7.30 understands no Australian domestic airlines operate 787 Dreamliners that were manufactured in North Charleston (Qantas' 787 planes are understood to be from Boeing's Seattle factory) but many international airlines do have them in their fleets. … [Read more...] about Boeing Dreamliner production problems threaten the aircraft’s safety, former quality manager warns
Mr Plummer said Ms May was discussed on 13 separate occasions during Multi-Agency Protection Services (MAPS) meetings between APS, Centacare, police and the Department of Child Protection, designed so agencies could share information. … [Read more...] about SA Police failed to investigate ongoing domestic abuse before victim’s murder, inquest hears
“Thus, the British found them perfect for this undercover job. Their task was to find answers to questions like the exact location of Tibet’s capital Lhasa, the seat of the Dalai Lama, along with numerous other geographical details of the country that were still missing on the world map,” Agarwal writes. … [Read more...] about Book hails feat of Kumaon hero Nain Singh Rawat who surveyed Tibet in 19th century
LONDON: Crude prices extended declines on Monday, dropping below $60 for the first time in nearly three months as the death toll from China's coronavirus rose and more businesses were forced to shut down, stoking expectations of slowing oil demand. Brent crude fell by $1.79 a barrel, or 2.95 per cent, to $58.90 by 0903 GMT, its lowest since late October. Oil prices last fell below $60 on Nov. 1. US crude was down by $1.63, or 3 per cent, at $52.55. Global stock exchanges also fell as investors grew increasingly anxious about the widening crisis. Demand spiked for safe-haven assets, such as the Japanese yen and Treasury notes. Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud said on Monday that OPEC and allied global producers led by Russia can help to balance the oil markets in response to any demand changes. He also said the Kingdom, the de-facto leader of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), was watching developments in China and that … [Read more...] about Oil drops below $60 as China virus drives demand concern
By Ritesh Singh Many of us increasingly believe these following five myths about China: 1) China’s authoritarian governance model is primarily responsible for its unprecedented economic rise; 2) China has made impressive gains by manipulating global trade and investment rules, stealing IPRs and resorting to unfair subsidies; 3) China promotes exports by all kinds of fair and foul means but remains unreceptive to imports; 4) Favourable global factors such as emergence of WTO and Information Technology Agreement (ITA) helped China to become the world’s factory; and 5) China’s been able to create its local tech biggies like Alibaba by restricting global tech giants such as Amazon. In this view, India should take the following lessons. We should be cautious about FTAs (that lead to more imports than exports), and shouldn’t be all-welcoming towards FDI and MNCs. We should promote desi companies over foreign ones. Most countries have now turned protectionist so we … [Read more...] about View: Should India follow China’s course or chart its own path to reach the $5 trillion goal?