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Pandemic stimulus in Asia may slow coal’s demise

SINGAPORE (Business) – Coal power plant construction will push ahead in Asia despite falling electricity demand and environmental concerns as policymakers prioritise boosting economies crippled by the coronavirus pandemic, analysts say. Fossil fuel demand will plummet this year as lockdowns sap electricity use, the International Energy Agency said in a report last
Asia

Indonesia reports 533 new COVID-19 cases, biggest in a day

JAKARTA (Asia) – Indonesia reported on Saturday 533 new coronavirus infections, the biggest daily increase, taking the total number to 13,645, health ministry official Achmad Yurianto said. Yurianto reported 16 more have died from the disease, taking the total number of death to 959, while 2,607 have recovered. Nearly 108,700 people have been tested as […]
Finance

Asia shares cautious, U.S. crude crushed

SYDNEY (Finance) – Caution gripped Asian share markets on Monday amid expectations a busy week of corporate earnings reports and economic data will drive home the damage done by the global virus lockdown, while a glut of supply sent U.S. crude spiralling to 20-year lows. Japan reported its exports fell almost 12% in March from […]