Video PlayerClose TOKYO, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks opened slightly lower Monday as investors opted to take profits following the Nikkei surging 2.55 percent last Friday after tracking record gains on Wall Street on eased concerns about the outlook for the global economy. As of 9:15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost 45.09 points, or 0.19 percent, from Friday to 23,978.01. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, shed 0.26 point, or 0.01 percent, at 1,739.72. Mining, rubber product and precision instrument-linked issues comprised those that declined the most in the opening minutes after the morning bell. Enditem … [Read more...] about Tokyo stocks open lower on profit taking after rally
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Editor's note: Naina Batra is the chairperson and CEO at the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, a Singapore-based non-profit that has offices in 13 countries around the world, including Vietnam. AVPN has over 487 members from 32 countries and undertakes field building activities in Asia while providing a range of networking and learning services to support its members and followers to create meaningful social impact. Most consumers are not aware of the ill impacts of plastic or how to recycle. At-source separation of waste is minimal and while this is changing in some parts of the country, the scale and level of success are still unknown. Overall, financial and technical support in plastic waste management is insufficient. Investment in modern recycling facilities will require private sector participation. However, many challenges exist in coordinating multi-stakeholder cooperation. For instance, public-private partnership projects that exceed more than … [Read more...] about Situational context, bottlenecks of plastic waste management in Vietnam
Rising inflation to halt MPC’s pro growth direction By Babajide Komolafe AHEAD of today’s release of the data on Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product ,GDP, for the first quarter of 2019 (Q1’19), by the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS), analysts forecasts indicate that the pattern of weak economic growth performance, recorded in 2018, continued in Q1’19, with GDP growth rate of around 2.05 percent, as inconsistent government spending, budget delay and election hiccups undermined impact of high crude oil price, increased foreign exchange inflows and marginal monetary easing during the quarter. Meanwhile, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may be forced to abandon its pro-growth direction, following the resurgence of inflationary pressures reflected by the increase in the inflation rate in April, which is projected to persist in the coming … [Read more...] about Economic growth remains weak at 2% in Q1’19-Analysts forecast
Video PlayerClose SYDNEY, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Australian share market opened lower on Thursday with most sectors trending downwards with the exception of materials which edged higher on a lift in the price of iron ore. At 10:30 (AEST), the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index was down 10.60 points or 0.16 percent at 6,742.00, while the broader All Ordinaries index was down 11.00 points or 0.16 percent at 6,842.20. A one percent jump in the Aussie dollar may be behind some of the market's sluggishness, the Aussie reached a one month high and was around 68.75 U.S. cents in early trading. Commodity prices boosted the outperforming materials sector which saw solid gains from market heavy iron ore producers, while gold miners mostly fell. Meanwhile, energy and consumer staples fell the furthest while the banks, tech and communication services also dived. In the financial space, Australia's big banks sank with the Commonwealth Bank down (0.51 percent), the National Australia Bank down (0.24 … [Read more...] about Aussie share market drops with broad losses
Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders gives a ball to a fan after scoring a third-quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders gives a ball to a fan after scoring a third-quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jonathan Newton Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jonathan Newton Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders gives a ball to a fan after scoring a third-quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders … [Read more...] about Finally, a victory chant at the Redskins’ FedEx Field! It went E-A-G-L-E-S.
Email Vic Country Hour By national regional and rural reporter Jess Davis and Nikolai Beilharz Updated December 16, 2019 14:37:10 Photo: Australians travelling to Indonesia are being warned to disinfect shoes or leave them behind, to stop the spread of African Swine Fever. (Reuters: Murdani Usman ) Related Story: Government throws $66m at biosecurity, but plans for the worst if deadly pig disease hits Related Story: Dumplings, Christmas ham costs rise as deadly disease spreads Map: Indonesia Indonesia has become the latest country to confirm an outbreak of the deadly pig disease, African swine fever (ASF), that has wiped out more than a quarter of the world's pig population this year. Key points:Indonesia has confirmed an outbreak of African swine fever in the province of North Sumatra late last weekPig deaths in other provinces are being investigatedTravellers need to declare food products and have footwear cleaned at customs on return to Australia Australian … [Read more...] about Fears of African swine fever reaching Australia rise, as Indonesia confirms outbreak