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China warns Asian countries to be vigilant on U.S strategy in region

By Mei Mei Chu and Liz Lee

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 (Reuters)The Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi urged on Tuesday Asian countries to remain “vigilant” over the risk of U.S. strategy stoking geopolitical competition in the South China Sea and other parts of the region.

Beijing and members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) should work together to remove “external disruption” in the South China Sea, Wang said during a joint news conference with Malaysia’s foreign minister.

“We (China and Malaysia) are both of the view that the South China Sea should not be a ground for major power wrestling teeming with warships,” said Wang, who is on a short Southeast Asian tour.

“China and ASEAN have full capacity and wisdom, as well as responsibility to maintain peace and tranquility in (the) South China Sea.”

Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Hishammuddin

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Five Startups In Four Countries Show How To Combine Freelance Expertise And Interim Management Gigs

I had an interesting conversation this week with Elina Liehu, founder of Ferovalo located just outside Helsinki, Finland. As many of my European readers know, Nordic and Northern European countries have had more challenges building a freelance economy. For both cultural and economic reasons, in these countries (and the EU generally) there is more emphasis on full-time work, and government, unions, and employer organizations collaborate in ensuring equitable pay, worker protections, and higher levels of regular employment. Ferovalo is a good example of an increasing trend in the freelance revolution. The 1000 members of Ferovalo’s platform are, for the most part, “C” level executives. And, according to Liehu, demand is currently focused on interim managerial roles in finance. The platform is young and most members are currently based in Finland; however, platform membership includes many international professionals living in Finland and an increasing number of professionals outside Finland. While

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South Africa Restores Free Visa for Countries Including U.S.

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a group of people with luggage at an airport: Passengers queue at the check-in desks inside the departures hall at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Health experts have voiced concerns over the possible spread of the coronavirus in African nations that may be ill-equipped to handle such a crisis.


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Passengers queue at the check-in desks inside the departures hall at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Health experts have voiced concerns over the possible spread of the coronavirus in African nations that may be ill-equipped to handle such a crisis.

South Africa has reinstated free visas for travelers from countries including the U.S. after suspending them in March as part of a strict lockdown to curb the coronavirus.

Visas will again be available to visitors from France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Italy, South Korea, Hong Kong, Iran and the U.S., the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement on Sunday. International travelers will need to present a negative Covid-19 test result that’s no more than 72 hours old or face a mandatory 10-day quarantine, the government said.

The exemptions, coming just days after the reopening of borders to

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Smart Meter Market Report 2020 : Rising Impressive Business Opportunities Analysis with Top Countries Data Forecast By 2026

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Sep 28, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Smart Meter Market” is valued at 9900.4 million USD in 2020 is expected to reach 20510 million USD by the end of 2026, growing at a CAGR of 10.8% during 2021-2026, According to New Research Study. 360 Research Reports provides key analysis on the global market in a report, titled “Smart Meter Market by Types (Single-phase smart meter, Three-phase smart meter), Applications (Residential application, Commercial application, Industrial application) and Region – Global Forecast to 2026” Browse Market data Tables and Figures spread through 133 Pages and in-depth TOC on Smart Meter Market.

COVID-19 can affect the global economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production and demand, by creating supply chain and market disruption, and by its financial impact on firms and financial markets.

Final Report will add the

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Facial Cleanser Market : Rising Trends with Top Countries Data, Technology and Business Outlook 2020 to 2026

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Sep 25, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Facial Cleanser Market” is valued at 5760.6 million USD in 2020 is expected to reach 8082 million USD by the end of 2026, growing at a CAGR of 4.9% during 2021-2026, According to New Research Study. 360 Research Reports provides key analysis on the global market in a report, titled “Facial Cleanser Market by Types (Ordinary Skin Care, Sensitive Skin Care), Applications (Supermarket/Mall, Specialty Store, Online, Others) and Region – Global Forecast to 2026” Browse Market data Tables and Figures spread through 121 Pages and in-depth TOC on Facial Cleanser Market.

COVID-19 can affect the global economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production and demand, by creating supply chain and market disruption, and by its financial impact on firms and financial markets.

