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Remy Cointreau said it would deliver "exceptional" current operating growth in the first half of its 2021/2022 fiscal year after its sales rose by a stronger-than-expected 23.7% in the second quarter, boosted by strong demand for its premium cognac in the United States, China and Europe. For the full year, Remy Cointreau - which reiterated it would substantially increase marketing spending during the second half to support its brands - said it was targeting strong growth in current operating profit and sales. "For the financial year of 2021/22, Remy Cointreau reiterates its confidence in its ability to outperform the exceptional spirits market and anticipates strong growth in sales, mainly driven by the performance in the first-half," said the company.
Victoria Covid vaccination rate by postcode: check the percentages in your suburb – interactive map. Newly released data from the state government shows the vaccine rollout by area. Check the Covid-19 vaccine rates for first and second dose by postcode
The BBC has refused to speculate on reports Laura Kuenssberg is stepping down as its political editor to join the Today programme. The Guardian says Kuenssberg is negotiating stepping away from her role of the past six years as part of a major reshuffle of the BBC’s on-air staff. Kuenssberg has been a contentious figure during her tenure as political editor, a time which including the Brexit referendum and two general elections.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden botched the numbers behind the COVID-19 vaccine rollout Thursday as he stretched to take all the credit for the surge of shots once he was in office. A look at his remarks during a CNN town hall event: COVID BIDEN: “When I first was elected, there were only 2 million people who had COVID shots in the United States of America — and the vaccine. Now we got 190 million, because I went out and bought everything I could do and buy in sight and it worked." THE FAC
BEIJING (AP) — Police in China’s capital Beijing say famed international pianist Li Yundi is a suspect in a prostitution case. A message on the force’s microblog said a suspect had been placed in administrative detention and an investigation opened on Thursday involving a woman identified by her surname Chen and a man named as “Li di," with the first part of his personal name deleted as is standard in police cases. The post was followed by another message depicting a piano keyboard and the words
Asian shares were mixed Friday after a late-in-the-day wave of buying pushed the S&P 500 to a fresh record high. Benchmarks rose in Hong Kong and Tokyo but fell in Sydney and Shanghai. An official newspaper, the Securities Times, said China Evergrande Group made an overdue bond payment on Friday. The property developer's struggle to reduce its 2 trillion yuan ($310 billion) of debt to comply with tighter official curbs on borrowing has prompted fears a default might trigger a financial crisis. E
It proved another narrow defeat to a player ranked in the top 20 – his sixth since Wimbledon – and afterwards the former world No1 cut a frustrated figure. “There’ll be a decision on the final Paris wildcard on Monday but I might even play the quails there,” added Murray, who had previously come through a marathon first round match in Antwerp against Frances Tiafoe.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Atlanta Braves welcomed back outfielder Jorge Soler for Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Thursday after he was sidelined following a positive COVID-19 test. Soler struck out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of an 11-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, his first at-bat of the series. The Braves still lead 3-2 in the best-of-seven playoff. Game 6 is Saturday in Atlanta, where the NL East champion Braves get two more chances to advance to the World Series for the
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LONDON (Reuters) -French carmaker Renault said on Friday its production losses in 2021 because of a global semiconductor chip shortage would be far larger than previously forecast, but maintained its profit outlook thanks to high car pricing and cost cuts. The shortage of chips, used in everything from brake sensors to power steering to entertainment systems, has led automakers around the world to cut or even suspend production, pushing up vehicle prices. Like its peers, Renault has focused production on more profitable models.
Ailing property developer China Evergrande has avoided a default on its debt, at least for now.The cash-strapped company wired $83 million dollars in interest payments it owed offshore bondholders on Thursday.It's coming only days before a deadline that would have plunged Evergrande into formal default.The news was first reported in the state-backed Securities Times and apparently will allow holders of the bond to be paid before Saturday.A source corroborated to Reuters that a payment had been made.October 23 is the end of Evergrande's 30 day grace-period on payment, since it missed the initial deadline a month ago. Evergrande's dollar bonds surged Friday morning, and its April 2022 and 2023 notes jumped more than 10 percent.It's a sign that investors are confident Evergrande will make good on its many coupon payment deadlines ahead, including one on a dollar bond of around $47 million, which will expire on October 29.Evergrande is saddled with over $300 billion in liabilities, and has become the poster child for China's debt-fueled property sector.In recent days, a string of Chinese officials have sought to reassure investors, saying creditors' interest would be protected.
Observers said his detention could be seen as a warning to other "immoral" celebrities.
The Hawks won their 11th consecutive district championship Thursday night and remain undefeated against Idaho teams.
PRESS RELEASE BUSINESS REVIEW FOR THE FIRST NINE MONTHS OF 2021 Paris — October 22, 2021 Klépierre, the European leader in shopping malls, today released its business update for the first nine months of 2021(1). The main highlights include: Guidance for full-year 2021 net current cash flow per share(2) revised upwards by 20 cents to at least €2.00, assuming no severe restrictions through to the end of the year, thanks to: Sound shopping centers reopening Strong recovery in retailer sales(3) over
Northwest B.C.’s doctor shortage is challenging reproductive rights in the region, leaving many without access to safe abortions, says an advocacy group. This gap disproportionately affects low income and Indigenous people, as well as those who are victims of violence, said workers from Vancouver Rape Relief (VRR). In a letter to Health Minister Adrian Dix and Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross, the Vancouver-based organization said while abortion is legal in Canada, it remains inaccessible in rur
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An EU summit in Brussels on Thursday was overshadowed by a squabble over what to do about Poland.This month, the country's constitutional court ruled that elements of EU law were incompatible with the country's charter.The move challenges a central tenet of EU integration and some leaders want Poland to face strong repercussions, including financial penalties.Here are the leaders of the Netherlands, Ireland and Belgium:"I think we have to be tough but the question is how do you get there?""We believe politically we've all made choices in terms of being fully part of the European family in spirit and well as in the letter of that and we are extremely disappointed with developments...""If you want to be part of a club, and if you want to have the advantages of being in a club -- and they are clear to everyone, including the Polish people -- then you need to respect the rules."But Poland's Prime Minister remains defiant and says he won't be blackmailed by the EU. He also has the backing of Hungary."Poland? The best country in Europe. There is no need to have any sanction, it's ridiculous."The European Commission has for now barred Warsaw from tapping into the 36 billion euros of grants and loans it requested from EU funds to help it recover from the health crisis.On top of this, the dispute risks precipitating a new fundamental crisis for the bloc which is still grappling with the aftermath of Brexit.Though any fears of a so-called Polexit can, for now, be put aside.Popular support for EU membership remains at 88% in Poland.
Process automation showed stellar improvements, while Electrification and Motion were impacted by the higher raw material costs, as we have said they would be. In summary, considering the challenges from the tight supply chain, I'm pleased about overall delivery in the quarter.
Gladys Berejiklian should have disclosed relationship with MP, deputy Liberal leader tells Icac. Stuart Ayres tells commission former premier needed to avoid the perception of a conflict of interest over her relationship with Daryl Maguire