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first_imgIndonesia booked its highest exports in six months, driven by rising shipments of agricultural and manufactured goods in September, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) announced Thursday.In a sign of improving global demand, Indonesia has booked a trade surplus for five consecutive months.Exports jumped 6.97 percent month-to-month (mtm) in September to US$14.01 billion, the highest recorded since March, before the pandemic took a great toll on the country’s economy. The figure, however, remained 0.5 percent lower than in September last year. Imports, meanwhile, rose 7.7 percent mtm to $11.57 billion in September due to rising incoming deliveries of raw materials and capital goods, but they are still almost 19 percent lower annually, as household spending remains well below pre-pandemic levels.As a result, the country booked a $2.44 billion trade surplus in September, bringing the total surplus so far this year to $13.51 billion.“The September trade data is an encouraging sign of economic recovery, as exports of agricultural and manufactured goods rose, while imports of raw materials for [manufacturing] also picked up,” BPS head Suhariyanto said in a press briefing on Thursday.Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP) shrank 5.32 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the second quarter as all GDP components but net exports contracted. Household spending as well as investment plunged deeper as the COVID-19 pandemic hit purchasing power and demand. Exports of manufactured goods, which contributed to around 80 percent to total exports, rose 6.61 percent yoy to $11.56 billion in September, driven by higher shipments of steel, palm oil and electrical equipment, among other things.Exports of agricultural products jumped 16.22 percent annually to $410 million due to rising exports of bird nests, shrimp and vegetables, among other commodities.Meanwhile, exports of oil and gas products fell 12.44 percent to $700 million amid lower oil prices, while exports of mining products plummeted 35 percent to $1.33 billion because of falling coal prices and lower demand for the commodity.On the other side, imports of both raw materials and capital goods increased in September to $8.32 billion and $2.13 billion, respectively, but are still down nearly 20 percent annually. Imports of consumer goods fell 20.38 percent yoy to $1.12 billion.“Demand from Indonesia’s major export destinations has shown a notable improvement following the global lockdown easing, while the global commodity prices indicate an upward trend,” Bank Mandiri chief economist Andry Asmoro wrote in a research note on Thursday. “These [factors] could support exports going forward.”However, the potential risk of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic could hinder the export recovery and global economic activity, he stated, adding to a bleak outlook for imports as the still weak domestic demand would force businesses to postpone investment and production activities.On that basis, “Indonesia’s imports will keep contracting faster than exports in the last quarter of 2020,” he predicted.Bank Central Asia (BCA) economist David Sumual said the trade data reflected “the latest sign of recovery” in the country’s manufacturing sector, but the prospect of economic recovery remained uncertain this year.“The prospect of economic recovery in the fourth quarter will largely depend on the trajectory of the virus, because household spending will remain subdued until a vaccine is available,” he told the Post.Indonesia’s manufacturing activity has improved significantly in the third quarter compared to the second quarter, according to a survey conducted by Bank Indonesia (BI), as it expects activity to improve further in the fourth quarter.The rise in Indonesia’s non-oil and gas imports hinted at improvement in domestic demand, JP Morgan Emerging Markets Asia, Economic and Policy Research analyst Nur Raisah Rasid wrote in a note on Thursday.Business performance in the third quarter had improved significantly compared to the previous quarter, said Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) deputy chairwoman Shinta Kamdani.“We are confident that business performance will further recover following rising consumption before year-end, and we expect that people’s confidence will improve going forward in line with vaccine availability,” she said on text message on Thursday, adding that demand for Indonesian goods had also picked up in countries that had succeeded in controlling the pandemic.“On that basis, we are optimistic that the productivity of the national industry will get a boost from people’s rising confidence and rising market demand,” she stated. “But we still need to work hard to maintain people’s confidence in the economy through policy reforms and stimulus.”Topics :last_img read more


