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    China’s trade weakens to worst since first Covid lockdown as demand falls

    China’s exports and imports both contracted at steeper paces in November as external demand continued to weaken and a worsening Covid outbreak disrupted production and cut demand at home. Exports in dollar terms fell 8.7% in November from a year earlier to $296 billion, the General Administration of Customs said Wednesday. That was the lowest

    Africa

    Nigeria: Senate Threatens to Cut Budget of Over 100 MDAs for Ignoring Summons

    The MDAs have repeatedly failed to appear before the Senate Public Accounts Committee to respond to queries raised in the Auditor General's report. The Senate has threatened to cut down 2023 budgetary allocation of over 100 Ministry, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the country. The threat is based on the grounds that heads of the

    Asia

    Progressive Movement’s charter amendment bill voted down

    published : 7 Dec 2022 at 18:56 Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Progressive Monument, centre, Pita Limjaroenrat, leader of the opposition Move Forward Party, right, and other key party members at a press conference after their bill to decentaralise local government was rejected by a joint sitting of parliament on Wednesday. (Capture from video on

    Australasia

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