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More convincing signs that inflation and interest rates will soon fall

A few weeks ago I shared why I think the worst may soon be over when it comes to inflation, interest rates and the peso. Today, I am more convinced that inflation and interest rates will soon come down for the following reasons: Commodity prices continue to fall. In fact, the price of industrial raw […]

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India’s observer status raises questions over its IPEF plans

A former Indian Commerce Secretary, speaking on condition of anonymity, said India might have consciously decided to participate as an observer as it may not be ready for this deal yet. TopicsIndia | Piyush Goyal | Indo-Pacific links India only participated as an observer in the recently concluded Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) chaired […]

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Liberate Special Export Zones

The Indian government’s decision to revamp the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) through the Development of Enterprise and Service Centers (DESH) Bill is a good one. The 268 or so zones, created by a separate law in 2005, to serve the export market have failed to take off. Big corporations rushed to give tax breaks to […]

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China’s economy shows resilience and potential in the face of headwinds

Since the beginning of this year, the increasingly complicated international environment and the weakening of the global economic recovery, as well as the sporadic but multiple local outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic have had a serious impact on development. economy of China. Affected by adverse internal and external factors, China’s economic performance in the second […]

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Complication of isolation? The United States finds it difficult to avoid Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration likes to say that Russia has isolated itself internationally because of its invasion of Ukraine. Yet senior officials in Moscow have hardly been cloistered in the Kremlin. And now even the United States wants to talk. President Vladimir Putin has met with world leaders, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip […]

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US Democrat Manchin says he reached deal with Schumer over drugs and energy bill

U.S. President Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) attends a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 19, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Manchin said on Wednesday he had reached an agreement with […]

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D-8 wants to make PTA operational by October

Members of the D-8 Economic Cooperation Organization want to make the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) operational by October this year, as the bloc aims to boost intra-regional trade almost three times to 400 billion dollars by 2030. Currently, trade among D-8 member countries stands at $129 billion, up from $14 billion 25 years ago. For […]

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How ERP can help manufacturers and distributors manage their supply chains

Part of Solutions Review’s Premium Content Series – a collection of columns written by industry experts in maturing software categories –Paulo de Matos, the Product manager at SYSPROdetails how ERP solutions can help manufacturers and distributors solve problems in their supply chains. Supply chain disruptions are inevitable, but over the past few years they have […]

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Etihad Credit Insurance partners with Hamriyah Free Zone and Sharjah Airport International Free Zone

The MoU reflects the two public entities’ shared commitment to developing a business-friendly environment and accelerating the UAE’s economic diversification agenda by championing pioneering projects and emerging industries. Under the agreement, Etihad Credit Insurance will offer its range of flexible credit insurance and financial solutions – including its Shariah-compliant insurance product “ECI Islamic” – to […]

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Rupee plunges, bonds stagnate as Fed meets for near-term direction

Rupee Plunges, Bonds Little Changed; Focus on the Fed meeting Mumbai: The rupiah weakened slightly against the dollar on Tuesday, while bond yields were little changed as investors awaited the outcome of the US Federal Reserve’s policy meeting on Wednesday night for near-term guidance. The Fed signaled a 75 basis point (bps) rate hike at […]

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Indonesian leader invites Chinese counterpart to G20 summit

BEIJING (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo officially invited Chinese leader Xi Jinping to the G20 summit in Bali on Tuesday. this fall, though it’s unclear if he’ll be attending in person. The invitation came during a meeting in Beijing where the pair discussed issues ranging from trade to maritime cooperation. “President Xi expressed his […]

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India’s G20 leadership will guide it through the decade: President Murmu

India-led deliberations on global issues will help the G20 navigate the next decade, President Draupadi Murmu said on Monday. “In the coming months, India will also host the G-20 group under its chairmanship. In this grouping, twenty major countries of the world will reflect on global issues under India’s presidency,” she said in her maiden […]

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I will be unabashedly pro-business and show that global Britain is thriving and open to the world

Whitehall will not pick winners and losers under my watch. Instead, we will liberate freeports to maximize our post-Brexit opportunity to lead the world in key industries such as AI, quantum energy and hydrogen. These fat-rich freeports will be world-class engines of growth. People and businesses know how to spend their money better than any […]

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LPS will support the Bloomberg CEO Forum as a G20 side event

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Institute of Deposit Insurance (LPS) will support the Bloomberg CEO Forum 2022, to be held on the sidelines of Indonesia’s G20 Presidency later this year. This support was confirmed by the signing and sponsorship launch event of the Bloomberg CEO Forum 2022 held here on July 19, 2022. The initiative reflects […]

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The Hasbro Star Wars Team Reveals Dozens of New Figures, a Halloween Wookiee, and Looks Ahead

Everyone needs a Halloween Wookiee! | Source: Hasbro/The Pop Insider Keeping the tradition alive, the Hasbro Star Wars team burst into Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) for a summer panel all about upcoming toys from a galaxy far, far away. After reiterating this week’s news about Hasbro’s plastic-free packaging and famous cardboard bubbles (spoiler alert: […]

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Shippers avoid Port of Oakland as trucker protests halt trade

Protests by truckers at the Port of Oakland have halted the flow of trade for at least two days and some ships are now weighing anchor for another port or jumping port. In an effort to restore production, the port has established ‘free speech zones’ which were described in an open letter to the trucking […]

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FG to halt Eurobond issuance, other external borrowing, blames debt service obligation – The Whistler Newspaper

The Nigerian government is wary of external borrowing to fund its budget deficit as the cost of servicing loans becomes increasingly unfavorable. The global trend of rising interest rates to curb inflationary pressure may force the Debt Management Office to focus its borrowing on the domestic market, the Director General of the Federation’s Budget Office, […]

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Preparations for G20 summit still underway: Foreign Minister

We commend the strong support of all G20 members. Jakarta (ANTARA) – Preparations for the G20 summit scheduled for November 2022 in Bali are still underway, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on Thursday. One of the steps the minister has taken ahead of the G20 summit is to exchange notes with Finance Minister Sri Mulyani […]

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The war in Ukraine risks causing famine in the MENA region

The ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine has consequences that go far beyond Eastern Europe. Along with the looming gas crisis and inflation, many analysts and governments now recognize a growing wheat crisis, with Ukraine currently unable to export wheat to the Near East, a destination that makes up a good chunk of exports of cereals. […]

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Yonhap News Summary | Yonhap News Agency

The following is the first summary of the main stories released by Yonhap News Agency on Thursday. —————–Yoon says it’s in everyone’s interest to end DSME strike quickly SEOUL — President Yoon Suk-yeol said Thursday that people want to see a quick end to a strike at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) and […]

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Goldman Sachs Exceeds Expectations as Big Bank Earnings Seasons Advance | Robins Kaplan LLP

As the big banks’ earnings season rolls on, Goldman Sachs has emerged as an early winner. Even though profits had fallen “nearly 50% from a year ago, to just under $3 billion”, analysts had expected much worse. This outperformance and a ‘55% increase in second quarter revenue from the purchase and sale of bonds, currencies […]

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Lego should be part of the relocation and growth of foreign direct investment in the United States

In 2006, Lego A/S closed its US manufacturing facility in Enfield, Connecticut, moving production to Monterrey, Mexico. Now, 16 years later, the company is returning production to the United States, with a new $1 billion plant in Chesterfield County, Virginia, near Richmond.Why the new manufacturing strategy? Thanks to the growing popularity of Lego, supply chain […]

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Pharma offers to work with the G7 and G20 on a joint solution for better access to vaccines and treatments worldwide for future pandemics

GENEVA & BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The biopharmaceutical industry today launched the “Berlin Declaration – biopharmaceutical industry vision for equitable pandemic accessand presents world leaders with a proposal that could help ensure that the supply of pandemic vaccines, treatments and diagnostics are provided as early as possible in future pandemics to those who need them most. The industry, […]

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Retail concerned about trade provisions

American flag in center of circuit board, digital illustration artificial intelligence Getty Americans know there are chips at stake – but Congress seems determined to disconnect trade provisions from pending legislation to focus just on semiconductor chips – instead of a larger package for the China that the retail and commerce communities need. Unless there’s […]

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The Inside Story of Davis Girls On General Hospital

Perhaps the most troubled of the Davis girls is Kristina Corinthos-Davis. Kristina is the second daughter of Alexis Davis and the eldest daughter of mob boss Sonny Corinthos. Initially, Alexis did not want her daughter to be connected to Sonny’s ties to organized crime and the danger it posed. To keep Kristina safe, Alexis claimed […]

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B20 Digitization Task Force in Indonesia Presents 4 Strategic Recommendations to G20

Minister of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia Johnny G. Plate, Chairman of the G20 Digital Economy Working Group in Indonesia Mira Tayyiba, President of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN ) and B20 Indonesia Chair Arsjad Rasjid, B20 Indonesia Chair Shinta Kamdani and Indonesia B20 Digitization Task Force Chair Ririek […]

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Economic giant heading west

Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, Russian President Vladimir Putin, second left, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, center, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, second right, and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, right , at the BRICS summit in Brasilia on November 14, 2019. — Middle East Monitor THE G7 summit in Elmau, Germany, June 26-28, and the […]

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Strategic communication is the way forward for CPEC

Shehzad Yousaf Much has been said and written about various aspects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) since its inception in 2013 and not all of them were based on truth and accuracy. There has been a huge disinformation campaign against the project by many people in Pakistan and abroad. – Advertising – A simple […]

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Abe’s assassination shed light on Japan’s religious industry

The point where belonging to a rapacious cult becomes embarrassing, an elderly former follower told me a few years ago, is at the local supermarket. That moment when, as a pensioner, you buy 10 kg of the most expensive fried tofu and everyone knows you plan to throw it all in the river to conciliate […]

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Ukraine-Russia War: Breaking News – The New York Times

Ukrainian soldiers near frontline positions in eastern Donetsk region of Ukraine on Thursday.Credit…Mauricio Lima for the New York Times Military analysts have been saying for days that Russian forces have “suspended” offensive operations in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine. But try saying that to Ukrainian fighters under fire and entrenched in defensive positions in […]

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PEZA holds out hope for the Bulacan ecozone

PHILIPPINE Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) chief executive Charito Plaza said she was ready to sit down with the president and CEO of San Miguel Corp. (SMC), Ramon Ang, to “put everything in order” and “move forward” regarding the Bulacan. Airport City Special Economic Zone and Freeport Zone Authority (Bacsefza), a proposal that President Ferdinand “Bongbong” […]

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Who has the stomach – or the stubbornness – to oppose the dollar?

Comment this story Comment It is becoming increasingly difficult for some emerging markets to hide from the dollar’s devastation. Staying on the sidelines or slowing while US interest rates climb risks further deteriorating already weakened currencies – and worsening inflation at home. To stand against this current requires courage and, perhaps, more than a hint […]

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Automatic exchange of information should also cover assets like crypto: FM at G20

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday that the G20 should consider the feasibility of including non-financial assets like crypto as part of the automatic exchange of information between nations to control tax evasion. At the G20 Tax and Development Ministerial Symposium in Bali, Sitharaman said investigations have shown that […]

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The Supply Chain Crisis (Part 3): Building a Resilient Future

Pixabay In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we discussed 1) supply chain processes and technologies used throughout the late 20th century wave of economic globalization and 2) new frameworks across which today’s leaders are improving their supply chain strategy. We will now discuss the types of technologies that will enable a more resilient […]

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Pacific island leaders hail US pledge to triple funding to region

SYDNEY, July 13 (Reuters) – Pacific island leaders have welcomed a U.S. pledge to triple aid to the region to fight illegal fishing, boost maritime security and tackle climate change, after decades of stagnant US funding. US Vice President Kamala Harris, in a video address to the Pacific Islands Forum in Suva on Wednesday, said […]

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Horoscope Today: Astrological Prediction for July 13, 2022 | Astrology

All zodiac signs have their own characteristics and traits that define someone’s personality. Wouldn’t it be helpful if you started your day already knowing what to expect? Read on to find out if the odds will be in your favor today. ARIES (March 21-April 20) Smart investments on your part will help restore financial health. […]

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IMF urges G20 to accelerate debt relief

The International Monetary Fund is pushing China and other Group of 20 economies to accelerate debt relief for a growing number of heavily indebted countries, warning that failure to do so could trigger a damaging “downward spiral”. The fund’s chief executive, Kristalina Georgieva, told Reuters it was crucial to relaunch the largely stalled common framework […]

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Coy to invest N41.5 billion in Lekki Medical/Pharmaceutical Special Free Trade Zone

The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) has announced that Ash Biomedical Diagnostics Ltd, an anchor tenant, will invest an initial capital of $100 million (N41.5 billion) in the production of a variety of medical equipment in the recently approved medical/pharmaceutical field. Free zone in Lekki, Lagos. NEPZA Managing Director, Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, who made […]

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Political woes and economic funk mean few takers for UK assets

A potent mix of weak growth, high inflation and a fresh bout of political instability means no respite in sight for UK assets struggling to find investor interest. UK stocks, bonds and the pound are all feeling the unease this summer, and optimism about an improving outlook remains mixed after Boris Johnson announced he would […]

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US mulls countering China’s moves in Southeast Asia

Bangkok, July 10 (AP) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is visiting Thailand as the Biden administration prepares to show its commitment to Southeast Asia in the face of relentless pressure for influence in the region from China. Blinken was meeting senior Thai officials and democracy activists from neighboring Myanmar in Bangkok on Sunday. He […]

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JACL condemns attack on Portland family

From video taken near the site of the July 2 attack on a father and daughter. (NBC News) WASHINGTON — The Japanese American Citizens League released the following statement on July 6. =*= On Saturday, July 2, a family was assaulted in Portland, Oregon while riding their bicycles in a busy public space. The perpetrator […]

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SGX iron ore tumbles as China stimulus optimism fades

Singapore iron ore futures fell on Friday and were forecast for weekly losses, with renewed optimism about China’s rapidly fading economic stimulus and market attention returning to COVID restrictions -19 in the world’s largest steel producer. The August iron ore contract on the Singapore Stock Exchange was down 1% at $112.45 a tonne, as of […]

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NEPZA secures $100 million deal in new Lekki Special Medical/Pharms FZ

The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) has secured an anchor tenant, Ash Biomedical Diagnostics Limited, which is ready to invest an initial capital of $100 million without delay in the production of a variety of medical equipment in the medical field. /recently approved pharmaceutical. Free zone in Lekki, Lagos. Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, Managing Director […]

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Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

US Treasury Secretary Yellen to advocate Russian oil price cap during Asia trip Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen testifies at the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing entitled “Financial Stability Oversight Board Annual Report to Congress,” in the Senate Office Building Dirksen in Washington, DC on May 10, 2022. tom williams | Swimming pool […]

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Bill Schmick: cancellation of Chinese tariffs on the bridge | Company

The Biden administration is debating whether to ease some of the Chinese import tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese goods. If so, it would mark the first step towards reconciling trade differences between the world’s two largest economies – and could even lower the rate of inflation. The trade war is now over four […]

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To contain rising prices, the government puts a brake on wheat flour

