Hypermarket chains generated NT$161.1 billion (US$5.75 billion) in sales in the first eight months of the year, up 3.6 percent year-on-year, as purchases of food and daily necessities increased amid a local COVID-19 outbreak, even though sales derived from their food courts dropped due to a nationwide ban on dine-in services, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said in a report on Friday. Additionally, as hypermarket chains accelerated development of their online shopping platforms this year, riding the post-pandemic trend of offline consumption transitioning to online, they saw Internet sales increase by 49.2 percent year-on-year during the eight-month period. This was higher than
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China’s independent refineries’ gasoil and gasoline stocks slumped in September as the growth in demand outpaced that of production, which in turn would help buoy these plants’ throughput in October, data from local information provider JLC showed Oct.12. Gasoline inventory dropped 31.7% from August to 656,400 mt, accounting for 17.5% of its storage capacity, while ...
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The coke supply is likely to be stable in October. The demand for coke from mills increased amid high profits and the resumption of production for some blast furnaces. The overall coke prices are expected to stabilise. Mills in Hebei are likely to be subject to production restrictions and some mills even face suspension of production amid the Winter Olympics and the environmental protection policies. Therefore, the demand for coke is expected to fall sharply. The coke prices are expected to be weak in the long term due to the decline in coking coal prices.
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This is a traditional activity organized annually by the General Association of Overseas Vietnamese in Belgium to strengthen ties and solidarity among the Vietnamese community in the Kingdom of Belgium, and at the same time uphold the role of the Vietnamese family in preserving their culture and traditional identity, while integrating into the society of the host country. At the event (Photo: VNA) After a year of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam Family Day this year is an opportunity for Vietnamese families and children to meet, have fun and share the traditional values of Vietnamese families, as well as help children born and growing up abroad understand more about the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival of Vietnamese children. Speaking at the festival, Vietnamese Ambassador to Belgium, Head of the Vietnamese Mission to the European Union (EU), Nguyen Van Thao emphasized that Vietnam Family Day with many activities contributes to connecting Vietnamese families, helping them better understand Vietnamese culture, thereby passing on the attachment to Vietnamese culture to their children. Mr. Huynh Cong My, President of the General Association of Overseas Vietnamese in Belgium, expressed his pleasure that the Vietnam Family Day and Mid-Autumn Festival have received enthusiastic responses from families, helping to improve the spiritual life of the Vietnamese community. Expressing his joy at participating in the event, Mr. Béa Diallo, Vice President of Ixelles District, highly appreciated the initiative of the Vietnamese community to organize this event, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic being well controlled in Belgium. He praised the Vietnamese community in Belgium in general and in Ixelles district in particular, promoting its cultural identity and effective integration into the host country. Ixelles is the district with the largest concentration of Vietnamese, as well as Vietnamese restaurants in Brussels. At the festival, children watched the lion dance, a traditional Vietnamese activity during the Mid-Autumn Festival, Mid-autumn lantern procession, and took pictures. The children also participated in showing their talents through art and martial arts performances. On this occasion, Vietnamese people and Belgian friends enjoyed traditional Vietnamese dishes such as noodle soup (pho) and fried spring rolls. Particularly, the moon cake stall brought the taste of Vietnam's traditional Mid-Autumn Festival to the Vietnamese community in Belgium, helping them feel close to the homeland./.
Vietnamese families living in Brussels and surrounding areas gathered in the Belgian capital city on October 10 for the annual Vietnam Family Day, which is intended to strengthen the bonds among the Vietnamese community in the European country.
E-commerce company PChome Online Inc (網路家庭) on Sunday posted its highest September sales, driven by purchases of portable barbecue devices, especially electric grills, as many people celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival at home last month. Barbecuing is popular during the holiday in Taiwan, but most local city and county governments banned grilling in public spaces this year to prevent large gatherings due COVID-19 concerns. Consolidated sales increased 18.56 percent year-on-year to NT$3.56 billion (US$126.9 million), the company said in a statement, adding that new phones launched by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co stimulated demand and lent support to the company’s sales momentum. Nevertheless,
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While Taiwan is enjoying steady economic growth thanks to stable exports and domestic investment, its consumer price index (CPI) is also increasing, due to rising prices for vegetables, fruit, meat, imported fuel and airfare. Last week, the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) reported that the CPI last month rose 2.63 percent year-on-year — the highest increase since March 2013. In the first nine months of this year, the index exceeded the government’s 2 percent target during four months, raising concerns of accelerated price pressure. However, over the whole nine months, the CPI only rose 1.74 percent, and the DGBAS said
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The consumer price index (CPI) last month rose 2.63 percent from a year earlier to the highest in more than eight years, boosted by increasing fuel, airfare and food costs, the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said yesterday. For the second straight month, the inflationary gauge climbed above the central bank’s 2 percent alert level, but DGBAS officials said that consumer prices remained stable. “Low bases and unfavorable seasonality account for the CPI hike,” which is not expected to persist, DGBAS official Tsao Chih-hung (曹志弘) told a news conference in Taipei. Increasing international oil prices are expected to bolster prices of
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Quynh-May Nguyen never celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival away from her family before. This year, the Weinberg junior turned to her on-campus Vietnamese community. This year’s Mid-Autumn celebration fell on Sept. 21, the first day of fall classes at Northwestern. The Vietnamese Student Association, of which Nguyen is co-president, hosted the group’s first-ever Mid-Autumn celebration Friday....
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