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Expats head for the exit as ‘easy’ Singapore’s COVID controls bite

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SINGAPORE, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Atar Sandler arrived in Singapore in 2019, seizing the opportunity to live in a buzzing global city that is also a convenient base to jet off to more exotic locales nearby. But after two years of mask-wearing, socialising in small groups and travel restrictions to......

French power output reduced by ongoing strike

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A banner is seen on a fence at France’s oldest Electricite de France (EDF) nuclear power plant near the eastern French village of Fessenheim, France February 20, 2020. The banner reads: “No! To closing Fessenheim”. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Jan 26 (Reuters)......

Hong Kong risks exodus over extended COVID isolation, Euro chamber says

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Hong Kong skyline is pictured from Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, China January 2, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HK reopening seen delayed until China rolls out mRNA vaccine High costs include exodus of international residents Appeal as global business hub seen fading......

Temasek buys Bridgepoint’s Element Materials in $7 bln deal

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A Temasek logo is seen at the annual Temasek Review in Singapore July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Singaporean state-owned investor Temasek (TEM.UL) has acquired Element Materials Technology Group from Bridgepoint (BPTB.L), the London-listed private equity firm......

Two U.S. carriers enter S.China Sea, to ‘counter malign influence’

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U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson, docks at a port in Danang, Vietnam March 5, 2018. REUTERS/Kham/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Two U.S. aircraft carrier groups have entered the disputed South China Sea for training, the Department of......

Cathay Pacific to burn cash as crew quarantine rules bite

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Generated positive cashflow in H2 amid strong cargo demand Tighter crew quarantine rules will see it resume cash burn Operating 2% of pre-pandemic passenger capacity in Jan Jan 24 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said on Monday that it expected to resume burning cash because of stricter......

Asia shares tense as Fed looms, Ukraine a concern

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TV camera men wait for the opening of market in front of a large screen showing stock prices at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo, Japan October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Asian stock markets : Nikkei off 1%, Wall St futures......

Hong Kong’s financial sector faces talent crunch as expats head for the exit

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HONG KONG, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Late last year, Tania Sibree quit her well-paid job as a financial services lawyer in Hong Kong and returned to Australia rather than live a moment longer with the city’s strict coronavirus restrictions. Sibree, who said she had enjoyed the previous five years in......

Thai PM to visit Saudi Arabia as diplomatic relations thaw

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha attends a family photo session with new cabinet ministers (not pictured) at the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, March 30, 2021. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register RIYADH, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Thailand’s prime minister will visit Saudi Arabia......

Philippines’ presidential hopefuls tout post-pandemic recovery plans

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MANILA, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Four of the Philippines’ presidential candidates on Saturday laid down plans to tackle the country’s biggest issues in an interview with the nation’s leading broadcaster, but notable was the absence of early frontrunner Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Marcos, a clear favourite for the May 9 presidential......

Khazanah to more actively create value for portfolio firms – The Edge Weekly

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Malaysia’s Khazanah Nasional will more actively create value in its portfolio of listed companies and assist investee companies with issues abroad, its chief told The Edge Weekly. Managing Director Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir said in an interview that Khazanah will be “a bit more......

Thich Nhat Hanh, poetic peace activist and master of mindfulness, dies at 95

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Jan 22 (Reuters) – Thich Nhat Hanh, the Zen Buddhist monk, poet and peace activist who in the 1960s came to prominence as an opponent of the Vietnam War, died on Saturday aged 95 surrounded by his followers in the temple where his spiritual journey began. “The International Plum Village......

Oil majors TotalEnergies and Chevron withdraw from Myanmar

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PARIS, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Oil majors TotalEnergies (TTEF.PA) and Chevron Corp (CVX.N), partners in a major gas project in Myanmar, have decided to withdraw from the country, they said on Friday, citing the worsening humanitarian situation following last year’s coup. Since the February coup, Myanmar security forces have killed......

Singtel, Grab acquire minority stakes in Indonesian bank

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A woman using a mobile phone walks behind a Singtel signage at their head office in Singapore February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Singapore Telecommunications (STEL.SI), Southeast Asia’s largest telecoms firm, and ridehailing-to-payments firm Grab Holdings Ltd......

Asian markets fall after weak showing on Wall St, oil tumbles

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A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, stands in front of an electric board showing Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Asian share markets......

China reports first official Iranian oil imports since Dec 2020

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Oil and gas tanks are seen at an oil warehouse at a port in Zhuhai, China October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, Jan 20 (Reuters) – China reported the first imports of Iranian crude oil in a year despite ongoing sanctions......

Canada ends contract with Malaysia’s Supermax

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Jan 18 (Reuters) – Canada has terminated its sourcing contract with Malaysian glove maker Supermax Corp (SUPM.KL) following allegations about forced labour, the country’s public services and procurement department said on Tuesday. Malaysian factories making products ranging from medical gloves to palm oil have increasingly come under scrutiny over allegations......

Australia’s Lynas posts record revenue on strong demand for rare earths

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A small toy figure and mineral imitation are seen in front of the Lynas Rare Earths logo in this illustration taken November 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 19 (Reuters) – Australia’s Lynas Rare Earths Ltd (LYC.AX) posted record second-quarter revenue......

Asia shares tick higher as spotlight stays on Fed

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Passersby wearing protective face masks walk past an electronic board displaying world stock indexes, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan November 1, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MELBOURNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Asia’s share markets were mostly higher on Tuesday......

Marcos Jr. wins ruling on eligibility to run in Philippine poll

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Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son of late Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos, waves to supporters after filing his certificate of candidacy for president in the 2022 national election, in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines, October 6, 2021. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Marcos Jr......

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