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South Korea's top government think-tank on Thursday called on the central bank to maintain loose monetary policy for the time being and raised its economic growth forecasts for the current year. "As the economic recovery has not been strong, and since the trend of inflation has been underperforming the target inflation for a long while, the need to adjust the monetary policy stance is not high for now," the state-run Korea Development Institute (KDI) said in a bi-annual report on the economy. "Accommodative monetary policies should stand to support economic recovery for the time being."
India's devastating COVID-19 crisis is making investors question more than ever whether after years of debt accumulation and patchy progress on reforms, a country touted as a future economic superpower still deserves its 'investment grade' status. A spate of downgrades last year had already left India's investment grade credit ratings hanging by a thread and the severity of the current virus wave is making the main agencies, S&P, Moody's and Fitch agitated again. All three firms have either cut - or warned they could cut - the country's growth forecasts in recent weeks and that government debt as a share of GDP will jump to a record 90% this year.
Travis Shaw hit a tiebreaking double and Avisaíl García added a two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers capitalized on some good fortune to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Wednesday night. The decisive rally that snapped the Cardinals' four-game winning streak came after it appeared Ryan Helsley (3-1) would retire the side in order. An apparent inning-ending strikeout of Daniel Vogelbach was foiled when the third strike got past catcher Yadier Molina for a wild pitch, enabling Vogelbach to reach first.
Josh Norris scored nine seconds into overtime and the Ottawa Senators beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Wednesday night to finish the season. Mitch Marner turned over the the puck to Brady Tkachuk off the opening face in the extra period, and Tkachuk fed Norris for his 17th of the season. Parker Kelly scored in his NHL debut for Ottawa, Connor Brown had his league-leading fifth short-handed goal, Nikita Zaitsev had a goal and an assist, and Filip Gustavsson stopped 30 shots.
Rhys Hoskins hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning as the Philadelphia Phillies rallied and then took the lead against struggling Washington closer Brad Hand, beating the Nationals 5-2 on Wednesday night. Philadelphia, which has taken seven of its last nine, won consecutive road games for the first time this season. Washington dropped its fourth in a row and seventh of eight to sink a season-worst six games below .500.
Taiwan's lucrative fishing industry has come under fire for subjecting its migrant workforce to forced labour and other abuses, contrasting with the government's promotion of the democratic island as a regional human rights beacon.
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Screenshot/ALEAThe parents of a 5-week-old baby who disappeared this week gave a press conference Wednesday where they begged for the public’s help in finding their son but offered confusing accounts of what exactly happened. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, which sent out the first alert about missing Caleb “CJ” Whisnand, Jr., initially said he was last seen on Saturday night. But police in Montgomery County, Alabama, say they received a 911 call late Monday evening from a Circle K convenience store along a highway outside Montgomery about the missing baby, who weighs 10 pounds and was last seen in a camouflage onesie. Further details of the infant’s disappearance have not been made public, though police say they are reviewing security footage. ALEA The father, Caleb Whisnand, and mother, Angela Gardner, did not refer to their son by name during their Wednesday remarks. Whisnand repeatedly stressed that he could not recall many details about the disappearance. “I don’t remember a lot, but I did remember I was breaking up, ya know, with the cops. If anybody’s got anything, any places that I could have gone, you know who you are,” he said, according to AL.com.Gardner said she had been at home Monday with her 2-year-old child when Whisnand brought the 5-week-old to the convenience store.“He went to go pay gas at the gas station and realized he was gone. He let the police know, and me know, that he was missing… Please find him, please,” she said. Asked about the last time the whole family was together, Whisnand said it was Saturday night when “we were all together sleeping.” Bizarrely, he went on to say, “And I don’t remember much.”“It’s not easy,” Gardner chimed in.Police have largely kept mum about the case, and it remains unclear why the baby was first said to have gone missing on Saturday. Capt. Trent Beasley, who is in charge of investigations at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, said he could not explain why the couple said they were last together with their baby on Saturday.“I can’t speak to their mental state. I don’t know where the father was at when he was answering questions,” Beasley was quoted saying by the Montgomery Advertiser.He said the baby’s father had called 911 four minutes after the baby was last seen on surveillance footage at the gas station.“The video image is a little grainy, but it looks to be him,” Beasley said.Neither parent said they had any suspicions about who had taken the baby, and authorities have not named any suspects. The FBI, the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wetumpka Police Department are assisting in the investigation. “The family ain’t the same without family, that’s for sure,” Whisnand said.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
NSW pushes plan to bring international students to Australia using purpose-built quarantine. Dominic Perrottet says some university students could return as early as August in proposal that would not take spaces from Australians coming home
Hamas launched rockets at Tel Aviv and toward Jerusalem early on Thursday (May 13) and Israel vowed to keep pummeling the Islamist faction in Gaza despite a prediction by U.S. President Joe Biden that their fiercest hostilities in years might end soon.At least 67 people have been killed in Gaza since violence escalated on Monday, according to the enclave's health ministry. Seven people have been killed in Israel, medical officials said.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday a Gaza City brigade commander and 15 other members of the Islamist militant group were killed in air strikes.Israel launched its military action after Hamas fired rockets in retaliation for Israeli police clashes with Palestinians in East Jerusalem, including at a holy site during the fasting month of Ramadan. A Palestinian source said truce efforts by Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations had made no progress to end the violence."We are fed up, go away..leave us," Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday during a televised speech, referring to Israel and the U.S. "We will stay like a thorn in your eyes, we will never leave our country."
