Thai vegetarian festival returns after COVID hiatus

Worshippers mainly from the local Chinese community pierce their faces and walk over hot coals in the name of purification.They also give up meat, sex and liquor in the ninth lunar month of the Chines…

Plant-based meat innovations in demand

30% of those surveyed feel that plant-based meat contains high nutritional value.The Covid-19 pandemic has no doubt heightened global health consciousness, and this has added a new wave of plant-base…

Japan warns market fluctuations could impact economy

Japan economy grew for a third straight quarter in April-June, expanding an annualised 3.5 per cent in the quarter as the lifting of local COVID-19 restrictions boosted spending by both companies and…

Italy drops COVID-19 face mask rule for public transport

The ministry said a decree requiring mask wearing on trains, buses and ferries, expiring on Friday, would not be renewed.ROME (Reuters) – Italians will no longer have to wear face masks on public co…

Singapore tightens housing loan limits as rates rise

The higher prices of independent and public housing apartments in Singapore, where real estate is viewed as a safe-harbour investment, have been exacerbated by COVID-19-related construction delays cre…