Roundup: Power outages hurt South Africa’s economy

JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) — Eskom, South Africa’s national power company, announced Wednesday afternoon that the stage 4 load shedding would continue to be implemented until 05:00 on Thursday morning, and then be reduced to stage 3 until 05:00 on Saturday. Meanwhile, a two-day Green Energy Africa Summit held at the Cape Town International Convention … Read more

Embracing carbon trading for a greener economy in Malaysia

AS development in Malaysia continues, some have become more concerned about the environmental effects, especially since over-development can aggravate the effects of climate change. Globally, America, China and many European countries have studied using carbon trading to cut down on carbon emissions more effectively. Therefore, in order to build a greener future for Malaysia, proposals … Read more

Roundup: Egypt aims to market high-quality dates worldwide via national forum

by Marwa Yahya, Ahmed al-Afyouni NEW VALLEY, Egypt, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) — A national marketing forum for dates started its 2nd annual edition on Sunday in Egypt’s southwestern province of New Valley with the participation of about 100 producers from home and other Arab countries. The three-day forum was launched by the Egyptian ministry of … Read more

Good news, bad news for the economy

GEORGE TOWN: After persevering for two years against the pandemic, Malaysia’s economy looks to be making progress, especially the tourism and export sectors that could capitalize on the weakening ringgit to bounce back. Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (Penang) chairman Datuk Lee Teong Lee said exporters of electronic goods, machinery and equipment benefited from a weaker … Read more

Swedish economy will shrink in 2023: government agency

STOCKHOLM, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) — The Swedish economy is set to shrink next year due to inflation and increasing interest rates, a government agency said on Wednesday. The gross domestic product (GDP) per capita is expected to decrease by 0.7 percent in 2023, the Swedish National Institute of Economic Research (NIER) said in a report. … Read more

Face mask sales take a dive, even with slashed prices

BUTTERWORTH: As Covid-19 subsides and precautionary rules become more relaxed, face masks, sanitizers and similar items are losing market demand, leading to plunging prices. Many shops with leftover stock are scrambling to clear them by slashing prices and offering big discounts. A fashion boutique in Bertam, Kepala Batas, was found selling face masks on a … Read more

National education: The minister Adama Coulibaly finances the construction of a kindergarten in Dimbokro

Le ministre de l’Économie et des Finances, Adama Coulibaly. (Ph.D.) L’école préscolaire de fortune constructed in bamboo du groupe scolaire de Koffikro de Dimbokro changera de visage bientôt. Une maternelle moderne sortira de terre dans les prochaines mois. À l’initiative de la Fondation paix et unité en Afrique (Fpua), le ministre de l’Économie et des … Read more

canada job vacancy: Job vacancies in Canada have reached a new peak. Here’s where most openings are

Canada has almost one million job vacancies across all sectors, latest data has revealed. According to Statistics Canada’s Job Vacancy and Wage Survey report, vacancies were up 4.7% in the second quarter of 2022, from the first quarter, and 42.3% higher than the second quarter of 2021. Think you check all the immigration boxes? Find … Read more

US Dow hits bear market territory on inflation woes

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit bear market territory on Friday, falling 800 points at one point before ending the trading day down nearly 500 points. The Dow ended below the 30,000 mark and at one point fell to a new low for this year. That’s after the index suffered … Read more