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  • AI fake news threatens to disrupt elections and risks violence, report warns

    AI fake news threatens to disrupt elections and risks violence, report warns

    AI-driven fake news threatens to disrupt global elections, risking violence and jeopardising Press freedom, a report has warned. The spread of misinformation was named as the biggest risk for the next two years according to a poll of 1,400 business leaders and experts. It comes as developments in artificial intelligence make it harder to tell…

  • U.S. consumer sentiment stays steady

    U.S. consumer sentiment stays steady

    Shoppers are seen at Whole Foods Market on October 14, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia. Elijah Nouvelage | Afp | Getty Images This report is from today’s CNBC Daily Open, our international markets newsletter. CNBC Daily Open brings investors up to speed on everything they need to know, no matter where they are. Like what you…

  • It’s a big election year around the world. Here’s where the pros are watching

    It’s a big election year around the world. Here’s where the pros are watching

    2024 is set to be a major election year, with over 75 countries heading to the polls. The Economist Intelligence Unit says that more than four billion people — or over half of the world’s population — live in countries with elections expected this year. These range from the U.K. and the U.S., to Russia,…

  • Santa Claus rally is in trouble, may signal weaker stocks

    Santa Claus rally is in trouble, may signal weaker stocks

    The Santa Claus rally is in trouble. That’s the tendency for the stock market to rise on the last five days of the old year, and the first two days of the new year — typically good for a gain of 1.3%, and historically the best seven-consecutive-day period of the year. But not so far. With…

  • India, Indonesia, China to see biggest jump in real salary in 2024

    India, Indonesia, China to see biggest jump in real salary in 2024

    This year, nine out of 12 places in Asia-Pacific received the highest real salary increases in the world, ECA International reported. TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA | AFP | Getty Images Workers in Asia-Pacific are predicted to receive the biggest real pay increase in 2024, according to ECA International.  The average real salary increase — which is nominal…

  • Global rice markets are in crisis amid ‘artificial’ shortage

    Global rice markets are in crisis amid ‘artificial’ shortage

    Rice is a crucial staple for over half the global population and the world is bracing for its most significant shortage in 20 years. India’s export ban on rice is reverberating through global rice markets, threatening food security if developing nations cannot afford or access rice. “The only shortage out there right now would really…

  • China thrashes India in Asiad men’s football first day action

    China thrashes India in Asiad men’s football first day action

    HANGZHOU, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) — Tao Qianglong scored a brace in the second half as Chinese men’s football team thrashed India 5-1 here on Tuesday, which saw eight matches kick off on the first match day of the Hangzhou Asian Games. The home team opened the scoring in the 16th minute, when Gao Tianyi scored…

  • Asia food inflation fears rise as rice prices surge

    Asia food inflation fears rise as rice prices surge

    An undated stock photo of a market stall with piles of many varieties of Vietnamese rice in Ho Chi Minh city grocery. Vietnam is one of the largest exporters of quality rice, Asia’s most important staple food. Bicho_raro | Istock | Getty Images A perfect storm may be brewing in Asia. Rice prices surged to…

  • Asia could lose $500 billion GDP from pandemic school closures: Oxford

    Asia could lose $500 billion GDP from pandemic school closures: Oxford

    Elementary students sit inside dividers as preventive measure against Covid-19, as they attend physical classes at Longos Elementary School on Nov. 15, 2021 in Alaminos, Philippines. Ezra Acayan | Getty Images News | Getty Images School closures during the pandemic could erase over $500 billion of potential economic growth from a handful of Asian countries,…

  • Central banks in Asia could soon diverge from the Federal Reserve: Nomura

    Central banks in Asia could soon diverge from the Federal Reserve: Nomura

    A food stall in Gwangjang Market in Seoul as South Korea’s central bank is seen to be among the first in the region to cut its benchmark interest rate. Francois Lochon | Gamma-rapho | Getty Images Central banks in Asia could start cutting rates earlier than the Federal Reserve, economists at Nomura predicted. A dovish…