COVID-19 impact: New Olympic date likely ‘this week’: Organisers

TOKYO: New dates for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will likely be revealed this week, organisers said Monday after the coronavirus forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until next year. Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori told reporters they were weighing the pros and cons of a summer and spring Games and he expected […]

BOJ newcomer shuns rate cut as tool to fight coronavirus impact

Under a policy dubbed yield curve control (YCC), the BOJ guides short-term rates at -0.1% and the 10-year government bond yield around 0%. It also buys government bonds and risky assets such as ETFs as part of efforts to funnel money to the economy.

Mu Cang Chai named among world’s 50 most beautiful places to visit

The terraced rice fields of Mu Cang Chai impress the tourists that visit. They have been praised as one of the world’s top 20 most colourful places by New York-based magazine Conde Nast Traveler in April 2019.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers Say “New Dates Likely To Be Revealed This Week”

New dates for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will likely be revealed this week, organisers said Monday after the coronavirus forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until next year. Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori told reporters they were weighing the pros and cons of a summer and spring Games and he expected a […]

Nepal rescues over 1200 tourists as coronavirus lockdown continues

“As of March 29, the Board has been successful in rescuing a total of 1,255 travelers within the country. NTB has given top priority in following the health and safety guidelines set by the government during all rescue operations,” Regmi added.

Every nation needs a capital: how Erbil turned itself Kurdish

Yet the very names of the neighbourhoods in Erbil’s old city, a bustling warren of backstreets, cafes and markets, attest to a more complicated history. There is an old Jewish quarter, as well as a district named simply Arab. About a century ago, under Ottoman rule, the area was populated largely by Turkmen. Kurds who […]

Alan Merrill: I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll songwriter dies of coronavirus

After his death, she paid tribute to Merrill on Instagram, writing: “My thoughts and love go to his family, friends and music community as a whole. I can still remember watching The Arrows on TV in London and being blown away by the song that screamed hit to me.

New Olympic date likely ‘this week’: Organisers

The Japanese government had touted the Games as the “Recovery Olympics”, designed to show how the country had bounced back from the 2011 triple disaster of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown in the northeastern Fukushima region.

Tokyo Olympics, Deferred Over Coronavirus, To Be Held From July 23 To August 8, 2021

The Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23 next year, organisers said on Monday, after the coronavirus forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until 2021. “The Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021. The Paralympics will be held from August 24 to September 5,” Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori […]

Postponed Tokyo Olympics to open July 23 next year

The Japanese government had touted the Games as the “Recovery Olympics”, designed to show how the country had bounced back from the 2011 triple disaster of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown in the northeastern Fukushima region.