Global food import costs are set to rise 12% in 2021 to a record high due to soaring commodity prices and high demand during the COVID-19 crisis, the United Nations food agency said. . The global food import bill, including shipping costs, is expected to reach $ 1.715 trillion this year, up from $ 1.530 …

Tax regimes around the world are becoming stricter and more digitally advanced, prompting organizations to explore a range of new risk management tools. A new report from PwC looked at how businesses in the Middle East are coping with this landscape. Global regulators are seeking to better manage transfer pricing, offshoring and other “gray area” …

BATON ROUGE – Gouv. John Bel Edwards and ExxonMobil Baton Rouge refinery manager David Oldreive announced on June 9 the company’s final investment decision for more than $ 240 million in capital improvements at the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge refinery . The series of projects will improve processing capacity, increase flexibility to meet market demand, advance …

RRecently, I have been fortunate enough to publish a novel based, in part, on my years as a plumber. After reading it, some of my new literary friends commented, “Ah, so you write in the circadian tradition? I nodded – and dug into a dictionary to find out the meaning of “circadian.” It turns out …

A woman shops at the Big Bazaar retail store in Mumbai, India on November 25, 2020. REUTERS / Niharika Kulkarni Retail price inflation in India likely rose last month after a three-month low in April, supported by rising food and energy prices, but remained within the Reserve Bank’s target range of India for the sixth …

The Claim: Only 4% of Americans Are Millionaires vs. 51% of Congress The United States is minting more millionaires every year, but the share of the rich in the general population is still eclipsed by the share of the wealthy in Congress. A viral Facebook post from July 2019 who has found new life online …

The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google in a combined photo. U.S. tech giants could benefit from the Group of Seven Rich Country’s agreement to create a minimum 15% overall corporate tax rate if the final deal also removes increasingly popular taxes on services digital, according to industry lobbyists. The deal, struck on Saturday, …

Forests are an important part of the global ecosystem. Due to factors such as population and agricultural expansion, deforestation and illegal timber trade, the current protection of forests faces a serious situation. Many countries and international organizations actively participate in various projects, discuss and summarize their experiences, strengthen cooperation and jointly promote forest protection. The …

The Angeles Section staff hosted our second Social and Environmental Justice (ESJ) Book Club last week on Wednesday June 2nd. For this meeting, we have chosen the Toxic Communities of Dorceta Taylor. The book draws on a range of historical and contemporary case studies to explore controversies over racist disparities, inequalities and discrimination that affect …

Pro-business groups in Maine reiterate their opposition to a bill that would force manufacturers to pay for the disposal and recycling of product packaging, and they cite an Ontario university researcher’s white paper which suggests that the prices consumption would increase in such a plan. But the methodology and conclusions of the document are criticized …