Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday did not rule out asking Beijing for help, as the Asian financial hub struggles to deal with months of often violent anti-government protests that are damaging its economy.
Southeast Asia’s Internet economy is on track to exceed $100 billion this year before tripling by 2025, becoming one of the world’s fastest-growing arenas for online commerce thanks to a youthful population increasingly comfortable with smartphones.
Protesters blocked several main roads in the Lebanese capital, some setting tires and rubbish bins on fire, as several hundred people gathered in the heart of the city on Sunday to protest against corruption and deteriorating economic conditions.
Iranian Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati and his Kazakh counterpart Saparkhan Omarov signed a comprehensive agreement to boost bilateral ties in areas of banking, tourism, visa grant, agriculture and medicine.
The Statistical Center of Iran (SCI) announced that figures from the last month on the Iranian calendar (August 23-Septmeber 22) show that the point-to-point inflation rate has decreased by 6.6 percent in comparison with the earlier month, signaling that the country is doing well in the face of US sanctions.
The UK is lagging behind the world’s other advanced economies in the shift to robots and automation in the workplace — putting jobs, businesses and the prosperity of whole regions at risk, according to an influential group of MPs.