Sat, 25 Jun 2022

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani experts are foreseeing a new wave of inflation after the U.S. dollar touched an all-time high against the local currency by zooming past 200 rupees.

According to the Forex Association of Pakistan, the U.S. dollar traded at 200.50 rupees on Friday, continuing its upward trend after crossing the 200 mark on Thursday. (Pakistan-Economy-Inflation)

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SIEM REAP, Cambodia -- More than 1 million people in Cambodia still live in fear and work in areas contaminated by mines and explosive remnants of war (ERWs), a senior official said here on Friday.

Ly Thuch, first vice president of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority, said landmines and ERWs still continue to kill, injure and traumatize people, and severely impede social and economic recovery and sustainable development. (Cambodia-Landmine-Threat)

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SUVA -- Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Fiji face challenges in keeping afloat, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Fiji's central bank chief on Friday.

The Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) Governor Ariff Ali highlighted this while making a submission on the Audit Report on Compliance Audits Relating to COVID-19 in Fiji to a parliamentary committee. (Fiji-MSMEs-Business)

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TOKYO -- A U.S. military Osprey aircraft made what local media described as an "unusual landing" at an airport in Japan's southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima on Friday.

The tilt-rotor aircraft made the landing just 10 minutes after the airport was notified, suggesting the landing was emergent in nature. (Japan-US Aircraft-Landing)

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