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Sri Lanka’s heritage art of batik inspired a fashion label | The Economist

Designer Sonali Dharmawardena runs one of Sri Lanka’s fashion labels from her traditional workshop in Colombo. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Passport is an original travel series for the intellectually and culturally curious, exploring some of the most exciting city destinations in the world. The insiders’ guide to each city …

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The labels that show how much more international retailers charge Swiss

To simplify labelling, many international retailers put recommended retail prices (RRP) for multiple nations on the same label, like the one below. The Swiss retail price premium laid bare.Labels such as these show how much more Swiss customers are being charged compared to customers in other countries.

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The US labels China a currency manipulator

The near-term impact will likely be limited but this is a clear negative for trade negotiations.Shortly after the renminbi’s sharp depreciation on Monday, the US Treasury Department labelled China a currency manipulator. This is the first time in 25 years that the US government has designated a country as a currency manipulator.According to the US Treasury Department, the decision was triggered by the perceived lack of action by the PBoC to resist...

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Downward Mobility Matters More Than Liberal-Conservative Labels

The real heresy here is the American economy is now rigged for downward mobility. In the conventional narrative, one's economic class is overshadowed by one's political belief structure: liberal, conservative, libertarian, etc. In terms of economic class, the conventional narrative divides people into their ideological beliefs about economic ideologies: free market capitalism, socialism, etc.

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Halal label on Swiss chocolate sparks controversy

Some consumers in Switzerland and abroad have been questioning the halal label on Toblerone chocolate bars. Although certified as halal in April, it was only this week that a small storm began brewing on social media – with some people calling for boycotts of the chocolate produced by Mondelez in Bern.

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Swiss Supermarkets Selling Products with no Country of Origin on Label

For example, a piece of farmed salmon will typically be labelled only with its country of origin, containing no information on what the fish has been fed. Contaminated fish feed can significantly push up the level of dioxins found in the fish’s fat. Mad cows disease is another example of how animal feed contaminated food.

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Wood not labelled properly in Switzerland

Five out of six Swiss companies selling wood or wooden products fail to declare the type and origin of the wood correctly – despite a legal requirement that has been in place since 2012. As the Federal Consumer Affairs Bureauexternal link announced on Tuesday, it conducted 120 inspections last year and found that only 17% of the audited companies had declared their products correctly.

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Defying Labels

Last month US Industrial Production rose rather quickly. Gaining more than 1.1% month-over-month, it might have appeared that the US economy once dragged into downturn by manufacturing and industry was finally about to experience its belated upturn. But frustration is how it has always gone, not just in this latest phase but for all phases since around 2011. Each good month is followed immediately by a disappointing one. What should be...

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Trump Is Set To Label China A “Currency Manipulator”: What Happens Then?

While China has been banging the nationalist drums in its government-owned tabloids, warning daily of the adverse consequences to the US from either a trade war, or from Trump's violating the "One China" policy, a more tangible concern for deteriorating relations between China and the US is that Trump could, and most likely will, brand China a currency manipulator shortly after taking over the the Oval Office.

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Encouraging retailers to reduce their carbon footprint

In Geneva, a group of young people with support from the WWF have created their own energy label. The goal of J’OSE is to get as many small shop owners to participate in energy saving measures as possible. (RTS/swissinfo.ch) — swissinfo.ch is the international branch of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC). Its role is to …

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Why don’t the Swiss recycle more plastic?

Most plastics carry a recycling label, but few are convenient to recycle in Switzerland. For 30 days, swissinfo.ch journalist Susan Misicka saved all of her plastic garbage. She filled four shopping bags, but found that not even half of the waste could be recycled. Is it as bad as it sounds? (swissinfo.ch) — swissinfo.ch is …

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How MDMA is being used to treat PTSD | The Economist

MDMA, the active ingredient in the party drug ecstasy, is being touted as a game-changing treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. It is being trialled in America—and for one army veteran the drug has been a life-saver. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy In America around 22 military veterans kill themselves every …

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The internet’s second revolution | The Economist

The second half of humanity is joining the internet. People in countries like India will change the internet, and it will change them. Read more from The Economist here: https://econ.st/2zVWeQQ Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy L.O. Two simple letters that marked one of the biggest changes in human history. In …

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FX Daily, August 06: Markets Consolidate

The Australian dollar powered to marginal news highs for the year as the move against the US dollar continued yesterday. The euro stopped a few hundredths of a cent below the high seen at the end of last week. However, neither sustained the upside momentum and have come back offered today.

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20 Gram Gold Bar | PAMP Suisse | Money Metals Exchange

PAMP Suisse 20 Gram Gold Bars: https://www.moneymetals.com/gold-bar-20-gram-9999-pure/84?utm_source=silo&utm_medium=youtube&utm_campaign=buy-gold-bars The High Appeal of 20 Gram Gold Bars Many investors buy 20 gram gold bars as part of a diverse investment portfolio. Two of the most respected mints in the world are Australia’s Perth Mint and Switzerland’s PAMP Suisse. While they are many miles apart, both produce high-quality...

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How to Sell Your Gold & Silver to Money Metals Exchange

Learn more here: https://goo.gl/yA027t?sell-gold What you’ll need: 1. A new cardboard box that is large enough to fit all of the product that you are selling and extra packing material 2. Your precious metals that you are selling to Money Metals Exchange 3. Strong packing tape 4. Your P.O. paperwork 5. Packing material like packing …

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Why Keynes Was Wrong about Consumer Spending

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, most experts are of the view that it is the role of the government and central bank to minimize the damage inflicted by the virus—and the policy response to it—on the economy.

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Horizon 2020: long-term investing in a world marked by pandemic

The sudden, violent recession triggered by this year’s covid-19 outbreak provides further impetus to pre-existing economic and market dynamics.

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Weekly SNB Sight Deposits and Speculative Positions: SNB buying euros at high prices

Update August 3, 2020: SNB buying euros at high prices. Sight Deposits have risen by +1.1 bn CHF, this means that the SNB is intervening and buying Euros and Dollars: The change is +1.1 bn. compared to last week.

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There Are No Winners in the US-China “Tech War”

After unleashing a disruptive trade conflict with China, the Trump administration has also escalated the lingering “cold tech war” between the two rival powers. Over the last two years, the US has passed new rules limiting China’s investments in the US, restricting bilateral information and communications technology (ICT) trade and controlling exports of sensitive and emerging technology to China.

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