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Asia shares gain despite rise in Chinese COVID cases

Asia shares gain despite rise in Chinese COVID cases

SYDNEY, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Asian stock markets were mostly in positive territory on Wednesday despite rising COVID-19 cases in mainland China, leaving investors uncertain about how much new outbreaks could slow the reopening of the world’s second largest economy. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) rose 0.3%, after US stocks ended …

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Rise in Indian corporate lending signals new round of investment

Rise in Indian corporate lending signals new round of investment

MUMBAI, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Indian lenders are expanding lending to local businesses at the fastest pace in more than eight years, a sign of a new round of private investment beginning in the world’s fifth-largest economy even as growing major developed economies and China is slowing down. This international slowdown will limit the strength …

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