Week 46 of 2022 – YPF Around the Globe (English)

Timeframe: 19 to 25 November

Contributors: G.M.Sifat Iqbal, Affan Bin Saber, Anika Bushra, and Mansib Khan

To read Bangla, click here.

1. Politics

Indonesia: Java quake kills 162 and injures hundreds

An earthquake on the Indonesian island of Java has killed at least 162 people and injured hundreds. According to US Geological Survey data, the 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the city of Cianjur in West Java, at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles). Many people were taken to hospital, many were treated outside. Rescuers worked late into the night to save others trapped under the collapsed building. The area where the earthquake struck is densely populated and prone to landslides, with poorly constructed houses reduced to rubble in many areas. Earlier, Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said at least 62 people had died in the latest update. Speaking to local media, Mr Kamil said that around 326 people were injured in the quake, noting that “most of them were crushed by the rubble and suffered broken bones”. But he warned that some residents were “trapped in isolated areas” and said officials “anticipated the number of injuries and deaths to increase over time”.

Source: bbc


2. Economics & Business

Chinese manufacturers are considering closing factories due to a shortage of young workers

More than 80% of Chinese manufacturers face labor shortages of hundreds to thousands of workers this year, accounting for 10% to 30% of their workforce, a survey found. Most manufacturers in China are short of workers because many young people are skipping factory jobs. Employees wear masks as they work at a factory of component maker SMC following the Covid outbreak in Beijing, May 13, 2020. A large portion of Chinese manufacturers have faced labor shortages this year, and officials have warned that they expect the shortage of factory workers to worsen in the coming years. Part of the problem Chinese employers face is that many young people choose not to work in factories..

Source: reuters

 Chittagong Port Container movement lowered in October

Movement of import export containers showed a gradual decrease showed a gradual decline in last two months . in case of export-laden containers over the last 10 months till October, it is higher while lower for import-laden ones. Business leaders reasoned a gradual drop in export orders and government steps discouraging import of luxury goods. It reflects the global economic downtrend as global supply chains have been facing disruptions since the Russia-Ukraine war started in earlier this year said the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) President Mahbubul Alam. He also mentioned that The government took a good decision discouraging import of luxury items amidst the current economic scenario and that is why imports gradually decreased, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Vice President Rakibul Alam, opined that shipments would continue to face a downtrend in the coming months as export orders have been gradually decreasing.

Source: The daily star.


4. Science & Technology

 All electric pizza delivery service from Dominoes

Following up the launch of Chevrolets EV ‘Bolts’ which we have covered in a previous edition of ‘Around the Globe’, Dominoes announced that they’ll be operating with more than 8000 of these EV in the upcoming next month with over hundred of them already in operation from the next month. The cars will have special Dominoes branding over them and be part of their combustion free delivery service program. The 855 cars will be delivering throughout the entire US and will replace the gas version of their existing delivery vehicle. With a range of 259 miles on a single charge the company is expecting the vehicle to run a couple of days before recharging. GM also reduced the prices for their models to $26595 to contribute to this. Dominoes CEO Russell Weiner said that ‘electric car delivery make sense as vehicle technology continues to evolve’ Dominoes have a new app to see when and where the new delivery cars will be available. Along with self-driving delivery cars this’ll be the new big step for Dominoes .

Source: The Everg



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