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Montevideo, December 13th 2018 - 13:14 UTC

Tag: Asia

  • Thursday, October 11th 2018 - 08:54 UTC

    International tourism industry remains robust with 6% increase in first six months of 2018

     “Tourism data for the first half of 2018 serves as further proof of the sector’s resilience and relentless growth trajectory” said UNWTO Zurab Pololikashvili.

    According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first six months of 2018 after a record year of growth in 2017. All world regions enjoyed robust growth in tourist arrivals in January-June 2018. The increase was fueled by strong demand from major source markets, supported by an upswing in the global economy. It comes after record year-round growth of 7% in 2017.

  • Thursday, October 11th 2018 - 08:31 UTC

    World Bank unveils “Human Capital Index”: Singapore, South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong top of the list

    World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said he hoped the new index would encourage governments to take steps aimed at moving up the rankings

    The World Bank Group unveiled a new system on Thursday to rank countries based on their success in developing human capital, an effort to prod governments to invest more effectively in education and healthcare.

  • Tuesday, October 9th 2018 - 08:20 UTC

    China injects more liquidity to lower financing costs and prop the economy

    The reserve requirement cut, the fourth by PBOC this year, comes after Beijing pledged to expedite plans to invest billions of dollars in infrastructure projects

    China's central bank announced a steep cut in the level of cash that banks must hold as reserves, stepping up moves to lower financing costs and spur growth amid concerns over the economic drag from an escalating trade dispute with the United States.

  • Friday, October 5th 2018 - 08:26 UTC

    Trump's strategy for midterm elections: China meddling in US politics, the villain

    “To put it bluntly, President Trump's leadership is working; China wants a different American president,” Pence said at the Hudson Institute

    Vice-president Mike Pence on Thursday accused China of military aggression, commercial theft and rising human rights violations as he cast the Asian power as a villain bent on interfering in upcoming US elections.

  • Wednesday, June 20th 2018 - 09:12 UTC

    Kim in China underlines “friendship, unity and cooperation” with Beijing

    Kim's two-day visit which ends Wednesday is designed to reassure Beijing that Pyongyang will not neglect its interests despite the summit with Trump

    Kim Jong Un declared North Korea's unstinting “friendship, unity and cooperation” with Beijing during his third visit to China this year, in a show of loyalty to his main ally following a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 08:32 UTC

    US opens new US$ 250 million de facto embassy in Taipei

    The new facility for the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), US’s de facto embassy in Taiwan, has a cost of US$ 250 million, and will open formally later this year.

    While the world watches the summit between president Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un unfold, another significant event will take place elsewhere in Asia. On June 12 in Taipei, Taiwan and the US will jointly mark the establishment of a new facility for the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the US’s de facto embassy in the country. Politicians from both nations are attending a ceremony to commemorate the US$ 250 million complex, which will open formally later this year.

  • Monday, June 4th 2018 - 08:22 UTC

    Pilot whale dies in Thailand after swallowing eighty plastic bags

    The bags, weighing about 8kg, had made it impossible for the whale to eat food, a marine expert said.

    A pilot whale has died off southern Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags, Thai marine officials say. The whale vomited five bags during a vain attempt by conservation officials to save it in a canal in Songkhla province.

  • Thursday, May 31st 2018 - 08:20 UTC

    Japanese whale hunt slaughters 122 pregnant minke whales

    The latest figures show that of 333 minke Antarctic whales killed last summer, 181 were females. Some 122 females, or 67%, were pregnant.

    More than 120 pregnant whales were slaughtered in the latest Japanese whale hunt in Antarctica's Southern Ocean, new documents show, reigniting calls to step up efforts to stop the annual killing spree. A further 114 immature whales were killed as part of the so-called “scientific” whaling program, according to meeting papers from the International Whaling Commission's scientific committee meeting this month.

  • Thursday, May 31st 2018 - 08:12 UTC

    Fed proposes simplifying trading rules for foreign banks and funds

    The Fed alongside other U.S. regulators, proposed rewriting the “Volcker Rule” introduced following the 2007-09 financial crisis

    Foreign banks and funds are set to benefit from a move by U.S. regulators to simplify a trading rule that foreign banks and regulators say has inadvertently complicated firms operating as far afield as Europe and Asia. The Federal Reserve, alongside other U.S. regulators, on Wednesday proposed rewriting the “Volcker Rule” introduced following the 2007-2009 financial crisis in a bid to simplify the regulation and make it easier for banks to comply.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2018 - 08:43 UTC

    Argentina set to expand fresh beef exports to Japan and China

    Minister Etchevehere said Argentina prides itself on the quality of its beef, and aims to carve out a significant portion of the Japanese market.

    Argentina is set to expand fresh beef exports to Asia, with Japan and China having already approved import deals, the country's agriculture minister said. Luis Miguel Etchevehere in Tokyo said that Argentina has signed a deal with the Japanese government under which Tokyo will authorize imports of fresh beef from Argentina by late July. His country has also inked a beef export agreement with Beijing.