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World 20 Oct 2020 | 1:36 AM

Economists fear rising number of "zombie companies" in Germany: survey

BERLIN, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- A large majority of economists -- 86 percent -- surveyed by the ifo Institute believed that the number of "zombie companies" in Germany, businesses that are economically unviable, increased at least moderately since March when the COVID-19 crisis hit the country, the ifo Institute announced on Monday.

Focus 11 Oct 2020 | 7:00 AM

Couples long to be with each other again

WEDDING bells were supposed to ring this year for engaged Malaysians and their foreign partners.

World 17 Aug 2020 | 7:53 PM

Chinese academic disciplined after criticising Xi and Communist Party

BEIJING (Reuters) - A retired Chinese professor who called President Xi Jinping a "mafia boss" and the ruling Communist Party a "political zombie" has been disciplined, according to her former employer, the latest such critic to face punishment in recent months.

Focus 31 May 2020 | 7:00 AM

Upbeat about the economy

Firebrand economist Paul Krugman feels that we have got a pretty good handle on the economics even though the Covid-19 crisis is really different from anything we've seen before.