WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Formally declaring China a currency manipulator may scratch a long-term itch for US President Donald Trump, but the move provides few new tools that have not already been employed in two years of trade negotiations with Beijing. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin issued the declaration late on Monday (Aug 5), after China's central bank let the yuan slip below the psychologically important level of seven yuan to the dollar. The move marks the first manipulator designation since 1994, when China was declared a manipulator. The main purpose of such designations under a 1988 US currency law was to force negotiations with the offending country over their foreign exchange practices, but the United States and China have been locked in comprehensive trade negotiations - including on currency issues - for more than two years without result. It is difficult to see how a designation will change the situation other than fanning trade and currency war flames, said Mark … [Read more...] about US branding of China as currency manipulator: What happens next?
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MANILA - Theater veteran Tony Mabesa is “devastated” over what happened to his "Rainbow Sunsets" co-star Eddie Garcia. Garcia, 90, sustained a severe cervical fracture after tripping and falling while shooting a scene for a GMA 7 series last June 8. The injury led to his “comatose state with minimal spontaneous respiration.” “Devastated. And angry in a sense, na bakit naman napatid [sa kable] ang Eddie Garcia? Eh alam naman nila, action scene... dapatPEP on Saturday. Based on the most recent update from their spokesperson, Garcia’s family has already agreed to place the multi-awarded actor, who remains comatose, on DNR or “do-not-resuscitate” status. Mabesa and Garcia have worked together countless times, the most recent of which was the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Rainbow Sunsets.” Along with Gloria Romero, all three were supposed to receive their certificate of acting nomination for their performance in the film … [Read more...] about Tony Mabesa ‘devastated’ over what happened to Eddie Garcia
There are many different types of liver disease but with any liver disease the liver damage will progress in a similar way. It is important to know what happens to your liver at each stage of the progression before complete liver failure. Understanding the progression of liver disease may help you make better health choices. Your liver is one of the most important organs in your body. It is responsible for detoxifying the blood, aiding food digestion and storing energy as sugars for later use. But those are only the liver’s main functions. There are also about 500 other functions that contribute to your health. When your liver cannot function properly, your whole body will be affected. Here are the four stages of liver disease. Stage 1: The first sign of liver damage is inflammation One of the main functions of your liver is to detoxify your blood of toxins found in the food you eat and the products you use. The first sign of liver damage is inflammation. Inflammation in the … [Read more...] about What happens in the 4 stages of liver disease
Facebook-owned WhatsApp's revelation of a security flaw allowing hackers to inject spyware on smartphones raised fresh concerns about the security of the mobile ecosystem. Here are five key questions and answers: What happened to WhatsApp? The security hole in the WhatsApp messaging app could enable an attacker to inject malware to gain access to Android or Apple smartphones. WhatsApp patched the flaw this week after being informed that the spyware was being used to track human rights activists and lawyers. Security researchers believe the attackers used the powerful Pegasus spyware from Israel-based NSO Group. According to a recent analysis of the software by the security firm Lookout, Pegasus can "subvert" the device's security and "steals the victim's contact list and GPS location, as well as personal, Wi-Fi, and router passwords stored on the device." The infection could take root with a simple call through WhatsApp. To make matters worse, victims may not know their phones were … [Read more...] about WhatsApp, security and spyware: what happened
We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. Until we resolve the issues, subscribers need not log in to access ST Digital articles. But a log-in is still required for our PDFs. … [Read more...] about What happens if US-China trade talks fall apart