The South Korean government is drawing up a budget for next year, with its size likely to top 550 trillion won ($463 billion), up eight percent from this year's, as the country is drumming up efforts to boost the pandemic-hit economy, sources said on Sunday.
Nine renminbi-denominated highly liquid Chinese government bonds have been included in JPMorgan’s Government Bond Index-Emerging Markets (GBI-EM) indices. The inclusion will be completed step by step within 10 months.
The Chinese province at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in the death toll on Thursday under a new diagnostic method, and Beijing sacked two local leaders after criticism of their handling of the crisis.
Iranian Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari said that his country is robustly after developing its innovative economy, adding that 200 more new technology based firms (NTBFs) will get activated in the next Iranian year (to start March 20).
A soldier angry over a property deal gone sour killed at least 26 people and wounded 57 in a rampage that spanned four locations in and around the northeastern Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima before he was shot dead early Sunday.