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Source: BBC

Toxic brine worry from desalination plants

Tuesday 13:34 GMT

Desalination plants around the world are pumping out far more salt laden brine than previously believed, according to a new study.

There's been a major expansion of desalination plants around the world over the past few years, with almost 16,000 now operating in 177 countries. It's estimated that these plants produce 95 million cubic metres of freshwater per day from seas and rivers - equivalent to almost half the average flow over Niagara Falls.

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Source: Common Domain

Stocks retreat as China trade data spark more global economic worries

Tuesday 15:25 GMT

U.S. stocks started the week on a downbeat note Monday as weaker-than-expected China trade data sparked fresh fears of a global economic slowdown.

Read: The most important skill traders need isn’t when to buy—it’s when (and what) to sell. Appetite for assets perceived as risky, such as stocks, took a hit after data showed China’s trade growth slowing, which underscored worries of a slowdown in the global economic engine.

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Source: Common Domain

Stocks retreat as China trade data spark more global economic worries

Tuesday 15:25 GMT

U.S. stocks started the week on a downbeat note Monday as weaker-than-expected China trade data sparked fresh fears of a global economic slowdown.

Read: The most important skill traders need isn’t when to buy—it’s when (and what) to sell. Appetite for assets perceived as risky, such as stocks, took a hit after data showed China’s trade growth slowing, which underscored worries of a slowdown in the global economic engine.

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Source: Reuters

Breakingviews - Waning China FDI overshadows trade worries

Wednesday 08:04 GMT

Trade with China gets the attention these days, but shrinking business investments into and out of the country present a longer-term concern.

President Donald Trump’s obsession over the U.S. trade deficit with China, which widened by 17 percent to $323 billion in 2018, has put it front and center of the policy debate.

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Source: Global News

China brushes off mounting international concern over Canadian sentenced to death

Thursday 04:14 GMT

China said on Wednesday that it was “not worried in the slightest” by mounting international concern over the death sentence handed to a Canadian for drug smuggling. Monday’s sentence for Robert Schellenberg for smuggling 222 kg (489 lbs) of methamphetamines prompted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to accuse China of “arbitrarily” applying the death penalty.

Canadian sentenced to death in China previously warned by B.C. judge to change his ways. The United Nations said it was opposed to the death penalty apart from exceptional circumstances, and Australia’s acting foreign minister Simon Birmingham said he was “deeply concerned” by the case. Speaking at a daily news briefing in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Canada‘s “so-called allies could be counted on ten fingers” and did not represent the views of the wider international community.


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