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Exports in dollar terms grew 3.9 percent in April from a year earlier, compared with 14.7 percent growth in March.Published On 9 May 20229 May 2022China’s export growth slowed to single digits in April, while imports were unchanged as tighter and wider COVID-19 curbs halted factory production, disrupted supply chains and triggered a collapse in
The weakening currency comes amid persistent strength of the US dollar and worries over slowing economic growth.Published On 9 May 20229 May 2022China’s yuan extended losses to a new 18-month low in early trade on Monday, breaching a key threshold, as persistent dollar strength and worries over the slowing economy piled more pressure on the
From the opening days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, one of Moscow’s earliest strategic aims quickly became apparent as its armoured columns advanced along the coast in an effort to seize Ukraine’s coastline and cut it off from the sea. The seizure of Ukraine’s ports would strangle the country economically at a time when
As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 74th day, we take a look at the main developments.A girl evacuated from Mariupol stands near a temporary accommodation centre in the village of Bezimenne, in the Donetsk region, on Saturday [Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters]Published On 8 May 20228 May 2022Here are the key events so far on Sunday, May 8.
Luhansk governor says a Russian air raid on school sheltering civilians likely killed dozens who are buried in the rubble.Published On 8 May 20228 May 2022At least 60 people are missing and feared dead in the debris of a burned-out school after a Russian air raid in eastern Ukraine. The governor of the Luhansk region
Former security chief who oversaw a crackdown on Hong Kong’s democracy movement wins leadership poll.Published On 8 May 20228 May 2022A Hong Kong committee stacked with pro-Beijing loyalists has elected an official who oversaw a crackdown on the city’s democracy movement as its next chief executive. John Lee won 1,416 votes of approval from the
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is “appalled” by the bombing of a school in eastern Ukraine that left about 60 people dead and called for civilians to be spared, his spokesperson has said. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says “evil has returned” to Ukraine after Russia’s invasion in an emotional address on World War II’s Victory
The Philippines goes to the polls on May 9 to choose a new president, in what analysts say will be the most significant election in the Southeast Asian nation’s recent history. Outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte leaves office with a reputation for brutality – his signature “drug war” has left thousands dead and is being investigated by
This showstopping dessert-for-breakfast dish is inspired by the guava and cheese pastelitos at Versailles, a Cuban restaurant in Miami, but is much simpler to execute thanks to store-bought phyllo pastry. Dramatic, ruffly coils of phyllo are baked until crisp, then baked again in a simple goat cheese custard, and finally drizzled with a glossy guava
Baghdad, Iraq – A mosque pulled down by tractors, angry protesters setting buildings on fire, and police arrests: despite their relatively small-scale, recent events across a few cities in Iraq were enough to startle the country over the last month, and all were linked to a controversial Muslim scholar – Mahmoud al-Sarkhi. The trigger in