Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

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Hong Kong skyline as seen from Victoria Peak at night | Paul Yeung | Bloomberg

Hong Kong’s economy contracts by record 6.1% in 2020

Hong Kong hasn’t posted back-to-back annual contractions in data going back to at least 1962. The biggest contraction in GDP over that period was a 5.9% decline in 1998.

Defence

Nirmala Sitharaman being sworn in as defence minister by President Ram Nath Kovind

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence Minister

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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