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Olympic echoes of boycott era as Ukraine vs IOC intensifies

By MediaIntel.Asia

A contest that could define the 2024 Paris Olympics is playing out 18 months before medals are awarded. It’s giving the International Olympic Committee a political challenge with echoes of the 1980s.
Ukraine fired up its campaign on Friday to have Rus…

Share debacle a rare setback for Indian tycoon Adani

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Gautam Adani speaks during the inauguration of Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor summit in Gandhinagar, India, Jan. 12, 2011. Embattled Indian billionaire Adani called off his flagship company’s $2.5 billion share sale late Wednesday, Feb. 1. 2023, afte…

FACTBOX-What’s in the EU Green Deal Industrial Plan?

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen set out its Green Deal Industrial Plan on Wednesday, designed to ensure the European Union does not lose ground in the green tech race and can counter massive subsidies by the United States and China….

US futures sluggish ahead of Fed rate decision

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U.S. futures dipped Wednesday ahead of the Fed’s 19-member policy committee meeting, where benchmark interest rates are expected to be lifted to the highest level in about 15 years.
Futures…

New Fiji government suspends police commissioner, scraps China policing arrangement

By ChinaPulse.com

The Pacific island nation has been pivotal to the region’s response to competition between China and the United States, and struck a deal with Australia in October for greater defense cooperation
Fiji’s president on Friday, January 27, suspended …

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks pause near five-month peaks on note of caution

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World stocks paused near five-month highs on Wednesday, as signs that central banks might need to keep hiking interest rates for longer dampened a recent wave of optimism that aggressive monetary tightening by big central banks was almost done. Austra…

Even a global recession may not bring down inflation

By ChinaPulse.com

Investors have swooned at the good news. Since early October European shares have risen, with optimists declaring an end to the continent’s energy crisis in sight. Chinese stocks have jumped at recent talk that Xi Jinping will abandon his “zero-covid&#…

Rocket operators can now apply to launch to orbit from Canada

By ChinaPulse.com

Rocket Dynamics plans to launch missions from Nova Scotia, Canada — to suborbital space at the least.
OTTAWA — Canada just lifted a big barrier for rocket launches from the nation’s soil.…
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Which leaders resign, like Jacinda Ardern? Often, the system decides

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Written by Max Fisher
(The Interpreter)
When Jacinda Ardern announced this week that she would step down as New Zealand’s prime minister, her decision caught the world by surprise. She called leading a country “the most privileged job anyone could eve…

Wall Street opens 2023 higher after closing out dismal year

By ChinaPulse.com

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street opened solidly higher on its first trading day of 2023 after closing out its worst year since 2008. Investors will be closely watching moves by central banks in coming months to fight inflation with higher interest rates, al…