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Myanmar junta leader set to join ASEAN summit
by Agence France-Presse - April 17, 2021 - 5:11pm
Junta leader General Min Aung Hlaing is set to join Southeast Asian leaders at a special summit in Jakarta next week, the Thai foreign ministry said Saturday, in what will be the coup leader's first official trip...
Pandemic sharpens inequalities, could fuel unrest, IMF warns
by Agence France-Presse - April 2, 2021 - 10:28am
“Covid-19 has exposed and exacerbated preexisting inequalities in incomes and access to basic public services...,” the report said.
Chat platform Discord reported to be mulling sale
by Agence France-Presse - March 23, 2021 - 10:20am
The app has become popular during the pandemic when lockdowns forced people indoors.
Hackers breach cameras at banks, jails, Tesla and more
by Agence France-Presse - March 10, 2021 - 11:32am
A US hacker collective claimed to have tapped into footage from 150,000 security cameras at banks, jails, schools, carmaker Tesla and other sites to expose "the surveillance state."
Oil producers boost prices as inflation risks grow
by Agence France-Presse - March 5, 2021 - 10:26am
Oil prices surged more than 5% by the end of the meeting, reaching levels not since early January 2020, before dialing back slightly.
Indonesia virus-hit economy contracts the first time since 1998
by Agence France-Presse - February 5, 2021 - 3:31pm
In Southeast Asia, Indonesia leads the COVID-19 case tally, followed only by the Philippines whose economy contracted by far worse at 9.5% last year, a record-low.
South Korea's 2-decade low growth still likely outperformed rest
by Agence France-Presse - January 26, 2021 - 12:27pm
Still, South Korea is expected to have been among countries in the OECD group of developed economies least affected by the pandemic.
Turkey slaps Twitter, Pinterest with advertising bans
by Agence France-Presse - January 19, 2021 - 5:08pm
The bans on the three platforms came into force Tuesday while companies who advertise with them will also be fined.
New York exchange to delist 3 Chinese telecom firms in new reversal
by Agence France-Presse - January 7, 2021 - 3:14pm
The latest flip-flop by the NYSE, which will remove China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom, reverts the exchange back to its original policy announced last week.
US government, states file antitrust suits against Facebook
by Agence France-Presse - December 9, 2020 - 8:17am
“Facebook’s actions to entrench and maintain its monopoly deny consumers the benefits of competition,” said Ian Conner, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition. 
Xi touts China as base of free trade in online APEC meet
by Agence France-Presse - November 19, 2020 - 3:08pm
The multilateral meeting comes after China led the signing of a trade deal with 21 Pacific Rim countries.
Trump bans US investment in Chinese firms that help military
by Agence France-Presse - November 13, 2020 - 1:44pm
The ban takes effect January 11, just days before Trump’s presidency ends.
Tokyo's Nikkei index hits 29-year high after Biden win
by Agence France-Presse - November 9, 2020 - 5:10pm
The Nikkei is now sitting at levels not seen since 1991.
Australia's Westpac to pay record fine for money laundering
by Agence France-Presse - September 24, 2020 - 8:01am
Australia's Westpac bank has agreed to pay a record AU$1.3 billion (US$923 million) fine for more than 23 million breaches of money-laundering laws.
Global oil demand set for slow recovery from virus
by Agence France-Presse - September 15, 2020 - 5:02pm
“The economic slowdown will take months to reverse completely, while certain sectors such as aviation are unlikely to return to their pre-pandemic levels of consumption even next year,” IEA said.
UK coronavirus vaccine trial paused after unexplained illness
by Agence France-Presse - September 9, 2020 - 12:24pm
“This is a routine action which has to happen whenever there is a potentially unexplained illness in one of the trials, while it is investigated, ensuring we maintain the integrity of the trials,” an...
Juul to pull out of Philippines, 10 other countries
by Agence France-Presse - September 3, 2020 - 4:07pm
In countries like Indonesia and the Philippines, Juul faced hard times from government efforts to heavily tax vapor products, widely seen as a dangerous alternative to cigarettes. 
Sanofi halts testing for COVID-19 drug after failing Phase 3 trials
by Agence France-Presse - September 1, 2020 - 3:09pm
The Philippines is looking to become among the first takers of a COVID-19 vaccine, allotting P2.5 billion for the purchase of still unavailable immunization next year.
TikTok chief exec quits as Trump escalates attack
by Agence France-Presse - August 27, 2020 - 1:38pm
The resignation comes as the Chinese video-streaming app faces heat from US President Donald Trump.
Malaysia, Goldman Sachs sign off on $3.9-B 1MDB settlement
by Agence France-Presse - August 19, 2020 - 1:50pm
The agreement is expected to end all criminal proceedings against Goldman Sachs.
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