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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's reimposition of coronavirus restrictions to buy time to prepare to live with the disease has been met with some rare frustration as the government walks a fine line between reopening and preventing hospitals from getting overwhelmed.
Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte late on Thursday night (Sept 2) denied allegations that medical supplies like personal protective equipment and face masks were overpriced, lashing out at lawmakers probing government officials over emergency purchases last year.
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday denied allegations that medical supplies like personal protective equipment and face masks were overpriced, lashing out at lawmakers probing government officials over emergency purchases last year.
Hong Kong customs racking up record drug busts as global trafficking syndicates switch tactics during pandemic
The successful drug busts have been attributed to increased cooperation by global law enforcement agenciesDrug couriers have been grounded by travel restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic, forcing traffickers to resort to air and sea cargo instead
TOKYO: Oil prices rose on Monday, recovering from a seven-day losing streak with support from a weaker dollar, although concern about surging cases of the Delta coronavirus variant led to cautious trading.
SINGAPORE: Oil prices steadied on Friday, clambering away from three-month lows, but they were still on track for a weekly loss of more than 5% as new lockdowns in countries facing surging cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant dampened the outlook for fuel demand.
NEW YORK: Crude prices fell for a fifth day on Wednesday, as investors remain worried about the outlook for fuel demand as COVID-19 cases surge worldwide just as more supply reaches the market from large global producers, including the United States.
NEW YORK: Oil prices weakened for a fourth session on Tuesday due to a strong dollar and as surging cases of coronavirus in Japan added to a weak demand picture in Asia
Emerging markets: Philippines shares remain up as Asian currencies soften on weak China data, virus worries
Asian currencies eased on Tuesday as weaker-than-expected economic data from China and rising Covid-19 cases in the region weighed on investor sentiment, while stocks traded mixed with Philippine equities up nearly 1% after a record budget proposal.