New York curfew expanded as rioting ruins city

NEW YORK — With looting and violence spinning out of control, New York City has extended its nighttime curfew on nonessential workers through Sunday.

The curfew initially imposed Monday for 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. — the first such order since 1943 — will now start at 8 p.m. as of Tuesday. Similar restrictions have been ordered in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.

“Some people are interested in actually protesting, but most are now just rushing to destroy things with no regard for racial problems,” a 33-year-old African American man said in Manhattan on Tuesday as photographed vandalized storefronts.


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Vietnam city fines Bayer chief for South China Sea ‘nine-dash’ map

HO CHI MINH CITY — The CEO of Bayer Vietnam faces up to 70 million dong ($3,000) in fines for disseminating a map of the South China Sea that included the so-called nine-dash line, which China uses to demarcate its claims on the waters.

The Ho Chi Minh City government summoned Bayer’s local chief Lynette Moey Yu Lin on Friday to inform her that she will be fined for violating Vietnam’s regulation banning the spread of illegal information and images regarding Vietnam’s sovereignty through a personal email.

According to Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Information Technology and Communications, Lin

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Globe-trotting City bankers face having their wings clipped

“Long term, frequency of international travel will almost certainly decline and traditional company roadshows will be a thing of the past,” predicts Alex Ham, co-head of the UK’s largest corporate broker Numis. “It may actually bring down barriers to competing for overseas business as the virtual environment takes hold and we’ll be able to ‘open’ in new markets or hire in cities without the physical infrastructure.”

That does not mean Numis, which is broker to more than 210 London-listed companies including Asos and Ocado, is planning to up sticks and move staff to a cheaper location. Mr Ham said the

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Beijing Diary: A visit to Xi’s new $283bn city

The Chinese government is battling to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has infected tens of thousands and killed more than 4,000 people, while spreading worldwide. Nikkei’s bureau chief in China, Tetsushi Takahashi, is on the ground in the capital and is filing dispatches on what he sees.

Monday, May 11

As tough restrictions on travel outside Beijing were relaxed at the end of April, I took a weekend trip to the Xiongan New Area in neighboring Hebei Province.

The new city, under development since April 2017, is a pet project of President Xi Jinping. When the area came into view,

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