Economia

The Belt and Road Forum is being attended by 27 other Heads of State/Government. The Belt and Road Initiative aims to expand links between Asia, Africa and Europe through billions of dollars in infrastructure investment. "China will resume the opening up of its capital account and encourage outward direct investment", Ken Cheung, Asian FX strategist at Mizuho Bank in Hong Kong, said.
  • Tunnel collapse renews safety concerns about nuclear sites

    Economia

    Randy Bradbury, a spokesman for the Washington state Department of Ecology, told the AP there apparently has been no release of radiation and no workers were injured. Hours later, the U.S. Energy Department said an undisclosed number of non-essential workers were being sent home. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says the safety of Hanford's 9,000 employees is the top priority.
  • Belt and Road photo exhibition opens at United Nations headquarters

    Belt and Road photo exhibition opens at United Nations headquarters

    Economia

    Since the launch of the Belt of Road Initiative in 2013, the export-import bank has supported more than 1,200 related projects, with a contracted value that surpasses 700 billion yuan (US$101.4 billion). Analysts in Nepal say the landlocked nation was under pressure from New Delhi to stay away from joining the initiative. In a special interview with Xinhua, Khouri said that the openness on the countries that historically constituted a part of the Silk Road "is in the interest of these ...
  • Lower bonus pushes Tesco CEO's pay down by 10.5 percent

    Lower bonus pushes Tesco CEO's pay down by 10.5 percent

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    Dave Lewis earned £4.15 million last year, compared to his £4.63 million salary a year earlier . The bonus is based on profit, revenue and a number of personal targets. The supermarket is also grappling with investor pressure over its £3.7bn takeover tilt for food wholesaler Booker, which was agreed in January. To help boost margins, Tesco has said it hopes to cut costs by £1.5 billion over the next three years.
  • Workers plug hole in collapsed tunnel at United States nuclear site

    Workers plug hole in collapsed tunnel at United States nuclear site

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    The Department of Energy says a 20-foot-by-20-foot section of soil caved in where two underground tunnels meet next to the Plutonium Uranium Extraction Facility, known as the PUREX plant . The cleanup of Hanford's waste is expected to last until 2060 and cost an additional $100 billion over the $19 billion already spent. After officials confirmed that the contamination had not spread, sheltered employees and non-essential employees of the facility's 9,000 worker labor force were sent ...
  • The US economy maybe slowing down

    Economia

    The US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and downplayed weak first-quarter economic growth while emphasizing the strength of the labor market, in a sign it was still on track for two more rate rises this year. United States central bankers were unusually explicit in their statement, indicating that a disappointing first quarter, in which the economy grew at an annualised rate of 0.7 per cent, would not knock the committee off its plan to raise rates two more times ...
  • BoE expected to delay rates rise

    Economia

    Last year Britain's economy grew 1.8 percent. The Bank of England is expected to nudge down its growth outlook and keep interest rates on hold tomorrow after the economy faltered at the start of the year. Further, the BoE lowered its growth forecast for this year to 1.9% from 2.0%, while raised it for 2018 to 1.7% from 1.6%. Mr Carney said the MPC also issued its forecast assuming a "significant pick-up in wage growth", due in part to business concerns over the Brexit process starting to ...
  • Majority French voters favour Macron's legislative candidates

    Economia

    Richard Ferrand, secretary general of " En Marche! " confirmed this later, saying that 52 percent of the selected candidates came from "civil society". "I don't understand. I'm clicking and clicking on your site but it's not working", Valls was reported to have said by Europe 1 radio. After Sunday's handover, Macron will name an interim team to run day-to-day affairs pending the outcome of the legislative elections which take place in two rounds on June 11 and 18.
  • AstraZeneca, MedImmune Report Positive Results For Imfinzi Trial In NSCLC

    AstraZeneca, MedImmune Report Positive Results For Imfinzi Trial In NSCLC

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    The drug has already been approved in the U.S. for use by advanced bladder cancer patients and Astra said it was talking to regulators about licensing submissions for lung cancer treatment. "We continue to explore Imfinzi's full potential as monotherapy as well as in combination with tremelimumab and other medicines in areas of continued unmet need across multiple types of cancer".
  • IMF chief urges eurozone to back Greece debt relief

    IMF chief urges eurozone to back Greece debt relief

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    On Wednesday Slovakia's finance minister, Peter Kazimir, said the International Monetary Fund was likely to take part in the financing of Greece's third bailout. On the other side of the debate, many economists have said a reluctance to write off some of Greece's debts - equivalent to 180 percent of GDP - has been counter-productive because of the negative impact deep cuts on public spending have had on economic activity.
  • JC Penney tanks after a big miss on sales

    JC Penney tanks after a big miss on sales

    Economia

    Quarterly net sales declined 3.7 percent to $2.71 billion from $2.81 billion previous year. J C Penney reaffirmed the full-year outlook it had provided previously for same store sales to be between a decline 1% to an increase of 1% year over year.
  • Tyler Ardron signs with the Gallagher Chiefs

    Tyler Ardron signs with the Gallagher Chiefs

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    Chiefs coach Dave Rennie described Ardron as an experienced and dynamic player. Tyler Ardron makes a run for Canada. Tyler Ardron in action for Welsh club Osprey. He'll turn out for Bay of Plenty in the Mitre 10 Cup and should he play in Super Rugby, Ardron would become only the third Canadian to do so after Jebb Sinclair and Christian Stewart, who both played for the Stormers.