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  • KUALA LUMPUR/ MUMBAI, Feb 14- India's halt on Malaysian palm oil imports has disrupted global edible oil trade flows, with Indonesia diverting supplies to feed India, Malaysia rushing to tap markets left behind by Jakarta, and India substituting palm with other oils. Malaysia's latest palm export data revealed the impact of India's restrictions, with shipments...

  • *China reported 5,090 new cases in mainland China, including more than 120 deaths, taking the number of infected to 63,851, and the number of deaths to 1,380.. *A World Health Organization- led mission to China will start its outbreak investigation this weekend. This is the third death outside mainland China the Philippines and Hong Kong have reported a death each.

  • *China reported 121 new deaths on Friday, bringing the toll to 1,380. Another 5,090 new cases were confirmed, pushing up the number of infected patients to 63,851.. This is the third death outside mainland China the Philippines and Hong Kong have reported a death each. *The Philippines has lifted a travel ban that was imposed on visitors from Taiwan, and will...

  • *China reported 121 new deaths on Friday, bringing the toll to 1,380. Another 5,090 new cases were confirmed, pushing up the number of infected patients to 63,851.. This is the third death outside mainland China the Philippines and Hong Kong have reported a death each. *Many cruises in Asia are being cancelled while others currently sailing are being re-routed,...

  • KUALA LUMPUR/ MUMBAI, Feb 14- India's halt on Malaysian palm oil imports has disrupted global edible oil trade flows, with Indonesia diverting supplies to feed India, Malaysia rushing to tap markets left behind by Jakarta, and India substituting palm with other oils. Malaysia's latest palm export data revealed the impact of India's restrictions, with shipments...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 13- India plans to offer around 6,000 acres of land in Kashmir as part of a business summit planned for April or May to help the Himalayan region after withdrawing its special rights and making sweeping administrative changes. Jammu and Kashmir was India's only Muslim-majority state until August, when the federal government split off a...

  • MUMBAI/ KOLKATA, Feb 12- India, which restricted imports of refined palm oil and palmolein in January, has exempted Nepal and has started issuing licences to import some refined palmolein from the Himalayan nation, two government officials told Reuters. The initiative may also help India counter the growing influence of China in Nepal, where Chinese...

  • MUMBAI/ KOLKATA, Feb 12- India, which restricted imports of refined palm oil and palmolein in January, has exempted Nepal and has started issuing licenses to import some refined palmolein from the Himalayan nation, two government officials told Reuters. The initiative may also help India counter the growing influence of China in Nepal, where Chinese...

  • *Exports decline on slow demand from India, China. KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10- Malaysia's palm oil inventories fell a fifth straight month amidst tighter production and slower demand, with January end-stocks below 2 million tonnes, official data showed on Monday. We should follow output carefully moving forward, including the forecasting for February-March, "said...

  • Brandon Young, who pulls in more than $10 million in annual revenue from the online marketplace, has a 30-45 day supply of portable Apple Inc watch chargers that could be difficult to replenish because they are built from genuine Apple components that are exclusively made in China. The entrepreneurs are among the 1 million-plus Amazon sellers whose...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5- Pakistan will buy more palm oil from Malaysia, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday, aiming to help offset lost sales after top buyer India put curbs on Malaysian imports last month amid a diplomatic row. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday that he discussed palm oil with Khan who was on a visit to Malaysia and that...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 4- Pakistan will do its best to buy more palm oil from Malaysia after top buyer India put curbs on such imports last month amid a diplomatic row with the Southeast Asian nation, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday. India is a Hindu-majority country while Malaysia and Pakistan are mainly Muslim. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 31- Facebook Inc said it will take down misinformation about China's fast-spreading coronavirus, in a rare departure from its usual approach to dubious health content that is presenting a fresh challenge for social media companies. The coronavirus outbreak has stoked a wave of anti- China sentiment around the globe. Hoaxes have spread...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 30- Facebook Inc said on Thursday it will take down misinformation about China's fast-spreading coronavirus in a rare departure from its approach to health content, after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global health emergency. In particular, misinformation about vaccination has spread far on social media in many...

  • *Iran steers clear of Davos after Soleimani strike. DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 24- Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif skipped this year's Davos, but Tehran was still a hot topic for many Western and Middle Eastern powers hoping for detente less than three weeks after the United States killed Iran's top general. Iraqi President Barham Salih said he had a productive...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23- Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani said on Thursday that Pakistan continued to give sanctuary to an insurgent group that helps the Taliban in its war against Kabul and the United States, directly contradicting an earlier statement by Pakistan's prime minister. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan told reporters...

  • US President Donald Trump (R) speaks with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan ahead of their meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, on January 21, 2020.

    A conflict between America and Iran would be "much, much more difficult" than the one in Afghanistan, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Imran Khan on July 22, 2019 in Washington, DC.

    While Pakistan has always called for international mediation to the Kashmir dispute, India has maintained it is a bilateral issue.

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 22- Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Wednesday for the United Nations to help mediate between nuclear armed India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir. The Indian government in August revoked the constitutional autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir, India's only Muslim-majority state, splitting it into two...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 21- Chicago corn slid nearly 1% on Tuesday, easing after notching its biggest one-day gain in more than three months in the previous session with Chinese demand likely to provide a direction to the market. The most-active corn contract on the Chicago Board of Trade was down 0.8% to $3.86 a bushel by 0308 GMT, having gained 3.7% on Friday, the biggest...