Mon, 17 Jan 2022

TOKYO -- Japan's current account surplus in October contracted a year-on-year 39.4 percent to 1.2 trillion yen (10 billion U.S. dollars), down for the third consecutive month, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.

The current account balance marked black ink for 16 consecutive months, buoyed by solid primary income including returns on overseas investments, according to a preliminary report released by the ministry. (Japan-Current Account Surplus)

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 34,656,822 on Wednesday, as 8,439 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.

Besides, 195 deaths from the pandemic since Tuesday morning took the total death toll to 473,952. (India-COVID 19-Cases)

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PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia -- Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday failed in his bid to overturn the guilty verdict in a case related to SRC International, a former unit of state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Judge Abdul Karim Abdul Jalil, who is leading a three-member Court of Appeal bench, delivered the verdict affirming the findings of the country's High Court in July last year. (Malaysia-Former PM-Najib-Appeal)

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SYDNEY -- The record-breaking wet weather that battered Australia's eastern states for much of last month shows little sign of relenting with heavy rains predicted to continue on Wednesday.

The day's biggest storm fronts are forecast to roll across Queensland's southeast and the northern region of New South Wales (NSW). The biggest city, Sydney, is expected to receive rainfalls of up to 30mm during the afternoon. (Australia-Wild Weather)

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