After a lot of efforts, civil society and some supportive states like the Netherlands finally succeeded in 2017 at the Human Rights Council to push for an international investigation into violations committed by all parties to the conflict. It was not an easy battle as the Saudi/UAE-led coalition and their allies like the US, the UK and France were not supportive of such steps. It is still not an easy battle every September, including this year, at the Human Rights Council to renew and strengthen the mandate of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen. … [Read more...] about Financial interests are valued more than blood of innocents in Yemen: Activist Radhya Almutawakel
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Kenichi Ayukawa, President, SIAM, said: “We are beginning to observe growth, which is instilling confidence back into the industry, especially in the two-wheeler and the passenger vehicle segments. Even though the industry witnessed year-on-year growth in August 2020, it is to be recognised that the base figures in August 2019 itself was very low, as the industry had shown a fall of about 32 percent for PVs, and 22 percent for two-wheelers in 2019 over 2018.” … [Read more...] about Car, SUV sales hit high gear in Aug; bikes, scooters scrape through
Gold steadied near a one-week high on Thursday as the dollar weakened, but the yellow metal traded in a narrow $8 range as investors held back from making large bets ahead of the European Central Bank's monetary policy decision due later in the day. … [Read more...] about Gold at one-week high as weak dollar supports; ECB meet in focus
"Indian indices again had a strong showing today, backed by strong gains in the shares of RIL, which alone contributed to more than half of the gains seen on the Nifty. Suitors lining up for potential stake sale in Reliance Retail drove its gains today,” Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services told Moneycontrol. … [Read more...] about Taking Stock: RIL at record high; Sensex jumps 600 points, Nifty reclaims 11,400
Wall Street ended higher yesterday amid hopes that US President Donald Trump would elaborate more on his spending and tax plans, in his speech to the Congress scheduled later today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average yesterday ended up by 15 points to 20,837 and closed at a record high for a 12th straight session, its longest streak since 1987. US equities markets have rallied since Trumps election victory in November, on the hopes for further tax reform, looser regulation and fiscal stimulus plans. … [Read more...] about Dow Heading To More Record Highs?