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AfDB to help Indonesia raise funds for $32 billion new capital

SEOUL: South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s decision to use the country’s gender wars as a campaign platform for his successful election earlier this month may have backfired.Yoon, who won an unprecedented close election on March 9, had pledged to abolish the government’s gender ministry, a pledge that helped engage young …

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Last war in Ukraine: Zelensky pleads with Biden for a no-fly zone or fighter jets

Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, began a day-long visit to the energy powers of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, exploring “other potential measures to increase oil production”. He said he was trying to build an international coalition to deal with the consequences of Vladimir Putin’s …

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Japan loan: IRFC to raise $1.10 billion via yen-denominated offshore loan ahead of Japanese Prime Minister’s visit

Indian Railways Finance Corp (IRFC) is set to raise $1.1 billion (about 130 billion yen, or Rs 8,440 crore) through a syndicated yen-denominated offshore loan, three people close to ET have told folder. Japanese lenders Mizuho Bank, MUFG and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) are expected to sign an agreement …

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Imran Khan should not have reacted publicly against the EU, says Pakistani Finance Minister Tarin

NNA | Update: March 10, 2022 8:07 p.m. STI Islamabad [Pakistan]Mar 10 (ANI): Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan should not have reacted “publicly” against the European Union in his recent speech where he lambasted the bloc’s ambassadors for asking in Pakistan to condemn …

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US Treasury official details Russia sanctions

Western leaders are warning that Russia has set in motion its plan to launch a full invasion of Ukraine, while announcing the first round of sanctions against Moscow. President Joe Biden described the unfolding events in Ukraine as “the start of a Russian invasion”, as he unveiled tough new measures …

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World Summit ends with a million rallies of hope and renewed calls for unity on the Korean Peninsula

The Summit attracted participants from some 160 nations Washington, DC, Feb. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE World Summit ends with a million rallies of hope and renewed calls for unity on the Korean Peninsula The 2022 World Summit (Korean Peninsula Peace Summit) ended with global encouragement, practical …

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Vietnamese Foreign Minister meets with Speaker of South Korean Parliament, Deputy Prime Minister

February 14, 2022 SEOUL – Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bùi Thanh Sơn met with Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Park Byeong-seug and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Korea Hong Nam-ki in Seoul on February 11. President Park …

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Lower hospitalizations in the United States; Austrian Experience: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) – U.S. hospital admissions for Covid-19 are falling in 34 states and the nation’s capital, easing healthcare staffing crises that were widespread at the start of the year. Bloomberg’s Most Read New studies are emerging that suggest the latest version of omicron spreads even faster than the original, and …

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Cash-strapped Pakistan seeks $3 billion loan from China

Cash-strapped Pakistan is seeking a $3 billion (PKR 529 billion) loan from China and investments in half a dozen sectors during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Beijing last week. next week, according to a news report published Sunday. Khan will travel to the Chinese capital on …

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FirstFT: Blinken warns of ‘Russian playbook’ to destabilize Kyiv

Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Subscribe to our Asia, Europe/Africa Where Americas edition to send it straight to your inbox every morning of the week The United States said Moscow’s efforts to destabilize Ukraine were “part of the Russian playbook” after the United Kingdom …

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Japan expands virus restrictions as omicron sweeps through cities | world news

TOKYO (AP) — Restaurants and bars will close early in Tokyo and a dozen other parts of Japan starting Friday as the country expands COVID-19 restrictions due to the omicron variant causing an increase in cases in metropolitan areas. The restraint, which is something of a pre-state of emergency, is …

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Investors seek safe havens as Omicron expands into Asia

(Bloomberg) – The threat of the omicron variant is becoming real for many of Asia’s biggest countries, just as it looks set to ease in some Western countries, making it harder for investors to find winning bets on actions in the region. Bloomberg’s Most Read The problem is that Asian …

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Thailand Offers Free COVID-19 Testing Service at Government Complex

The test center at the government complex will include antigen test kits (ATK) that can give results in 30 minutes. The Department of Public Health has announced the opening of a new COVID-19 testing center, which will only operate on weekdays from Tuesday January 11 to January 21. The move …

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Will Biden’s foreign policy failures in 2021 reverberate in 2022?

