Tue, 27 Oct 2020

YANGON -- Myanmar earned over 1.8 billion U.S. dollars from mineral export in over 11 months of present fiscal year 2019-2020 which started in October, figures of the Ministry of Commerce showed Sunday.

As of Sept. 18, the mineral sector ranked the third place with most export value, following the manufacturing and agriculture sectors among other export. (Myanmar-Mineral Export)

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong was ranked the fifth in the Global Financial Centers Index 28 Report, a spokesman for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said Friday.

The spokesman said that Hong Kong rose by one place from the March issue of the index this year, and the overall ratings of financial centers ranked No. 3 to No. 7 in the report published by the British think tank Z/Yen Group and the China Development Institute in Shenzhen were very close. (Hong Kong-Financial Center Index)

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BEIJING -- China has achieved this year's carbon dioxide emission target ahead of schedule, Liu Youbin, spokesperson for the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, said on Friday.

By the end of 2019, the country's carbon emission intensity had decreased by 48.1 percent compared with the level in 2005, with its non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption reaching 15.3 percent, Liu said in an interview. (China-Carbon Emission-Green Development)

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OUAGADOUGOU -- Development assistance to Burkina Faso amounted to 907 billion CFA francs (almost 1.55 billion U.S. dollars) over 2019, the country's Ministry of Economy and Finance said in a 2019 review issued on Saturday night.

The number represents a 4-percent increase from last year, according to the review. (Burkina-Development-Assistance)

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NAIROBI -- Kenyan banks and micro-finance banks have deepened the use of financial technology, churning out tens of products to boost their business, a new survey shows.

The survey by the Central Bank of Kenya released on Saturday reveals credit, deposit and capital raising, payments, clearing and settlement and market support services as some of the areas the financial institutions have expanded fintech use. (Kenya-Bank-Fintech)

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