Some communities now require less frequent testing and are allowing close contacts of infected people to quarantine at home. New measures are expected to be announced within days.
Hong Kong residents can now receive the German-made bivalent shots to protect them against the original coronavirus plus the latest Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5
HDFC raised $1.85 billion from the largest-ever bond issuance by an Indian bank on Thursday amid strong demand from long-term investors, and the State Bank plans a $1.2bn issuance on Friday
Zijin has spent $16 billion buying three lithium mines over the past year, but its president says the group aims to become one of the top three to five mining companies in the world by 2030
Federal Reserve chairman's remarks – that the US Fed could reduce the pace of its rate hikes this month – sends Wall Street equities soaring and lifts Asian markets in early trading
Officials in some cities are lifting lockdowns and allowing businesses to reopen, despite daily case tolls near high levels. Authorities are also allowing people in some areas to quarantine at home.
China, which is reeling from punishing US tech sanctions, is exploring using graphene instead of silicon in microchips as it desperately attempts to match its global rivals
The ruling People Power Party told the union representing the 25,000 striking drivers that they must return to work before lawmakers consider a bill on demands, the union said
Analysts blamed Covid curbs for the latest data for November, saying Covid restrictions have been imposed in areas responsible for 25% of GDP, and with rising cases the economy may struggle until well into 2023
Production shortfalls and labour unrest at the giant iPhone factory, run by Foxconn in Zhengzhou, are increasing risks and likely to intensify Apple's retreat from China, analysts say
The exchange, which is backed by Japanese social media firm Line Corp, said it has suspended new sign-ups and credit card payments and will cease operations in a few months.
Moscow has sent India a list of more than 500 products it needs to keep key industries running, but while Delhi wants to cut its huge trade deficit, some companies fear being hit with sanctions.