China Tops List As Most Expensive Place To Raise Children: Study

Expense, work-family balance key in declining birthrate and shrinking population. China is commonly acknowledged as a prominent global manufacturer of affordable products and services. However, it is noteworthy that the country ranks among the most expensive places worldwide for raising a child, surpassing the relative costs in both the United …

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Pakistan To Seek $6 Billion In New IMF Loan Program: Report

Pakistan averted default last summer thanks to a short term International Monetary Fund bailout. Islamabad:  Pakistan plans to seek a new loan of at least $6 billion from the International Monetary Fund to help the incoming government repay billions in debt due this year, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, citing …

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France’s Macron To Host Ukraine Summit In Paris On Monday

Macron will host a number of European leaders and government representatives for a meeting on Ukraine. Paris:  French President Emmanuel Macron will host a number of European leaders and government representatives for a meeting on Ukraine in Paris on Monday, his office said. “Two years after the start of the …

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China “Research Vessel” Docks In Maldives Amid Strained India Ties

Male, Maldives: A contentious Chinese research ship reached the Maldives on Thursday in the latest sign of the archipelago’s diplomatic reorientation towards Beijing and away from its traditional benefactor India. Local residents said they had spotted China’s Xiang Yang Hong 3 at the Thilafushi industrial port near the capital Male. …

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