‘Mendy’s only had five saves to make in seven games’ – Chelsea improving as a collective, says Green
Edouard Mendy has made a positive impression at Chelsea, but Robert Green is eager to point out that defensive improvement by the Blues is a result of collective effort.A summer signing by the Blues has kept seven clean sheets through nine appearances since being snapped up from Rennes.Four of those shutouts have come in five Premier League outings, with Frank Lampard’s side able to start climbing the table as a result.Mendy has offered the stability that Chelsea lacked with Kepa Arrizabalaga between the sticks, with confidence surging through a star-studded squad.Goal 50 Revealed: The best 50...
Sterling Higher After Shift in Risk Sentiment - 24 November 2020
An improvement in risk sentiment helped push the pound sterling toward the 2-month peak it had struck on Monday. FX traders are hopeful that the negotiations in Brussels, which are continuing through the week, will end in a deal. Also helping to keep sentiment elevated is news that yet another drug manufacturer has developed an effective vaccine to combat COVID-19. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said yesterday that it is his hope that nearly all UK citizens would get the AstraZeneca vaccine by Easter. He also announced that a new testing system will be implemented in mid-December, which ...
Alliance Global reports big improvement in Q3 earnings
Tycoon Andrew Tan-led conglomerate Alliance Global Group Inc. (AGI) saw an improvement in third quarter earnings as its property, gaming and fast-food businesses started to recover from the slump seen in the second quarter when Metro Manila and other key regions were under stricter quarantine measures.AGI booked a third quarter net profit attributable to equity holders of parent firm of P2 billion, up by 142 percent from the level posted in the second quarter. However, this was 57-percent lower compared to the net income posted in the third quarter of 2019, before the onset of the COVID-19 pan...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Economy recovering from COVID-19 scourge – DOF chief
Economy recovering from COVID-19 scourge – DOF chiefChristina Mendez(The Philippine Star) – November 12, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — The economy is on its way to recovery from the scourge of the pandemic and its contraction of 11.5 percent in the third quarter is a welcome improvement, according to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III.Meeting with President Duterte at Malacañang last Monday, Dominguez remained optimistic that the opening up of the economy is setting the country back on track toward growth and development.Dominguez gave the positive outlook at the same meeting where t...
Workers sort parcels on an automated delivery line of China Post Group in Handan, North China's Hebei Province on Monday. As the Double 11 Shopping Festival approaches, some logistics companies have installed machines to improve delivery efficiency. Photo: cnsphotoCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Thirdy Ravena soars in Japan B. League debut, targets improvement
Thirdy Ravena soars in Japan B. League debut, targets improvementLuisa Morales(Philstar.com) – November 8, 2020 – 10:19amMANILA, Philippines — Three-time UAAP champion Thirdy Ravena had a more than satisfactory debut for the San-En NeoPhoenix in the Japan B. League on Saturday.Playing his first-ever professional basketball game eight months removed from his last legitimate 5-on-5 game, Ravena showed little to no rust with a 13-point game against Shimane Susanoo Magic in NeoPhoenix’s 83-82 escape win.His first basket in the Japanese league one to remember, a two-handed dunk that came early in t...
Little improvement in US jobless claims before vote
Washington (AFP) - New US jobless claim data released Thursday showed little improvement in the week before President Donald Trump stood for reelection against challenger Joe Biden, indicating widespread unemployment persists months after business shutdowns to stop Covid-19 began.The Labor Department reported 751,000 seasonally adjusted new applications filed in the week ended October 31, more than expected and essentially flat from the previous week's upwardly revised rate.Jobless claims spiked into the millions beginning in March after businesses began shutting down to stop Covid-19 from spr...
Exports may drop only 7% this year – shippers
Thailand’s exports may drop by 7% this year, an improvement on the 8-10% drop projected earlier and helped by a gradual recovery in global demand, but a strong baht remains a concern, the Thai shipping association said on Tuesday.“After a positive surprise in September’s shipments, we expect exports to improve further this year,” Ghanyapad Tantipipatpong, chairwoman of the Thai National Shippers’ Council, told a briefing.Exports, a key driver of Thai growth, contracted a less than expected 3.86% in September from a year earlier.The US presidential election and second coronavirus waves globally...
The Bangkok Post
‘31m jobs can still be saved’
Dubai: Each passing day of suppressed demand for air travel and hotel stays could lead to 174 million travel and tourism related job losses this year. Looking at it differently, this is a slight improvement on the 197 million jobs that were rated as being at risk when the first forecasts came out in June after the pandemic struck the industry.The revised numbers came about only because of air travel demand being generated on domestic routes in countries such as China.The World Travel & Tourism Council, which came out with the forecasts, pins the blame on the usual reasons - the heavy restricti...
CRDB pre-tax cumulative profit up 29pc
Dar es Salaam. CRDB Bank Plc reported a 29 percent improvement in profit before tax during the third quarter of 2020, fueled by growths in interest and non-interest income streams as the financial services sector recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic.At the group level, the bank made a cumulative after-tax profit of Sh120 billion during the third quarter of 2020, up from the Sh92 billion profit that was reported in the cumulative period to the third quarter of 2019.Interest income rose by 9.2 percent to Sh426 billion during the year to September 30, 2020 from Sh390 billion during the year to Sep...