first_imgArsenal climbed to third after beating Newcastle (Picture: AP)‘With their away form, I’m not too sure,’ he said.‘If they can pick up their away form, they will have a great chance. But the way their away form is, I wouldn’t be putting money on it.’After Arsenal defeated Newcastle, goalscorer Lacazette said: ‘It was a big game tonight, a tough game.‘The coach said we had to be patient and efficient in the box and we did that. It’s always like this against Newcastle. We are happy.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I can feel the difference in the atmosphere from last season, now we can maybe go to the Champions League.‘The fans helped us to get third place. We work every day to be in third place, now we must stay in this position.‘I would like to score away from home too but if we win that’s all that is important. We are more confident, everybody knows what we have to do.’MORE: Unai Emery provides Aaron Ramsey injury update after Newcastle win Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Apr 2019 11:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Advertisement Jamie Carragher predicts who will finish in top four after Arsenal overtake Tottenham Jamie Carragher has made a top-four prediction (Picture: Getty)Jamie Carragher has predicted who will finish in the top four of the Premier League after Arsenal moved above Tottenham.The Gunners are now third in the table after Monday’s impressive 2-0 win over Newcastle United, inspired by goals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette.But Liverpool legend Carragher still feels Arsenal will feel short in the race to finish in the top four, along with Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea.The former England defender said on Monday Night Football: ‘If I was saying now and had to call it now I’d probably still go for Spurs and Man United.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I still think that away form [from Arsenal is a problem]. When you say they’re not playing big six rivals, they’re the type of away games that have players and teams at the real top.‘You look at Everton away, Watford, Wolves, Burnley. Yes, you’re not playing United, City, Liverpool, but those ones, even a draw there now is not a good result it’s that tight.‘They concede almost two a game away from home. 27 goals, that’s an awful lot. The contrast with at home, it’s unbelievable.’Andy Cole, the Manchester United legend, also doubts whether Arsenal can maintain their position despite climbing to third.”With their away form, I’m not too sure”Andy Cole and @Carra23 doubt whether Arsenal can secure a top-four finish #MNF pic.twitter.com/Q0CZvlHpcP— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 1, 2019 Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgThe New Zealand Herald 5 July 2013Problem gambling service providers are calling for Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell to withdraw his Gambling Harm Reduction Bill.In a combined statement, the Salvation Army, Problem Gambling Foundation and Associate Professor Peter Adams from Auckland University’s school of population health said they wanted the bill scrapped after changes put forward at select committee stage.Mr Flavell’s bill was reported back to the select committee in June with all its main provisions removed or weakened.The National Party did not agree with an initial proposal that 80 per cent of funds raised through pokie machines should be distributed locally, saying it would affect funding for some nationwide groups.Salvation Army social policy research and parliamentary affairs unit director Major Campbell Roberts said the proposed changes did nothing for problem gamblers, those at risk or communities wishing to manage the impact of gambling.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10894993last_img read more


first_img Promoted Content6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldTop 10 Must-Know Facts About Ivanka TrumpMeghan And Harry’s Royal Baby: Everything You Need To KnowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Advertisement Football across Europe, including domestic and continental competitions, are all currently suspended as part of a wider lock down aimed at containing the virus. The Catalan side have confirmed they are looking into the possibility of an ERTE application at the club, to facilitate wage cuts and temporary redundancies. Read Also: Tottenham star Son returns to South Korea for ‘personal reasons‘According to reports from Marca, the club have chosen to take the unprecedented step due to an anticipated loss of €100M in the coming months.With no decision made on when, or if, football will return to the Camp Nou, Quique Setien’s side could stand to lose ticket revenue, broadcast fees, Champions League qualification bonuses and merchandise sales.The report also states the potential losses could rise significantly, towards €22-25M if the Champions League is not reinstated, with La Blaugrana missing out on substantial prize money from UEFA.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… La Liga giants Barcelona are reportedly facing a financial loss in the region of €100M due to the ongoing Covid 19 outbreak.last_img read more


