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Singapore to ban sugary drink ads

SINGAPORE: Singapore will ban advertisements of certain fizzy drinks and juices, its health ministry said yesterday, part of a raft of measures to curb...

German recession looms

BERLIN: German industrial orders fell more than expected in August on weaker domestic demand, data showed yesterday, adding to signs that a manufacturing slump...

HSBC reportedly to slash 10,000 jobs

LONDON: HSBC Holdings Plc is planning to cut up to 10,000 jobs, more than 4 percent of its workforce, as interim chief executive officer...

Greek economy to grow 2.8 percent in 2020

ATHENS: Greece expects its economy to grow by 2.8 percent in 2020 whilst respecting fiscal pledges to the country’s creditors, a draft budget released...

Brexit ups stakes in aircraft trade war

LONDON: US tariffs on European goods have plunged Britain into a trade war between the European Union and United States just as it plans...

Vietnam to limit outdoor activities

HANOI: Vietnam warned its people yesterday to limit outdoor activities because the air quality in the Southeast Asian country has persistently been at “unhealthy”...

S. Korea patrols over disputed islands

SEOUL: South Korean fighter jets conducted a patrol flight yesterday over islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with Japan, South Korean President...

Japan proceeds with sales tax hike

TOKYO: Japan rolled out a twice-delayed increase in the sales tax to 10 percent from 8 percent yesterday, a move that is seen as critical...

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