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ADB, fin firms draw plan to close Asia coal-fired power plants

Financial firms, including British insurer Prudential, lenders Citi and HSBC and BlackRock Real Assets are devising plans to speed up…

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COVID likely to lock India’s women out of job market for years

Savitri Devi has been searching for work since she lost her job at a garment factory in India’s capital New…

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Tencent shares fall most in 10 years on fear of crackdown

Chinese state media called online video games ‘spiritual opium’, sending stocks of Tencent, other gaming firms tumbling. Tencent Holdings Ltd…

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US labour official says Amazon union vote should be redone

The union has accused Amazon of illegally threatening staff with reduced benefits, compromising election’s integrity. A US labour board official…

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US Senate pushes ahead with $1 trillion infrastructure bill

The largest US infrastructure investment in decades, the bill’s passage would be a key victory for President Joe Biden. The…

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Hog heaven: China builds pig hotels for better biosecurity

China is taking hog biosecurity to new levels — 13 stories in fact. That’s the height of a building in…

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Calls rise to extend US eviction ban amid spread of Delta variant

Housing advocates expect a wave of evictions to build over the coming weeks, hurting Black and Hispanic Americans more. House…

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Mexico’s referendum on trying former presidents falls short

A referendum backed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on whether to investigate Mexico’s former political leaders has fallen short of…

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As Indian billionaire plans new airline, Boeing hopes for orders

Indian billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s plan to launch an ultra-low-cost airline could give planemaker Boeing a chance to regain lost ground…

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Peru’s new FM aims to retain central bank head, calm markets

The former World Bank economist, sworn in late Friday, offers a counterbalance to Peru’s newly appointed left-wing gov’t. Peru’s finance…

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