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WASHINGTON (Reuters): US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Tuesday (Aug 3) the launch of a "strategic dialogue" with Indonesia, and Washington said the two countries committed to working together on issues that include defending freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.
THE sight of surveyors and equipment in Section 5, Petaling Jaya last week has left residents wondering what project is set to start that involved their neighbourhood.
LONDON: Financial firms including British insurer Prudential, lenders Citi and HSBC and BlackRock Real Assets are devising plans to speed the closure of Asia’s coal-fired power plants in order to lower the biggest source of carbon emissions, five people with knowledge of the initiative said.
HANOI (Vietnam News/ANN): While many economic sectors are struggling due to the pandemic, e-commerce has continued to record impressive growth. Vietnam is no exception, but this trend is demonstrated globally.
KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Bhd (BPMB) has offered five financing schemes totalling RM5.6bil, at preferential financing rates, as it is committed to support the country’s economic recovery in line with its developmental mandate.
Paris (AFP): An estimated 4.7 million fewer girls are expected to be born globally in the next 10 years because of sex-selective practices in countries with a cultural preference for male offspring, a trend that could undermine social cohesion in the long term, research showed on Tuesday (Aug 3).
Recovery of these sectors will still depend on how well the Covid-19 pandemic is contained.
Hans Olof Nilsson, an industrial engineer, has designed the first 100% autonomous house in Gothenburg, Sweden.