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text 2020-10-22 03:12
With large corporations and public sector

 

If China nickel plated screw Factory the World Bank is to be believed, automation threatens 69 per cent of jobs in India and 77 per cent in China, and a whopping 85 per cent in Ethiopia. There is blood on the streets and gloom and doom is the prevailing strop. Another equally big reason is the lack of trained manpower.3 per cent and 14. Even here, despite the Skill India programme, results will take time as the quality of primary instruction in India is very poor. With large corporations and public sector banks financially stressed, the average size of companies in India is reducing, at a time when well-organised large companies are central to creating jobs. It states overall growth in the index of industrial production (IIP) was (-)2.The monthly economic report for August 2016 by the department of economic affairs underlines these ominous trends. What are these circumstances and compulsions Is it only terror or is it something very deeply intrinsic and internally dysfunctional Consider the following data points that profile a very gloomy spectre 6 per cent respectively over August 2015.

Mechanisation and technology have disrupted conventional industrial production, upended manual jobs and call time on work that has been done by generations.7 per cent in August 2016, from 3. The no-brainer solution, therefore, is to equip millions of people with basic blue-collar skills.In 2015, India added the fewest organised-sector jobs in large corporations and manufacturing facilities in seven years across eight core industry sectors.84 per cent on an average.7 per cent and in 2017 it is expected to grow by 5. In 2016, it clocked a mere 4. But the vast majority of Indians don’t have access to this resource and, therefore, aren’t equipped to work in a modern economy. The ratio of jobs in the unorganised sector without monthly payments or social security benefits is set to rise to 93 per cent in 2017.3 per cent in July 2015. The wholesale price index (WPI) headline inflation increased to 3.

A diversion and a very strong one indeed. With a public debt of $50 billion, of which around $30 billion was due for repayment in July-September this year, the fact that the Pakistani economy is floundering is a gross understatement.9 per cent. The formation of companies has slowed to 2009 levels, and existing firms are growing at two per cent, the lowest in five years.4 per cent in July 2016, in contrast to 4. Oil stood at $51. Some analysts claim that oil will hit $120 a barrel by early 2018. “But the traditional economic path from increasing productivity of agriculture to light manufacturing and then to full-scale industrialisation may not be possible for all developing countries,” Mr Kim adds. A period of mass unemployment and social unrest is looming over the immediate horizon unless there is an internal and external shift that at the moment is conspicuous by its absence.0 per cent while merchandise imports fell 15. There is nothing like a good old war hysteria or even a war to get the blood of raw jingoism flowing in the nation’s loins.

 

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text 2020-10-14 02:21
The double DIN infotainment system does

 

The Polo hatchback makes a lot of sense if you are a younger buyer who loves to drive and the Vento makes a lot of sense if you are an older buyer who wants that luxury feel of a premium German sedan. But what if you want a compact sedan and still want something with a premium badge Well, screw barrel of injection moulding machines Manufacturers Volkswagen has finally heard the pleas of the Indian customer and presented us with the brand-new Ameo. Safety has been a big talking point amongst car buyers in India recently.Front seats are the same as the Polo and are height adjustable for the driver. Volkswagen has only launched the 1.2-litre 4-cylinder TSI motor to make it a potent automobile. The edges of the front bumper are also slightly different with a deeper scooped-out mould that makes the car appear slightly wider. The front bumper is tucked in by 35mm which gave Volkswagen a little more space to play around with at the rear. In our opinion, it looks quite nice, has quality on par with much more expensive cars and handles brilliantly.The Volkswagen Beetle is a motoring icon in its own right. You get a very smart looking centre console that is finished in a shade of brushed silver along with a set of rectangular air vents.As we mentioned earlier, every car company needs a car for the people and with the Ameo, Volkswagen has truly made a car that will appeal to the mass markets while offering much more than most other cars in the segment. It sold over 21 million copies and put the German automaker on the global map.Source: CarDekho.The boot is spacious and offers a very large opening to slide luggage and if you want even more space, the seats fold down to offer a larger loading area.