Final Report will add the analysis

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Meat Starter Culture Market : Rising Trends with Top Countries Data, Technology and Business Outlook 2020 to 2026

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Sep 10, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Meat Starter Culture Market” is valued at 100 million USD in 2020 is expected to reach 139.4 million USD by the end of 2026, growing at a CAGR of 4.8% during 2021-2026, According to New Research Study. 360 Research Reports provides key analysis on the global market in a report, titled “Meat Starter Culture Market by Types (Maturation Starters, Surface Starters), Applications (Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Others) and Region – Global Forecast to 2026” BrowseMarket data Tables and Figures spread through120 Pages and in-depth TOC onMeat Starter Culture Market.

COVID-19 can affect the global economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production and demand, by creating supply chain and market disruption, and by its financial impact on firms and financial markets.

Final Report will add the analysis of the

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Central Reservation System Market 2020 : Top Countries Data, Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast to 2026

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Sep 11, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
Global “Central Reservation System Market” 2020 Research Report provides key analysis on the market status of the Central Reservation System manufacturers with best facts and figures, meaning, definition, SWOT analysis, expert opinions and the latest developments across the globe. The Report also calculate the market size, Central Reservation System Sales, Price, Revenue, Gross Margin and Market Share, cost structure and growth rate. The report considers the revenue generated from the sales of This Report and technologies by various application segments.

COVID-19 can affect the global economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production and demand, by creating supply chain and market disruption, and by its financial impact on firms and financial markets.

Final Report will add the analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on this industry.

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16 visa-free countries you can visit with an Indian passport and 33 countries with visa-on-arrival



a close up of a piece of paper: 16 visa-free countries you can visit with an Indian passport and 33 countries with visa-on-arrival


16 visa-free countries you can visit with an Indian passport and 33 countries with visa-on-arrival

Passports around the world are ranked by the Passport Index firm based on how powerful they are how many countries you can travel to with them. The website of the firm lists details about passports from all countries of the world. The country list is based on the 193 members of United Nations and other six territories which belong to other countries.

The Mobility Score of passports is decided on the basis of how many countries the passport holder can visit without a visa (visa free) or get a visa on arrival. Indian passport holders can visit 16 countries without a visa, and 33 countries with visa-on-arrival facility which includes Iran, Indonesia and Myanmar.

As per a Rajya Sabha comment from Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan, 36 countries offer e-visa facility to

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Indian government says 16 countries allowed visa-free travel to Indians



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Indian Government on Tuesday informed Rajya Sabha that 16 countries allow visa-free travel to Indian passport holders. Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan in a written reply to Rajya Sabha said that in addition to 16 countries allowing visa-free travel for Indians, there were 43 countries which provided visa-on-arrival facility and there were 36 countries that provided e-visa facility to Indians.

As per the information provided by the minister, these are the countries that provide visa-free travel to Indians.

  1. Barbados
  2. Bhutan
  3. Dominica 
  4. Grenada 
  5. Haiti
  6. Hong Kong SAR
  7. the Maldives
  8. Mauritius
  9. Montserrat
  10. Nepal
  11. Niue Island
  12. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  13. Samoa
  14. Senegal
  15. Serbia 
  16. Trinidad and Tobago

As per the information given by the minister, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand were among the countries that provided e-visa to Indians.

Ease of travel with a particular passport also translates into ‘power’ of that passport. More a

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16 Countries Provide Visa-Free Entry to Indian Passport Holders: Govt Tells Rajya Sabha

Sixteen countries, including Nepal, Bhutan and Mauritius, provide visa-free entry to Indian passport holders, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Also Read – Thailand Travel News: A Special 90-Day Visa For Tourists – All You Need To Know

In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said there are 43 countries which provide visa-on-arrival facility and there are 36 countries which provide e-visa facility to Indian ordinary passport holders.

“There are 16 countries which provide visa-free entry to Indian ordinary passport holders,” Mr Muraleedharan said.

Barbados, Bhutan, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Hong Kong SAR, the Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Nepal, Niue Island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia and Trinidad and Tobago, provide visa-free entry to Indian ordinary passport holders, according to the information provided by the minister.

Iran, Indonesia and Myanmar were among the 43 countries which provide

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