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Source: The Guradian

Cautious consumers feel the pinch as Chinese economy slows

Saturday 21:49 GMT

After decades of breakneck growth, the world’s second largest economy is slowing down, and Chinese consumers are feeling the pinch.

The brand no longer excites Chinese consumers,” said Pan Yiling, senior editor of Jing Daily, which focuses on the Chinese luxury market. “Apple has been losing relevance in the Chinese market for a variety of reasons in recent years.

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Source: Global News

Canadian Forces seeing slow progress in recruiting women, top general says

Friday 06:04 GMT

Canada’s top military officer admits there has been slower progress than expected to get more women into the Canadian Forces.

New figures show there has been only a small increase in the number of women in the military over the last two years, but General Jonathan Vance says he remains committed to his goal of having women represent one-quarter of all military personnel by 2026. RCMP civilian advisory board to tackle bullying, harassment — is that enough?. “I’m pushing for 25 per cent women,” Vance told The Canadian Press.

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Source: DW

Record traffic jams slow down German autobahns

Friday 04:14 GMT

German roads experienced a record 745,000 traffic jams in 2018, a 3 percent increase over 2017, the ADAC, Germany's largest automobile club, said Thursday.

Speed limits or not, more traffic jams than ever kept drivers from putting the pedal to the metal on the autobahn, Germany's largest automobile club has said. Drivers contended daily with some 2,000 traffic jams in 2018.

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Source: Common Domain

Family slow cooker recipes

Thursday 17:15 GMT

Watch this video on how to make our easiest ever slow cooker Thai chicken curry:. Slow cooker beef stew Slow cooker sausage casserole Slow cooker spaghetti Bolognese Slow cooker Spanish chicken Slow cooker shepherd's pie Slow cooker Goan pulled pork Slow cooker pork fillet with apples Slow cooker chicken curry Slow cooker lamb curry  . If you’re looking for a relaxed and easy veggie meal the whole family will love, our fragrant slow cooker vegetable curry should do the trick.

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Source: Common Domain

Government Shutdown Slows Exports of Sensitive U.S. Materials

Thursday 20:56 GMT

The partial U.S. government shutdown is squeezing exporters that can’t get the licenses they need to send their products abroad, particularly those operating in sensitive industries such as defense and technology.

Exporters of sensitive material comprise an economic sector under disproportionate pressure because of its reliance on licenses from the government, which have largely dried up during the shutdown, according to executives, business groups and international-trade lawyers.


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