Some Good News
Good News from India
India Caps Cash Donations to Parties in Landmark Reform. Cash donations to Indian political parties will be capped at 2,000 rupees (£23.50), with larger donations able to be made by “electoral bonds” under landmark funding reforms announced by the government.
February 1, 2017
India Launches Record-breaking 104 Satellites from Single Rocket. India’s space agency has announced the successful launch of a record-breaking 104 nano satellites into orbit, all onboard a single rocket.
February 15, 2017
Solar Power: Doubling of Capacity Target to 40GW. The Cabinet committee on economic affairs on February 22 approved doubling of solar power capacity in India to 40 GW from 20 GW at present, enthused by the robust response from the states for the first phase of the solar parks scheme.
February 23, 2017
Good News from China
Trump Agrees to Support ‘One China’ Policy in Xi Jinping Call. Donald Trump has held his first telephone conversation with the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, since entering the White House, telling the Communist party leader he will not challenge Beijing by upending longstanding US policy towards Taiwan.
February 10, 2017
China Piles Pressure on North Korea by Banning Coal Imports. China is suspending all imports of coal from North Korea as part of efforts to increase pressure on the country over its latest missile test. China’s commerce ministry said the ban would operate until the end of 2017.
February 20, 2017
China to Appoint Guo Shuqing as Head of Banking Regulator. Guo Shuqing, governor of China’s eastern Shandong province, will soon be appointed as the next head of the country’s banking regulator. Guo, 60, a former chairman of China’s stock market regulator, is one of the country’s most experienced financial services professionals and regulators.
February 23, 2017