Matt Rhule feels good about the way the Panthers approach practices and is “disappointed” former quarterback Teddy Bridgewater didn’t feel the same way while in Carolina. “I’m not going to delve into specifics about our process, some of that is specific to us,” the Panthers coach said Wednesday night during a video call with reporters. Rhule’s comments came after Bridgewater openly criticized Panthers first-year offensive coordinator Joe Brady and the way the team practiced on the “All Things Covered” podcast.
Joe Biden choked on his words when he was asked how he thought his late son Beau, would judge the first 100 days of his presidency. In an interview in which the president was asked about everything from bins response to the pandemic to Liz Cheney’s dispute with the Republican leadership, the last question was about his late son, who died in 2015 from a brain tumour. If he were able to call Mr Biden, how would he think his son would judge the first 100 days of his presidency, the president was asked.
The Lakers opted to wait to hang their banner until fans could be back inside the Staples Center.
Union members, students, pensioners and workers marched in anti-government protests around Colombia on Wednesday, as President Ivan Duque urged citizens to reject violence and stereotypes about demonstrators and police alike. The sometimes deadly demonstrations were initially fueled in late April by outrage at a now-canceled tax plan. But protesters’ demands have expanded to include an end to police violence, economic support as the COVID-19 pandemic batters incomes, and the withdrawal of a health reform.Duque has offered dialogue, but many protesters have voiced skepticism government promises will lead to change and talks with union and student leaders have so far proved fruitless.Smaller demonstrations and road blockades have continued daily around the country, leading to shortages of goods, stymieing the export of half a million 60 kilo bags of top crop coffee, and requiring the importation of tens of thousands of barrels of fuel from neighboring Ecuador.“It is unjust to paint everyone who expresses themselves peacefully in the streets as a vandal or as a terrorist or as a criminal,” Duque said during a meeting with dozens of youth leaders in Bogota. “It is also unjust to generalize the behavior of all the members of the security forces.”The comments were more conciliatory than Duque’s discourse earlier in the protests, when he decried incidents of looting and attacks on police.The human rights ombudsman has received reports of more than 40 civilian deaths amid the protests, though it has said at least seven are unrelated to the marches themselves. One police officer was also killed.Local and international rights groups allege the death toll may be higher and have blamed the police. So far three officers face murder charges.In the western city of Cali, a hub of protest violence, a group of about 100 young people blocked a central highway.“The government is censuring us, killing us, forcing a health reform, a pension reform,” said 19-year-old university student John, who declined to give his last name. “We will resist until there’s a change.”In capital Bogota thousands marched to central Bolivar Square and the mayor urged people to return home early as demonstrators blocked mass transit routes.Nurse Paula Garcia, 22, was confident the health reform – which critics say does not do enough to ensure the wider access to healthcare they are demanding – can be stopped after the tax reform’s withdrawal.“If we unite, we can succeed,” she said.Many Latin American countries – already deeply unequal and politically volatile – have been hit hard by the pandemic, which has rolled back recent anti-poverty strides.Unemployment in Colombia reached nearly 17% in urban areas in April and the country looks set to lose its investment-grade credit rating amid falls in the value of its public debt, stock market, and peso currency.Finance minister Jose Manuel Restrepo, who attended Duque’s meeting with youth leaders, said acts of vandalism and road blockades had cost the economy about $1.6 billion, while agriculture minister Rodolfo Zea said blockades had halted transport of 700,000 tonnes of food.Protests have been successful at putting pressure on the government but unions want clear rules before entering talks, Francisco Maltes, president of the Central Union of Workers (CUT) said in a video posted on Facebook.The protests go beyond the anger at inequality and the impact of COVID-19 seen elsewhere in the region, said Gimena Sanchez, Director for the Andes at the Washington Office on Latin America.Colombia has struggled with decades of bloody civil strife and drug violence that a 2016 peace agreement has diminished but not ended.“The Colombia protests are not just about COVID, they are about anger towards Duque for police repression from 2019 onwards, not advancing the 2016 peace accord, rising massacres and killings of social leaders and the perception by middle and working class Colombians that the government is only interested in advancing the economic and political elites’ agendas,” she said.(REUTERS)
Only four months after securing Series B fundraising of $310 million, Chinese autonomous driving company WeRide says it has achieved its Series C funding round that brings its post-money valuation to $3 billion. WeRide intends to use this funding round to invest in R&D and commercialization as it works towards the next-generation of Level 4 driving, a term that means a vehicle can drive without human intervention in some environments and conditions. WeRide has scored a slew of large investments over the past year, including its $200 million strategic round in December from Chinese bus maker Yutong.
