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Taiwan’s economy could grow by 4.1% in 2022 despite COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the recent surge in local COVID-19 infections, Taiwan’s economy should still manage to grow by 4.1% this year, the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIE...

Chile's incoming cabinet: Women, youth and a nod to markets

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's millennial, leftist President-elect Gabriel Boric announced his first cabinet on Friday, giving a majority of posts to women and several to former student protest leader...

Germany wants to attract 400,000 skilled workers from abroad each year

Germany's new coalition government wants to attract 400,000 qualified workers from abroad each year to tackle both a demographic imbalance and labour shortages in key sectors that risk undermining...

OctaFX Releases List of Top 2021 Events that Affected the Financial Market

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 20 January 2022 - The year 2021 was packed with exciting developments and meaningful circumstances in world affairs—its economy, politics, and policies—impact...

Impoverished Lebanese, Syrians struggle to survive cold

BEIRUT (AP) — A snowstorm in the Middle East has left many Lebanese and Syrians scrambling to find ways to survive, burning old clothes, plastic and in some cases even sheep manure to keep warm as tem...

EXPLAINER: Are Turkey's efforts to fix the economy working?

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s government and central bank have taken unconventional steps in recent weeks to prop up a beleaguered economy crippled by skyrocketing consumer prices, instead of ending ...

Davos: Germany's Olaf Scholz says silence on Ukraine is not an option

Speaking virtually to the World Economic Forum in Davos, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said there was a clear commitment to the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Moscow has stationed about 100,000 tr...

Florida Democrat sworn in as newest member of House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick of Florida was sworn in as the newest member of the House on Tuesday, filling the seat last held by Alcee Hastings, who died in April of pa...

Egypt's president raises minimum monthly wage to around $172

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president on Tuesday raised the minimum monthly wage to about $172, a move meant to ease the burdens of Egyptians hurt by painful austerity measures in recent years. ...

French far-left presidential hopeful woos voters with jobs

NANTES, France (AP) — Far-left French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon embraced migrants and Russia and derided campaign rivals Sunday as he sought to reinvigorate his flagging campaign for A...

Icon of French left Taubira joins crowded presidential race

LYON, France (AP) — A progressive icon from the South American territory of French Guiana on Saturday joined the race for France’s presidential election in April, promising to push back against the “d...

'I'm a better person': Northam reflects on his complex term

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Ralph Northam first decided to jump into politics, he wasn't sure which party to join. He chose the Democrats, and a decade and a half later — after a quic...

Strike paralyzes Lebanon as economic conditions worsen

BEIRUT (AP) — Schools, universities and many shops were closed in Lebanon on Thursday as a general strike by public transportation and labor unions paralyzed the crisis-hit Mideast nation. ...

Taiwan to reopen borders to Filipino workers 'very soon': MECO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) on Wednesday (Jan. 12) announced that Taiwan is going to reopen its borders to Filipino workers "very soon." On...

Philippines envoy, Taiwan labor minister discuss entry of Filipino workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) Chairman Wilfredo B. Fernandez on Tuesday (Jan. 11) met with Minister of Labor Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) to discuss allowing Filipino ...