The Ameo brings the best of both into one package and offers it to the Indian family at a great price point while still offering the Volkswagen badge and a sense of luxury. Volkswagen seems to have done just that, by giving us a sub 4-metre compact sedan, that sits squarely in between the hatchback and a full-blown three-box sedan. Clutch action is lighter than some of the older Volkswagen cars but still isn’t as light as what you would get in a Hyundai or Maruti product. Low-end power delivery isn’t as smooth as we expected and the Ameo does tend to need more throttle inputs especially if you are on an incline. That said, even though the roof on the Ameo is 15mm lower at the rear than the Vento or the Polo, there is a lot of headspace even for a six-foot tall passenger. Volkswagen has also stuffed the Ameo with first-in-class features like cruise control, anti-pinch windows for all four glasses and rain-sensing wipers. So what is it all about Well, we drove it to find out. The bootlid itself, though, does look a little bland and flat at first glance but look closely and you will notice some very well placed angular panels and cuts. The Ameo is more spacious than the Polo in terms of rear legroom but not as spacious compared to the Honda Amaze and the Ford Figo Aspire, and is a little short on under-thigh support too. The double DIN infotainment system does support USB and Bluetooth connectivity but does not have Apple CarPlay.

The engine does open up post 3000rpm all the way up to the 6000rpm red line but then the engine gets quite loud and intrusive. The only chink in its armour is the slightly underwhelming petrol engine. Yes, we know most of you will look at it and say this is identical to the Polo from the front, but this is a Volkswagen car and there are bound to be some differences. All said and done, it does share the front fenders, grille and the bonnet with the Polo along with the dual barrel headlamps. What the Ameo really needs is the 1. Other features include climate control, a much needed central arm rest and a sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel.The Ameo shares the dashboard with the Polo but that is not a bad thing. The first thing that strikes you about this engine, though, is the fact that it is unusually loud for a petrol engine even when idling. It managed to do that, purely because it was something that people needed at that time. Steering response is very direct and although we would have loved to see Volkswagen stick to the 16-inch wheels and tyres that the show car had, the production version gets the 15-inch wheels that you get on the Polo. Volkswagen hasn’t just haphazardly pasted a boot on the back of the Polo.As you would expect, the Volkswagen Ameo is a class apart when it comes to overall chassis balance.

 

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text 2020-09-26 02:52
There is clearly strong disagreement

 

Market participants interpreted the minutes as moderately positive for risk-taking appetite, with the Fed remaining divided on the timing of the next rate hike.S. [US/] The weaker dollar was an additional help to commodities like crude oil though oil prices dipped in early trading on the prospect of record Saudi output.The July meeting minutes released on Wednesday showed that Fed policymakers were generally upbeat about the U. The euro edged up 0. Futures contracts dipped slightly, signaling receding bets of a U.S.Technology stocks, especially Tencent and Lenovo Group led the index higher.5 per cent.International Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were at $49. Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed policymakers were in no rush to raise interest rates.Asian stocks rose and the greenback languished near two-month lows on Thursday after minutes of the U.MIAPJ0000PUS was up 0. But they also said they wanted to "leave their policy options open" as any slowdown in hiring would argue against near-term monetary tightening.55 hit on Tuesday.5 per cent at 99. currency flagged.Ten-year Australian government debt edged lower to 1.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .Bond markets greeted the rate Fed minutes with cautious optimism with the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF poised to set a fresh one-year high.1 per cent to 94.

