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UK COVID 'pingdemic' sparks labor shortage

The UK government is racing to address a major labor shortage exacerbated by the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although more than 70% of the population (36 million people) has been double-vacc...

GeTS Launches CALISTA inventory financing Platform, Integrated with SGTraDex, to Digitalize and Streamline Singapore's Oil Storage Financing

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 27 July 2021 - Global eTrade Services (GeTS), a global trade platform company, announced today the launch of CALISTA inventory financing (CIF) – one of the first p...

Typhoon In-fa forces closure of Shanghai airports

Typhoon In-fa slammed into China's east coast province of Zhejiang on Sunday, causing mass evacuations in Shanghai districts. Communities have been drenched in knee-deep water and 10,000 trees ha...

Typhoon In-fa hits China's east coast, canceling flights

SHANGHAI (AP) — Typhoon In-fa hit China's east coast south of Shanghai on Sunday, after airline flights and trains were canceled and the public was ordered to stay indoors. The typho...

China cancels flights, moves ships as typhoon approaches

BEIJING (AP) — Airline flights were canceled in eastern China and cargo ships were ordered out of the area Saturday as Typhoon In-fa churned toward the mainland after dumping rain on Taiwan. ...

Grasping for air: Heat a major issue at Olympic tennis venue

TOKYO (AP) — French Open finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova grasped for an air tube during a medical timeout and grew frustrated at the lack of ice in a court-side container. German p...

Global supply chains buckle as virus variant and disasters strike

A new worldwide wave of COVID-19. Natural disasters in China and Germany. A cyber attack targeting key South African ports. Events have conspired to drive global supply chains towards breaking poin...

For South Sudan mothers, COVID-19 shook a fragile foundation

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Paska Itwari Beda knows hunger all too well. The young mother of five children — all of them under age 10 — sometimes survives on one bowl of porridge a day, and her entire fa...

Dutch court convicts men of torching virus testing center

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court convicted a young man and a teenager of arson Tuesday for torching a coronavirus testing site during violent protests in January that followed the introduct...

SOS: Stranded and shattered seafarers threaten global supply lines

LONDON/SINGAPORE, July 20 (Reuters) - "I've seen grown men cry," says Captain Tejinder Singh, who hasn't set foot on dry land in more than seven months and isn't sure when he'...

Tokyo bourse overhaul spurs prime market push for Japanese firms

Tighter requirements to stay on the Tokyo bourse's prestigious main board are forcing Japanese companies to cease long criticised practices such as cash-hoarding and cross shareholdings, even as s...

Bus crashes in Pakistan, killing 33 people and injuring 40

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A jam-packed bus carrying mostly laborers traveling home for a major Muslim holiday rammed into a container truck on a busy highway in central Pakistan on Monday, police and re...

US charter plane lands in Taiwan with items for AIT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. aircraft landed at Taoyuan International Airport on Monday (July 19) to deliver diplomatic pouches to newly appointed American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Sa...

Taiwan stock market index fails to stay above 18,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During trading Tuesday (July 13), Taiwan‘s stock market index surged through the psychological barrier of 18,000 points but was unable to remain there. The TAIEX ...

Taiwan's Evergreen Line to add 6,000 shipping containers amid global shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan-based container transportation and shipping company Evergreen Line announced on Monday (July 12) that it would procure another 6,000 shipping containers this year ...