first_img Senegal international Cisse is set to miss the Christmas programme as the Magpies seek a second opinion on the damage which forced him off during the first half of Saturday’s 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw with Aston Villa. Head coach Steve McClaren has summer signing Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez at his disposal and Emmanuel Riviere closing in on a return from long-term injury, while youngster Adam Armstrong is prospering on loan at Coventry. However, it is teenager Toney, a summer signing from Northampton, who is on his way back to St James’ Park. A club statement said: “Newcastle United have recalled striker Ivan Toney from a loan spell at Barnsley. The 19 year-old returns to St. James’ Park after scoring twice in eight appearances for the Tykes.” Barnsley’s head coach Lee Johnson told his club’s official website: “It’s unfortunate with the situation that’s developed but Newcastle have to protect themselves over the Christmas period,” “I had a nice call from (Newcastle assistant head coach) Paul Simpson explaining the situation which I appreciate. “It’s the same with any loan and unfortunate for ourselves, but Ivan is their player. “He’s done really well and helped himself to a couple of goals. I’d like to place on record our thanks to both Newcastle United and Ivan.” Newcastle have recalled striker Ivan Toney from his loan spell at League One Barnsley as they await news on Papiss Cisse’s groin injury. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – West Indies cricketers should receive all of their outstanding match fees by the end of this week, but players in the domestic four-day competition will have to wait a bit longer, Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief executive office Johnny Grave has disclosed.He said CWI has started processing payments for the international male and female cricketers and efforts would be made to do the same for the domestic players in the eight-franchise West Indies Championship earlier this year.The men had not been paid their match fees for the home series – three ODIs and three T20Is – against Ireland in January or the February-March Sri Lanka tour which included three ODIs and two T20Is. The women were owed for the four matches they played in the T20 World Cup in Australia between February and March.“As of the start of this week, we were able to email and contact the international women’s players and confirm that their T20 World Cup match fees will be paid in full this week. We’d already paid the prize money, as I confirmed a few weeks ago, back in March,” Grave said on the Mason and Guest radio show on Tuesday night.“We’ve also confirmed to the men’s international players that their outstanding match fees from both the Ireland series and Sri Lanka series will be paid this week as well. So the international players are being brought up to speed.”However, Grave added: “We’re not yet in a position to do that with the franchise players. We’re working hard to try and resolve that and as I’ve assured all the players and the franchises, it is our number priority from a financial point of view, for us to clear that, and I hope to do so sooner rather than later.”In March, after eight rounds of the 10-round competition, CWI ended the competition and declared point leaders Barbados Tridents the winner of the 2020 tournament. A large percentage of those match fees – for January to March – are outstanding.The delay in paying players has been blamed on CWI’s cash crunch that has been worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic which has curtailed cricket and other sports globally.last_img read more


first_imgEliana Occhino led thew way for 10-1 CBA, opening with a 201 and continuing with a 192 and a 178 to produced a 571 series.Cadence Malicek had a second-game 185 during a 469 series, while Rachel Farella finished with a 183 in her 457 set and Sophie Schultz added a 404 series.A day earlier, CBA beat Chittenango 5-2 as Occhino shot a 524 series with a 193 high game. Farella closed with a 197 in her 505 set as Malicek’s second-game 191 was part of a 502 series. Schultz added a three-game total of 466. Tags: Bishop GrimesbowlingCBAESMF-M CBA’s boys battled Chittenango and had Tavish Johnston shoot a 427 series to lead the Brothers. A 5-2 defeat to Weedsport followed on Wednesday, Garrett Bowman shooting a 429 series.East Syracuse Minoa met Oswego Tuesday afternoon and won despite the Buccaneers’ Eric Carson dazzling with games of 247, 268 and 234 in his 749 series at Lighthouse Lanes.More consistent, the Spartans had Brett Smith shoot a pair of 221 games, plus a 210, in his 652 series, while Chris Bayly closed with a 220 in his 605 set.Ryan Buffum opened with a 217 and