A fisherman navigates a raft near boats filling the Patoutzu Fishing Harbour in Keelung, Taiwan. Reuters
Taiwan’s export orders contracted for an eighth straight month in June, with global companies increasingly hesitant to make new investments in machinery as the China-US trade war wears on.
A Taiwanese artist has created giant inflatables of a tank and "tank man" - the lone protester who stood in front of a convoy of tanks on Beijing's Tiananmen Square - to mark 30 years since China's bloody crackdown on the pro-democracy movement.
India will keep its sugar export subsidies despite complaints to the World Trade Organization (WTO) from rival producers Brazil and Australia, though it will tweak how it provides them, four sources directly involved in the matter said.
Investors are hopeful for Biden’s planned stimulus to aid in boosting the regional markets.
The blue-chip NSE Nifty 50 index rose 0.4% to 14,574 and the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex was up 0.3% at 49,544.75. The Nifty and Sensex rose 1.7% on Tuesday.
Speculations have been going on for weeks about his whereabouts after he disappeared from the public following an October speech criticizing China’s financial system.