Tuesday , August 3 2021

Duterte pushes Congress on more foreign investments

Bloomberg Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pushed for opening the economy to more foreign investments in his final address to Congress, where he also pledged pandemic support to help businesses bounce back and defended his much-criticised drug war. Duterte called on lawmakers to amend laws to ease restrictions on international retailers ...

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India’s Byju’s buys Great Learning for $600 million

Bloomberg India’s digital learning pioneer Byju’s is buying professional training and higher education platform Great Learning for $600 million, accelerating an acquisition spree to expand globally. The cash-and-stock purchase marks an entry to the higher education segment for Byju’s, the company said on Monday in a statement. The sellers of ...

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Astra mulls vaccine imports to SE Asia as Thai supply hit

Bloomberg AstraZeneca Plc is planning to import Covid-19 vaccines to Southeast Asia as its only manufacturing facility in the region struggles to ramp up output to meet demand from countries hit hard by the delta variant. The Anglo-Swedish drugmaker is scouring more than 20 supply chains in its global manufacturing ...

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Indonesia to extend restrictions amid rising Covid cases

Bloomberg Indonesia is extending its mobility curbs for another week until August 2 as coronavirus cases remain high following near month-long restrictions. Adjustments are made in order to allow small businesses to operate under strict health protocols, President Joko Widodo said in a briefing broadcast on YouTube. Traditional markets selling ...

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