From a national security perspective, Americans won’t fondly remember 2021. Self-inflicted injuries, delusional political goals, underestimated strategic threats, and powerlessness in the face of immediate threats unfortunately characterized the Biden administration’s approach. Good news was scarce. But continuing a 61-year bipartisan tradition, Congress this year passed the $ 768 billion …

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South China Sea Buddhism Roundtable 2021 opens in Shenzhen

The Shenzhen South China Sea Buddhism Roundtable 2021 was held in Shenzhen on December 9. South China Sea Buddhism Roundtable 2021 opens in Shenzhen The Shenzhen South China Sea Buddhism Roundtable 2021 was held in Shenzhen on December 9. The Shenzhen South China Sea Buddhism Roundtable 2021 was held in …

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Turkish Erdogan loses support where he can least afford it

The anger sweeping the highways connecting the Turkish leader’s humble hometown to its lavish accommodations in Ankara’s presidential palace sends a red warning code to Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Tea growers, fishermen, small retailers, cafe staff and gas station attendants – some of the generally low-paid Turks and laborers who have …

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Australia joins diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

(Bloomberg) – Australia to join US-led diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics to protest the country’s alleged human rights violations, in a bid to further worsen relations between the two countries. Bloomberg’s Most Read Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s decision makes Australia the first major country to follow the United …

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South Korea defers crypto tax, looking for votes? – Bitcoinist.com

The Strategy and Finance Committee of the South Korean National Assembly has approved an amendment to defer to 2023 the imposition that imposes a 20% annual capital gains tax for crypto trading with more than 2 .5 million won (US $ 2,125) in revenue, just after the same tax was …

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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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Vietnam has produced a new class of billionaire entrepreneurs

TIT ECONOMICAL Vietnam’s development now has a permanent monument in one of the world’s most prestigious learning locations. After a $ 207 million investment announced earlier this month by Sovico, a Vietnamese holding company, Oxford University’s Linacre College (for graduate students) is set to be renamed in honor of Nguyen …

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Latest information on the global spread of the coronavirus

The resurgence of the coronavirus in Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands has warned the world that the pandemic has yet to be suppressed. Here are the latest developments. EUROPE * Germany’s health minister called for new restrictions to contain a “dramatic” increase in cases as the country’s infection rate hit …

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India reaches out, Bimstec executives could attend Republic Day 2022

Efforts are underway to have the leaders of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec) countries in New Delhi for the Republic Day celebrations next year, learns. we. Besides India, the sub-regional group of seven countries includes Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan. …

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Japan joins ranks of oil consumers weighing inventory releases

(Bloomberg) – Japan plans to release oil from strategic stocks, joining China and the United States in a coalition of consumers who want to contain a surge in energy prices that has triggered higher inflation . Bloomberg’s Most Read “We are looking at measures we could act on, taking into …

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The case of the oddly calm inflation rate

INFLATION ON THE RISE around the world, with price increases now exceeding central bank targets. but Japan is a notable resistance. Although policy makers have long sought to generate inflation, consumer prices still refuse to budge. In October, they only rose 0.1% year on year, and inflation, excluding fresh produce …

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Finance Minister Simon Birmingham slams ‘dangerous and narrow’ pro-China remarks by former PM Paul Keating

Finance Minister Simon Birmingham blasted Labor heavyweight Paul Keating’s pro-China criticism of the Coalition’s Indo-Pacific defense decisions, calling his comments “frankly dangerous”. Former Labor Prime Minister Paul Keating’s scathing assessment of the Morrison government’s policy decisions in the Indo-Pacific was called short-term, narrow and dangerous by Finance Minister Simon Birmingham. …

