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Filipinos go the whole hog despite Covid-19 fallout

January 04, 2021 5:00 AM

MANILA • Filipinos are not letting the coronavirus pandemic prevent them from getting a roasted pig delicacy onto their dining tables during the holiday season, despite a hit to the disposable incomes of many.

Filipinos ignore Covid-19 pandemic to get roasted pig on holiday tables

January 03, 2021 4:53 PM

MANILA (BLOOMBERG) - Filipinos aren't letting the coronavirus pandemic prevent them from getting a roasted pig delicacy onto their dining tables during the holiday season despite a hit to the disposable incomes of many.

Malaysians blast federal agency, minister over halal meat scandal

January 03, 2021 5:00 AM

A federal Islamic agency is facing a public backlash over a scandal involving tainted meat and cakes sold in halal-certified shops.

Anxiety mounts over safety of Vietnam's food staples

November 17, 2020 5:00 AM

HANOI • Vietnam's fragrant noodle soups and fresh spring rolls have won fans across the globe, but mounting food safety scandals on the country's streets are sparking a rising tide of anxiety among millennials about what they eat.

Tokyo's tiny noodle bars shut down rather than put up prices amid Covid-19 crisis

November 12, 2020 12:08 PM

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Covid-19 and social-distancing measures are forcing some owners of Japan's tiny noodle shops to consider either pushing up their prices or pulling down their shutters.

HK consumers go on revenge spending spree

September 24, 2020 5:00 AM

Hong Kong residents have gone on a spending spree after two months of being cooped up at home, although it is not clear if this will be enough of a lifeline to the retail and food and beverage (F&B) sector which remains among the worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Indonesia starts developing controversial food estate project

September 23, 2020 2:32 PM

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesia has started developing a food estate to grow rice, corn and other crops that should eventually span the archipelago and aims to curb reliance on food imports in the world's fourth most populous country, President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday (Sept 23).

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