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  • Asian shares mixed, global stocks wobble after Mnuchin pulls plug on US stimulus Nov 20, 2020 08:23 AM IST

    Asian shares mixed, global stocks wobble after Mnuchin pulls plug on US stimulus

    Asian shares staged a mixed open and futures for the S&P 500 fell 0.66 percent, erasing the firmer lead from a strong Wall Street session overnight

  • Europe, North America should learn from Asia on COVID-19: WHO expert Oct 20, 2020 07:54 AM IST

    Europe, North America should learn from Asia on COVID-19: WHO expert

    The WHO's Europe region, which includes Russia, has recorded up to 8,500 deaths in the past week - and half the countries have seen a 50 percent rise in cases, Mike Ryan, the body's top emergency expert, told a news conference.

  • Sharp rise in natural disasters in last 20 years, Asia hardest hit: UN Oct 12, 2020 06:10 PM IST

    Sharp rise in natural disasters in last 20 years, Asia hardest hit: UN

    Some 7,348 major disaster events were recorded globally, claiming 1.23 million lives, affecting 4.2 billion people and causing $2.97 trillion in economic losses during the two-decade period.

  • Asia offers more flu shots to head off COVID-19 complications Sep 14, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    Asia offers more flu shots to head off COVID-19 complications

    With a second or third wave of the coronavirus pandemic looming for many countries, tackling this year's flu season - typically December through February - has taken on increased urgency.

  • The week in pictures from Asia - from COVID screening to Hong Kong protests, to Ganesha festival Aug 29, 2020 01:07 PM IST

    The week in pictures from Asia - from COVID screening to Hong Kong protests, to Ganesha festival

    Here are some of the highlights of the most compelling images in Asia and Pacific this week.

  • French monuments top the list of the most-saved places on Google Maps Aug 29, 2020 11:59 AM IST

    French monuments top the list of the most-saved places on Google Maps

    Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum are the two most saved locations on Google Maps

  • 75 years later, can Asia shake off shackles of the past? Aug 15, 2020 11:39 AM IST

    75 years later, can Asia shake off shackles of the past?

    The bombs stopped falling 75 years ago, but it is entirely possible — crucial even, some argue — to view the region’s world-beating economies, its massive cultural and political reach and its bitter trade, territory and history disputes through a single prism: World War II and Japan’s aggression in the Pacific.

  • Saudi Arabia may raise August crude oil prices to Asia: Survey Jul 01, 2020 04:25 PM IST

    Saudi Arabia may raise August crude oil prices to Asia: Survey

    Three sources from Asian refineries expect the August OSP for flagship Arab Light crude to rise, although forecasts range from $1 a barrel to as much as $3 a barrel, a Reuters survey showed.

  • Credit Suisse sees opportunity in Asian equities amid improving fundamentals Jun 18, 2020 09:34 AM IST

    Credit Suisse sees opportunity in Asian equities amid improving fundamentals

    On a year-to-date basis, Asian markets are still trading in the negative territory compared to their American counterparts who are not only net positive, but trading near record highs following the COVID-19 led crash.

  • Asian shares jump, yields rise as Fed readies corp bond buying Jun 16, 2020 09:10 AM IST

    Asian shares jump, yields rise as Fed readies corp bond buying

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 2.2%, its biggest one-day gain since June 1. Australian stocks rose 3.0%, while shares in China rose 1.2%.

  • Saudi Aramco cuts July crude supplies to at least 4 buyers in Asia: Sources Jun 15, 2020 10:25 AM IST

    Saudi Aramco cuts July crude supplies to at least 4 buyers in Asia: Sources

    The cuts were mainly for medium and heavy grades, the sources with knowledge of the matter said. Three of the sources said that their July cuts was smaller than what they had received in June.

  • Asia stocks extend rally as economic recovery hopes boost confidence Jun 09, 2020 08:55 AM IST

    Asia stocks extend rally as economic recovery hopes boost confidence

    Markets have been particularly encouraged by a May U.S. jobs report last week that showed a surprise fall in the unemployment rate, sending Wall Street indices surging with the Nasdaq hitting a record close on Monday.

