Suez Canal resumes traffic: official

The traffic in Suez Canal resumed after massive container ship Ever Given has been successfully refloated as being stranded in the canal for almost a week, Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said on Monday. Xinhua correspondent on-site witnessed that the cargo ship was centered in the canal and is navigating to the north. Other ships…

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Prince Harry named chief impact officer at mental health company

Britain’s Prince Harry will become the first chief impact officer of BetterUp Inc, a San Francisco-based start-up that provides employee coaching and mental health assistance, the company said on Tuesday. The move comes about a month after Harry, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, and his American wife Meghan made a final split and said they would not…

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Thailand approves 11.3-bln-USD support measures for pandemic-hit businesses

Thailand on Tuesday approved financial measures worth a total of 350 billion baht (about 11.3 billion U.S. dollars) to support pandemic-affected businesses. The cabinet approved a plan to provide 250 billion baht of soft loans for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith. The soft loans will be supported by a…

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Nissan India to raise prices across all models from April 1

Indian auto companies are on a spree to raise price with Nissan India on Tuesday announcing price hikes across all its models from April 1. This comes a day after India’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki announced price hikes to overcome rising input costs. “There has been continuous escalation in auto component prices, and we…

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Tokyo tour bus operation restarts as state of emergency lifted

Japan’s major tour bus firm Hato Bus Co. resumed its operations on Monday following the lifting of a coronavirus state of emergency for the Tokyo area, allowing passengers to enjoy fresh air and cherry blossoms in full bloom from an open-top bus. The Japanese government on Sunday lifted the state of emergency for Tokyo and…

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Malaysia sets up compensation fund for COVID-19 vaccinations

Malaysia on Monday announced it had established a $2.4 million compensation fund to provide cash assistance for any COVID-19 vaccine recipients who suffer severe reactions due to inoculations. The Southeast Asian country has inoculated nearly 430,000 frontline workers, with the majority having received the first of two jabs of the vaccine jointly developed by U.S….

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‘Super Mario’ leaps into real world in Universal Studios park launch

Universal Studios Japan (USJ) opens on Thursday its $550 million, pandemic-delayed Mario-themed attraction in a major leap by games maker Nintendo Co Ltd beyond the virtual world. The addition in Osaka bulks up USJ’s roster of franchises, which include “Minions” and “Jurassic Park”, in its rivalry with Disney, with the moustachioed plumber also coming to…

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Huawei to charge royalty for use of its patented 5G tech

Chinese hi-tech giant Huawei announced Tuesday that it will charge mobile phone makers a royalty to use its patented 5G technology. The company released a white paper on innovation and intellectual property (IP) at its Shenzhen headquarters, stating that it has become one of the world’s largest patent holders through sustained investment in innovation. By…

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Mastercard, Visa to delay raising card fees until April next year

Mastercard Inc and Visa Inc on Tuesday postponed plans to raise the fees U.S. merchants pay when customers use cards online until April next year, as businesses continue to struggle during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Mindful that some merchants are still facing unprecedented circumstances…we are delaying our previously announced interchange adjustments in the U.S. until April…

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