Domestic factors have already made China’s economy slow down in 2008, coming off
its high pace in 2007. Due in part to an earlier tightening in macroeconomic policies,
investment growth declined in 2008, led by real estate and construction, which then fed
through to several “upstream” industries. Most other segments of the domestic economy,
notably consumption, seem to have held up reasonably well so far. Looking ahead, private
sector investment is likely to be weighed down by the unfavorable external prospects and
continued weakness in real estate.
Move gates to 10 percent open as measured at the scale on the servomotors and check
to see if the gate position needle indicates 10 percent. If the gate position needle does
not indicate 10 percent, move the eccentric adjustment in the restoring shaft bell crank
to position it correctly (photograph 3). Move it toward the restoring shaft if there is
over travel and away from the restoring shaft if there is under travel (figure 7). Move
the gates to 90 percent, as measured at the servomotor scale, and check the gate position
indicator needle. It may...
Although the Standard & Poor's 500 is the most commonly used measure of the performance of
the U. S. stock market, it is sometimes argued that, because this index is so heavily populated
with high quality, large capitalization stocks, it may not be an appropriate benchmark with which
to compare a mutual fund which may be invested in lower quality, smaller capitalization stocks.
The obvious refutation: If one can obtain a higher return by investing in...
The mutual fund data come from the 1998 CRSP Survivor Bias FreeMutual Fund Database.
Our initial sample contains 2,609 domestic equity mutual funds. We exclude multiple share
classes for the same fund as well as funds with only a year or less of available returns. The
initial sample is used to obtain the values of the prior parameters in the empirical Bayes pro-
cedure mentioned previously.
The value of the UK LCEGS sector was £106.5 billion in 2007/8. In terms of size, this puts the low
carbon and environmental economy somewhere between the UK’s healthcare and construction
The UK is the world’s sixth largest low carbon and environmental economy, with 3.5% of global market
share. As shown in Figure 2, the Environmental sector accounts for £22.3 billion (21%) of total UK
market value, Renewable Energy for £31.
The Research Centre for Forest Tree Improvement (RCFTI) is a unit within the Forest
Science Institute of Vietnam (FSIV) which specialises in tree improvement research and
delivery of genetically improved seed and planting stock to meet the planting requirements of
the Government of Vietnam (GoV) as well as community and private sector plantation
programs. RCFTI carries out an active program of research at stations throughout Vietnam,
with its principal research station at Ba Vi.
Besides conducting national censuses, the CBS is a primary source of information for multi-sectoral
data in the country. It was in the early nineties that the CBS established a separate Household Survey
Section (HSS). This section initiated four small-scale surveys with funding from the GoN. Then a
comprehensive survey for Nepal was launched by the CBS in 1995/96 through its multi-topic
(consumption, income, housing, labor markets, education, health etc.) national household survey
called the Nepal Living Standards Survey (NLSS I) with financial assistance from the World Bank.
We are well on the way to implementing health reform and establishing Affordable Insurance Exchanges – one-stop marketplaces where consumers can choose a private health insurance plan that fits their health needs and have the same kind of insurance choices as members of Congress. Today, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations implementing the premium tax credit that gives middle-class Americans unprecedented tax benefits to make it easier for them to purchase affordable health insurance....
Voted by the European Parliament in November 2010, the AIFM Directive covers all alternative sectors such as hedge funds, real estate and private equity, as well as traditional sectors where the fund products are not registered as UCITS.1
AIF products are generally reserved for professional investors, but may also be marketed to retail investors. Today, investors access alternative investment products primarily through national private placement channels; for European investors and products, the AIFM marketing regime will replace these.
Forests ecosystems provide a multiplicity of goods and services of crucial ecological, social and
economic importance for the sustainability of our society. Forest goods and services represent the
benefits that human populations derive, directly or indirectly, from forest ecosystems functions
(MEA 2005) and are therefore an inherently anthropogenic concept, since it is the presence of human
beings as valuing agents that enables the translation of the basic ecological structures and processes
of forests into value-laden entities. ...
