1. The United Nations raised its economic forecast as China and the United States recovered strongly
Recently, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations released a report saying that in view of the strong economic recovery of the world's two largest economies, the United States and China, the world economic growth forecast in 2021 was raised from 4.7% at the beginning of the year to 5.4%, and China's economic growth forecast in 2021 was raised from 7.2% at the beginning of the year to 8.2%.It raised its forecast for US economic growth to 6.2% from 3.4%.
2. Thailand spent 45 billion baht to boost the local economy
The Thai cabinet recently approved a plan with a total budget of 45 billion baht to boost the local economy and create jobs by investing in small projects in the region.Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said it was part of the government's efforts to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak and stabilize the economy.
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3. South Korea has built the world's largest semiconductor industry chain
The South Korean government held the "K-semiconductor strategic report conference" at Samsung Electronics' Pyeongtaek factory on Wednesday, and announced a strategic plan aimed at realizing the goal of a comprehensive semiconductor power.The government will work with relevant enterprises to build the world's largest semiconductor industry supply chain by 2030, and set up an efficient industrial cluster integrating semiconductor production, raw materials, parts, equipment and cutting-edge equipment and design.
4. Online shopping in Malaysia increased by 31.9%
According to the chief statistician of Statistics Malaysia, the proportion of online shopping through mobile apps WhatsApp or Facebook has increased by 31.9 percent year-on-year to 54.4 percent from 22.5 percent in 2019 during the epidemic period.Users of e-commerce platforms such as Shoppe, Lazada and Grab grew 9.8 percent from 35.2 percent in 2019 to 45 percent last year.
5. Greece opens for tourism on May 15
The Greek government has announced that tourism will officially open on May 15.From May 14, Greece will gradually open travel to those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine, have developed antibodies, or have tested negative for the virus. The seven-day quarantine requirement will also be lifted for those who hold the "Green Pass" to enter the country.