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Amid soaring tensions between the US and North Korea, calls are growing in South Korea for the nation to deploy nuclear weapons. Revelations last week about the rapid advancement of Pyongyang’s nuclear programme have prompted
Singapore has been reporting more cheerful economic growth numbers in 2017 but this pick-up is not translating into a stronger labour market. Total employment fell for the second quarter in a row in 2Q17, with
The Senate committee on ways and means is studying an offer from the Department of Finance (DOF) to scrap its plan to impose an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in exchange for the approval, in
India warned that fiscal slippages could be a drag on Asia’s third-largest economy in the year to Mar 18, but pledged to meet its budget deficit targets as it sought to reassure investors and global
The regime will not lift its restrictions on political activities any time soon owing to the unstable state of Thai politics and the number of pending lawsuits against politicians, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said.