GLOBAL ECONOMY-Growing China downdraft chills Asia factory activity

* China factory activity remains in contraction territory

Japan, Vietnam PMI slumps as China slowdown hits

* South Korean exports contract at steepest pace in nearly 3 yrs

* Weak readings add pressure on central banks, China, for stimulus

By Leika Kihara

TOKYO, March 1 (Reuters) – Weak demand in China and growing global fallout from the Sino-U.S. trade war took a heavier toll on factories across much of Asia in February, business surveys showed on Friday.

Activity in China’s vast manufacturing sector contracted for the third straight month, pointing to more strains on its major trading partners and raising questions over whether Beijing needs to do more to stabilise the slowing economy.

In many cases, business conditions were the worst Asian companies have faced since 2016, with demand weakening not only in China but globally. Tiếp tục đọc “GLOBAL ECONOMY-Growing China downdraft chills Asia factory activity”

Anh dẫn đầu thế giới về số lượng hiệp ước thuế gây hại đến các nước đang phát triển

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Photo: Martin Godwin for the Guardian

ActionAid cho rằng, các hiệp ước thuế này hạn chế quyền đánh thuế của các nước nghèo lên các doanh nghiệp Anh đang hoạt động trên lãnh thổ của họ.

Theo phân tích của ActionAid, Anh đã ký kết một số lượng lớn hiệp ước thuế với các nước nghèo nhất thế giới, gây thiệt hại cho các nước này hàng triệu đô la tiền thuế mỗi năm. Tiếp tục đọc “Anh dẫn đầu thế giới về số lượng hiệp ước thuế gây hại đến các nước đang phát triển”

Southeast Asia’s Geopolitical Centrality and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

JUN 11, 2015

CSIS – Building on a careful analysis of Southeast Asia’s recent history, politics, economics, and place within the Asia Pacific, this report looks forward two decades to anticipate the development of trends in the region and how they will impact the U.S.-Japan alliance. How will Southeast Asian states come to grips with the political and economic rise of China? How will they modernize their military forces and security relationships, and what role can the United States and Japan play? How will they manage their disputes in the South China Sea, and how will they pursue greater regional integration? These questions will prove critical in understanding Southeast Asia’s role in the Asia Pacific, and in the U.S.-Japan alliance, in the decades ahead.

Publisher CSIS/Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN 978-1-4422-4086-5 (pb); 978-1-4422-4087-2 (eBook)



The Current State of Sustainable Energy Provision for Displaced Populations: An analysis

Author: Rebecca Gunning, Independent Sustainable Energy Consultant

This paper examines the benefits and impacts of sustainable energy access for displaced populations, considers the challenges to energy access and assesses the role of the private sector in delivering energy for displaced populations.

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By the end of 2013, the number of forcibly displaced persons worldwide had reached 51.2 million, of which 33.3 million were internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 16.7 million were refugees. Access to energy is a basic human need; for these displaced people however, access to energy is a real challenge. This initial research reviews camp situations (which are home to approximately 50% of refugees) and focuses on the evidence of the benefits and impacts of sustainable energy access for displaced populations. The paper also assesses how the private sector could help to provide energy for displaced populations. Tiếp tục đọc “The Current State of Sustainable Energy Provision for Displaced Populations: An analysis”