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Under Britain's ETS the authority can intervene in the market if average prices remain above a certain level for three consecutive months. "While UK ETS prices have remained elevated and triggered the CCM again, after careful consideration, the Authority judged that, on balance, prices were responding to fundamental market drivers and therefore concluded that intervention was not warranted on this occasion," the government said in a statement. "This decision, like that in December, is aimed at upholding the objectives of the UK ETS as a market-based approach to reducing emissions and incentivising participants to find the most cost-effective solutions to decarbonise," the government added.
The UK's cost of living surged by 5.4% in the 12 months to December, hitting its highest level since 1992.
The rising cost of living is affecting everyone - but it's been particularly tough on young people.
Cost of living crisis worsens, piling pressure on Bank of England to raise interest rates again
As Russia appears poised to invade Ukraine, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) joined Anderson Cooper 360 Tuesday where he said that Russian President Vladimir Putin may not know what he could be getting himself into. “There is going to be continued U.S. assistance, assistance to an army that’s ready to fight and a population that is not just going to let Russia march into the center of Ukraine,” Murphy said. “Putin seems to be getting absolutely horrible advice. People telling him he is going to be greeted as some kind of liberator in a country that has turned against Russia over the last ten years and is going to fight for its survival.” In 2014, Russia invaded Crimea, a very pro-Russia part of Ukraine, with little push-back. But Murphy said that things wouldn’t be so easy this time with the rest of Ukraine. Murphy said that 60 to 70 percent of Ukrainian citizens now favor joining NATO, exactly what Putin is trying to stop. Murphy believes that if they were to invade, it could be catastrophic for Russia, equating it to Russia’s failed invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s. “This, to me, would be the biggest mistake of Vladimir Putin's career. He will get bogged down inside Ukraine just like his predecessors got bogged down in Afghanistan in 1980 and 1981,” Murphy said. “Ukrainians are gonna fight for their lives. There will be a long term counterinsurgency. It will be bloody, it will be drawn out, and it will be a black mark on Russia that could end up leading to Russia’s downfall, as the Afghanistan invasion arguably contributed to the Soviet Union’s downfall.”
For all the turmoil across financial markets yesterday, the Nasdaq creeping dangerously near correction territory and closing below a key 200-day moving average probably came as the least surprising feature for investors. After all, dumping expensive tech and growth stocks when bond yields rise as the Federal Reserve embarks on an interest hike cycle is seen as basic stock market trading 101. Going overweight on banking stocks on tighter monetary policy tightens is another common trade but that one backfired spectacularly when Goldman Sachs missed quarterly profit expectations and plunged 7% as rising expenses bit into its fourth quarter earnings.
On January 4, editor Katie Adams tweeted: “Maybe I’m just not a good mom anymore. Maybe I used to be and now I’m just not and also I have no time to do anything else either.” It’s hard to fathom a mother who doesn’t feel this sentiment deep in her bones after the last two hellish years, which have stretched us way past the point of generic burnout. Illness, anxiety, childcare disruptions, capitalism at all costs, school closures and anti-mask/anti-vax crusades has left most mothers, as Amil Niaz
The former Vogue creative director died in New York on Tuesday aged 73, his representatives said.
SHANGHAI, January 19, 2022--Zrou, the plant-based protein brand under YouKuai Group, has launched a series of seven chef line ready-to-heat products created by five Chinese celebrity chefs, including Jereme Leung. The seven products are all made with Zrou plant-based protein’s base product, and cover dumplings, buns, Lu Rou rice, Beijing Zha Jiang noodle and Singaporean curry meatballs. By collaborating with five celebrity chefs including Jereme Leung, Dong Li, Chunfeng Lu, Hu Zhang and Anthony
Will he be forced out, step down or stay put? Here’s four scenarios that could happen in the coming days
The highest inflation rate in three decades today raised the chances of a February interest rate hike. The consumer prices index rose by a bigger-than-expected 5.4% year-on-year, while the retail prices index measure still used in setting some bills reached 7.5%. The Bank of England hiked rates in December and will be under pressure to do so again when policymakers meet next month.
Global education group Pearson raised its forecast for full-year adjusted operating profit on Wednesday in a boost to a management team that is restructuring the company and trying to stem problems at its U.S. Higher Education division. Analysts had forecast full-year adjusted operating profit of 375 million pounds ($510 million) and organic revenue growth of 6.7%. Delivering a trading update on Wednesday Pearson said it now saw full-year profit at 385 million pounds and sales up 8%.
China is drafting nationwide rules to make it easier for property developers to access pre-sale funds held in escrow accounts, in its latest move to ease a severe cash crunch in the embattled sector, four people with knowledge of the matter said. Years of regulatory curbs on borrowing via typical channels has plunged the sector into a deep crisis, highlighted last year by the troubles at China Evergrande Group - once the country's top-selling developer and now the world's most indebted property company with $300 billion in liabilities. The new rules would help developers meet debt obligations, pay suppliers, and finance operations by letting them use the funds in escrow that are currently controlled by the municipal governments with no central oversight, the people said on condition of anonymity due to sensitivity of the matter.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has rallied European allies to pledge as one that they will take tough measures against Russia if it rolls troops into Ukraine. But when it comes to what exactly the United States and Europe are willing to do, the allies don't look as ringingly united. Militarily, for example, the United States, Turkey and Britain have stood out for supplying or agreeing to supply anti-tank missiles, armed drones, naval warships and other weapons, along with money to help Uk
Britain's financial watchdog said on Wednesday it plans to introduce restrictions on marketing cryptoassets and other high-risk investments. A surge in investment scams, particularly online since the coronavirus pandemic began unfolding in 2020, has prompted the regulator to take action. The Financial Conduct Authority said the draft rules, put out to public consultation, prepare the ground for the government to bring in promotions of cryptoassets under the watchdog's remit.
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Former BBC reporter Mohamed Moalimu is recovering after being targeted on Sunday in Somalia.
Doctor also describes ‘very dire’ conditions with non-ICU trained nurses working in ICU wards, patients not being fed or showered
Inflation rose to 5.4 per cent in December, reaching the highest level in almost 30 years. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the rate of Consumer Price Index inflation increased to 5.4 per cent in December from 5.1 per cent in November – the highest since March 1992, when it stood at 7.1 per cent.
Taiwan Vice President William Lai will attend the inauguration of new Honduran president Xiomara Castro, Taiwan's presidential office said on Wednesday, seeking to shore up ties as China ramps up diplomatic pressure against the island. Taiwan's government has said it would work with Castro to deepen relations on the basis of their longstanding friendship with the country, although Castro has floated the idea of ditching Taipei for Beijing. Castro is the first female leader of the Central American country, one of only 14 nations with formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan.