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Internal displacement, regional instability and climate change have created a refugee crisis in Niger, but an initiative in the town of Ouallam shows how different communities can work together to survive and improve the local environment. In the dusty plains outside Ouallam, a town about 100 kilometers north of Niger’s capital Niamey, verdant rows of …

After decades of protectionism, Australia has begun to embrace the open and competitive model, first through the Whitlam Government’s across-the-board 25% tariff reduction, but globally through the Hawke-Keating Governments’ tariff reductions and the elimination of import quotas. The Howard government finalized the process by reducing tariffs to a maximum of 5% and in many cases …

The New Zealand government has signed a comprehensive and high quality Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United Kingdom (UK) which will eliminate many existing tariffs. On day one, 99.5% of current New Zealand trade will enter duty-free, thanks to a combination of tariff elimination and duty-free quotas. Quotas will increase over time and then …

HOUSTON, March 03, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) today announced that it has completed the sale of the subsidiary that indirectly owns its 54% stake in the Indonesia Corridor Block’s Production Sharing Contract (PSC) and a 35% stake in Transasia Pipeline Company to MedcoEnergi for $1.355 billion, with an effective date of January 1, 2021. After …

cover page GDP growth rate revised down to 8.9%, construction sector contracts Program: Preliminary examination: Economic and social development Sector Review: General Studies III: Indian economy and questions relating to planning, mobilization, resources, growth, development and employment. Key points to ponder: • What are forward estimates of GDP? • First Advance Estimates (FAE) and Second …

President Biden spoke out against an International Trade Commission report to keep Trump’s tariffs … [+] solar imports. Now more imports will be allowed duty-free, which has already prompted at least one business to close in Alabama. KMR pictures Trump gives, Biden (and Xi) takes. On February 22, LG Electronics USA, based in Huntsville, Alabama, …

The United States insists it is a Pacific nation and recently unveiled a series of new strategies to better engage with other nations in the region. United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken is the first Secretary of State to visit Fiji in nearly 37 years. During his historic visit on February 12, Secretary Blinken …

IRVING, TX, February 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC) (“CMC“) today announced the price of $145.1 million in the Initial Aggregate Principal Amount of Exempt Facility Revenue Bonds (Metal Trading Company Project), Series 2022 (the “Obligations“), to be issued by the County of Industrial Development Authority maricope (the “MCIDA”). The Bonds have …

Millions of hectares of agricultural land are lost to the desert every year in Africa’s Sahel region, but the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) shows that traditional knowledge, combined with the latest technologies, can transform arid soil into fertile soil. Those trying to farm in the Sahel region often face poor …

IRVING, TX, February 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC) (“CMC“) today announced a proposed tax-exempt bond financing in the amount of $150.0 million. As part of the proposed funding, the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority (the “MCIDA“) authorized the issue and sale of Exempt Facilities Revenue Bonds (Commercial Metals Company Project), Series …

IRVING, TX, January 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC) (“CMC“) announced today that it has closed its previously announced offering of $300 million an aggregate principal amount of 4.125% senior bonds due 2030 and $300 million aggregate principal amount of 4.375% senior notes due 2032 pursuant to a public offering underwritten pursuant …

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Latin American leaders, speaking on day three of the World Economic Forum’s Virtual Davos Agenda 2022, expressed optimism about the region’s economic prospects for the future. coming year. Latin America recorded a strong economic recovery in 2021 and will most likely show moderate growth in 2022, as many …

Photo: CGV Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the 2017 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and during the opening session on January 17, 2017, he delivered a keynote speech titled “Jointly Shoulder Responsibility of Our Times, Promote Global Growth”. President Xi called for unrelenting promotion of economic globalization and “charting the …

Steam escapes from a steel plate as it travels down the line at a steel plant in Farrell, Pa. On March 9, 2018. Photo: AARON JOSEFCZYK / REUTERS According to Senator Elizabeth Warren, the cause of the rising prices is not “just an inevitable economic force of nature, it is greed”. The Biden administration, following …

Faced with major changes unseen in a century, China has offered the world a list of solutions for a better future, including the famous human-centered philosophy, the wisdom championed by the Chinese Communist Party since its founding it a century ago. BEIJING, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) – The world of 2021 has been baffled by many …

In the era of the climate crisis and global warming at an unprecedented rate, the need for sustainable trade is becoming increasingly crucial. Sustainable trade aims to make trade efficient from a socio-environmental point of view. The emphasis is on minimizing damage to the environment and maximizing gains for all. Yet international trade laws and …

Strengthening multilateral, regional, sub-regional and national development banks, while improving cooperation and coordination between them, is essential to meet the financing challenges of the region in the context of the crisis caused by the COVID pandemic -19, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), reported today during …

The nomination process has become so complicated by Third Worldists that no Western candidate for the post has ever had a chance. On the other hand, they could hardly have failed to do better. Instead of tackling the burning issues of free and fair trade, Okonjo-Iweala finds himself pursuing grandiose, largely independent and intractable causes …

CPEC & BRI and attacks on national narratives DIVERGENT forces of development and destruction, cooperation and conspiracy, harmony and horror, prosperity and propaganda, dialogue and debris and last but not least, consensus and unilateralism have clashed for so long. years The Chinese concept of shared prosperity and the hegemonic orientation of the United States and …

Press play to listen to this article The EU and the US want to ally against China’s coal-fired blast furnaces in a green steel alliance – but no one knows how that will happen. The united front proposal against Beijing was a keystone of the steel tariff truce concluded between Washington and Brussels at the …

The COP26 climate summit in Glasgow is almost finished and dusted off, with ambitious commitments and breakthroughs governments and businesses to tackle the climate catastrophe more aggressively. Yet although there appears to be broad agreement on What must be done to prevent the planet from getting hotter – such as reaching net zero emissions over …

Opec + is due to meet on Thursday amid calls for the producer alliance to help bring down oil prices which have reached multi-year highs. The meeting comes at a time when global supply is tight as demand increases as developed economies rebound faster than expected from the coronavirus-induced slowdown. The Saudi-Russian-led OPEC + may …

CHICAGO, November 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – JBT Company (NYSE: JBT), a global provider of technological solutions for high value-added segments of the food industry, today announced the acquisition of Urtasun Tecnología Alimentaria SL, a provider of fruit and vegetable processing solutions. The company is headquartered in Navarre, Spain. “The acquisition of Urtasun expands …

If President Biden’s Build Back Better plan collapses, you can blame the United States Supreme Court. Their Citizens United decision, in fact, destroys both American politics and the planet. Case in point: Oil industry executives testified before Congress this week, facing a deluge of questions, including particularly intense ones from Representatives Ro Khanna, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez …

In its effort to control unmanageable climate change, the 26th Conference of the Parties must help developing countries BERKELEY, Calif., October 28, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – World leaders gather in Glasgow from October 31 for the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26, to address the findings of the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on …

International trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, providing the goods and services that are traded across borders to bring wealth and prosperity to nations. But how exactly does it work? The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has tried to summarize everything in the following three tables. How trade worksInternational trade flows …

Thackeray, who is also the custodial minister of Mumbai’s suburban district, said the double-decker buses operated by BEST will run on either electric power or hydrogen fuel cells, whichever is more capable. . Bombay: Each bus that will be integrated into the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) fleet will be an electric bus, Maharashtra …

Royal Dutch Shell operates a plant in Qatar, known as Pearl GTL, which transforms natural gas into liquid fuels. Stuart W. Conway / Shell International Limited Text size Natural gas has long been the poor cousin of oil, a commodity many ignore until they have to pay their heating bills. From now on, natural gas …

Prospects of rising commodity prices, volatile energy markets and unreliable supply chains portend a tough turn for Canadian carmakers in the future, warned commodities expert Francisco Blanch, warned delegates tuned in to the recently held CanaData virtual conference. Blanch, head of global commodities at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, was introduced and interviewed by ConstructConnect …

