Tra fish exports to Russia slump Export revenue of tra fish to the Russian market in the first 10 months of this year fell 31 percent compared to last year to 12.5 million USD, reported the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP). According to the association, the sharp drop followed last year’s declining trend, and was likely to continue for the rest of 2019. VASEP said that in the last two years, Russia’s tra fish consumption has been modest, with unstable import prices. Meanwhile, the European country’s imports of frozen tra fish fillets have increased slightly by 3 percent, but that of frozen whole fish have fallen 29 percent./. Conference on boosting exports to China They were speaking at a recent conference on agricultural, forestry and seafood exports to China in Mong Cai City in the northern province of Quang Ninh. The conference was organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with the People's … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES DECEMBER 6
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(Reuters) - Intertrust (INTER.AS), the Dutch fund and corporate services company, cut its full-year profit margin forecast on Tuesday due to one-off legal costs and a weak performance in its home market, sending its shares down 19 percent to a record low. U.S. private equity group Blackstone (BX.N) owns about 23 percent of the company, according to Thomson Reuters data. The sharp fall in the shares will have reduced the value of Blackstone’s stake by about $90 million. Intertrust listed in Amsterdam in 2015 via an initial public offering when its shares started trading at about 15.50 euros. Its shares were down more than 16 percent at around 15.00 euros by 0956 GMT. The company now expects its full-year adjusted core profit (EBITA) margin to be between 37.5 and 38.5 percent, and underlying revenue growth to be at least 3.5 percent. Intertrust, which provides tax and regulatory compliance services, had previously targeted a core profit margin of about 39.9 percent and … [Read more...] about Intertrust cuts profit forecast, shares fall to record low
HARTLEPOOL, England — It used to be simple in Hartlepool. Come election time, a majority of voters in this coastal working class town in the northeast of England would inevitably back the left-leaning Labour Party. Proud of its industrial history as a center for shipbuilding — the H.M.S. Trincomalee, Europe's oldest floating warship, sits in the town's windswept marina — this is still regarded a Labour heartland as the United Kingdom prepares for an election Dec. 12. But old ties are being tested to their limits with a possibly devastating impact on Labour, which is fighting to defeat the ruling Conservative Party. Voters in Hartlepool feel they have missed out on the economic growth of the last few decades, which has transformed London and the southeast of England. This is the eastern edge of what pollsters have called the "red wall" of Brexit-supporting seats Labour holds with a majority of less than 8,000 votes. And there's another problem facing many traditional … [Read more...] about Britain’s Labour Party risks losing its ‘Red Wall’ industrial heartlands
Children who grow up in stressful environments often have elevated levels of "the stress hormone” cortisol, which can impair cognitive development. New research shows that some children growing up with adversity actually have low levels of cortisol, which is also linked to compromised cognitive functioning. A new study has identified how specific levels of cortisol affect the cognitive development of children who are growing up with the stress associated with family adversity, living in poverty, and/or homelessness. The June 2015 study, “Tracing Differential Pathways of Risk: Associations Among Family Adversity, Cortisol, and Cognitive Functioning in Childhood,” was conducted at the University of Rochester, the University of Minnesota, and Mt. Hope Family Center, and published in the journal Child Development. The statistics of childhood poverty are alarming. It’s … [Read more...] about How Do Various Cortisol Levels Impact Cognitive Functioning?
Affluent travelers who reserve whole resorts, fly to Vietnam on special aircraft, use a private chef, or go to Vietnam on a weekend just to play golf are sought after by travel firms. News about the 7-day-long wedding of an Indian couple organized at the 5-star resort JW Marriott on Phu Quoc Island appeared in local newspapers for many days. The couple reserved the entire resort, and brought 700 guests, dozens of tons of goods and costumes from India. Prior to that, a Singaporean couple reserved a luxury resort in Da Nang for four days where their wedding ceremony took place. Other tourist sites have also been chosen for clients’ special events. Nguyen Duc Quynh, deputy general director of Furama Resort Da Nang, said more and more luxury travelers have chosen Da Nang, where six of the most beautiful beaches on the planet are recognized by Forbes. Quynh said some travelers want chefs to specifically serve them, others order specific Vietnamese dishes and many want to … [Read more...] about Vietnam seeks to attract more wealthy travelers
A new study from Michigan State University found that children who spend significant time outdoors tend to have a stronger sense of self-fulfillment and purpose than those who spend most of their time inside. The study, “The Origins of Aesthetic and Spiritual Values in Children's Experience of Nature,” was published in the May 2014 Journal of the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture. Lead author, Gretel Van Wieren, assistant professor of religious studies at MSU, found that kids who played outside five to 10 hours per week said they felt a spiritual connection with the earth. They also felt an obligation to protect the environment. In a press release, Van Wieren said, "These values are incredibly important to human development and well-being. We were surprised by the results. Before we did the study, we asked, 'Is it just a myth that children have this deep connection with nature?' But we found it to be true in pretty profound ways." Interestingly, the … [Read more...] about Where Do the Children Play in 2014?