Friday , June 18 2021

China reassures world over ‘healthy’ economy, currency

Shanghai / AFP China’s normally reclusive central bank chief Zhou Xiaochuan is an unusually prominent presence at the G20 finance ministers meeting in Shanghai, racing from seminar to news conference to spread positive messages about the world’s second-largest economy. After months of silence, the governor of the People’s Bank of ...

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Ascott seals alliance to grow China presence

Singapore / DPA Developer CapitaLand’s serviced residence business unit, The Ascott, aims to fast-track its expansion into China by forging a strategic alliance with a major mainland player, Dongfu Investment Development Corp. The Ascott is already the largest international serviced residence owner-operator in China, with more than 14,000 units in ...

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Anti-austerity voters punish Irish coalition

Dublin / AFP Ireland faced political uncertainty on Saturday after two exit polls indicated voters had punished the governing coalition in Europe’s fastest-growing economy, still feeling the pain of years of austerity. As counting got under way following the parliamentary election, it appeared PM Enda Kenny’s centre-right Fine Gael and ...

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