BEIJING, May 29 (Reuters) - Global travel disruptions are the top concern for American businesses in China, of which many are cutting compensation and bonuses amid the fallout of the COVID-19 epidemic, according to a report from a business group. Ninety percent of the 100 or so respondents said they...
STOCKHOLM, June 3 (Reuters) - Volvo Cars, owned by China's Geely Holding, said on Wednesday it sold 40% more cars in May than in April, as restrictions to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic started to ease in several markets. While still down 25.5% in May from a year...
The Thai government last week introduced new stimulus measures intended to boost the lagging economy, amid sluggish exports and a slowdown in private consumption. The government cut its forecast for 2019 growth last week to 2.6% from the 2.7% to 3.2% projected three months ago. Exports have declined amid global...
The skyrocketing gold price in Myanmar today has dropped by around K200,000 per tical within hours after reaching over MMK2.2 million in the morning before dropping to K2 million in the afternoon before the local gold market is closed. A tical of gold is equivalent to 16.32 grams or...
SYDNEY Bushfires across Australia’s east coast are set to pile on more pain for the country’s dairy industry, already hurt by a prolonged drought, as processors in one of the world’s largest exporters face tightening milk supplies. Australia has been battling wildfires across swathes of its east coast for weeks, with...
The Central Bank of Myanmar issued a letter to the Authorized Dealer (AD) license holding bank containing a list of entities and individuals exempted from the controversial foreign currency conversion requirement. The Central Bank of Myanmar on April 3 issued a notification requiring all foreign earnings to be converted into...
KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia signed a pact on Thursday for exports of palm oil to south Asia next year, amid uncertainty over trade with India after its dealers last month urged a boycott of palm oil from the southeast Asian nation. In October, India's top vegetable oil trade body told...

Zanzibar in the Rain

  http://URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/travel/zanzibar-tanzania-food-culture.html If my circumstances had not been so dire – or rather, if my circumstances had been drier – I might never have found myself at the Zanzibar Curio Shop. At first glance, the store did little to distinguish itself from other trinket purveyors besieging the tangled lanes of Stone...
SEOUL/TOKYO South Korea and Japan traded fresh barbs on Monday, just days after agreeing to salvage an important intelligence-sharing pact, highlighting the fragile ties between the former wartime foes and allies of the United States. Officials from each side criticized or contradicted comments made by other and in media about whether...
Written by Aftab Ahmed and Aditi Shah (Reuters) NEW DELHI – India’s government plans to sell its entire interest in Air India Ltd. in a renewed push to sell the airline after an attempt to auction a majority stake almost two years ago failed to draw any bids. A document released by...