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Amazon is leaving it to managers on deciding when or if employees should return to work, as the company leans towards allowing remote work to continue indefinitely.
SINGAPORE: Gold traded near the lowest in almost seven weeks as bond yields rose and the dollar strengthened, with concerns about inflation rippling through markets.
KUALA LUMPUR: The World Bank has revised Malaysia’s economic growth projection to 3.3 per cent in 2021, down from the 4.5 per cent forecast in June.
KUALA LUMPUR: The rotation of students when schools reopen next month is to allay worries among parents, says Education Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin.
SINGAPORE: Growth paths in developing Asia continue to diverge, as some nations struggle to contain virus outbreaks while those that avoided tough restrictions or have advanced vaccination campaigns gain from stronger global demand, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Monday (Sept 20)
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): The Department of Health (DOH) has recorded an additional 319 cases of the highly transmissible coronavirus Delta variant, its spokesperson, Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire (pic), reported Monday (Sept 20).
RISING global oil prices amidst increasing Covid-19 vaccination rates and anticipated higher world economic growth rates in 2022 are brightening the outlook for Malaysia’s oil and gas sector, say research analysts.
BEIJING: China’s factory and retail sectors faltered in August with output and sales growth hitting one-year lows, as fresh coronavirus outbreaks and supply disruptions threatened the country’s impressive economic recovery.
BEIJING: China’s economy likely slowed further in August, with data on consumption, industrial output and investment due today to reveal the extent of the damage caused by an outbreak of the Delta variant.