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MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation's healthcare workers, his labour minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to take up jobs overseas.
JAKARTA: Indonesia's central bank cut interest rates on Thursday to a record low as it stepped up efforts to help the coronavirus-hit economy out of its first recession in over 20 years.
BANGKOK: Thailand's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged at a record low for a fourth straight meeting on Wednesday, saying the coronavirus-hit economy had improved but that the recovery remained fragile.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopa's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, has sent troops into northern Tigray state whose leaders he accuses of treason, triggering a conflict with implications around the Horn of Africa.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's military has defeated local forces in the west of Tigray state, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday, accusing his foes of atrocities during a week of fighting that threatens to destabilise the Horn of Africa.
BENGALURU: Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia drove stock market gains in Asia on Tuesday after results from a late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial fuelled optimism about the easing of global restrictions, which should help the region's tourism- and trade-dependent economies next year.
BEIJING: China’s central bank and regulators issued draft rules on Monday to boost the oversight of online micro-lending as it tries to rein in rising debt levels in the coronavirus-hit economy.
BEIJING: China's central bank and regulators issued draft rules on Monday to boost the oversight of online micro-lending as it tries to rein in rising debt levels in the coronavirus-hit economy.
LONDON: Britain’s financial watchdog said on Monday it would extend payment holidays on credit cards, car finance, personal loans and pawned goods before tougher coronavirus restrictions come into effect this week.
THE world’s biggest economy is entering a marathon week that spans a presidential election, a meeting of the Federal Reserve and the latest snapshot of the coronavirus-hit labor market.