EXCLUSIVE Afghan central bank drained dollar stockpile before Kabul fell – document – Reuters

Men are pictured as Afghanistan's Taliban-controlled central bank seizes a large amount of money in cash and gold from former top government officials, including former vice president Amrullah Saleh, in Afghanistan, in this handout obtained by Reuters on September 15, 2021. Da Afghanistan Bank/Handout via REUTERS FRANKFURT/MUMBAI, Sept 29 (Reuters) – The Afghan central bank […]

Economic conditions outlook, September 2021 – McKinsey

Economic conditions outlook, September 2021  McKinseysource

The End of China’s Rise – Foreign Affairs Magazine

The prevailing consensus, in Washington and overseas, is that China is surging past the United States. “If we don’t get moving,” President Joe Biden has said, “they’re going to eat our lunch.” Countries everywhere are preparing, in the words of an Asian diplomat, for China to be “number one.”Plenty of evidence supports this view. China’s […]

Australia's NSW state premier resigns over corruption probe amid COVID-19 battle – Reuters

SYDNEY, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The premier of Australia's biggest state economy New South Wales (NSW), Gladys Berejiklian, resigned on Friday after a corruption watchdog said it was investigating whether she was involved in conduct that "constituted or involved a breach of public trust".Berejiklian's shock resignation comes as the state, which has an economy larger […]

BOJ's Kuroda projects economic recovery to pre-COVID levels by early 2022 – Reuters

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda wearing a protective face mask attends a news conference as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2020, in this photo released by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS TOKYO, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Japan's economy will continue to recover and could reach levels […]

New S$180 million scheme to help at least 6000 Singapore firms tap green economy opportunities – CNA

Singapore Singapore A view of the Singapore skyline from Merlion Park. (File photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)SINGAPORE: A new programme to help local businesses build up capabilities in the area of sustainability and seize opportunities in the green economy was launched on Friday (Oct 1).Enterprise Singapore will set aside up to S$180 million for the Enterprise Sustainability […]

DeFi makes Western Europe the world’s largest 'crypto economy' – Yahoo Finance

China banned all crypto transactions last week, in the country’s latest crackdown on digital currency activities. But according to new data from blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis, China's growth in crypto trading by volume was falling well before last week's restrictions. Meanwhile, most of Europe (excluding its Eastern portion) constitutes the world’s largest crypto economy, receiving $1 […]

Goldman Names Tai to Head Southeast Asia Investment Banking – Bloomberg

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Australia's NSW state premier resigns over corruption probe amid COVID-19 battle – Reuters Australia

SYDNEY, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The premier of Australia's biggest state economy New South Wales (NSW), Gladys Berejiklian, resigned on Friday after a corruption watchdog said it was investigating whether she was involved in conduct that "constituted or involved a breach of public trust".Berejiklian's shock resignation comes as the state, which has an economy larger […]

Philippines loosens coronavirus curbs in capital region – Reuters

A Filipino Muslim wearing a face mask as protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) carries a cat after the morning prayers on Eid al-Adha, outside the Blue Mosque in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Lisa Marie DavidMANILA, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The Philippines further loosened coronavirus restrictions in the capital region on […]