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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

Coronavirus outbreak: Airlines stare at uncertainty this quarter; situation likely to improve in next 3 months
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Coronavirus outbreak: Airlines stare at uncertainty this quarter; situation likely to improve in next 3 months

Lower oil prices and possibility of a spurt in domestic passenger traffic due to international travel restrictions would benefit the domestic airline industry.

Bengaluru, Mumbai to see healthy office rental growth in 2020 on IT industry demand: Report
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Bengaluru, Mumbai to see healthy office rental growth in 2020 on IT industry demand: Report

The IT industry accounted for 35 percent of total transaction volume in the first half of 2019 across the top eight cities, which was most apparent within Bengaluru, which recorded an 14 percent rental rise in January-June (H1) 2019.

India to become fifth largest economy globally this year; second in APAC region by 2025: IHS Markit
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India to become fifth largest economy globally this year; second in APAC region by 2025: IHS Markit

As India continues to ascend in the rankings of the world's largest economies, its contribution to global GDP growth momentum will also increase

New Zealand to increase annual refugee quota from 1,000 to 1,500 from 2020 onwards, announces Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
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New Zealand to increase annual refugee quota from 1,000 to 1,500 from 2020 onwards, announces Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

The quota increase comes at a time that overall immigration to New Zealand is forecast by the government to decline.

Bengaluru most preferred for office space in Asia-Pacific; beats Shanghai and Singapore, says CBRE report
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Bengaluru most preferred for office space in Asia-Pacific; beats Shanghai and Singapore, says CBRE report

Bengaluru is the most preferred city for office expansion in the Asia Pacific region, followed by Shanghai and Singapore, a report by CBRE said

Indians are more prone to online frauds than other Asian countries: Survey
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Indians are more prone to online frauds than other Asian countries: Survey

The report is based on analysis of fraud trends across financial services (including insurance), retail and telecoms spanning these 10 countries.

Theresa May, Shinzo Abe join hands to increase pressure on North Korea amid missile tests
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Theresa May, Shinzo Abe join hands to increase pressure on North Korea amid missile tests

Japan and the United Kingdom on Thursday agreed to join forces to step up pressure on North Korea amid its constant weapons tests and to expand military cooperation with measures including joint military manoeuvres.

Britain plans to play bigger role in Asia post-Brexit, says foreign secretary Boris Johnson
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Britain plans to play bigger role in Asia post-Brexit, says foreign secretary Boris Johnson

Britain plans to play a bigger role in Asia after Brexit, including deploying aircraft carriers to the region, foreign secretary Boris Johnson said

Global Mobile penetration expected to reach 70 percent by 2022
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Global Mobile penetration expected to reach 70 percent by 2022

Mobile penetration globally should reach 70 percent by 2022 almost double the total number of users in 2008.

A recent Akamai report puts India on second spot for source of web app attacks in Asia Pacific region
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A recent Akamai report puts India on second spot for source of web app attacks in Asia Pacific region

According to the report, the US is the top source country for web application attacks, showing a significant year-over-year increase.

Rising protectionism threatens Asia-Pacific growth: United Nations
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Rising protectionism threatens Asia-Pacific growth: United Nations

According to the report, the Asia-Pacific region, including countries like China, India, Japan, Australia and

Indian Railways explores transcontinental freight service with Iran and Turkey to boost growth
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Indian Railways explores transcontinental freight service with Iran and Turkey to boost growth

China has already run a freight train connecting Europe and attempts are being made to run a demonstrative run from Dhaka to Istanbul connecting Howrah, Delhi, Lahore and Tehran.

US rate hike could disrupt capital flows in Asia, cautions IMF
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US rate hike could disrupt capital flows in Asia, cautions IMF

A recent slew of firm US economic data has pushed up the dollar on market expectations the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates in December.

Post Asean summit, India is ready to project its naval presence in the Asia-Pacific region
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Post Asean summit, India is ready to project its naval presence in the Asia-Pacific region

Though Asean has gained tremendously by trading with China, the smaller nations are increasingly worried about China’s overpowering presence in the region.

US has elevated its ties with India across the board: Barack Obama
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US has elevated its ties with India across the board: Barack Obama

Welcoming India's growing role in the Asia-Pacific region, the US has said it will continue to work with other countries in the region for "addressing political and security challenges."

Amazon Web Services Cloud Computing Platform available from datacenters in India
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Amazon Web Services Cloud Computing Platform available from datacenters in India

World's leading cloud computing platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of Asia-Pacific (Mumbai) Region.

Looking for closer, stronger relationship with India: US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter
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Looking for closer, stronger relationship with India: US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter

The US is keen to forge a "closer and stronger" military relationship with India, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has said ahead of his visit to India during which "a whole bunch of things" will be announced to boost Indo-US strategic ties.

Nepal elected as UNICEF's executive board term member for the next two years
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Nepal elected as UNICEF's executive board term member for the next two years

Nepal has been elected to the UNICEF Executive Board, representing the group of Asia-Pacific countries for the term 2016-2018.

India's APEC membership: US to examine commitment to economic reforms
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India's APEC membership: US to examine commitment to economic reforms

The US welcomes India's interest in joining the APEC forum but is examining its ability to "demonstrate" its commitment to economic reforms and liberalisation, a top Obama administration official has said.