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5 key takeaways from the general election in Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida defied expectations and won an important electoral mandate on October 31 in the general elections for the House of Representatives. Although his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) was bracing for losses that could weaken its control over the 465-seat lower house of the National Diet, the …

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INTERVIEW: Using “Taiwan” in CPTPP, says former minister

Nation must break with archaic naming conventions and use “Taiwan” in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), said former finance minister and the country’s first ambassador to the WTO Yen Ching -chang. ‘Liberty Times’ (sister newspaper of the ‘Taipei Times’). He spoke about the history of Taiwan’s …

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Japanese Foreign Minister calls on US to join CPTPP

TOKYO – Japanese Foreign Minister called on the United States to support stability in the Indo-Pacific region by joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), following China’s recent decision to enter into the trade pact. “It is important that the United States engage in the creation of …

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The slide in poverty can be stopped

Covid-19 will be gone as an immediate threat in a few years. However, its effect will last longer. Governments around the world, including Thailand, will face enormous challenges in trying to fund the economic stimulus package that will be needed when countries get back on their feet. The latest United …

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Authorities crack down on fraudulent SMS

BANGKOK: Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, Telecommunications Regulator, and Police are now cracking down on illegal gambling and fraudulent lending websites, as well as their SMS invitations sent to general phone users . The parties concerned are now invited to block the sending of these messages or face sanctions …

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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou leaves Canada for China

(Bloomberg) – Almost three years after her arrest at a Vancouver airport, Huawei Technologies Co. financial director Meng Wanzhou left Canada on a flight to China on Friday afternoon, according to a person familiar with the matter. Bloomberg’s Most Read Meng, who had struck a deal to end the U.S. …

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Federal Reserve plans to hike rates in 2022

This is an audio transcript of the FT News Briefing podcast episode: Federal Reserve plans to hike rates in 2022 Marc FilippinoHello from the Financial Times. Today is Thursday, September 23. And this is your FT News Briefing. [MUSIC PLAYING] The Federal Reserve’s timetable for raising interest rates appears to …

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(Korea Herald EDITORIAL September 23)

Undue sufferingRelieving the hardships of young adults does not require sympathetic rhetoric, but a change in policy In his speech to mark the country’s Youth Day last week, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum expressed deep sympathy for the increasingly difficult situation facing many young South Korean adults. He said he could …

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Japanese retailers prepare for spectatorless Olympics

TOKYO – Just two weeks away from the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics, the host city is preparing to enter its fourth pandemic-related state of emergency. Still reeling from previous restrictions and the ongoing border closures, businesses, including bars, restaurants and department stores, are bracing for yet another blow. …

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China warns Japan against defending Taiwan

The Chinese Communist Party warns Japan that it will “dig its own grave” if the country sides with the United States in defending Taiwan in the event of an invasion – adding that Japan is “powerless against the Chinese military” . “Japan does not dare to face China alone. If …

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Prayut’s government stuck in a self-made trap

People get Covid vaccines on May 30 at CentralWorld. Spiraling infections and jab shortages can lead to political upheaval. VARUTH HIRUNYATHEB Thailand’s multi-layered crises, from persistent viral infections and vaccine shortages to economic damage, are turning into a potential political upheaval. The devastating Covid-19 crisis is worse than Tom Yum …

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Japanese distillers flock to overseas markets with shochu

TOKYO – Japan shochu manufacturers are struggling to gain a foothold in overseas markets as they grapple with shrinking populations at home. Shochu, a traditional distilled liquor, is usually made from grains or potatoes. Distillers have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, but their main long-term challenge – a …

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Thailand achieves better competitiveness rate

Traisuree: PM satisfied with the result Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is pleased with the improvement in the country’s competitiveness revealed by the World Competitiveness Center, said deputy government spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul. Fitch Ratings, meanwhile, maintained Thailand’s sovereign credit rating at BBB + despite the economic slump caused by the Covid-19 …

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