SEOUL -- The price for imported goods to South Korea rose for four straight months last month due to the higher price for raw materials and the strong U.S. dollar, central bank data showed Tuesday.
The import price index stood at 120.79 in August, up 0.6 percent from the previous month, according to the Bank of Korea (BOK). (South Korea-Import Price Index-Export Price Index)
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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong needs to understand the overall planning of the entire country, find its own position in it, and better fit into the national development while sharpening its advantages, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam said Monday.
Hong Kong's future development will surely be very bright and its biggest advantage is "one country, two systems," Lam said here in a joint interview with several media outlets.
"We are confident that Hong Kong can better integrate into the overall development of the country in the future," she said. (Hong Kong-Carrie Lam-Interview)
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SINGAPORE -- China and Singapore agreed here Monday to enhance the cooperation in combating COVID-19 and developing the digital economy.
The pledge was made during a meeting between visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat.
At the meeting, Wang said the China-Singapore relations have advanced with the times, playing a leading role in regional cooperation. (Singapore-China-Cooperation)
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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 33,289,579 on Tuesday, as 25,404 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the health ministry's latest data.
Besides, as many as 339 deaths due to the pandemic were reported since Monday morning, taking the total death toll to 443,213. (India-COVID-19 Cases)