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Transport Trucks Remain Stranded at Laos-China Border

Strict Covid-19 controls by China have meant cargo trucks from Laos have been unable to deliver freight, leaving thousands of trucks stranded at the border gate in Boten. The problem has been ongoing since the pandemic began, despite round after round of negotiations between Lao and Chinese authorities. President Thongloun Sisoulith even flew to Luang Namtha in […]

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Malaysia: Inflation to ease towards year-end

PETALING JAYA: Economists say Malaysia’s inflation will ease towards year-end in tandem with the deceleration of the global economy after prices rose the fastest in more than a year. Inflation in July jumped 4.4%, the highest since April 2021, said the Statistics Department. This was largely due to the low inflation base last year. Speaking […]

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