  • Coronavirus brings Asia's booming online lending sector to juddering halt Jun 03, 2020 07:38 AM IST

    Coronavirus brings Asia's booming online lending sector to juddering halt

    Within weeks, the coronavirus pandemic had taken hold, drastically changing the picture for the online lending industry in Asia.

  • Indian manufacturing PMI for May lowest in Asia Jun 01, 2020 12:29 PM IST

    Indian manufacturing PMI for May lowest in Asia

    Manufacturing continued to shrink in May, testimony to the severity of the lockdown.

  • Most rated Asian infrastructure firms can manage refinancing risk of bond maturities through 2022: Moody's May 28, 2020 08:40 PM IST

    Most rated Asian infrastructure firms can manage refinancing risk of bond maturities through 2022: Moody's

    Most of these companies get benefit from government support or operate in sectors less affected by the coronavirus outbreak, the Moody's Investors Service said in a report.

  • HSBC sees double-digit wealth asset growth in Asia by 2023 May 20, 2020 10:40 AM IST

    HSBC sees double-digit wealth asset growth in Asia by 2023

    The Asia-focused lender in February announced the merger of its global private banking and retail wealth businesses to create a new wealth and personal banking unit, part of a radical strategy overhaul at Europe's largest lender by assets.

  • 'All my dreams are shattered': Coronavirus crushes Asia's garment industry May 19, 2020 06:35 PM IST

    'All my dreams are shattered': Coronavirus crushes Asia's garment industry

    Since the 1960s, Asia has grown into the world's garment factory, sending about $670 billion worth of clothes, shoes and bags a year to Europe, the United States and richer Asian countries, according to the International Labour Organization, a United Nations agency.

  • Asia shares supported by re-opening of economies; oil, gold jump May 18, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    Asia shares supported by re-opening of economies; oil, gold jump

    Asian shares stepped ahead on Monday and oil prices hit a five-week peak as countries' efforts to re-open their economies stirred hopes the world was nearer to emerging from recession.

  • Goldman Sachs CEO says staff back at offices in Asia, but not New York, London May 06, 2020 10:20 AM IST

    Goldman Sachs CEO says staff back at offices in Asia, but not New York, London

    Large banks worldwide have been developing plans to gradually return staff to offices after nearly two months of working remotely and from home during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

  • Asia coronavirus cases hit 250,000 but pace much slower than US, Europe May 05, 2020 10:22 PM IST

    Asia coronavirus cases hit 250,000 but pace much slower than US, Europe

    It has taken Asia almost four months to reach the 250,000 infection milestone, a level that Spain alone is approaching just a little over two months since reporting its first case.

  • In pics | 1 million under lockdown in Dharavi - one of Asia's largest slums Apr 20, 2020 11:05 AM IST

    In pics | 1 million under lockdown in Dharavi - one of Asia's largest slums

    Dharavi, believed to be one of Asia’s largest slum, is a tough place to be confined, and also one of the most vulnerable to the new coronavirus because of the density of its population and poor sanitation.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Asia doing better than other regions, may recover faster: IMF Apr 16, 2020 12:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Asia doing better than other regions, may recover faster: IMF

    Asia doing better than other regions in the world in their fight against the deadly coronavirus and may recover faster, a top official from the International Monetary Fund has said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic to bring Asia's 2020 growth to halt for 1st time in 60 years: IMF Apr 16, 2020 09:42 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic to bring Asia's 2020 growth to halt for 1st time in 60 years: IMF

    Policymakers must offer targeted support to households and firms hardest-hit by travel bans, social distancing policies and other measures aimed at containing the pandemic.

  • Saudi Aramco offers struggling refiners sweeter terms for crude Apr 16, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    Saudi Aramco offers struggling refiners sweeter terms for crude

    Saudi Aramco has offered oil refineries in Asia and Europe the option to defer payments for crude cargo deliveries by up to 90 days as plants struggle with shrinking demand.

  • Saudi Arabia cuts May crude prices to Asia by $4.2 per barrel Apr 13, 2020 03:35 PM IST

    Saudi Arabia cuts May crude prices to Asia by $4.2 per barrel

    It has cut the May OSP of its Arab light crude oil to the United States to a discount of $0.75 per barrel versus ASCI, down $3 a barrel from April, according to the document.

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