If people are outside, they must observe the government’s social distancing guidelines which state they are required to stand two metres apart in order to avoid any possible transmission of the virus.
While the draconian measures have been brought in as a matter of necessity to stop the spread of Covid-19, they’ve also inadvertently taken away the ability for people to talk to one another, or make small talk to strangers.
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One difficulty in assessing the potential for ETFs in Asia, say experts at the largest asset management houses, is both the disproportionate size of the Japanese market within the region and the role played by the Bank of Japan, which distorts the market as it buys ￥6tn ($54bn) of ETFs a year.
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Why are people putting rainbow pictures on their windows?
Creating the pictures also serves a practical function, however, as it has given children a chance to flex their creativity while being homeschooled by their parents, following the nationwide school closures.
New year’s events can be anticlimactic. Not so in China where stock markets began 2016 with enough excitement to make traders choke on their bubbles: Shanghai stocks dropped 7 per cent on Monday, Shenzhen more than 8 per cent. It could have been worse. A new mechanism that suspends trading after a drop of 7 per cent halted play early — in this instance, by an hour and a half.
Madison Marriage is accounting and tax correspondent
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