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June 14, 2024 2:47 PM

Heavy rain, landslides kill 6 in Sikkim, 2,000 tourists stranded

At least six people have been killed this week and around 2,000 tourists stranded in the Himalayan state of Sikkim in landslides and floods after incessant rainfall, officials said on Friday. Another four people have been killed in Nepal's Taplejung...

June 14, 2024 9:33 AM

Asian stocks slide, yen wobbles ahead of BOJ verdict

Asian stocks fell on Friday as investors pondered the outlook for U.S. rates after the Federal Reserve tempered its rate-cut views even as inflation came in softer than expected, while the yen was shaky before the Bank of Japan's policy meeting.   ...

June 13, 2024 5:13 PM

China urges EU to reverse ‘wrong practices’ on EV tariffs

Beijing on Thursday slammed EU tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles as protectionist behaviour and said it hoped the European bloc would correct its "wrong practices" and handle trade frictions through dialogue. The reaction from China and others em...

June 12, 2024 4:47 PM

Myanmar poverty deepens, economic growth stagnant, World Bank says

Poverty in Myanmar is more widespread than at any time in the last six years and growth in the conflict-torn nation is likely to remain at a measly 1% in the current fiscal year with little respite in sight, the World Bank said on Wednesday. Escalat...

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