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Indonesia leans on healthtech startups to cope with virus surge

Indonesia leans on healthtech startups to cope with virus surge

Published 10/04/2020

JAKARTA (Reuters) - As coronavirus cases surge in Indonesia, doctors are working double-time treating patients both at hospitals and online through healthtech startups - an [more…]

Dollar borrowing costs drop to lowest in decade in FX swap markets

Dollar borrowing costs drop to lowest in decade in FX swap markets

Published 06/04/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Dollar borrowing costs in the foreign exchange swap markets retreated further on Monday, with swap rates against the euro and pound falling [more…]

Stocks jump on virus slowdown hopes, but oil slips on oversupply

Stocks jump on virus slowdown hopes, but oil slips on oversupply

Published 06/04/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Stocks jumped on Monday as investors were encouraged by a slowdown in coronavirus-related deaths and new cases, while oil prices skidded after [more…]

Factbox: Google location data shows slump in trips to malls, offices

Factbox: Google location data shows slump in trips to malls, offices

Published 03/04/2020

(Reuters) - Google on Thursday published reports for 131 countries showing whether visits to shops, parks and workplaces dropped in March, when many governments issued [more…]

Singapore court upholds colonial-era law that criminalizes sex between men

Singapore court upholds colonial-era law that criminalizes sex between men

Published 30/03/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore’s high court upheld on Monday a rarely-used law that criminalizes sex between men, dismissing three appeals that argued it was unconstitutional. [more…]

Asia shares suffer virus chills, central banks offer cold comfort

Asia shares suffer virus chills, central banks offer cold comfort

Published 30/03/2020

SYDNEY/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian shares slid on Monday as fears mounted that the global coronavirus shutdown could last for months although markets regained some [more…]

Factbox: Sports events around the world hit by coronavirus pandemic

Factbox: Sports events around the world hit by coronavirus pandemic

Published 29/03/2020

(Reuters) - Major sports events around the world that have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic: OLYMPICS * The International Olympic Committee and Japan’s Prime [more…]

Blackrock to freeze global hiring for a few weeks: source

Blackrock to freeze global hiring for a few weeks: source

Published 20/03/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Blackrock (BLK.N), the world’s largest asset manager, will freeze global hiring for a few weeks, according to a source familiar with the [more…]

Malaysian army to enforce curbs as coronavirus cases rise above 1,000

Malaysian army to enforce curbs as coronavirus cases rise above 1,000

Published 20/03/2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will mobilise the army to help enforce curbs on movement aimed at reining in the coronavirus, the government said on [more…]

Sovereign wealth fund appetite for investing in start-ups wanes

Sovereign wealth fund appetite for investing in start-ups wanes

Published 07/03/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Sovereign wealth fund investment in venture capital deals slipped to its lowest level in six years in 2019, with the drop-off deepening [more…]