Japan’s govt should consider $273 bln extra budget, ruling party heavyweight says

Japan’s government should think about compiling an extra budget worth around 30 trillion yen ($273.30 billion), ruling party heavyweight Toshihiro Nikai was quoted as saying by broadcaster TBS on Thursday. Nikai, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s secretary general, said it was necessary for the government to draw up an extra budget, as it needed to […]

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Malaysia rubber glove body pleads for go-ahead to restart factories

Malaysian’s Rubber Gloves Manufacturers Association (MARGMA), citing supply shortage concerns, on Thursday said it had pleaded with the government to allow the sector to resume operations in Selangor, where a tighter lockdown had been imposed. President Supramaniam Shanmugam said the association had been “inundated with expression of concerns from global buyers”, including queries from embassies, […]

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