Tuyển tập những bài báo cáo nghiên cứu khoa học hay nhất được đăng trên tạp chí JOURNAL OF FOREST SCIENCE đề tài: Multifunctional forestry practices as a land use strategy to meet increasing private and public demands in modern societies...
The cash ﬂows diagram for the mexican CAT bond is described in Figure 4.
CAT-MEX Ltd. issues the bond that is placed among investors and invests the
proceeds in high quality assets within a collateral account. Simultaneous to the
issuance of the bond, CAT-MEX Ltd. enters into a reinsurance contract with
SRC. The proceeds of the bond will also serve to provide SRC coverage for earth-
quakes in Mexico in connection with an insurance agreement that FONDEN has
entered with the European Finance Reinsurance Co. Ltd., an indirect wholly-
owned subsidiary of SRC.
In addition, the distributions of deaths by age and by cause in Delhi are very different
from those in the U.S. In the U.S., over 70 percent of all deaths occur after the age of 65. In
Delhi, over 70 percent of all deaths occur before the age of 65, with over 20 percent occurring
before the age of five. Furthermore, 46 percent of all non-trauma deaths in the U.S. are
attributable to cardiovascular disease compared to only 23 percent in Delhi.' Because the main
effects of acute exposure to air pollution on daily deaths occur through impacts on...
India offers a dynamic retail landscape, which is very attractive to the retail companies. It has the
potential to become a strategic retail hub. Given the huge population of India, a burgeoning
middle class, which is getting more and more affluent, and a changing lifestyle, it is a literal haven
for retail companies. Retail spending in India has been growing at a double digit figure. It is
that Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) stands at Rs. 26,07,584 crores in
2007–2008 as compared to the previous year when it was Rs. 23,12,105 crores.
Whether mode choice yields expected impacts on daily activity level remains an
open question. Available research confirms declining activity levels for children (Dietz
and Gortmaker, 2001; Trost et al, 2002) and adolescents (Sallis, et al, 2000). However,
studies evaluating the role of walking to school have been mixed in finding statistically
significant increases in children's daily activity level (Krizek et al, 2004).
The scale of activity in the international education sector in Australia was estimated in an
April 2009 report prepared by Access Economics for the Australian Council for Private
Education and Training (ACPET), entitled The Australian Education Sector and the Economic
Contribution of International Students.
In 1998, international bird conservation groups focused attention on the site
after rediscovery of Edward’s Pheasant (Lophura edwardsi) in these hills, a fowl
thought extinct. Today the site is part of a government forest strategy to create a
system of 2 million ha of special use forest (national parks, nature reserves and
historical sites) throughout the country and it is listed as one of the sites destined
to become a nature reserve (41,548 ha) in 2010 (Barney 2005).
What is most needed is to adjust the requirements of SEA and EIA directives. The logical order of
these assessments should be ensured, as should the respect of the results of SEA in subsequent EIA
procedures. Repeated assessment (on the same level of details) shall be avoided, whereas at the
same time the availability of information from earlier relevant SEA procedures should be ensured in
subsequent EIA procedures.
A few studies have provided information on longitudinal trends in VOC concentrations
and emissions in new houses (Lindstrom et al., 1995, Hodgson et al., 2002). In four
manufactured houses, the area specific emission rates of formaldehyde and hexanal were
generally similar at the beginning and end of the 7.5-month study period demonstrating that the
sources of these compounds were not depleted rapidly (Hodgson et al., 2000).
A Historical query pulls alerts only from the database; there is no interaction
between the alert cache and a Historical query. There is no refresh of newer
alerts because the Historical Threat Analyzer only requests alerts from a specific
time frame. Any alert file alteration (acknowledgement, deletion, and so forth) is
simultaneously saved to the database. Thus, the Historical Threat Analyzer can
pull and push alert records directly from the database.