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 2022-11-30 09:18 

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Sri Lanka aims to return to pre-crisis growth by 2026 - minister...

MUMBAI :Sri Lanka aims to restore growth to pre-crisis levels in 2026, a state finance minister said on Wednesday, with policymakers intent on meeting a December deadline to present proposals that might help unlock an International Monetary Fund bail-out....

 2022-11-30 09:18 

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China's Jiang Zemin confounded doubters, mended US ties...

Former president Jiang Zemin died on Wednesday at the age of 96....

 2022-11-30 09:14 

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After the tears, South Korea turn eyes to Portugal...

DOHA : South Korea let their emotions pour out when they lost a five-goal thriller to Ghana this week, but they can expect no sympathy on Friday from Portugal, who are determined to clinch top spot in their World Cup group.South Korea must beat the 2016 E...

 2022-11-30 09:12 

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Renault-Airbus partnership to develop new generation of electric batteries...

PARIS : European planemaker Airbus announced on Wednesday a partnership with French carmaker Renault to develop a new generation of electric batteries for cars and planes.Engineering teams from both companies will join forces to mature technologies relate...

 2022-11-30 09:10 

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Bosch, Mercedes-Benz to roll out fully-automated parking at Stuttgart Airport...

BERLIN : Bosch and Mercedes-Benz have received approval for a fully automated self-parking software which enables cars to drive themselves into a pre-booked parking spot at a Stuttgart Airport parking lot and back out again, Bosch said on Wednesday.The so...

 2022-11-30 09:07 

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Switzerland clash with Serbia revives memories of political tensions...

DOHA : Switzerland and Serbia will battle for Group G's last spot in the knockout stage on Friday in a rematch of the 2018 World Cup clash that could reignite political tensions between the teams. Switzerland, on three points, look well-placed to join...

 2022-11-30 09:05 

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Parliament passes Bill to regulate safety, reliability, accessibility of electric vehicle network...

More than 10 MPs spoke on issues ranging from the affordability of EVs to inadvertent fires caused by charging....

 2022-11-30 09:01 

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Binance enters Japanese market with Sakura Exchange BitCoin deal...

Cryptocurrency exchange operator Binance said on Wednesday it acquired Sakura Exchange BitCoin (SEBC), a crypto exchange service registered in Japan, to expand into the Asian country.The terms of the transaction were not disclosed by Binance.Through the a...

 2022-11-30 08:48 

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No spot Bitcoin ETFs approved so far - US SEC official...

SINGAPORE : The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has yet to approve any spot bitcoin exchange-traded fund listings to date, commissioner Mark Uyeda said at the sidelines of a forum in Singapore on Wednesday....

 2022-11-30 08:45 

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Former China president Jiang Zemin dies, aged 96...

Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin has died, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday (Nov 30). The 96-year-old died on 12.13pm due to leukemia and multiple organ failure. This story is developing. Please refresh for updates....

 2022-11-30 08:35 

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Citi sees global growth to slow below 2% in 2023...

Citigroup on Wednesday forecast global growth to slow to below 2 per cent next year, echoing similar projections by major financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, Barclays, and J.P. Morgan.Strategists at the brokerage cited continued challenges from ...

 2022-11-30 08:35 

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Citi expects global growth to slow below 2% in 2023...

Citigroup on Wednesday forecast global growth to slow to below 2 per cent next year, echoing similar projections by major financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, Barclays, and J.P. Morgan.Strategists at the brokerage cited continued challenges from ...

 2022-11-30 08:22 

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England have more belief this time as last-16 looms: Southgate...

DOHA : England have greater expectation than when they reached the World Cup semi-finals four years ago, manager Gareth Southgate said as he looked ahead to Sunday's last-16 clash with Senegal.His side swept into the knockout phase as Group B winners ...

 2022-11-30 08:20 

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Virus hits England camp before Pakistan series opener...

Several England players, including skipper Ben Stokes, have been affected by a virus on the eve of their opening test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi, senior batsman Joe Root said on Wednesday....

 2022-11-30 08:20 

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Virus hits England camp before Rawalpindi test...

:England's preparation for the opening test against Pakistan has been thrown into disarray by a virus sweeping through the camp, and senior batsman Joe Root said they were doing their best to prepare for the match in Rawalpindi beginning on Thursday.S...

 2022-11-30 08:07 

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Muay Thai sets sights on Olympic glory, but not everyone is thrilled...

Efforts to promote Muay Thai as a global sport have been met with resistance from some corners, with fears that international exposure will dilute its tradition and heritage....

 2022-11-30 07:50 

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Russian parliament approves Kudrin's exit from Audit Chamber, paving way for Yandex move...

The upper chamber of Russia's parliament approved the resignation of Alexei Kudrin as head of the Audit Chamber on Wednesday, paving the way for him to take up a potential role at Russian technology giant Yandex.Kudrin, a close ally of President Vladi...

 2022-11-30 07:50 

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Russian lawmakers approve Kudrin exit, paving way for Yandex move...

