A Global Asset Management Seoul Korea Magazine
https://storage.scmp.com/cors_uploads/China Greater Bay Area_web Copy 01.mp4
(RTTNews) - Estonia's producer prices continued to decline in September, data from Statistics Estonia showed on Tuesday. The producer price index declined 2.4 percent year-on-year in September. Prices of manufacturing fell 1.9 percent annually in September. Prices for electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, and water supply declined 10.4 percent and 9.8 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, prices for mining and quarrying industry grew 0.5 percent. On a month-on-month basis, producer prices fell 0.4 percent in September. "In September compared to August 2020, the producer price index was affected by price decreases in electricity and heat energy supply and in the manufacture of electrical equipment, food products and plastic products," Statistics Estonia analyst Eveli Sokman said. "Price increase in the manufacture of electronic equipment also had an impact on the index," Sokman added. Import prices remained unchanged monthly in September and declined 5.8 percent from a year ago. Export prices decreased 0.5 percent monthly in September and fell 5.9 percent annually.
Dublin, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global BBQ Charcoal Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts, 2020 To 2028" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.The global barbeque (BBQ) charcoal market is rising at a significant pace, projected to rise at a CAGR of 8.1% during the estimated period from 2020 to 2028, starting from US$ 1.81 Bn in 2019.This study report represents analysis for each segment from 2018 to 2028 considering 2019 to be the base year. Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for each of the respective segments estimated for the forecast period from 2020 to 2028.The market is majorly driven by the rising influence of grilled food worldwide and the growing adoption of grilled food among millennials. Increasing health consciousness among people will also boost the market growth. Rising demand for barbeque (BBQ) charcoal grills due to their benefits such as smoky flavored, healthy food, more heat, more portable, and others.The increasing trend of cooking grilled food at the backyard and growing cookout trend among youngsters will also enhance the market growth in years to come. High penetration of home-cooked grilled food in developing and developed countries
Afterpay co-founder and chief executive Anthony Eisen said using Westpac's “banking-as-a-service” platform will not only help it offer its customers a different way to manage their finances but also get a deeper understanding of their spending habits. "In deepening our relationship with our customers we will gather greater insights into how they prefer to mange their finances and better understand their saving goals," he said in a statement. The partnership also allows Afterpay to bypass some the regulatory risks associated with offering banking products. The company last week received a clean bill of health from the Australian financial crimes watchdog AUSTRAC over any breaches of anti-money laundering laws. "In deepening our relationship with our customers we will gather greater insights into how they prefer to mange their finances and better understand their saving goals," he said. The deal is also a significant win for Westpac with Afterpay the first partner signed up to the bank's digital banking platform, which was announced by former chief executive Brian Hartzer in 2019 and developed with its UK partner 10x Future Technologies. Loading It gives the bank a channel to pursue new deposits from younger customers and also improves the prospects
Apple's launch promotional material of the New iPhone12 Pro seen displayed on a mobile phone screen with an Apple logo in the background. Pavlo Gonchar | LightRocket | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — Chinese consumers have taken a liking to Apple's new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, according to data provided to CNBC. The two devices in Apple's new 5G flagship lineup became available for pre-order on Oct. 16. As of 9:30 a.m. China time on Tuesday, 152,737 iPhone 12 units had been pre-ordered, data from Chinese e-commerce site and authorized Apple reseller Fenqile showed. Fenqile is also taking pre-orders for the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max, even though they're not officially available until November. Out of all the pre-ordered iPhones, nearly 43% are iPhone 12 models and over 28% are iPhone 12 Pro models. Just under 19% are iPhone 12 Pro Max orders and nearly 10% are orders for the iPhone 12 Mini, the device with the smallest screen in the lineup. The Fenqile data comes after a new note from Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF International Securities, known for his accurate predictions on Apple products and
Toronto, Oct. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WWF-Canada’s 2020 Watershed Reports raises serious questions about how freshwater ecosystems are faring in response to threats from human activities. The results, released today, underline a need for consistent water monitoring across the country to identify those watersheds that need urgent conservation action. Canada’s rivers and lakes are divided into 167 sub-watersheds, 100 (or 60 per cent) of which are data deficient for key health indicators such as water quality, flow, fish and benthic invertebrates (bugs). While this lack of data on freshwater health is dire, there is also good news in this report: Of the remaining 67 sub-watersheds that have enough data to be evaluated, 43 (or 64 per cent) were found to be in Good or Very Good health. A lack of comprehensive, open-access water data means we can’t fully understand how threats from human activities are impacting freshwater health. This will also make it increasingly difficult to respond and adapt to damages and threats from climate change. These data gaps are especially concerning given they are likely to worsen as many government monitoring programs have had to cancel their 2020 field research due to the pandemic. This is the second time a