Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa on January 16 said one needs to have a "strong character" to get the better of a class act like India captain Virat Kohli, who he has dismissed six times in limited overs cricket so far. Zampa said despite enjoying an upperhand over the Indian captain in limited-overs, Kohli is a hard nut to crack. … [Read more...] about India vs Australia: Zampa expects an ‘even more switched on’ Kohli after first ODI
I’ve been studying and monitoring the number of common guillemots on Skomer Island, Wales, since 1972. In that time, I’ve realized how essential this work is to understanding how guillemot populations work. Beach counts of dead seabirds allow scientists to detect unusual events, but these counts are meaningless without information on the overall size of the population. Without regular monitoring of seabird colonies on North America’s West Coast, the researchers wouldn’t have known what proportion of the total population died, and would have missed the total breeding failures in the Alaskan colonies. … [Read more...] about One million seabirds died in the North Pacific during 2016’s brutal ocean heatwave
To achieve its NEV sales goal in China, Volkswagen has built a new $2.5 billion electric vehicle plant with partner SAIC Motor that will have annual output capacity of 300,000 cars and is also revamping manufacturing facilities in China's southeastern city of Foshan to build electric cars with partner FAW Group. … [Read more...] about Volkswagen to buy 20% of Chinese battery maker Guoxuan amid electric push: Sources
"The Western opprobrium heaped on Myanmar was not mired by China, who balanced its strategic interests with shoring up support for the NLD government, and now it's time for China to use that support to get its trade and infrastructure projects moving faster," he was quoted as saying by the South China Morning Post.Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app. … [Read more...] about Xi Jinping vows to bolster ties with Myanmar to ‘new level’ as China eyes opening into Indian Ocean
But while global demand is coming off, the key question is will it slow as much as the current bearish sentiment believes it will? Currently, the market is pricing in a 64 percent probability of the US policy rate in January 2020 being at the same level as it is today, with about a 26 percent probability of a rate cut. The US Fed, on the other hand, is still pencilling in two rate hikes in 2019, apart from continuing with its balance sheet contraction, which means it believes there’s little threat to growth. So who is right about US growth and consequently US interest rate hikes -- the US central bank or the markets? The IMF and the OECD have lowered their growth forecasts for 2019, but it’s not a huge cut. … [Read more...] about Opinion | Economic outlook for 2019: Will the elephants in the room turn out to be mice?