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High energy prices threaten economic damage, but likely to continue: IEA

High energy prices threaten economic damage, but likely to continue: IEA

Business
Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Expensive energy, including the prices of oil, gas and coal at "multi-year" highs, pose a threat to economic growth worldwide, particularly to emerging market economies that are also seeing depreciations of their currencies, the International Energy Agency said Friday. The agency showed particular concern that with peaks in both crude oil production and crude oil demand, both at nearly 100 million barrels per day, the spare capacity of the world has been reduced "to only 2 percent of global demand." "This strain could be with us for some time and it will likely be accompanied by higher prices, however much we regret them and their potential negative impact on the global economy," the agency said in its report. "For many developing countries, higher international prices co...
Vanessa Hudgens ditches good girl High School Musical image in dress slashed to navel

Vanessa Hudgens ditches good girl High School Musical image in dress slashed to navel

Entertainment
Vanessa Hudgens, 29, has been under-the-radar in recent times.But the gorgeous gal was back with a bang last night as she hit the American Music Awards red carpet.The High School Musical cast member looked sensational as she rocked a figure-hugging pink dress, which effortlessly poured over her killer curves.Allowing the dress to do the talking, Vanessa kept her accessories minimal, apart from an assortment of rings on her fingers. Related Articles Her raven locks were styled into a straight sleek bob, which fell atop her shoulders.Matching makeup to outfit, Vanessa swept a pink glittery shadow over her striking peepers and a blush gloss over her plump pout.Vanessa will be returning to the big screen soon, as she will be starring in upcoming film Second Chance ...
High hopes as Crazy Rich Asians set for UK release

High hopes as Crazy Rich Asians set for UK release

Entertainment
By Lucy Cotter, entertainment correspondent, and Amy Hitchcock, entertainment producerRom-com Crazy Rich Asians is the first Hollywood blockbuster in 25 years with an all-Asian cast, so expectations were high, higher even than its box office takings of $ 117m in its first 20 days - and the hype has followed it over the pond.  The film has proved polarising among the community it is supposed to represent.Many have expressed disappointment that it presents a very specific and narrow portrayal of Asia - an east Asian, westernised version, accused of being more palatable to Hollywood audiences.Dhanny Joshi, managing director of Big Deal Films, started his company to create roles for his clients who weren't being offered enough opportunities.He told Sky News he thinks Crazy...
UN treaty would protect high seas from over exploitation

UN treaty would protect high seas from over exploitation

Science
The first significant steps towards legally protecting the high seas are to take place at the UN in New York.These waters, defined as the open ocean far from coastlines, are threatened by deep-sea mining, over-fishing and the patenting of marine genetic resources. Over the next two years, government representatives aim to hammer out a binding agreement to protect them against over-exploitation.But several nations, including the US, are lukewarm towards the proposals. Experts believe that the oceans of the world are vital for a number of reasons. Scientists say they capture around 90% of the extra heat and about 26% of the excess carbon dioxide created by humans through the burning of fossil fuels and other activities. "The half of our planet which is high...
Government's July surplus at 18-year high

Government's July surplus at 18-year high

Business
The government's finances were in surplus by £2bn last month, the biggest surplus for July in 18 years, official figures show.The figure was up from a surplus of £1bn a year ago. At the same time, borrowing in the April-to-July period fell to its lowest level since 2002.Analysts said the reduction in borrowing should give Chancellor Philip Hammond extra money to play with in the Budget this autumn.Borrowing for the financial year so far has reached £12.8bn, £8.5bn less than in the same period in 2017, the Office for National Statistics said.Public sector net debt, excluding public sector banks, was £1,777.5bn, equivalent to 84.3% of GDP. That is £17.5bn higher than a year earlier, but lower as a percentage of GDP than i...