What is the Moderna vaccine? And will it boost Australia’s Covid vaccination program?A deal for 25m doses of Moderna’s highly effective mRNA vaccine also brings Australia a step closer to manufacturing the technology onshore Moderna signs deal with Australia to supply 25m vaccine doses Australia’s deal with Moderna is expected to provide 10m doses of its mRNA Covid vaccine by the end of the year and a further 15m in 2022 to tackle variants. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters
On The Masked Singer Wednesday night, the long-awaited reveal of fan favorites, The Russian Dolls, finally happened, when they unfortunately received the lowest amount of votes, even though they gave an awesome performance of Elton John's "I'm Still Standing." Even though the Russian Dolls aren't still standing in the competition anymore, viewers were so happy to finally see the group unmask, as fans had guessed the group to be '90s pop rock band Hanson pretty early in the competition. The first-ever band to be unmasked on the show, Hanson is best known for their smash hit "MMMbop." Following their reveal, Zac shared, "The thing about us, we would normally be out touring. But it was kind of this unique opportunity to do something very different and also, you know, play to a whole new audience." Taylor followed, saying, "The fact that you spent all these years performing, you're always seen as a certain thing. People think they know what you are, and to be able to just start with music and focus on singing, and say, 'Hey, you don't know what's behind this.'" Meanwhile, fans were pretty upset that Hanson was eliminated, because they thought the trio deserved to be in the finals, if not win the whole show.
The biggest fuel pipeline in the U.S. had halted service after becoming the victim of a ransomware attack that cut off deliveries to the East Coast.
Apple Inc on Wednesday said Antonio García Martínez, a former Facebook Inc product manager who joined Apple recently to work in its advertising business, is no longer with the company. García Martínez, who came to Silicon Valley after a stint on Wall Street, wrote the 2016 book "Chaos Monkeys" about his time in the technology industry. Technology news publication The Verge reported on Wednesday that more than 2,000 Apple employees https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/12/22432909/apple-petition-hiring-antonio-garcia-martinez-chaos-monkeys-facebook had signed an internal petition sent to the company's leaders with concerns about what the petition writers described as sexist and racist views in the book and whether Apple had followed its own rules in hiring García Martínez.
(Bloomberg) -- Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and IFM Investors Pty are considering bidding for Singapore Telecommunications Ltd.’s portfolio of Australian mobile phone towers, according to people familiar with the matter, joining a crowded field of possible suitors for the digital infrastructure assets.A deal for the towers, held under Singtel’s Australian subsidiary, Optus, could value the assets at about A$2 billion ($1.5 billion), the people said, asking not to be named discussing confidential matters. First round offers may be due as soon as later this month, the people said.American Tower Corp. is also among the potential bidders, the people said. A group known as Symphony Consortium, consisting of local telecom operator Stilmark Holdings Pty with U.S. provider ATN International Inc. and Canadian pension investor OMERS Infrastructure Management Inc. said in November it plans to participate in the sale.Deliberations are ongoing and the prospective suitors could decide not to proceed with offers, the people said. Representatives for American Tower, Brookfield, IFM and Singtel declined to comment. A representative for Symphony Consortium did not respond to requests for comment.The potential sale comes amid a series of sizable telecommunication towers deals in recent months. Spain’s Cellnex Telecom SA agreed in November to buy CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd.’s European telecommunication towers for about $12 billion, while American Tower inked a deal in January to buy a portfolio of towers in Europe and South America from a unit of Telefonica SA for about $9.4 billion.Telstra Corp., Optus’s main rival in the Australian telecommunications market, said in March that plans to sell a stake in its own towers arm were on track, and that binding offers would be due in the second quarter of 2022.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.