October 2, 2021 TIT WORLD slot car racing championships are a microcosm of chaos. Tiny models of remote control cars ascend, descend and exit a complicated circuit faster than bewildered spectators can follow. It is impossible to predict the winners. This year’s race, which was scheduled to take place in America, has been canceled due …

The polluter pays principle requires polluters to bear the costs of their pollution. But this is not always the case in the EU, as the European Court of Auditors (ECA) reports today. Although the principle is generally reflected in EU environmental policies, its coverage remains incomplete and it is applied unevenly across sectors and Member …

A US Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine sails to Guam after patrolling the Pacific Ocean. A pact with Australia and the UK will see nuclear submarine technology shared with Australia in a bid to target China. | Naomi Johnson / US Navy via AP People’s world recently reported on the nuclear submarine deal concluded between …

Climate change policy and energy transition continued to dominate the attention of the energy sector and policymakers as we entered the final days of the third quarter of 2021. At the regulatory level, the pause on federal leasing Oil and gas continued to be a problem even after federal district court ordered it to end. …

Piñera arrives in Uruguay, second stop on tour of three South American countries Monday, September 27, 2021 – 09:13 UTC Chilean President discusses Colombia’s peace effort and growing membership in the Pacific Alliance with his peer Ivan Duque Chilean President Sebastián Piñera with a delegation of two ministers and members of Congress will arrive in …

The Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Mr. Elias Magosi, reaffirmed that the agenda and program of the bloc will remain guided by the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) 2020-2030 during its mandate. Mr Magosi took the reins of the regional bloc on September 1 of this year from Dr Stergomena …

Going forward, this administration continues to seek to uphold current trade agreements, rather than taking bold steps to advance agricultural market access. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai spoke on September 21-22 at the annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. While exports to China continue …

The CORDIAL engagement and re-engagement between the UK and Zimbabwe is a testament to the Second Republic working quietly and making good progress in terms of world re-engagement. It comes as the UK invited President Mnangagwa to attend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow next month, …

Newsletter: Europe Express Your essential guide to what matters in Europe today. Delivered every day of the week. Soaring energy prices will drive inflation up across Europe this year, hurting consumers and threatening the region’s post-pandemic economic recovery, economists warn. European gas benchmark prices have already tripled this year, even before winter demand peaks. Norway’s …

The summer of 2021 has been a busy one for the UK fresh produce industry. We entered it still feeling the impacts of Brexit. It took a long time to determine the basis for how we were ultimately going to leave the EU. While the final deal with no tariffs or quotas on trade between …

Preparatory work for the India-UK Free Trade Agreement is underway and bilateral trade working groups are expected to conclude their talks in September, joint scoping talks are due to start on October 1, and formal trade talks could. start by November 1, 2021. India-UK economic and financial dialogue raises FTA talking points Climate change, investment …

By BRIAN NGUGI The United States has been silent on the fate of a free trade pact after U.S. trade chief Katherine Tai met with her Kenyan counterpart Betty Maina on Monday, amid growing unease in Nairobi over the delay by Joe Biden’s administration to close the deal. Separate statements released by both Kenya’s Trade …

Bruised by its divorce from the European Union, Britain is busy dating more, making new friends and reconnecting with old acquaintances. Serenade with promises of cheaper cars, whiskey and pot, Australia was the first to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the UK, but New Zealand is not far behind. The opposition of the …

While the Covid-19 pandemic has brought economies and health systems close to collapse, the ability of fast-growing companies to prevail – and profit – remains somewhat undiminished. Aside from a pause when national bans first came out last year and companies tried to gauge the impact on economies around the world, many startups and scaleups …

It’s safe to say that companies have never had a year like 2020 – even the few that existed during the Spanish flu of 1918 now faced different challenges. While many companies did not survive the COVID-19 pandemic and certainly more will not survive until 2021, Fast Company found several hundred to rise to the …