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Tunisia is now in the middle of a period of political instability as a direct result of the successful adoption of the country's new constitution in a referendum that was conducted on July 25. Al Jazeera met with a range of small businesses, and all of them agreed that a fundamental change is...
'Nong Boat' Nonthaphat Woonciew Narong, the governor of Phuket, and Thai para-athlete Wassana Yim-in paid Sae-ong, a 12-year-old kid who was blinded by an acute sinusitis bacterial infection that spread to his eyes and spinal fluid, a surprise visit on Friday (June 24).
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – such diseases that do not have the ability to be transferred from one individual to another – are the leading cause of death worldwide. However, not much data is available about the effect of NCDs on the smaller, underrepresented populations, especia...
The Conservatives have seen better days. For a long time, they were controllers of politics in the European Union.
European Union’s standard-bearer of the center-right, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, is retiring after sixteen years. The center-left of the Social Democratic party...
In 2020, South Korea had passed the first law in the world dedicated to digital lending, “The Marketplace Lending Act,” to regulate marketplace lenders, and protect P2P consumers. The law enables the licensed P2P lending startup to operate as an authorized financial institution to len...
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said that London is ready to welcome a large population of arrivals from Hong Kong this year. He sent a message to the residents of Hong Kong, saying that the United Kingdom is ready to welcome the residents fleeing China’s crackdown on democracy with open...
- China consumption, investment expected to grow in May.
- Investments are expected to maintain fast growth momentum.
- Fixed-asset investment in the first five months to grow at around 18 percent year on year.
- People’s Bank of China (PBC) set interest rate for the seven-day reverse repos at 2.2 percent.
- China's yuan weakened against a basket of currencies last week.
- China's interbank treasury bond index in net pri...
- Okinawa orders schools to close over rising COVID-19 infections.
- Okinawa prefecture is currently under a coronavirus state of emergency.
- Clusters infections at schools and childcare facilities have been reportedly rising....
- Beijing to hand out around $6.27 million in digital currency.
- Beijing Local Financial Supervision and Administration Bureau will do the same through a lottery system.
- China has been developing digital yuan since 2014, but...
- PBOC raise reserve requirement ratio for foreign currency deposits.
- Chinese currency renminbi (RMB) remains high against the U.S. dollar.
- RMB has likely experienced some overshooting against the U.S. dollar.
- China’s wealth management products & property loans rise in Q1.
- At the end of March, China’s banking system had about $3.87 trillion of outstanding wealth management products.
- China's outstanding prope...
- China to strengthen its maritime safety authorities over rising tensions.
- Fear engulfs the Asian nation and other countries, including Japan.
- The new legislation will allow China to order foreign vessels to leave what it ...
- China passed a new law to curb food waste; fine of $15,460.
- The new law has been passed at the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.
- China’s restaurants and other food facilities would face a fin...
- New Seoul mayor to seek approval for self COVID-19 test kits.
- The mayor also plans to extend working hours for small businesses hurt by COVID-19 restrictions.
- The mayor has asked the central government to approve rapid se...
- Japan begins COVID-19 inoculation of elderly people from Monday.
- Japan govt. is planning to secure vaccine shots for roughly 36 million people aged 65 or older.
- Local governments in at least 39 prefectures are scheduled t...
- S. Korean Eastar jet founder suspected of embezzlement.
- Jeonju prosecution on Friday sought an arrest warrant for the founder.
- The opposition People Power Party and the labor union of Eastar Jet had filed complaints again...
- Japan lawmakers to make new sanctions over human rights abuses.
- Lawmakers from ruling and opposition parties have launched a bipartisan group for the same.
- The group is jointly led by LDP member Gen Nakatani, and Shiori Y...
- Seoul, Busan mayoral elections voting period begins on Friday.
- In the first 3 hours of early voting as of 9 a.m KST, the voter turn out rate has been 1.09 percent.
- In Seoul, the voter turn out rate as of 9 a.m KST came to...
- China urges credit rating agencies to improve their rating models.
- The agencies are asked to strengthen corporate governance and bolster information disclosure.
- Bond credit rating has been under complaint by investors in ...