Tag: 浙江娱乐地图yldt123


Saudi chairs G20 crisis talks as virus threatens recession


first_imgLeaders of the G20 major economies will hold an online summit Thursday in a bid to fend off a coronavirus-triggered recession, after criticism the group has been slow to address the crisis.US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will join the emergency videoconference chaired by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, who is also under pressure to end an oil price war with Moscow that has roiled energy markets.The talks come as the global death toll from COVID-19 soared close to 21,000 and over 3 billion people were locked down in their homes. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged G20 nations to offer support to “low and middle income countries”, including from Sub-Saharan Africa.This week, French President Emmanuel Macron and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping pushed for an emergency G20 summit to limit the impact of the pandemic.French presidential sources said the virtual meeting would focus on “coordination on the health level” as well as sending a “strong signal” to financial markets over efforts to stabilise the global economy. ‘Missing in action’ With world leaders divided, the meeting stands in contrast to the G20 summits following the 2008 financial crisis, when the group swung into action to mobilize assistance for vulnerable countries.”The G20 is missing in action today, unlike 2008,” said Ian Bremmer, president and founder of the Eurasia Group.Talk of global coordination has yet to resonate under the isolationist US presidency of Trump.On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took aim at China, saying the top diplomats of the Group of Seven agreed with him that Beijing was waging a “disinformation” campaign about the pandemic.At the G7 talks, a day before the G20 summit, Pompeo alleged Beijing was engaged in a social media campaign that included conspiracy theories that the US was behind the virus, first detected in the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan. “If G20 leaders can put politics aside and reach a collective G20 agreement, countries have a better chance of success or of delivering more stimulus than on their own,” Markus Engels, from the Global Solutions Initiative, told AFP.”Coordination among the G20 sends a strong message of unity and confidence, both of which are urgently needed now.”Crude oil prices — hammered by the outbreak’s impact on demand as well as by a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia — are also expected to be at the centre of the discussions.Riyadh faces pressure from Washington to row back on its decision to hike production and offer the biggest price cuts in two decades, in retaliation for Russia’s refusal to tighten supply as the virus saps demand.On Wednesday, Pompeo urged Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to “rise to the occasion” and “reassure global energy and financial markets”.The G20 members will be joined by leaders from other affected countries including Spain, Jordan, Singapore and Switzerland, Riyadh said.Leaders from international organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) will also participate. “As the world confronts the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges to healthcare systems and the global economy, we convene this extraordinary G20 summit to unite efforts towards a global response,” the king of Saudi Arabia, which currently holds the G20 presidency, said on Twitter.The meeting, expected to be held at 1200 GMT, comes as the world’s 20 most industrialized countries scramble to defend their virus-wracked economies amid forecasts they will likely plunge into recession this year.On Wednesday, the financial ratings agency Moody’s estimated the G20’s overall gross domestic product would contract by 0.5 percent, with the US economy shrinking by 2 percent and the eurozone by 2.2 percent.While wealthy nations including the US have unveiled mammoth stimulus packages, there has so far been no collective action plan from the G20, and concerns are mounting for poorer countries without access to capital markets and adequate health facilities. Topics :last_img read more


Is this the ultimate fishing lodge?


first_imgBribie Island is a fisherman’s dream.GOT the Monday blues? If you’d rather be fishing, you’re going to love or seriously envy what one lucky Queensland buyer landed over the weekend.A unique three-level Bribie Island beach hut designed by architect Paul Wallace, sold on the weekend for $605,000. The beach is down a track across the road.It even has a fireplace for those cold winter nights after a long day fishing, hiking along nearby walking tracks or strolling along the beach.Just in case you do miss the office work a bit, the property also has a separate office building which can of course be used instead for craft or to store prized fishing gear. White Patch, Bribie Island.“White Patch is a tightly held enclave and this property offers at its’ doorstep the dual benefits of the magnificent Pumicestone Passage and over half an acre of prime island real estate to enjoy.” White Patch, Bribie Island.“Here you’ll be rewarded with juvenile snapper, bream, flathead, the odd mulloway and sand crabs.” Real estate agent Stephen Smith of Stephen Smith Real Estate in Scarborough said the Paul Wallace home was “meticulously designed” for free and easy living, including a very unique bathroom with splash worthy tub. center_img White Patch, Bribie Island.The holiday home sits on a 2,023sq m block across the road from a beach which the Visit Moreton Bay Region fishing guide names as “the last point before you’ll need a 4WD to access the inland tracks and camp grounds on the (Pumicestone) Passage”. This designerWhite Patch, Bribie Island property sold for $605,000 over the weekend.Clad in a corrugated iron facade, the three bedroom, two bathroom, two car space holiday home is in a sought after area called White Patch on Bribie Island, which is a mecca for fishing enthusiasts. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agolast_img read more