Economy
Bangkok: While much of the attention this year has been focused on protecting populations as well as the socio-economic impacts and recovery needed, high-level officials from across the Asia-Pacific this week called upon countries to address the environmental roots of the Covid-19 pandemic to further protect the health of people and the planet, an official press release said. more
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US govt announces to block cotton import from forced labour camps in Xinjiang

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Despite border clashes, China falls back on India for rice import

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Canada now extends security review of Chinese state firm’s gold mine bid

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Canada's economy rebounds in 3rd quarter, Still at pre-pandemic levels: Statistics Canada

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COVID-19 resurgence in Pakistan: Foreign investors pull out $471.7mln from debt market

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