Brunei Sees RCEP As Strong Manifestation Of Supporting Multilateral Trading System

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – The entry into force of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, the world’s largest free trade deal to date, shows the region’s resolve to keep markets open and support a multilateral trading system, the Bruneian government said, yesterday.   The RCEP deal entered into force on the first day of […]

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Philippines Logs 3,617 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Rises To 2,847,486

MANILA – The Philippines’ health department, yesterday reported 3,617 new COVID-19 infections, taking its total to 2,847,486.   The department also reported 43 more deaths, bringing the country’s death toll to 51,545.   The number of active cases in the country climbed to 17,374.   Analyst Guido David of the OCTA Research Group said, the […]

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Cambodia’s Rice Export To China Exceeds 300,000 Tonnes For First Time Last Year

PHNOM PENH – Cambodia’s rice export to China surpassed 300,000 tonnes for the first time in 2021, marking another historic milestone in the rice sector, between the two countries, according to a report from the China Certification & Inspection Group (CCIC)’s Cambodia branch, yesterday.   The country exported 306,222 tonnes of milled rice to China […]

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Philippine Airlines Exits Bankruptcy, Plans To Restore Routes To Chinese Cities

MANILA – The Philippines Airlines (PAL), emerged from bankruptcy and completed its financial restructuring to keep the company afloat amid the pandemic.   In a statement released late Friday, PAL said, the company is now “well-positioned for long-term growth, with reduced debt and additional liquidity,” adding that, the company has emerged “as a more efficient […]

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At Least Three Dead, 15 Feared Trapped In Landslide In Northern India

NEW DELHI – At least three people were killed and over 15 others feared trapped inside a mine, after a landslide hit India’s northern state of Haryana yesterday.   The incident occurred near Haryana’s Tosham town.   A local police officer said that, at least three dead bodies had been recovered, and rescue work was […]

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Humanitarian Aid Distributed To Orphans In Afghanistan’s Takhar Province

TALUQAN, Afghanistan – Authorities in Afghanistan’s northern Takhar province, distributed humanitarian aid to 460 orphaned children yesterday, a provincial official said.   “After conducting survey, we have distributed humanitarian assistance to 460 orphans, and each one received a sack of flour, seven-kg cooking oil, a sack of rice and a few more kitchen items,” Qari […]

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