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Top news and what to watch in the markets on Monday, August 2, 2021.
A'ja Wilson insists she's just one of the newcomers on the U.S. women's national team, “one of the young guns” trying to soak up every bit of her first Olympics. The reigning WNBA MVP is making her presence felt at the Tokyo Games on a loaded U.S. roster.
Sport climbing’s Olympic debut will have an element of surprise. “Probably the most difficult thing for non-climbers to understand is how we can look at this spray of holds that look random and kind of know what we’re supposed to do,” American climber Nathaniel Coleman said. Climbing at the Olympics will have three disciplines: lead, boulder and speed.
KOTA KINABALU, Aug 2 ― After failing to uphold the role of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Parliament with regards to the Emergency Ordinance, Sabah Law Society (SLS) president Roger Chin said that...
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — TVB’s highest-paid actor Moses Chan hopes to be able to come to Malaysia more often now that he owns a property here. Sina.com reported that Chan was given a serviced...
According to Markit's monthly PMI, raw material, staff and skill shortages were all major factors stymieing output growth and contributing to a further marked increase in input purchasing.
After pulling out of three individual event finals, champion Team USA gymnast Simone Biles will compete in the Balance Beam final at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. “We are so excited to confirm that you will see two U.S. athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow – Suni Lee AND Simone Biles!! Can’t wait to watch […]
Hong Kong’s retail sales soared 54.9 per cent year on year in the first half of 2021 as the local Covid-19 situation stabilised, with the government’s consumption voucher scheme expected to fuel further improvements in the coming months. Provisional figures released by the Census and Statistics Department on Monday showed sales for June totalled HK$28.1 billion (US$3.6 billion), up 5.8 per cent compared to the same period last year. A government spokesman said retail sales had continued to incre
From Monday (2 August), all unvaccinated Singapore residents as well as long-term pass holders aged 18 and above can walk into 11 community centres offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and receive it without making an appointment.
ALOR SETAR, Aug 2 ― The Kedah government signed a joint venture agreement with ECK Group today to build the Kulim International Airport (KXP). In the joint venture agreement, a special purpose...
Japan on Monday said a Belarusian Olympic sprinter was 'safe and secure', after she refused to board what she said was a forced flight home from Tokyo the night before.Krystsina Tsimanouskaya sought help from Japanese police at Haneda Airport - where she says she was taken against her wishes. She told Reuters she did not plan on ever returning to her home country.And she might not have to.Both Poland and the Czech Republic have now offered visas to the athlete.Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato updated the media on Monday."We are aware that on August 1st, Belarusian track and field athlete Miss Krystsina Tsimanouskaya announced her wish to seek asylum.""As of now, we are aware that Miss Tsimanouskaya is in a safe situation with the cooperation of the relevant organisations."IOC spokesperson Mark Adams said they were able to speak to the athlete directly. "We are supporting her and we're listening to her, and we want to make sure that she gets what she wants and we support her in that."The Belarusian Olympic Committee said coaches withdrew Tsimanouskaya from the games on doctors' advice about her 'emotional, psychological state'.But the athlete's refusal to return to Belarus highlights ongoing discord in the former Soviet state, which has seen more than a year of nationwide protests under President Alexander Lukashenko.
HSBC beat forecasts on Monday (August 2) with first-half pretax profit more than doubling from last year.Encouraged by a rebound in its two biggest markets of Hong Kong and Britain, HSBC also reinstated dividend payments.And released $700 million that had been set aside as bad-loan provisions.Pretax profit for Europe's biggest bank by assets came in at $10.8 billion.Revenue though fell 4% due to a low interest rate environment for the bank, which makes bulk of its sales in Asia.The lender says growth is set to come from boosting assets under management in its wealth business.As well as shifting more of its investment banking resources from Europe and the U.S. to Asia.The bank also told Reuters it did not expect any decline in investment appetite for China.That's even after regulatory crackdowns which have upended the country's tech and property sectors, worrying some investors.Despite the strong earnings, HSBC has failed to benefit from a frenzy in stock listings and tech company fundraisings.It decided not to join the current boom in listings by special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs.HSBC said given the brighter outlook globally as economies recover faster than expected, it expects credit losses to be below original forecasts.The bank's London-listed shares rose around 1.5 percent from the open.
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Political tension played out around a Belarusian sprinter at the Tokyo Games on Monday while organisers said they were looking into a gesture https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/olympics-ioc-says-looking-into-gesture-used-by-us-athlete-saunders-podium-2021-08-02 by U.S. shot putter Raven Saunders, a potential breach of rules banning protests on medal podiums. But amid the politics, Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn dazzled https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/athletics-camacho-quinn-dazzles-100m-hurdles-gold-tentoglou-grabs-long-jump-2021-08-02 in the 100 metres hurdles, and Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece won the men's long jump in a spectacular final leap https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/athletics-camacho-quinn-dazzles-100m-hurdles-gold-tentoglou-grabs-long-jump-2021-08-02.
Defending Olympic champion Max Whitlock has said he was lost for words after winning gold in the men’s pommel horse.
The British government plans to warn holidaymakers against visiting popular tourist destinations such as Spain because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Times reported on Monday. The Times did not specify what particular concerns Britain had about Spain. Britain has double vaccinated a higher proportion of its population against COVID-19 than most other countries, but the government has prevented travel to many countries by imposing rules that the travel industry says is hobbling the economy.
PETALING JAYA, August 2 — British diver Tom Daley has gone viral for knitting while watching the women’s 3m springboard final yesterday at the Tokyo Olympics. Videos of him knitting not just...
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 ― Negotiations with Pfizer Incorporation have begun for Malaysia’s 2022 vaccine procurement, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said today. In the...
Tom Daley has been spotted knitting again at the Olympics - this time making a large Team GB-inspired creation.
“American Epic” director Bernard MacMahon has revealed the title of his long-awaited and recently completed Led Zeppelin feature documentary: “Becoming Led Zeppelin.” The project, which was first announced in 2019, has unprecedented access to the band, marking the first and only time the group has participated in a documentary in 50 years. Though 1976 doc […]