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G-7 trade ministers agree to end forced labor policy
... Xinjiang region. The group also seeks to promote due diligence by companies in order to identify and prevent human rights violations within supply chains. The meeting of G-7 trade ministers on Friday had a mix of online and in-person participation. Japan 's Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Koichi Hagiuda, attended virtually and proposed an international framework to increase predictability and transparency for companies seeking to demonstrate that their supply chains are free of forced labor....
Updated: 10/22/2021
Google's decision to cut discount on subscriptions doesn't address complaints
... right commission. Even though it is a good temporary decision it is not going to solve the problem in the long term, Deshmukh noted. He pointed out that this move shows that Google can work with lower commissions. We witnessed Apple doing the same in Japan . How do tech giants decide on opaque categories that remain as exempted as their platform policies? Indus App Bazaar understood this challenge early and decided not to charge a commission, Indus CEO stated. Innovation is stifled when the developer ...
Updated: 10/22/2021
Japan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2030
TokYO: Japan has set an ambitious target for renewable energy in the nation's electricity mix by 2030 as it aims to tackle climate change and achieve its 2050 carbon neutral goal. TokYO: Japan has set an ambitious target for renewable energy in the nation's ...
Updated: 10/22/2021
OECD approves ban on coal-fired power plants
... countries have agreed to stop providing export credits for coal-fired power plants, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Friday, Oct 22. The countries participating are Australia , Britain, Canada , the European Union , Japan , Korea, New Zealand , Norway , Switzerland , Turkey and the United States , the OECD said. The Paris-based organisation defines export credits as government financial support, direct financing, guarantees, insurance or interest rate support ...
Updated: 10/22/2021
Dow Jones on track to open near all-timehigh
... mostly higher after Chinese real estate developer Evergrande made an unexpected interest payment. European bourses rallied across the board with France's FTSE 100 gaining 0.57%, Britain's DAX 30 adding 0.76% and Britain's CAC 40 gaining 1%. In Asia , Japan s Nikkei 225 edged up 0.34% and Hong Kong s Hang Seng index rose 0.42% while China s Shanghai Composite slipped 0.34%.
Updated: 10/22/2021
Japan printing presses owner gets approval for measures to block acquisition
TOKYO - Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho, one of Japan's top printers of newspaper printing presses, has received approval for measures to block investment fund Asia Development Capital from acquiring the company. TOKYO - Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho, one of Japan 's top printers of newspaper printing ...
Updated: 10/22/2021
UK is taking us to the cleaners: Shadow International Trade Secretary
... grow by half a billion pounds while the New Zealand 's GDP will not increase by a single penny? She later added: I m reading the figures from our own department and there is a real problem. This is now the third Asia -Pacific agreement in a row - Japan , Australia and now New Zealand - where more than 80 percent of the projected growth in trade, by our own department, has gone to exporters in those other countries and less than 20 percent has gone to exports to the UK. The government says that ...
Updated: 10/22/2021
OECD approves ban on coal-fired power plants
... OECD countries have agreed to stop providing export credits for coal-fired power plants, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Friday. The countries participating are Australia , Britain, Canada , the European Union , Japan , Korea, New Zealand , Norway , Switzerland , Turkey and the United States , the OECD said. The Paris-based organisation defines export credits as government financial support, direct financing, guarantees, insurance or interest rate support ...
Updated: 10/22/2021
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