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International News

America lags behind world in protecting meat workers

Bloomberg The US government is falling behind global rivals when it comes to protecting meatpacking workers from Covid-19 infections, even though the nation’s plants were among the first to confront rampant cases across factories. In Germany, the government is ready to upend a labour contracting system that left poorly paid ...

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Hong Kong urged to boost stimulus on fiscal war chest

Bloomberg Hong Kong’s government is drawing fresh criticism from economists and business advocates who say a third round of virus relief stimulus doesn’t go far enough. While Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s latest spending plan will draw from the city’s fiscal reserve of HK$976.6 billion ($126 billion) in July, that cash ...

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Apple to begin online sales in India in Sept

Bloomberg Apple Inc will this month begin direct sales online in India, more than 20 years after the world’s most valuable tech company first began operating in the South Asian country that’s one of world’s fastest-growing smartphone markets. Cupertino, California-based Apple said it will launch its online store in India ...

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Malaysia cuts medical tourism goal on border control

Bloomberg Malaysia’s aim to attract medical tourists by focussing on curbing the coronavirus outbreak hit a roadblock as resurgences around the world limited its ability to reopen borders. Hospitals in the country can expect to earn 800 million ringgit ($194 million) of revenue from medical tourists next year, compared with ...

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Trump wants $5 billion from TikTok deal for history project

Bloomberg President Donald Trump said he wants $5 billion from companies creating a new US-based TikTok venture directed towards teaching American children “the real history of our country.” Trump said that he had approved a transaction between Oracle Corp., Walmart Inc. and ByteDance Ltd. to create a new company called ...

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