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  • XINJIANG-Ten people have died in a fire in flats in the city of Urumqi, capital of the western Xinjiang region. The incident has led to anger online. The city has been under strict Covid restrictions since early August.State media said the compound had been categorised as low risk for Covid and ...

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  • BEIJING-China will redouble its efforts to develop the digital economy, the State Council said in a report submitted to the ongoing session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee for review late Friday.Over the past decade, China’s digital economy has witnessed ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-Pakistan has put its first-ever smart distribution centre (SDC) into operations in the port city of Karachi, with experts and officials hailing the development as a milestone towards revolutionising Pakistan’s e-commerce ecosystem.Built by Cainiao Smart Logistics Network of China in ...

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  • BEIJING/Chongqing-The opening up of China’s financial market has made yuan-denominated assets more alluring for overseas investors, and promoted global use of the Chinese currency, said a latest report by the People’s Bank of China.By the end of 2021, overseas entities had held 10.83 ...

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  • Americans mourned the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks on the 21st anniversary of the world-changing event on Sunday. Family members of some of those who lost their lives on that day -- along with U.S. government and military representatives -- gathered near the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just ...

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  • SEOUL - South Korea’s imported car sale logged a double-digit fall last month due to a prolonged supply shortage of semiconductors used to make vehicles, industry data showed. The number of imported vehicles sold here was 21,423 in July, down 12.2 percent from a year earlier, according to the ...

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  • OTTAWA - Canada’s merchandise exports increased 2 percent in June mostly on crude oil and gold exports, Statistics Canada announced Thursday. This was the sixth consecutive monthly increase for Canadian exports, the first time this has happened since 2013, the national statistical agency said, ...

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  • BEIJING - In recent years, Pakistan has accelerated the construction of its mobile communication facilities, with companies like China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak) playing a significant role in the local market and network. Companies in Pakistan are now looking to provide services to allow people from ...

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  • BEIJING - China’s consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 2.5 percent year on year in June, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Saturday. On a monthly basis, June’s CPI reversed the 0.2-percent decline in May to remain flat due to effective COVID-19 control and a ...

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  • SYDNEY - Australia’s central bank has lifted interest rates by 0.50 basis points (BPS), bringing the new rate to 1.35 percent as the country continues to battle rising inflation.The 0.50 percent increase marks the third consecutive month the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has lifted interest ...

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  • LJUBLJANA -The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) urged Slovenia to curb inflation and introduce reforms in a report released on Monday. “Slovenia should focus on reining in inflation and then accelerating reforms to bolster productivity and foster stronger and more ...

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  • MANILA -The year-on-year inflation in the Philippines accelerated to 6.1 percent in June from 5.4 percent in May, mainly due to higher prices in food and non-alcohol beverages and transport, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said. PSA head Dennis Mapa said the June inflation was the highest ...

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  • JINAN - Although the global supply chain has entered a new round of reconstruction, China is still an important investment destination for multinational companies around the world, said a report. The report was released by the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation under ...

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  • KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia’s inflation, as measured by consumer price index, increased 2.8 percent in May from a year ago due to higher food inflation, official data showed Friday. The increase surpassed the average inflation of 1.9 percent in Malaysia for the period of January 2011 to May 2022. The ...

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  • SINGAPORE - The Singapore Economic Development Board said on Friday that the country’s manufacturing output increased 13.8 percent year on year in May, compared to the revised 6.4 percent increase in April. Excluding biomedical manufacturing, the output grew 18 percent year on year this May, ...

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  • BEIJING - Germany’s business climate index declined in June amid the threat of natural gas shortages, according to a Munich-based research institute on Friday. The index, which measures expectations of manufacturers, builders, wholesalers, and retailers for the next six months, fell to 92.3 ...

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  • OTTAWA - Canada’s real gross domestic product (GDP) rose 1.1 percent in February, the largest monthly growth rate since March 2021, as broad-based increases across most sectors contributed to the ninth consecutive monthly expansion in economic output, Statistics Canada announced Friday. Advance ...

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  • HANOI - Vietnam’s CPI rose 2.1 percent year on year in the first four months of this year, according to the country’s General Statistics Office on Saturday. From January to April, items posting the most significant price hikes included transport with a 16.21 percent increase, beverages and ...

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  • ULAN BATOR   -    Mongolia cut its forecast for gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2022 to 2.6 percent from 5.1 percent estimated early this year, local media reported on Friday, citing the country’s central bank. “The production of industries that use imported raw materials is expected ...

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday held a phone conversation with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, during which they discussed the situation in Ukraine. "A thorough exchange of views on the situation in Ukraine, including on the ongoing negotiations between Russian and Ukrainian ...

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  • Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Wednesday that the relationship between Iran and Syria is at its best, official news agency IRNA reported. "Trade, economic and political consultations between the two countries are at the best level," he told reporters upon arrival at the ...

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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to send a Russian delegation to Minsk for negotiations with Ukraine at the level of representatives of the Defense Ministry, the foreign ministry and the presidential administration, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

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  • At least five people are nursing injuries sustained on Tuesday when a cargo plane crashed while landing at Agok Airstrip in the Abyei Administrative Area disputed between the border of Sudan and South Sudan. Kuol Diem Kuol, Chief Administrator of Abyei Administrative Area told Xinhua that the ...

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  • Sri Lanka's Health Ministry said Wednesday that over 1,000 COVID-19 cases were reported for the third consecutive day on Tuesday as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continued to spread rapidly in the country. According to official statistics, on Tuesday 1,137 people tested positive for COVID-19, ...

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  • More than 15 million people across the U.S. Northeast, Appalachians and southern Florida are under wind chill alerts Sunday morning as arctic air filters south and east behind the departing Nor'easter, which delivered a mix of heavy snow and gale along much of the U.S. East Coast on ...

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  • More than 20 Russian warships and supporting vessels had left their bases for exercises in the Black Sea, Russia's Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The naval group, which consists of frigates, patrol ships, missile ships, landing ships, anti-submarine ships and minesweepers, was sailing towards the ...

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  • At least eight people died and 38 others injured following a stampede at a stadium hosting ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon on Monday night, the country's Minister of Communication Rene Emmanuel Sadi said on Tuesday. Seven people were seriously injured among the 38. The government ...

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  • Relief efforts following the Tonga volcano eruption face the challenge of severed communications, falling ash closing the major airport and strict anti-COVID measures, UN officials said on Tuesday. They said the casualty toll remained at three dead and an unknown number of people injured. "Needs ...

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  • At least six people were killed and ten others wounded in a suicide bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday evening, the police said. The police said a suicide bomber wearing explosive vests wrapped around his waist blew himself up at a restaurant located near a military training camp ...

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  • The Chinese Embassy in Tonga has not received any report of Chinese being hurt in a recent tsunami that has hit the island country, the Chinese Embassy in Fiji confirmed to Xinhua on Tuesday. According to the embassy in Suva, the safe report covers the Chinese people living on the country's main ...

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