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The second US-Pacific Islands Forum Summit wraps up in Washington today (Tuesday), as President Biden hosts leaders and senior officials from 18 Pacific Island nations.
The Hong Kong Stock Exchange today (Thursday) announced the suspension of trade for shares in China Evergrande Group, the world’s most indebted property developer.
Israel’s energy ministry announced on Tuesday (26 September) it’s finalising a trilateral energy-for-water deal with the UAE and Jordan.
US-based chipmaker Intel is reportedly encountering bottlenecks in its effort to build a vast new microchip facility in the east German city of Magdeburg.
President Joko Widodo launched Indonesia’s first scheme to trade carbon credits yesterday (Tuesday), as part of Jakarta’s 2060 net zero pledge.
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Former diplomat in Beijing and Shanghai. Mandarin speaker. Helen constantly says my jokes are ‘drier than dust’, but she’ll have to do better than that to stop me.
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