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Hong Kong expected to reduce strict COVID-19 quarantine policy

HONG KONG: To keep the city connected with the rest of the world, while ensuring an "orderly opening-up," Hong Kong ...

Food, energy lead jump in Sri Lanka inflation to 70.2% in August

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: The Department of Census and Statistics in Sri Lanka said consumer inflation surged to 70.2 percent in ...

Seeking rebound after Covid, Shanghai begins construction projects

SHANGHAI, China: After its economy slowed due to COVID-19 lockdowns in April and May, Shanghai, China's largest city, announced the ...

Following Covid, Thailand sees 2023 tourism revenues of $64.5 billion

BANGKOK, Thailand: Thailand expects to earn $64.50 billion in tourism revenues in 2023, according to government spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri. As ...

Following N. Korea missile tests, US sends aircraft carrier on visit

SEOUL, South Korea: A U.S. aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, will visit South Korea for the first time in ...

To speed economic recovery, China to hurry construction projects

BEIJING, China: China state planners have said that even though the economy showed signs of renewed momentum last month, the ...

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Asian Development Bank cuts Asia growth forecast

MANILA, Philippines: Amidst increased central bank monetary tightening, Russia's invasion of Ukraine and COVID-19 lockdowns in China, the Asian Development ...

Stock falls after Gap cuts 500 corporate jobs

SAN FRANCISCO, California: Amidst declining margins and weak sales of outdated clothes of its brands, including Old Navy and Banana ...

Many forced out as US rental apartments jump 10% in price

WASHINGTON D.C.: Young workers in the U.S. have been the group most harmed by surging rental prices, with many taking ...

US to allow more tourist flights to Cuba

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. Transport Department has announced that the Biden administration has approved the expansion of U.S. flights to ...

McDonald's Russian successor planning full reopening in 2022

MOSCOW, Russia: After battling supply chain issues, potato shortages and a heftyrebranding job, the successor to McDonald's in Russia, Vkusno ...

Global financial markets in disarray, British pound plunges

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. and global stocks continued falling Friday in a dismal end to the week. The ...