Before summer storms, check homeowners policy for weather coverage

Win McNamee | Getty Images As the spring heat sets in, homeowners may want to make sure they’re prepared for the inclement weather that’s likely to follow soon. This preparation should include checking your insurance coverage. Whether you live in an area prone to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, hail, wildfires or severe storms – all of … Read more

Dubai airport traffic could reach pre-Covid levels in early 2024: CEO

Air passenger traffic in Dubai could reach pre-pandemic levels in 2024, a year earlier than expected, said Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths. Karim Sahib | AFP | Getty Images Air passenger traffic in Dubai could reach pre-pandemic levels in 2024, a year earlier than expected, said Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths. “We recorded 13.6 million … Read more

Hoping to snag a cheap airline ticket for summer travel? Good luck, new inflation data show

Airfare costs have taken off ahead of a summer travel season running on steep demand and high gas prices, according to new price inflation data released Wednesday. The record-breaking cost increase for airline tickets stood out in a Consumer Price Index reportt that showed an overall 0.3% increase in the cost of living from March … Read more

Is Japan open to travellers? Some residents not ready to reopen borders

As countries in Asia reopen to international travellers, Japan – one of the continent’s most popular destinations – remains firmly closed. That could soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced at a press conference in London on Thursday that Japan would ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, … Read more

Lessons from China’s Covid lockdowns

A man wearing personal protective equipment walks near a locked area due to the recent Covid-19 coronavirus outbreaks in Beijing on May 10. Photo: Christmas celis/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Beijing’s Covid lockdowns are an economic danger for China and everyone, and the Communist Party seems to know it. Witness recent and belated attempts to spur economic … Read more

Is Japan open to travellers? Some residents not ready to reopen borders

As countries in Asia reopen to international travellers, Japan – one of the continent’s most popular destinations – remains firmly closed. That could soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced at a press conference in London on Thursday that Japan would ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, … Read more

Hong Kong’s John Lee ‘untested’ in areas other than security: consultant

Hong Kong’s new chief executive, John Lee, has focused on security throughout his career and is largely “untested” in other areas, according to the CEO of a consultancy firm. “He’s a blank sheet of paper for most people in the community. That gives him flexibility, I think,” said David Dodwell of Strategic Access. “But that … Read more

Hong Kong’s John Lee ‘untested’ in areas other than security: consultant

Hong Kong’s new chief executive, John Lee, has focused on security throughout his career and is largely “untested” in other areas, according to the CEO of a consultancy firm. “He’s a blank sheet of paper for most people in the community. That gives him flexibility, I think,” said David Dodwell of Strategic Access. “But that … Read more

US companies in China cut revenue forecasts and investment plans

Truck drivers, like the one pictured here in Shanghai in late April, generally must present valid negative virus tests in order to move goods between cities in China. The American Chamber of Commerce in China said members reported varying implementation of Covid controls by city and province. CGV | Visual Group China | Getty Images … Read more

US companies in China cut revenue forecasts and investment plans

Truck drivers, like the one pictured here in Shanghai in late April, generally must present valid negative virus tests in order to move goods between cities in China. The American Chamber of Commerce in China said members reported varying implementation of Covid controls by city and province. CGV | Visual Group China | Getty Images … Read more