Factbox: Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

May 26 (Reuters) - North Korean state media said more than 105,500 new people showed fever symptoms as of 6 p.m. on Wednesday, but reported no new deaths amid the country's first confirmed coronavirus outbreak. read more. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS. * Eikon users, see COVID-19: MacroVitals for a case...
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India wheat export ban stays despite G7 pressure

India's ban on wheat exports has denied the country's farmers and traders an opportunity to earn money from the sale of wheat in the global market that is currently facing shortages of the prime staple as a result of Russia's war in Ukraine, say analysts. India produced an estimated 107.9...

Indonesia considers export tax on low content nickel products - minister

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is considering imposing an export tax on low content nickel products to encourage downstream investments, the country’s investment minister said on Wednesday in an online press conference. Indonesia, once a major nickel ore exporter, has stopped shipments of unprocessed nickel since 2020. While that has...

HSBC weighs IPO of Indonesia business - Bloomberg News

May 26 (Reuters) - HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA.L) is considering an initial public offering of its Indonesian business, as the bank aims to target the growing investment demand in the country, Bloomberg news reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The London-based bank is yet to file a...
Science Focus

Could farming without soil help to solve our food crisis?

Welcome to the world of hydroponics. The world is in the grip of a food crisis. In many parts of the world, farmland is no longer cultivable due to the overuse of pesticides, droughts and extreme weather events brought on by a changing climate. Good-quality soil for growing crops to feed the swelling global population is becoming more scarce.

ADA Acquires SingPost's eCommerce Unit

ADA, the region's first integrated end-to-end eCommerce practice acquires SingPost's eCommerce arm. This deal, which includes the unit's assets and staff, will further strengthen ADA's eCommerce capabilities in technology and enablement, offering clients fully integrated services in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam, and South Korea.

Indonesia summons Britain's envoy after furor over rainbow Pride flag

Indonesia summoned Britain’s ambassador on Monday to explain the raising of an LGBTQ Pride flag at its embassy and urged foreign missions to respect local “sensitivities” following a backlash among conservatives. Barring the sharia-ruled province of Aceh, homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority...