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China in the driver's seat amid calls for Africa debt relief
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A two-decade lending spree has propelled China to the top of Africa’s creditor list and any comprehensive debt deal, including write-offs, would require Beijing to take a leading role and swallow losses, analysts say. Beijing is likely to endorse a temporary freeze on debt payments by African countries as part of an expected agreement by […]

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IMF to consider USD 1.4 bn loan to Pak to deal with adverse economic impact of COVID-19
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Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has appealed for a «global initiative on debt relief» to help developing countries like Pakistan to overcome disastrous impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Khan noted that the deadly virus posed unprecedented health and economic challenges and the global recession is a certainty, which could be worse than the «Great […]

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Thailand reports 28 new coronavirus cases, two new deaths
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Singapore readies 'floating hotels' for workers as coronavirus spreads
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Exclusive: South Korea to ship 600,000 coronavirus testing kits to U.S. on Tuesday – source
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One in five Kazakhs seek state aid over coronavirus emergency
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Tokyo governor Koike, a PM Abe rival, takes tough stance on coronavirus
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson discharged from hospital
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The prime minister spent a week in London's St. Thomas' hospital with Covid-19, three days of which were in intensive care.

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The failures and successes that have kept Nintendo relevant for 130 years
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Nintendo was founded over a century ago and over the years has sold ramen noodles and operated a taxi service. When it first got into the home console business in the 80s, the company dominated, but the market has gotten more competitive.

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