Thursday , May 28th , 2020  

FXCM Group Reports Monthly Execution Data

LONDON and SYDNEY, Australia and JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FXCM Group, LLC (“FXCM Group” or "FXCM"), a leading international provider of online foreign exchange trading, CFD trading, cryptocurrencies and related services, today released execution data for April 2020. To view execution data including historical spreads, execution speeds...

How is the COVID-19 impacting climate action? A conversation with Sylvie Goyet, director of the Climate Change division of SPC

By External SourceMay 24 2020 (IPS-Partners) In the context of COVID-19 crisis, what are the risks for climate action? Climate change still continues and climate impacts are still very visible in the Pacific. A few weeks ago, we had major forest fires in Australia and in other countries. Now we’re battling tropical cyclone Harold which is a result of climate change. This week a new study was released,...

Unite Behind Environmental Science: Transforming Values and Behaviour is as Important as Restoring Global Ecosystems

By Ana María Hernández SalgarBONN, May 22 2020 – Restoring damaged ecosystems is vital to avoid the collapse of nature’s most valuable contributions to people, but International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 should also be a wake-up call about the importance of addressing our social, economic and systemic values, because it is these that are driving the destruction of nature. Ana María...

Crisis Hits Oil Industry and Energy Transition Alike

Mexico’s state-run oil giant Pemex faces a difficult outlook due to the fall in international oil prices and the crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, which threatens its production and finances, in a situation analysed during the 29th La Jolla Energy Conference, organised online by the Institute of the Americas. CREDIT: Emilio Godoy/IPS By Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, May 22 2020 –...

Biological Diversity is Fundamental to Human Health

Hawaii is home to many of the world’s rarest plants and animals, recognised globally as a ‘biodiversity hotspot.’ “We have seen a lot of positive actions being taken around the world, especially new green initiatives, in response to the pandemic,” Mrema of the Convention on Biological Diversity, said. Credit: Jon Letman/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, May 22 2020 –...

Internal Migration: A Literary/Historical View

By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, May 22 2020 – It is easy to generalize about migration. Populist politicians often portray migrants as strangers and ”our” homeland as a stable entity, rooted in an old agricultural society. When they do so they tend to forget that most of us are in fact migrants who have left that traditional farming community far behind and if it was not we who did so, it...

COVID-19: Global Supply Chain Resilience Relies on Soap & Water for Workers

Workers at a ready-made garment factory wash hands having learned about importance of handwashing through hygiene behaviour training. Narayanganj, Bangladesh, 2020. Credit: WaterAid/Drik/Parvez Ahmad By Ruth RomerLONDON, May 22 2020 – As COVID-19 lockdown restrictions across the globe start to be relaxed, the collective conversation has shifted towards plans for a ‘new normal.’ With the...

Logistics: The Backbone of Humanitarian Efforts Fighting COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific

WFP-chartered planes bring in supplies and equipment to help the humanitarian community respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. ©WFP Bangladesh/Gemma Snowdon By John AylieffBANGKOK, May 21 2020 – While most of the world self-isolates at home and skies are emptier than they have been for decades, humanitarian flights transporting...

Entera Bio Ltd Announces Interim Biomarker Data From Phase 2 Clinical Trial of EB613 and First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

"' Statistically Significant One Month Increases in P1NP Biomarker from First 50% of Patients with Highest Dose of EB613 "'"' Company to Follow Patients in the Phase 2 Clinical Trial of EB613 through Six Months for Bone Mineral Density Data and Evaluate Additional Higher Doses of EB613 "'"' Company to Host Conference Call and Webcast Today at 8:30 a.m. EDT...

Cyclone Amphan  – ‘We Didn’t Expect Devastation of Such a Scale’

Jessore district in Bangladesh was one the coastal districts evacuated of nearly 2.4 million people and over half a million livestock ahead of Cyclone Amphan making landfall. Credit: Stella Paul By Stella PaulHYDERBAD, India, May 21 2020 – Amid the social distancing measures posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, coastal communities in Bangladesh and India face a double threat as the record-breaking...