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SEOUL: Mask-wearing North Koreans danced in a plaza or climbed a Pyongyang hill to mark the 109th birthday of the country’s founder amid pandemic fears and economic woes.
Emerging markets: Philippine stocks weighed down by virus surge but Singapore stocks on track to snap 5-day losing streak
Philippine shares fell more than 1% on Tuesday as concerns over rising Covid-19 cases sapped risk appetite while most emerging Asian currencies were muted.
Authorities have warned members of the public to be more vigilant and to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as concern over a fresh outbreak of Covid-19 escalates.
Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Tuesday (April 6)
Singapore to have five long public holiday weekends in 2022, amid hopes travel can resume; 24 imported Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (April 6)
For freelance facilitator Angie Woo, 56, low numbers of Covid-19 infections in some countries and Singapore's own vaccination drive are feeding hopes that international travel may be back on the cards next year.
Emerging Markets: Philippine's inflation eases for the first time in 6-months in March; Asia's currencies higher as US yields retreat
Asia's emerging currencies found some respite on Tuesday as the dollar fell to near two-week low and US bond yields retreated, with South Korea's won and Malaysia's ringgit leading gains in the region.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian semiconductor counters picked up in early morning trade following the sector's positive performance on Wall Street last week amid growing optimism over a sustained rebound.
Hualien: Salvage teams began removing mangled train carriages after Taiwan’s worst rail disaster in decades killed at least 50 people, as flags flew half-mast across an island plunged into mourning.
Salvage teams began removing mangled train carriages on Saturday after Taiwan's worst rail disaster in decades killed at least 50 people, as flags flew half-mast across an island plunged into mourning.
Philippine shares reversed early losses to rise 1% on Monday, leading Asia's emerging stock markets whose gains were clipped by US futures falling late into the trading day.