ended up with a 596 series, just ahead of Tyler Talarico, who had games of 226 and 222 in his 590 set.The ESM girls got its second win of the season when it topped Oswego 4-1. America Carhart closed with games of 215 and 205 in her 573 series as the Spartans had a 2,084 pinfall to the Bucs’ 1,949.Jessica Weaver chimed in with a 403 series, just ahead of Julie Weaver’s 380 set as Emily Blakeman (369 series) and Olivia Nissen (359 series) followed.In a Thursday rematch with Oswego at Strike-N-Spare, ESM’s boys lost 2-1, watching as Weaver started with a 257, ended with a 276 and recorded a 756 series. Talarico shot 215, 213 and 229 in his 657 series,The girls Spartans also lost 2-1 though Carhart had, by far, the best individual series, her 589 featuring games of 216 and 205 well clear of the top 437 set from the Bucs’ McKenna Cleary.This week for the ESM boys was capped by beating Fulton 3-0 on Friday, Talarico opening with a 257 and moving on to a 688 series. Smith had a 618 series, with Buffum’s 238 opening a 615 set and Bayly’s third-game 245 part of a 605 series.Fayetteville-Manlius visited Baldwinsville last Tuesday, unable to earn a point in either match against the Bees.Kevin Winschel shot games of 226, 205 and 223 in his 654 series at B’ville Sports Bowl as Adam Koss added a 590 series and Dan Fiumara a 498 series. For the Bees, Tanner Rozyczko shot 224, 244 and 237 to earn a 705 series.The F-M girls totaled 2,313 to B’ville’s 2,465, but still lost 3-0. Shelby Miner had games of 204 and 200 in her 555 set to lead the Hornets.Kendra Elliot finished with a 467 series, with Hannah Smith adding a 439 set. On the Bees’ side, it was Jenna Spiech leading with a 572 series and Amelia Ponto contributing a 502 set.Moving to Thursday’s match against West Genesee, F-M’s girls won 3-0 helped by Miner’s 497 series and a 450 set from Smith.But the boys Hornets lost 2-1 to the Wildcats despite Winschel’s 617 series. No one else did better than Dan Fiumara’s 457 set as four WG bowlers matched or topped that series, led by Bobby Bidwell’s 549 setBishop Grimes split a match with Chittenango last Wednesday, winning 7-0 on the boys side as Matt Rogers shot a 543 series and Louis Pelose contributed a 514 set. Joe Belton had a 489 series. The Grimes girls lost again to Chittenango a day later in another 7-0 decision.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img With the calendar closing in on February, it is close to decision time in area high school bowling.And it gets underway next Sunday at Flamingo Bowl in Liverpool with the Section III girls team championships, to be followed a week later by the boys sectional tournament at Utica’a Pin-O-Rama.The Christian Brothers Academy girls team has flourished this winter. When the Brothers swept Weedsport 7-0 Wednesday at Strike-N-Spare Lanes, it clinched the program’s first Onondaga High School League regular-season title.last_img read more


first_imgMemory creation involves the translation of complex electrical signals across various regions of the hippocampus — a process that has now been successfully mimicked by a device USC researchers helped create.Professor Ted Berger and Research Associate Professor Dong Song of the Viterbi School of Engineering have collaborated with researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to develop a cutting-edge brain prosthesis that could help individuals struggling with memory loss.The device, which involves the implantation of a set of electrodes in the brain, can bypass damaged hippocampal regions to keep providing a correct translation of signals to the next intact region. Its design relies on an algorithm created by Song and decades of Berger’s research, as well as more than a decade-long partnership with Sam Deadwyler and Robert Hampson of the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology at Wake Forest Baptist. The prosthesis was originally designed at USC and tested at Wake Forest Baptist, though both groups have now tested models.Though the device can translate electrical signals for other hippocampal regions, there is still no way to “read” a memory based solely on the translation of signals.“It’s like being able to translate from Spanish to French without being able to understand either language,” Berger told USC News.Next, researchers aim to send translated signals far enough into the process to generate long-term memory. It is currently supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and could help previously injured soldiers now struggling with memory loss.“Being able to predict neural signals with the USC model suggests that it can be used to design a device to support or replace the function of a damaged part of the brain,” Hampson told USC News.last_img read more


first_imgThe defending champion was on 1-over par when play was suspended last night in Paris.Germany’s Max Kieffer leads by a shot on 4-under par – but he also has to finish his first round this morning.last_img