Business

World Bank sees sharp world growth slowdown

By Reuters staff, published by Channel NewsAsia Washington – The World Bank today (Jan. 11) cut its forecasts for economic growth in the United States, the Euro area and China and warned that high debt levels, rising income inequality and new Covid-19 variants threatened the recovery in developing economies. It said global growth is expected

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Technology

Multiple global websites down amid widespread Internet outage

By Channel NewsAsia and agencies SEVERAL international websites were down today (June 8), including Amazon, Reddit, CNN, The Guardian and The New York Times. Error messages appeared on the websites at around 1000 GMT (5pm Thai time). Some reports pointed to a glitch at US-based cloud computing services provider Fastly. Most of Fastly’s coverage areas

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Health Local news

Thailand ranks fourth in Covid-19 response

Thailand’s success in containing the coronavirus pandemic has earned it fourth place in a global ranking by an Australian think tank. Overall, Asia-Pacific nations have been the most successful at containing the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Sydney-based Lowy Institute. Lowly used publicly available data to evaluate and rank 97 countries and a region in their coronavirus

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