Asean indigenous peoples as ‘Earth stewards’ in peril?‘The Indians feel…..but they cannot help. They are too small in the essence of the world. Their help is their being and culture. Combined they are a minority. In combination they are faith — a faith of earth.Let them push their being, their earth and their love of themselves to help those who took their earth and their living.’ — Anonymous THE global indigenous population of approximately 300 million people is composed of about 5,000 distinct indigenous cultures worldwide. Although they make up only 4 percent of the world’s population, they represent 95 percent of the world’s cultural diversity. The traditional indigenous territories, on the other hand, encompass up to 22 percent of the world’s land surface.According to World Bank policy, the term “indigenous peoples” (IPs) refer to distinct, vulnerable, social and cultural group possessing the following … [Read more...] about Asean indigenous peoples as ‘Earth stewards’ in peril?
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Brazil begins AD sunset review on Vietnam’s rubber tyres for bicycles A rubber tyre for bycicles (Illustrative photo: Ministry of Industry and Trade) The Department of Commercial Defence (Decom) under Brazil’s Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services has initiated a sunset review of the anti-dumping duty order on new rubber tyres for bicycles classified under NCM 4011.50.00 from Vietnam, India, and China. Decom initiated anti-dumping duties against the product in December 2014, with duties imposed on Vietnam’s rubber bicycle tyres standing at 0.59-2.8 USD per kg. The department required exporters of relevant countries to respond to questionnaires indicating the information necessary to the investigation on Decom’s portal decomdigital.mdic.gov.br. They shall have a 30-day deadline for response, counting from the date of notification. The deadline can be extended up to 30 days based on request of relevant sides, the Brazilian authority added. … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 14/3
Danang to promote investment in hi-tech sectors Employees work at an automobile assembly and manufacturing plant in Danang’s Hoa Khanh Industrial Park in this file photo. Danang’s enterprises are being urged to suggest ideas for attracting investment in hi-tech sectors at an upcoming conference, scheduled for March 1 – PHOTO: VGP The central coastal city of Danang has urged local firms to pose ideas at an upcoming conference, scheduled for March 1, for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) in sectors leveraging hi-tech applications in the 4.0 era, the Government portal chinhphu.vn reported, citing the municipal People’s Committee. The municipal government on February 20 stated that the city will prioritize receiving FDI capital for the field of hi-tech agriculture to achieve sustainable growth, alongside other hi-tech-deploying sectors. It will also prepare feasible projects to attract investors from Japan, South Korea and the United States, according to … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 23/2