The woman in South China has been reprimanded by authorities over what they rule are false claims dating back to 2006. SOURCE: The Paper
The woman in South China has been reprimanded by authorities over what they rule are false claims dating back to 2006. SOURCE: The Paper
The Cronulla Sharks star has addressed the growing speculation his coach is set for the axe.
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A senior Apple Inc executive has agreed to testify before the U.S. Senate on competition issues related to mobile app stores, days after panel leaders criticized the company for refusing to appear. The company said in a letter sent to senators, seen by Reuters, that Chief Compliance Officer Kyle Andeer will be available to testify at an April 21 hearing held by part of the Senate Judiciary Committee. App makers have long complained that mandatory revenue sharing payments and strict inclusion rules set by Apple's App Store for iPhones and iPads, along with Google's Play store for Android devices, amount to anticompetitive behavior.
‘As the speaker noted, there’s an ethics investigation underway. There are also criminal investigations underway’
Chilean authorities on Sunday backed the country's widespread use of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Chinese firm Sinovac after China's top disease official appeared to make conflicting statements about its efficacy. Gao Fu, the director of the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a conference in the Chinese city of Chengdu on Saturday that the country was considering mixing COVID-19 vaccines since currently available vaccines "don't have very high rates of protection." Available data shows Chinese vaccines lag behind others including Pfizer and Moderna in terms of efficacy, but require less stringent temperature controls during storage.
(Bloomberg) -- Hedge funds look steadfastly bullish on the Australian dollar despite its decline against the greenback in March. The nation’s employment data this week may provide an insight into why.The currency saw its worst performance in five months against the dollar in March, falling 1.4%, as a combination of rising Treasury yields and confirmation of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s dovish monetary policy weighed. However, signs are emerging that the Aussie could be due for a rebound after key support around the $0.75 level remained intact, a closely-watched gauge of momentum known as slow stochastics turned bullish and the economy continues to trump expectations.Leveraged funds are certainly signaling that they think the currency will strengthen. Speculators increased their net long Aussie positions to the highest since November by the end of March despite the currency’s weakness, before a modest pullback last week, according to Commodity Futures Trading Commission data.Bulls searching for catalysts to spur the currency higher may have to look no further than this week’s Australian employment data. The unemployment rate fell to an eleven-month low of 5.8% in February, and a further decline this week could boost the Aussie as confirmation the economy is on a strong footing.Gross domestic product grew by a larger-than-expected 3.1% year-over-year in the final three months of 2020.A falling unemployment rate isn’t the only positive factor for Australia’s currency. Treasury yields look to have put a near-term high in place, retreating from their recent peak despite strong U.S. employment and ISM data. In addition, iron ore prices remain close to this year’s highs, helping to support the Aussie.The Australian dollar “can appreciate further because it is undervalued relative to its fundamentals,” Commonwealth Bank of Australia strategists including Kim Mundy wrote in a recent note. “We forecast a further strengthening in commodity prices over 2021.”There are still headwinds facing the Aussie, including an expected cut in Chinese steel production and carbon border fees which could weigh on the currency, the strategists added.But the risks still appear skewed to the currency appreciating against the dollar over coming months, with a rise to $0.80 possible by June, they concluded. The Aussie traded around the $0.7620 level Monday.Below are the key Asian economic data and events due this week:Monday, April 12: India CPI and industrial production, Japan PPITuesday, April 13: Australia business confidence, China trade balance, New Zealand retail card spendingWednesday, April 14: RBNZ policy decision, Singapore 1Q GDP and MAS policy decision, Japan core machine orders, India wholesale pricesThursday, April 15: Australia employment, Bank of Korea policy decision, Indonesia trade balance, Philippine overseas remittances, India trade balanceFriday, April 16: China 1Q GDP, industrial production, retail sales and fixed assets ex-rural, New Zealand BusinessNZ manufacturing PMI, Singapore NODXFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) just finished a strong year on a positive note. The alcoholic beverage giant this week announced solid growth in its beer portfolio despite weak demand at bars and restaurants. The wine and spirits division continued to struggle on both the sales and profit fronts, but management had a surprisingly bright outlook for that segment, too.
April is shaping as Brazil's darkest pandemic month yet, with hospitals struggling with a crush of patients, deaths on track for record highs and few signs of reprieve.Health officials have cut the outlook for vaccine supplies in April three times, to half their initial level, and the country's two biggest laboratories face supply constraints.
As more and more hours of golden sunlight are filling our days, it seems like now's a great time for investors to add some luster to the portfolio.
Arsenal risk being without Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard for Thursday’s huge Europa League clash with Slavia Prague - but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could return. Aubameyang missed Sunday’s 3-0 win at Sheffield United due to illness, however Mikel Arteta is hoping he will recover in time for the trip to the Czech Republic.
Atletico Madrid moved back to the top of La Liga on Sunday after a 1-1 draw against Real Betis opened a one-point lead over city rivals Real.
Tottenham Hotspur forward Heung-Min Son on Sunday became the latest Premier League player to be targetted with racist abuse on social media after a match.The South Korea international was involved in an incident which saw a goal from Edinson Cavani ruled out in the first half of Spurs' 3-1 defeat to Manchester United.
Who said what in sport this weekend:
Antonio Conte's Inter Milan tightened their grip on the Serie A title on Sunday with Matteo Darmian scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Cagliari to stretch their winning streak to 11 games.
Heung-min Son was the target of racist abuse on social media following Tottenham's 3-1 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, with Spurs condemning the "abhorrent" abuse. The South Korea forward was targeted with racist insults both in replies to a tweet from Spurs' official account and in the comments section on his most recent Instagram post.
The Celtics ended the game on a 40-8 run and totally flipped the script on the Nuggets in the fourth quarter.
WICHITA, Kansas, April 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Equity Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQBK), (“Equity”), the Wichita-based holding company of Equity Bank, will release its first quarter results on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, with a press release issued after market close. Equity Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brad Elliott and Chief Financial Officer Eric Newell will hold a conference call and webcast to discuss first quarter results on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 10 a.m. eastern time or 9 a.m. central time. Investors, news media, and other participants should register for the call or webcast at investor.equitybank.com. Participants may dial into the call toll-free at (844) 534-7311 from anywhere in the U.S. or (574) 990-1419 internationally, using conference ID no. 9542529. Participants are encouraged to dial into the call or access the webcast approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time. 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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged England to "behave responsibly" as pub gardens reopen and restaurants resume outdoor dining in a major easing of the country's lockdown.Shops deemed non-essential will also reopen on Monday, as will hairdressers, indoor gyms, swimming pools, nail salons and zoos in another stride back towards normality.
Things are opening up again after a long lockdown – and Trudy is scared of going out. By Christine Manbyâ
Arsenal kept alive their hopes of European qualification with victory at Bramall Lane as Sheffield United’s inevitable relegation from the Premier League edged ever nearer. A wonderful team goal scored by Alexandre Lacazette gave the visitors the half-time lead before Gabriel Martinelli marked his recall to the team with a goal. Lacazette struck again late on for his 50th Premier League goal for the Gunners.