This index is subsequently used to assess the stringency of the rules of origin by sector and by agreement stringency levels. One of the main differences of this index with past indices is the relatively high level of leniency it assigns to regional value content rules. The validity of the ex post index is checked by estimating the impact of rules of origin on North South trade as well as on agricultural, industrial and textile imports, finding support on the results.After analyzing the state of play of rules of origin in today’s world, policy recommendations are provided in Chapter 7.
The odds are in NASA’s favour: It’s nailed eight of its nine attempted Mars landings. Despite their differences the 1 ton Perseverance is larger and more elaborate than the Tianwen 1 rover both will prowl for signs of ancient microscopic life. “To say we’re pumped about it, well that would be a huge understatement,” said Lori Glaze, NASA’s planetary science director.
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Jaime Herrera Beutler (R Wash.), who described McCarthy recounting of the call. Trump was and still is headed toward acquittal, as it remains unlikely enough Republicans will be swayed by witnesses to reach the two thirds majority required for conviction. For instance, it was reported earlier Saturday that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R Ky.), who was at least publicly on the fence, had told colleagues in an email that he was prepared to vote to acquit.
“But for the president, they would not have walked down Pennsylvania Avenue,” Al Watkins, defending “QAnon shaman” Jacob Chansley, told the Post. “They believed the president was going with them. Kramer, chief of the Federal Public Defender Office for Washington, said he expects numerous attorneys for Capitol rioters to argue that Trump “told them to march up Pennsylvania Avenue, and he be leading them, and he the commander in chief of the military and the nation top law enforcement officer.”.
Les gens avaient peur. Les gens pensaient que c’taient des revenants. Alors je me disais que c’tait la mme chose pour moi la campagne. In 2012, a Chinese crackdown on corruption caused purchases of premium cognac and other high end goods used as gifts to fall sharply, taking the likes of LVMH and Rmy Cointreau shares down with them.This time, tariffs threaten consumers’ spending power in both the United States and China the world’s two biggest consumers of European luxury goods, which make up just over half the industry’s revenues.The impact on confidence in China’s markets, including the depreciation of the renminbi that would eat into Chinese tourists’ budgets for shopping in Europe, is among risks that may not be fully reflected in stocks yet, analysts warn.”We see very little priced in so far,” said UBS analysts, who forecast as much as a 30 per cent share price drop in the sector index in the event of a fully fledged trade war.Among the stocks that would be worse affected, UBS included Italy’s Salvatore Ferragamo and Britain’s Burberry . The two brands are in the midst of turnaround plans that have yet to fully hit their stride.Story continues below advertisementCHINA THRIVING So far, the knock on effect on revenues has been muted.If anything, Chinese demand for Louis Vuitton’s leather goods ticked up in the second quarter compared to the first, LVMH reported, while most firms argue their core clientele is here to stay.”We have still an expansion of the middle and upper class in China,” Kering’s group managing director Jean Francois Palus told analysts following the company’s half year results.Sales in China have been largely driven by a young clientele unafraid of splurging on branded goods, and often financed by their parents and grandparents, with rising property prices also providing a source of wealth.Even a moderate slowdown in the pace of revenue growth, as is expected regardless of the trade spat after two years of rebounding demand in China, is not enough to spook some drawn to the sector’s underlying strengths.”Demand is really healthy,” said Andrea Gerst, co portfolio manager of GAM’s Luxury brands fund, which has stakes in many major European labels. “If comparatives get more difficult, then the absolute madness may not be as strong, but there’ll still be healthy growth.”Story continues below advertisementMore broadly, global luxury sales are driven by some of the world’s wealthiest shoppers who might shrug off any direct impact from tariffs were it to come to that.”With luxury you’ve got people who are far less price sensitive as your customers and so you ask yourself if there’s a tax put on and the price goes up a bit, how much is that really going to change the demand?” said Fergus Shaw, partner and portfolio manager at Cerno Capital.Shaw said his fund owns LVMH shares, and he has not been tempted to sell out, expecting any impact from tariffs to be much smaller than the anti corruption drive was..