Image source: PTI The movement is undertaken by the government in order to contain the rise in the cost of products on the domestic market. Wheat flour export ban: The government has decided to restrict exports of wheat flour (atta), maida and semolina to contain rising prices. The move comes after the government banned the […]

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G20: Congress of Ukrainian Canadians wants Russia ousted

OTTAWA- The Ukrainian Canadian Congress wants Canada to step up pressure on Vladimir Putin’s regime and lead a global charge to kick Russia out of the G20. Congresswoman Alexandra Chyczij has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking him to take action to expel Russia from the forum of major world economies. Chyczij said Russia […]

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Aviat completes Redline transaction

The arrangement reinforces Aviat’s stated strategy to expand its market leadership and share of wallet in critical and industrial private networks, leveraging Aviat’s sales channel to meet $8 billion LTE/5G private addressable market, as well as the oil & gas and transportation verticals. “We are very pleased to close this transaction so that we can […]

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BL Explainer: A strong dollar and its implications for India

Why is the US dollar strengthening? The US Dollar Index, which measures the greenback’s exchange rate against the world’s six major currencies, recently rose above its highest level in 20 years and is currently trading above 105. It started the year at 96. Three macroeconomic developments propelled the dollar index higher. First, consumer price inflation […]

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G20 research collaboration vital to boost pandemic management: BRIN

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Collaboration among G20 members is very important to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen pandemic surveillance, said Ni Luh P. Indi Dharmayanti, director of the Health Research Organization of the National Agency for Research and Innovation (BRIN). Sharing research and development results across all institutions and countries will help ensure comprehensive and […]

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US Attempt to ‘Decolonize Russia’ Will Boomerang

Artwork: Chen Xia/GT In Russian, the word “temnik” refers to when the authorities secretly send instructions on how the media should expose this or that story. As a result, an ordinary reader is surrounded by multiple polyphonic messages painting this story in a monophonic color. A stark example of such tactics took place in 2018, […]

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Oman and Yemen meet to strengthen ties in transport, communications and IT

Salalah – The Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of Yemen held an official session of talks in Salalah on Sunday. The meeting was chaired by HE Said bin Hamoud al Ma’awali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, and Dr. Nageeb Manssor Hamid al Auj, Yemeni Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology. A statement […]

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Dirty Tactics – Latest News – The Nation

Where to host any international group or organization makes a lot of sense – only the choice of location has a lot of diplomatic impact. This is why India’s recent maneuver to try to convince the G-20 countries to hold next year’s summit in the illegally occupied Indian Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) is a […]

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Disney Charges $5,000 For A Star Wars-Inspired Cocktail: What You Need To Know

It’s impossible not to notice that the current inflationary climate has driven up the prices of almost everything – but who’s willing to pay $5,000 for a cocktail? The Walt Disney Co. SAY bet someone with an XL-sized wallet is willing to hit the bar for this concoction. What happened: According to a CNBC report, […]

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AfCFTA Secretariat calls for accelerated development of key infrastructure in Africa to boost trade

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat has called for accelerated development of key infrastructure in areas such as transport across the continent to accelerate trade under the AfCFTA. The remark was made during the Ghana Trade Roadshow held here in Accra on Wednesday. Despite decades of common market agreements within different economic blocs […]

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‘Minions’ hit theaters to take on Elvis, Cruise (NASDAQ:CMCSA)

The box office is expected to look small, yellow — and different this weekend, as an ever-building animation franchise tests the resilience of family movies in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. Minions: The Rise of Gru (NASDAQ: CMCSA), Universal’s latest prequel in what has become a five-movie series, hits 4,400 screens for the holiday […]

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G20 leaders should act on the issues that impact people’s lives: C20

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Civil 20 (C20), one of the official engagement groups of the G20, has urged G20 leaders to integrate into their agenda attention to issues that affect people’s daily lives and to take the necessary measures. The C20 calls on G20 leaders to reaffirm their commitment to leave no one behind during the […]