MOSCOW :The upper chamber of Russia's parliament approved the resignation of Alexei Kudrin as head of the Audit Chamber on Wednesday, paving the way for him to take up a potential role at Russian technology giant Yandex.Kudrin, a close ally of Preside...

 2022-11-30 07:28 

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BYD set to be China's top-selling car brand for Nov, Tesla gains -data...

SHANGHAI : BYD was the top-selling car brand in China in the first four weeks of November, brokerage data showed, outperforming the Volkswagen brand in a reversal that highlights the pressure on legacy brands in the world's largest auto market.Tesla&#...

 2022-11-30 07:24 

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Thai central bank raises key interest rate by 25 bps to 1.25%...

BANGKOK : Thailand's central bank raised its key interest rate by 25 basis points for a third straight meeting on Wednesday, as it tries to contain above-target inflation while supporting an economic recovery facing increasing global headwinds.The Ban...

 2022-11-30 07:19 

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Mazda sees no impact on Japan vehicle production from current China lockdowns...

TOKYO : Mazda Motor Corp does not expect to have problems maintaining production in Japan for the time being despite COVID lockdowns in China as the automaker has sufficient inventories of parts, a company executive said on Wednesday. A draconian two-mont...

 2022-11-30 07:18 

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Smith looks to cap big year with Australian Open trophy...

MELBOURNE : Cameron Smith's victory lap of his home nation continues this week at the Australian Open in Melbourne where the men's and women's events will be held simultaneously in a world first.Fresh from winning his third Australian PGA Cham...

 2022-11-30 07:07 

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Hong Kong sees IPO slowdown reversing; eyes international issuers...

HONG KONG : Hong Kong has more than a hundred applicants in the pipeline for initial public offerings (IPOs) and is eyeing more companies and investors from markets including the Middle East and Southeast Asia, the chairman of the city's bourse operat...

 2022-11-30 07:05 

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Bank of Korea ready to readjust tightening pace, going by data...

SEOUL : South Korea's central bank is ready to readjust the pace of its policy tightening to respond to an economic slowdown and a slumping property market, the bank's governor told the Reuters NEXT conference on Wednesday.But Rhee Chang-yong decl...

 2022-11-30 07:05 

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Reuters NEXT: Bank of Korea ready to readjust tightening pace, going by data...

SEOUL : South Korea's central bank is ready to readjust the pace of its policy tightening to respond to an economic slowdown and a slumping property market, the bank's governor told the Reuters NEXT conference on Wednesday.But Rhee Chang-yong decl...

 2022-11-30 07:03 

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Singapore doctors develop new spinal surgery technique that reduces pain, improves mobility...

In the last 15 months, more than 100 patients, aged between 21 and 75, have undergone the procedure at Alexandra Hospital....

 2022-11-30 06:41 

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England's 'Bazball' faces first away test in Pakistan...

England's first test tour of Pakistan in 17 years will also be the first chance to see how their 'Bazball' brand of cricket fares away from home, and they signalled their attacking intent by picking Liam Livingstone for the opening match in Ra...

 2022-11-30 06:28 

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Feedback from patients not directly used to determine nurses' performance grade: Rahayu Mahzam...

Negative feedback will still affect performance and appraisal if nurses are found to require improvement in some areas, says the Senior Parliamentary Secretary of Health....

 2022-11-30 06:24 

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SingHealth seeks to boost expertise in 'social prescriptions' as Singapore moves towards preventive health...

SINGAPORE: Group exercises and community gardening may not sound like the most direct ways to attain good health, but these are the kind of lifestyle activities people may need under...

 2022-11-30 06:09 

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Australian battery metal players key to South Korea's EV ambition...

SYDNEY : Australia will play a big role in South Korea's ambition to lead the electric vehicle batteries market and diversify from China for its battery metals needs, a top South Korean executive said on Wednesday.Ben Bosung Kim, the managing director...

 2022-11-30 05:47 

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Indonesia plans to appeal after losing WTO nickel dispute with EU...

JAKARTA : Indonesia's president said on Wednesday his country would appeal a trade dispute ruling that he stated had gone in favour of the European Union, which had sued Indonesia over its 2020 ban on exports of nickel ore. Speaking at an investment e...

 2022-11-30 05:41 

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Japanese budget carrier Peach cancels flights over aircraft delivery delays...

Japan's Peach Aviation, a low-cost arm of ANA Holdings, said it had cancelled 92 domestic flights between Dec. 27 and Jan. 13 as supply chain issues delay the delivery of new aircraft.Peach has an all-Airbus fleet of narrowbody planes.The announcement...

 2022-11-30 05:41 

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Japanese budget carrier Peach cancels flights over aircraft delivery delays...

Japan's Peach Aviation, a low-cost arm of ANA Holdings, said it had cancelled 92 domestic flights between Dec 27 and Jan 13 as supply chain issues delay the delivery of new aircraft. Peach has an all-Airbus fleet of narrowbody planes. The announcement...

 2022-11-30 05:39 

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Malaysian domestic trade ministry pledges to solve egg shortage problem in KL, warns against panic buying...

