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Asian Stocks Set to Dip as Traders Mull Fed Views: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Asian stocks are set to slip early Thursday after U.S. stocks dipped amid mixed economic data and comments from a Federal Reserve official that the central bank is on course to taper stimulus support. Futures fell in Japan and Australia and were flat in Hong Kong. U.S. contracts fluctuated after the S&P 500 […]

New U.S. COVID cases soar 139%. See how your state is doing

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The 2 Best Performing Canadian Cannabis Stocks YTD

In 2021, most Canadian stocks continue to trade significantly below their record highs. These companies have been impacted by lower-than-expected demand, negative profit margins,...

Attacked, rejected and harassed: Asians around the world speak out on workplace discrimination

Asians around the world speak out on workplace discrimination By Michelle Toh, Moss Cohen and Lauren Cook, CNN Business Published June 7, 2021 It’s not just in the streets, and it’s not just in the United States. In Australia, 66.4% of Asian Australian respondents to a survey last October reported experiencing workplace discrimination, which represented an increase of almost 15% in six months. The pandemic worsened dramatically in the country during that time, with coronavirus cases surging from 4,862 to 27,109 between last April and October, according to a tracker from Johns Hopkins University. Asian Australians also suffered a disproportionate drop in working hours last spring, which “was more than twice the drop” for the rest of the population, according to researchers at the Australian National University, which conducted the study. They noted that there was “a range of possible explanations” for the disparity, including “that discrimination against Asian Australians in the workplace may have had an effect.” In the United Kingdom, the employment rate among Chinese people dropped 4.6% from the first quarter of 2020 to the second — nearly three times more than declines experienced by other ethnic groups, according to government data. "It is likely that the high representation of Chinese and East Asian people in hard-hit sectors like hospitality is part of it, but direct discrimination by employers may play a role too,” Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, a British coalition of labor unions, told CNN Business. The coronavirus outbreak was first detected in China last year, leading some politicians to blame the country for the crisis. Victims and community groups say that has emboldened more people to show hostility to those perceived to be of Asian — and especially Chinese — descent. CNN Business spoke with 38 workers in 11 countries who reported experiencing or witnessing bias in a range of ways since the start of the pandemic, from explicit harassment to subtle microaggressions. They are of various Asian ethnicities, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Filipino. Here are 11 of their stories. CNN Business spoke to dozens of people around the world.Read, watch or listen to some of their experiences of racial discrimination in the workplace.

Biden administration proposes $750 million weapons sale to Taiwan in a move likely to anger Beijing

The administration gave notice about the intended sale on Wednesday, according to a State Department spokesperson, two congressional sources, and a notification from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The deal includes 40 M109A6 Medium Self-Propelled Howitzer Systems and related equipment. "If concluded, this proposed sale will contribute to the modernization of Taiwan's howitzer fleet, strengthening its self-defense capabilities to meet current and future threats," the spokesperson said.One of the congressional sources told CNN that Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez had already cleared the sale as part of the informal review process -- a common practice in which the House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees get a heads-up on planned sales, allowing committee leadership to raise concerns, give their input or place holds. This source said Menendez sees it "as yet another statement of the Biden administration's serious intent to get strategy in the Indo-Pacific right, and its commitment to stand with our ally Taiwan."The United States has long provided arms to the island under the terms of the decades-old Taiwan Relations Act, and there is bipartisan support for supplying Taiwan with weapons. Last October, the Trump administration notified Congress of a proposed $1.8 billion in advanced weapons systems sales to Taiwan, and the administration had previously approved several major arms sales to Taiwan valued at more than $13 billion, including dozens of F-16 fighter jets, M1A2T Abrams tanks, portable Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, and MK-48 Mod6 torpedoes.Beijing has lambasted those sales, calling them a violation of China's sovereignty. The country's communist government views Taiwan as part of its territory, though the two have been governed separately since the end of a bloody civil war in 1949.New guidelinesIn April, President Joe Biden dispatched an unofficial delegation to Taiwan in a show of support for the island, according to a senior administration official and a State Department spokesperson.The State Department also announced in April that the agency had "issued new guidelines for U.S. government interaction with Taiwan counterparts to encourage U.S. government engagement with Taiwan that reflects our deepening unofficial relationship."At the time, State Department spokesman Ned Price said, "The guidance underscores Taiwan is a vibrant democracy and an important security and economic partner that is also a force for good in the international community."These new guidelines liberalize guidance on contacts with Taiwan, consistent with our unofficial relations, and provide clarity throughout the Executive Branch on effective implementation of our 'one China' policy, which is guided by the Taiwan Relations Act, the three Joint Communiques, and the Six Assurances," Price said.Shortly before leaving office in January, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the United States was lifting decades-old restrictions on interactions between American and Taiwanese officials.

What Is Equity Release?

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Black Diamond Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Black Diamond Group Limited (“Black Diamond”, the “Company” or “we”), (TSX:BDI), a leading provider of space rental and workforce accommodation solutions, today announced its operating and financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 (the “Quarter”) compared with the three and six months […]

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