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Philippines redeploys two supply boats in South China Sea after face off with China
World

Philippines redeploys two supply boats in South China Sea after face off with China

This comes after two Chinese coast guard ships blocked two Filipino boats on Tuesday and a third coast guard ship sprayed high-pressure streams of water on the boats

Myanmar crisis: Thousands misplaced in country's northwest, many flee to India
World

Myanmar crisis: Thousands misplaced in country's northwest, many flee to India

The UN has called for parties to the conflict to protect civilians and humanitarians and reiterated that aid workers and their properties should never be a target

At East Asia Summit, Narendra Modi reaffirms India's focus on a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific
India

At East Asia Summit, Narendra Modi reaffirms India's focus on a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific

India remains committed to strengthening respect for shared values of multilateralism, rules-based international order, international law and sovereignty and territorial integrity, said the prime minister at 16th East Asia Summit hosted by Brunei

Samsung vice-chairman fined 70 million won for anaesthetic drug use
World

Samsung vice-chairman fined 70 million won for anaesthetic drug use

Lee Jae-yong was found guilty of having repeatedly taken the anaesthetic propofol at a plastic surgery clinic in Seoul dozens of times over several years

ASEAN summit begins without Myanmar after bloc excludes junta chief from meet
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ASEAN summit begins without Myanmar after bloc excludes junta chief from meet

Myanmar’s refusal to let a special envoy meet ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi prompted the group to exclude junta chief Min Aung Hlaing from this week's summit

After supermarket stabbing, New Zealand criminalises terror plotting
World

After supermarket stabbing, New Zealand criminalises terror plotting

Critics are worried that some experts have characterised the new offense as a “thought crime”

North Korea continues to expand nuclear arsenal, tests new hypersonic missile
World

North Korea continues to expand nuclear arsenal, tests new hypersonic missile

The announcement comes a day after South Korean and Japanese militaries said they detected North Korea firing a missile into its eastern sea

Australia dismisses France's accusations, says concerns over submarine deal 'raised some months ago'
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Australia dismisses France's accusations, says concerns over submarine deal 'raised some months ago'

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the capability being delivered by France's Attack Class submarine was not going to meet their strategic interests

Submarine deal row: France accuses Australia, US of lying and duplicity
World

Submarine deal row: France accuses Australia, US of lying and duplicity

The move comes after Australia's decision to break a 2016 deal for French submarines in favour of American nuclear-powered vessels

Australia cuts international arrival by half as Scott Morrison unveils new COVID-19 strategy
World

Australia cuts international arrival by half as Scott Morrison unveils new COVID-19 strategy

Under the current 'zero COVID' plan, 6,000 people are allowed to enter the country on overseas commercial flights each week

India reports over 30,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours for first time; testing measures ensuring early detection, says govt
India

India reports over 30,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours for first time; testing measures ensuring early detection, says govt

The Centre said the actual caseload of COVID-19 has remained limited and manageable in India due to proactive containment measures even as nationwide tally rose to 9,68,876 on Thursday

COVID-19 impact: Air passenger number collapses in Asia Pacific, decline in cargo markets deepens on weak demand
Business

COVID-19 impact: Air passenger number collapses in Asia Pacific, decline in cargo markets deepens on weak demand

The rapid spread of COVID-19 resulting in border closures and travel restrictions across the world forced an almost complete shutdown of international airline operations.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Unemployment rate in Asia-Pacific may rise over 3 percentage points; household income to fall
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Unemployment rate in Asia-Pacific may rise over 3 percentage points; household income to fall

S&P Global ratings chief economist (Asia Pacific) Shaun Roache said the rise in unemployment could be larger now than in previous cycles because the downturn is much larger.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Asia to see zero percent growth in 2020, worst performance in 60 years, says IMF
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Asia to see zero percent growth in 2020, worst performance in 60 years, says IMF

Asia is expected to witness zero percent growth in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic, its worst growth performance in almost 60 years, but still the world's largest and most populous continent is likely to fare better than other regions in terms of activity, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said

Companies in India to dole out lowest salary hike in a decade at 9.1% in 2020; lack of talent, niche skills to blame: Report
Business

Companies in India to dole out lowest salary hike in a decade at 9.1% in 2020; lack of talent, niche skills to blame: Report

In the Asia-Pacific region, India is expected to dole out the highest salary hike at 9.1 per cent, followed by China at 6.3 percent this year.

After challenging year for aviation, improvement expected for 2020; global airline industry to produce net profit of $29.3 bn: IATA
Business

After challenging year for aviation, improvement expected for 2020; global airline industry to produce net profit of $29.3 bn: IATA

The highlights of the expected 2020 performance of the world airline industry include the return on the invested capital forecast to be 6 percent as compared to 5.7% expected in 2019.

Asia shares edge up as stimulus hopes temper recession worries; MSCI’s Asia-Pacific index outside Japan rises 0.53%
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Asia shares edge up as stimulus hopes temper recession worries; MSCI’s Asia-Pacific index outside Japan rises 0.53%

Asian shares rose on Tuesday as hopes for stimulus in major economies tempered anxiety about a global recession, boosting riskier assets and drawing money from safe-havens such as bonds and gold

Delhi's Connaught Place fourth most expensive office market in Asia Pacific: Knight Frank
Business

Delhi's Connaught Place fourth most expensive office market in Asia Pacific: Knight Frank

Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore are the top three most expensive office markets in the Asia Pacific, while Mumbai's BKC (Bandra Kurla Complex) stood at seventh rank

Bengaluru, Gurugram among top 5 preferred locations in APAC for tech firms: Report
Business

Bengaluru, Gurugram among top 5 preferred locations in APAC for tech firms: Report

Bengaluru and Gurugram are among the top 5 preferred destinations in the Asia Pacific to set up offices by technology companies because of better business conditions as well as the availability of engineers and real estate for growth, according to a report

SpiceJet joins global airlines' grouping IATA as member; first Indian low-cost carrier to get membership
Business

SpiceJet joins global airlines' grouping IATA as member; first Indian low-cost carrier to get membership

The IATA membership is significant on account of SpiceJet's plans for rapidly expanding its international footprint