Oil prices dipped on Friday on concerns whether major producers would implement an OPEC-Russia deal to reduce production, compounded by data showing output in Russia rose to a post-Soviet high ahead of the announced cutback. "OPEC has delivered an agreement", said Jason Gammel of USA investment bank Jefferies. It is a modest cut, but the impact is expected to be substantial on an industry that has struggled with downbeat prices for more than two years.
Hammond also said public finances are now expected to return to balance in the next parliament, net debt must start falling by the end of this parliament, and welfare spending will be capped. The budget forecasters said gross domestic product would grow 1.4 percent in 2017 and 1.7 percent in 2018, down from March's pre-referendum estimates of 2.2 and 2.1 percent.
The largest revenue sources in the budget are domestic sponsorship ($1.93 billion), ticketing ($1.47 billion) and the IOC's contributions from broadcasting rights ($855 million). Los Angeles previously hosted the Olympics in 1932 and 1984, but bids from NY (2012) and Chicago (2016) failed, leaving Atlanta as the last United States of America city to host the games, back in 1996.
The revelation the UK's new plastic £5 note contains a small amount of animal fat is "extremely offensive", a Sikh activist has said. And now, British vegans are having a particularly bad time, considering that they will now no longer be able to handle money without touching animal fat.
According to the sources, Modi mentioned that India imported eight million tonnes of urea per year and said that a long term arrangement with Qatar for the supply of urea would be welcome. The security situation in Iraq, Syria and Yemen also came up for discussion. Five agreements were signed in areas such as visa exemption for holders of diplomatic, special and official passports; technical cooperation in cyber space and combating cyber crime, letter of intent regarding negotiations on an ...
He is also calling on neighbouring countries, such as Muslim-majority Malaysia and Indonesia, to resist the urge to stage protests that could further stir religious passions. Her unwillingness or inability to do anything about the unfolding atrocities has garnered global criticism that she has done too little to address the plight of the Rohingya communities.