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China again blocks Taiwan from WHO talks – and what Taiwan told WHO in December 2019 about a new form of SARS in Wuhan

May 18, 2021

TAIPEI - For a fifth consecutive year, China has blocked an invitation for Taiwan to be given observer status by the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the annual meeting of the World Health Assembly in Geneva. China has again demanded that Taiwan publicly accept it is part of China before it can sit in on the WHA meeting, scheduled for next week (May 24-June 1).

Bass Oil looks for new opportunity in Indonesia, Australia

March 16, 2021


MELBOURNE - Bass Oil Limited has increased its focus on expansion plans -- with potential Australian acquisition opportunities now on the company's radar for the first time, as well as increased activity in Indonesia. The Company says it intends to leverage its existing profitable production operations in Indonesia to grow via acquisition and exploration and development.

Manila’s first all-digital bank offers 6% deposit rate

March 18, 2021

-With game-changing deposit interest rates of up to 6% p.a., Tonik offers deposit, payment, and card products to consumers through its revolutionary proprietary app

MANILA, Philippines, March 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 



MANILA -- Tonik, Southeast Asia's first digital-only bank, has launches as the first neobank in the Philippines, seting out to fundamentally disrupt the Filipino retail banking industry. It is offering up to 6% deposit rates, along with payment and card products.