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry has pledged to address the problem of egg shortage in some areas in the Klang Valley. It has also urged consumers against panic buying, noting that it had caused the problem in the ...

 2022-11-30 05:39 

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Malaysian domestic trade ministry pledges to solve egg shortage problem in KL, warns against panic buying...

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry has pledged to address the problem of egg shortage in some areas in Kuala Lumpur. It also urged consumers against panic buying, saying the issue is what caused the problem in the fi...

 2022-11-30 05:37 

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Nissan gets $1.44 billion green loan for zero-emission mobility investments...

TOKYO : Japan's Nissan Motor Co has signed a 200-billion-yen ($1.44 billion) green loan agreement to fund zero-emission mobility investments, the automaker said on Wednesday.The syndicated loan was arranged by Mizuho Bank and MUFG Bank with contract p...

 2022-11-30 05:25 

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FTX collapse: 'Very limited' impact on Singapore's financial system and economy, says DPM Wong...

Key financial institutions in Singapore have "insignificant" exposures to cryptocurrency and players in the industry, says Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong....

 2022-11-30 05:22 

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Temasek initiates internal review after loss of investment in FTX...

SINGAPORE: Temasek Holdings has initiated an internal review after it said it would write down its US$275 million investment into cryptocurrency exchange FTX, Deputy Prime Minister La...

 2022-11-30 05:10 

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More than 210,000 seniors joined programme to develop digital literacy and skills...

SINGAPORE: More than 210,000 seniors have joined a programme to help them develop digital literacy since 2020, said Minister for Communications and Information Josephine Teo on Wednesday (Nov 30). She was responding to a parliamentary question from MP Lim...

 2022-11-30 05:03 

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Trial in 2016 Ivory Coast attack set to get underway...

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast: Eighteen people go on trial in Ivory Coast on Wednesday (Nov 30) accused of involvement in one of West Africa's bloodiest militant attacks - a machine-gun assault on a beach resort in 2016 that left 19 dead. But only four of the ...

 2022-11-30 04:58 

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At least 448 killed in Iran protest crackdown: Rights group...

PARIS: Iranian security forces have killed at least 448 people in a crackdown on protests that began in mid-September, over half in ethnic minority regions, a rights group said on Tuesday (Nov 29). Of the 448 people confirmed to have been killed, 60 were ...

 2022-11-30 04:43 

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Repeal of Section 377A and constitutional amendment to protect marriage definition 'major milestone' for Singapore: PM Lee...

SINGAPORE: The repeal of Section 377A and protecting the definition of marriage from legal challenges is a...

 2022-11-30 04:37 

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More than 3,000 birds to be moved from Jurong park to Bird Paradise in Mandai...

SINGAPORE: More than 3,000 birds and about 50 species of flora will be moved from Jurong Bird Park to Bird Paradise at Mandai, Minister of State for Trade and Industry Alvin Tan said in Parliament on Wednesday (Nov 30). He was responding to a parliamentar...

 2022-11-30 04:36 

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Volatility in yuan spurs bets China will widen its band...

SHANGHAI : As macroeconomic risks induce unprecedented levels of volatility in China's yuan, investors are betting that authorities may widen the currency's tight trading band for first time since 2014 to allow market forces greater say.China'...

 2022-11-30 04:36 

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Volatility in yuan spurs bets China will widen its band...

SHANGHAI: As macroeconomic risks induce unprecedented levels of volatility in China's yuan, investors are betting that authorities may widen the currency's tight trading band for first time since 2014 to allow market forces greater say. China'...

 2022-11-30 04:18 

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Global stocks to grind higher, lacklustre year ahead: Reuters poll...

BENGALURU : The global economy needs to find a more solid footing before most stock markets to break out of their torpor, according to market strategists polled by Reuters who have broadly cut their 2023 forecasts compared with three months ago.That may b...

 2022-11-30 04:15 

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Indonesia central bank says monetary policy to remain pro-stability...

JAKARTA : Indonesia's central bank governor Perry Warjiyo said on Wednesday that monetary policy will remain pro-stability and that energy subsidies next year will allow Bank Indonesia (BI) to raise interest rates in a measured way.Warjiyo was speakin...

 2022-11-30 04:12 

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China's Sunshine Insurance targets up to $950 million in HK IPO...

China's Sunshine Insurance launched on Wednesday a Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO) to raise up to $950 million in a deal that would be the second-largest new share sale in the city in 2022.The company is selling 1.15 billion shares in a price ...

 2022-11-30 04:10 

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Marketmind: How to be hawkish by J.Powell...

SYDNEY : A look at the day ahead in European and global markets from Wayne Cole.So Tuesday's bout of post-pandemic euphoria in Chinese markets has cooled today, perhaps a recognition of just how long it will likely take to materially raise vaccination...

 2022-11-30 04:07 

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66 fines issued to motorcyclists near Woodlands Checkpoint for emissions, other offences...

The offences include excessive noise emissions and improper licence plates....

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