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Fitch downgrades Sri Lanka on rising default risk

28 Nov 2020

LONDON Fitch downgraded Sri Lanka's sovereign credit rating to "CCC" on Friday, warning the country's debt levels were set to soar past 100% of GDP and that it was increasingly at risk of default.

UPDATE 2-Fitch downgrades Sri Lanka on rising default risk

27 Nov 2020

LONDON, Nov 27 Fitch downgraded Sri Lanka's sovereign credit rating to "CCC" on Friday, warning the country's debt levels were set to soar past 100% of GDP and that it was increasingly at risk of default.

UPDATE 1-Fitch downgrades Sri Lanka as default fears loom

27 Nov 2020

LONDON, Nov 27 Ratings agency Fitch downgraded Sri Lanka's sovereign debt to "CCC" on Friday, warning that the country was at increasing risk of missing debt payments due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fitch downgrades Sri Lanka as default fears loom

27 Nov 2020

LONDON, Nov 27 Ratings agency Fitch downgraded Sri Lanka's sovereign debt to "CCC" on Friday, warning that the country was at increasing risk of missing debt payments due to the coronavirus pandemic.

India denies Pakistan's allegations over funding of militant groups

15 Nov 2020

NEW DELHI India on Sunday denied allegations by its arch-rival Pakistan that New Delhi had helped fund militant groups on Pakistani soil, with a foreign ministry spokesman dismissing them as "fabricated" and "figments of imagination".

Red light? Then turn engine off, Delhi urges motorists amid heavy pollution

13 Nov 2020

NEW DELHI Choking back exhaust fumes, 22-year-old Rihana Saif stands at a traffic signal in India's capital New Delhi, holding a sign mounted on a bamboo stick imploring motorists to turn their engines off. | Video

Pompeo says China has brought lawlessness to Sri Lanka and the Maldives

28 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI/MALE U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the Chinese Communist Party had brought lawlessness to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, as the top U.S. diplomat kept up tough criticism of China during a trip to Asia.

UPDATE 2-Pompeo says China has brought lawlessness to Sri Lanka and the Maldives

28 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI/MALE, Oct 28 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the Chinese Communist Party had brought lawlessness to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, as the top U.S. diplomat kept up tough criticism of China during a trip to Asia.

Indian parliamentary panel slams Twitter in China map dispute

28 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI The head of an Indian parliamentary panel accused Twitter of disrespecting New Delhi's sovereignty on Wednesday, after mapping data showed Indian-ruled territory as part of China in what the social network said was a quickly resolved mistake.

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo in India on first leg of Asia trip

26 Oct 2020

NEW DELHI, Oct 26 U.S. Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo landed in India on Monday, the first leg of a five-day Asian trip aimed at strengthening strategic ties in the face of growing Chinese influence across the region.

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