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Asia In The Post-COVID World | Asian Scientist Magazine

AsianScientist (Jul. 06, 2020) – There is no doubt that COVID-19 is reshaping the world order, but in many ways it is doing so by accelerating trends that have been underway for much of the past decade and particularly since the US-China trade war that began in 2017. Other effects have been more lateral, such …

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Indonesia Compounds its Covid-19 Problems

Indonesia is beginning to seriously reap the consequences of its inability or lack of commitment to come to grips with the Covid-19 pandemic, with the virus now having spread to all of the country’s 34 provinces. Indonesia now has nearly 64,000 cases, the highest in Southeast Asia, almost certainly a significant underestimate. That is an …

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AirAsia suffers painful loss as COVID-19 crisis bites

KUALA LUMPUR — Low-cost Southeast Asian carrier AirAsia Group reported a 804 million ringgit ($188 million) first-quarter loss on Monday, reversing a 96 million ringgit profit for the same period last year. Founded by Malaysian tycoon Tony Fernandes, AirAsia attributed the loss to “collapsed demand for air travel” in February and March 2020 due to …

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Taiwan’s Success in Combating the Coronavirus Gains International Attention

With the coronavirus spreading through the world, Taiwan’s success in containing it early on has gained international attention. The Eurasia Group, a political-risk consulting company which has developed a methodology to assess international responses to the virus, ranked democratic Taiwan’s response as “among the world’s best.” Eurasia Group’s president, Ian Bremmer, said that “now is …

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5G worth £150B for UK economy but Huawei ban risks growth

Earlier this year, the UK permitted Huawei equipment to be used with several restrictions in place  Vodafone research found 5G connectivity could add £38 billion (US$47 billion) to the UK economy over the next five years Huawei remains one of the most highly-scrutinized 5G vendors in the world and UK review looms There has been …

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Asia Insurance Review > News > View NewsLetter Article

Considering impending announcements from the UK government on easing travel restrictions, ROCK Insurance Group has launched two new COVID-19 insurance policies to protect travel businesses and travel agents should customers need to cancel or postpone their trips due to coronavirus-related issues. Commenting on the new policies, ROCK Insurance Group managing director Antony Martin said, “There …

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Replying to Opposition not priority: Aaditya Thackeray

The statement comes a day after oppn leader Devendra Fadnavis claimed that there is lack of coordination among the three constituents of MVA Maharashtra tourism minister and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray said that the government’s priority is to fight against the coronavirus pandemic and not answering opposition’s criticism. The statement of Junior Thackeray comes …

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UK new car sales post smaller slump in June on annual basis

Business British new car registrations fell by a third on an annual basis in June when many dealerships reopened after COVID-19 lockdown measures were lifted, according to preliminary data from an industry body, a smaller drop than in March, April and May. Cars are seen at a Jaguar Land Rover dealership, following the outbreak of …

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The Hope and Struggles of Bhutan’s Women Vegetable Vendors – The Diplomat

Advertisement Located just below the main town in Thimphu, on the bank of Wang Chhu, Centenary Farmers’ Market bills itself as the biggest vegetable market in Bhutan. Outside the market, especially on weekends, taxis and private cars congest the roads, struggling to find a parking space. The two-story market is divided into two sections: the …

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