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KUALA LUMPUR: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) lowered its 2021 economic growth outlook for developing Asia, amid continuing concerns over the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Tuesday (Sept 21)
KUALA LUMPUR: Mah Sing Group Bhd, with locked in unbilled sales of about RM1.79bil as of June 30, plans 10 property launches in this year with key focus on affordable products as the economy picks up.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): The harder times wrought by the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic have forced more households — including those receiving cash remittances from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) — to save instead of splurge, resulting in slower economic recovery due to weak domestic consumption, UK-based think tank Pantheon Macroeconomics said.
KUALA LUMPUR: Rising concern over numerous Covid-19 variants has intensified the need for government-intervention to support the economy as well as protect households and vulnerable groups by adapting expansionary fiscal policy and increasing debt limit in the short term.
Risk of hike in prices may make food prices even pricier next year
LONDON: United Kingdom energy companies are seeking a massive government bailout as a surge in gas and electricity prices threatens to push suppliers out of business.
The antigen rapid test (ART) kit should only be regarded as a screening tool, and the results should not be interpreted as the final diagnostic result, said Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Mohd Isham has announced.
The suit says the show falsely suggested that the former female world champion never played competitive chess with men.