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(Reuters) - As the number of new coronavirus cases in the United States rose to a single-day record, fresh government data on Thursday showed another 1.3 million Americans filed for jobless benefits, highlighting the pandemic's devastating impact on the economy.
MANILA (AP): Confirmed coronavirus infections in the Philippines soared past 50,000 on Wednesday (July 8) in a troubling milestone for a country that has reopened an economy on the brink of recession while still struggling to combat the pandemic.
The crisis election comes at a time of anxiety, and pain, felt by voters, which could cause swings, writes Zakir Hussain.
SINGAPORE (AP): Singaporeans vote Friday (July 10) in Southeast Asia’s first election since the coronavirus pandemic began, with the health crisis and a grim economy expected to bolster Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s party and extend its unbroken rule.
FOR all the predictability of elections in Singapore, one result will be keenly watched when the city-state votes tomorrow as finance minister Heng Swee Keat must win an unsafe seat to show people he has what it takes to be a future leader.
PETALING JAYA: While the recent interest rate cut will have a minimal impact on the local property industry, the various supportive policies announced by the government is sufficient to help sustain the sector.
LONDON: Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will unveil a £2bil (US$2.5bil) programme to pay the wages of more than 200,000 young workers as he tries to pull the UK economy out of the deepest slump in centuries.
MUMBAI: India’s government is running out of options to fund its budget and may soon have to knock on the central bank’s door once again for support.
Most Americans believe Russia targeted U.S. soldiers, want sanctions in response - Reuters/Ipsos poll
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of Americans believe that Russia paid the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan last year amid negotiations to end the war, and more than half want to respond with new economic sanctions against Moscow, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.