TOKYO: Japan's western prefecture of Osaka and two neighbouring regions are expected to join in a widening declaration of COVID-19 prevention measures, Osaka's governor said on Thursday (Jan 20).Japan added more than 41,000 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday as the Omicron variant spread, a tally by nat
MELBOURNE: Embattled Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said on Thursday (Jan 20) he would not be resigning over the Novak Djokovic saga and denied Tennis Australia were paying the Serbian's legal and travel expenses.Djokovic was deported from Australia on Sunday night, hours after a Federal
JAKARTA : Indonesia's central bank announced on Thursday a surprise 300 basis point hike in the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for banks over the next eight months, in one of its first concrete signs of monetary tightening.At its first policy meeting of the year, Bank Indonesia (BI) kept its benchmark 7-
SINGAPORE: The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has foiled attempts to illegally import bak kwa and pork floss through Singapore's land border over the past two weeks.Officers detected 169 cartons and 11 packets of unapproved assorted bak kwa - a sweet barbecued meat - as well as
Amazon.com Inc's recipe for the department store of the future includes algorithmic recommendations and what one corporate director called "a magic closet" in the fitting room.The online retailer is making another push to grow its fashion business, announcing on Thursday it will open its first-ever appare
KABUL: In a small tailoring workshop in Kabul, 29-year-old Afghan entrepreneur Sohaila Noori looks on as her dramatically reduced workforce of around 30 women sew scarves, dresses and baby clothes.A few months ago, before the hardline Islamist Taliban movement seized power in August, she employed more tha
On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump took the oath of office to become the 45th president of the United States.
Intellasia East Asia News TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIoT is the catalyst for the advent of the smart era, and edge computing devices lie at the core of real-time processing and analysis in the field. The Cincoze GOLD series is a range of GPU computers designed from the g...
HONG KONG : An ad hoc offshore shareholder group of China Evergrande said on Thursday it has seen no substantive engagement from the firm with offshore creditors to formulate a viable restructuring plan, despite the firm's repeated assurances.The group, represented by law firm Kirkland & Ellis and investm