California calls for more women on company boards

California calls for more women on company boards

The new law requires publicly held companies based in California to have at least one woman on their boards by the end of 2019 nd by 2021 two women board members on companies of at least five board members, and three for companies with six or more.

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Havana optimistic on economic growth for 2019

Cuba’s economic plan cuts imports valued at 400 million US dollars during the first quarter of 2019. The aim is to replace those goods with local products, but some economists say it could lead to more shortages in stores.

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China holds key economic meeting to plan for 2019

The annual Central Economic Work Conference was held in Beijing from Wednesday to Friday, as Chinese leaders charted course for the economy in 2019, a key year for the country to achieve its goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects by 2020.

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‘Porch pirates’ make off with packages at the holiday

It’s become a major problem, particularly around the holidays and especially in the U.S. – the theft of packages from outside people’s homes. One report found that porch pirates stole packages from almost 26 million Americans in 2017 alone. And one estimate puts losses due to package theft at more than $1 billion a year.

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China changes impact US holiday recycling

Tis the season to shop, ship, and open gifts.  But this time, it’s going to be harder to recycle all that holiday wrapping paper and packaging.  The reason – China has stopped buying certain kinds of scrap, and more changes are on the way in 2019. 

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Elon Musk shows off high-speed tunnel beneath Los Angeles

The Tesla founder, Elon Musk, has shown of a section of underground tunnel beneath Los Angeles which he says is the first step in revolutionising travel. It would allow cars to travel at speeds of more than 200 kilometres an hour. But progress has been slow- as CGTN’s Phil Lavelle reports from LA.

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China’s economy: 40 years of reform

China’s economic reforms and opening up to foreign investment changed the world. 40 years on, it does business in every corner of the world, but relations with its most important trade partner are precarious.

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