"There is clearly strong disagreement within the Fed with regards to the timing of further rate hikes," wrote Angus Nicholson, market analyst at IG in Melbourne.S economic outlook and labor market.8 percent on Wednesday.2 per cent to $1.71 yen earing a post-Brexit low of 99. Treasury yields, which fell overnight following the release of the Fed minutes.Hong Kong shares was the top gainer in Asia with a 1 per cent rise, while a stronger yen, thanks to the Fed's cautious outlook, pulled Japan's Nikkei back 0.4 per ent as investors added to positions after a 14 per cent rise over the last two months.S.25 per cent at $4,786 a ton after losing 0.In currency markets, the dollar was down 0.MIAPJ0000PUS was up 0.67 per barrel at 0050 GMT, down 18 cents from their last close.The greenback felt the sting of lower U..49, Parallel Screw Barrel Factory having lost about 0.S. rate increase. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange CMCU3 was up 0.131with the common currency on track to rise more than 1 per cent this week.7 per cent so far this week, during which it touched a 7-week low of 94.MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .Copper, which had slid on the dollar's rise earlier in the week, trimmed some of their losses as the U.92 per cent, about 100 basis points down from end-2015.4 per ent.

 

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text 2020-09-16 03:12
European and US stocks

 

Minutes from the Fed’s July meeting said that policy members wanted to keep “options open” and remained divided on the need for a near-term rate hike.2 per cent.“The market lacks momentum,” Margaret Yang, an analyst at CMC Markets in Singapore, told Bloomberg News. “The market has been driven by liquidity arising from loose monetary policies by central banks around the world, rather than improving economic fundamentals. London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index closed down 0..”.8 per cent. Besides the rally in oil, there’s nothing that could push share prices higher.US and European markets had edged higher Thursday, with help from a dovish outlook for US interest rates, higher crude prices and some healthy post-Brexit data in Britain, traders said.Other key Asian markets were mixed, with Shanghai slightly up while Hong Kong slipped 0. With the occasional round of profit-taking,” said City of London Markets trader Markus Huber.“It would seem that Federal Reserve officials face a very complex, and possibly divisive, debate over the conundrum of an improving employment sector against a background of low inflation and tepid consumer spending,” Stephen Innes, a senior trader at forex firm OANDA, wrote in a commentary.

European and US stocks slid on Friday as traders booked profits in the absence of key data in a market that generally lacks momentum, analysts said.While most Asian markets were cautious, Tokyo’s main stocks index managed to rise as a yen rally petered out, supporting the profitability of blown film extruders Suppliers exporters such as automakers Toyota and Honda.“In light of an almost empty economic calendar today more of the same trading pattern appears likely.The oil price continued its upward trend Friday, with Brent crude holding above $50 a barrel.Wall Street was trading lower around mid-day in New York with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 0.2 per cent.5 per cent and the Paris CAC 40 lost 0..15 percent, while in the eurozone, Frankfurt’s DAX 30 shed 0.And in foreign exchange, the dollar rose against major rivals, although gains were capped by doubts about the chances of a US interest rate hike occurring this year.

 

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review 2020-08-17 00:02
Parallel Lives
Parallel Lives - Arthur Hugh Clough,Plutarch,John Dryden

Roughly 1800 years ago, a biographer and historian decided to compare the great men of Greece and Rome to one another to give his readers inspiration to follow their example or what to avoid.  Parallel Lives by Plutarch chronicles the lives of the greatest men of the ancient world and the times they lived in.

 

To show the influence of character—good or bad—of the great men of more remote past of Greece and the more recent past of Rome was Plutarch’s main aim in his biographies of these great men especially when he compared them to one another.  Yet throughout his writing he shows the times these great men lived to the benefit of readers today that might know the overall history, but not the remarkably interesting details or events that general history readers might never know about.  The usual important suspects like Alexander, Julius Caesar, and their like but it was those individuals that one never heard of today especially those Greeks between the end of the Peloponnesian War and its takeover by Rome save Alexander.  This revised edition of the John Dryden translation contains both volumes in one book resulting in almost 1300 pages of text thanks to the fact that they added four lives that Plutarch wrote independent of his parallel pairs which included a Persian monarch, yet this printing is of poor quality as there are missing letters throughout which does slow reading down for a moment.

 

Parallel Lives is a fascinating series of biographies of individuals that in the second century AD were the greatest men in history to those living at the time, a few of which have continued to our time.  Plutarch’s prose brings these men to life as well as the times they live in and influenced which history readers would appreciate a lot.

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