is the last thing on the minds of business leaders

November 27, 2021 IF YOU WANT To understand how Asia’s view of the world order has changed, consider the remarks of Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore. When asked recently if China is on the rise and the United States is on the decline, he responded in a nuanced …

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Asean News Headlines at 10 p.m. on Saturday (November 27)

Malaysia: Covid-19 watch: 5,097 new cases bring the total to 2,619,577 Covid-19: most of 5,097 new cases are asymptomatic, have mild symptoms, according to DG Health Covid-19: Ministry of Health is closely monitoring WHO and other countries on Omicron variant, according to Khairy Johor MB hopes the number of people …

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