China must balance the need for stable growth while managing risks and maintain a prudent and neutral monetary policy, the State Council, the country’s cabinet, said on Sunday following a meeting of top economic and financial policymakers.
The US Dollar finished lower against a basket of major currencies last week after an easing of tensions over the trade dispute between the United States and China encouraged investors to lift dollar hedges. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) warned on risks to its outlook from US-China trade tensions and weak wages, while reaffirming its next interest rate move would likely be a hike. The New Zealand Dollar was boosted after data showed its economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the second quarter. The Bank of Japan (BoJ) reiterated last Wednesday that it would keep interest rates extremely low “for an extended period,” holding to forward guidance it first introduced in July.
A program established by investigators from the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), MIT and Harvard is addressing the persistently elevated risk of HIV infection among young women in South Africa from two angles — first, investigating biological factors that modulate infection risk along with the early immunologic events following viral exposure and second, alleviating the socioeconomic factors that limit opportunities for young women, the group at greatest risk of infection in the region of the world hardest hit by the HIV epidemic.
According to new research from the University of Illinois at Chicago, about one in five children regularly use prescription medications, and nearly one in 12 of those children are at risk for experiencing a harmful drug-drug interaction.
St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard on Friday raised new alarm bells over the US central bank’s plan to keep raising interest rates, warning that even one more rate hike could set the stage for recession.
The study also found that the risks compound, so that daily use of both e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes raises the heart attack risk five-fold in comparison to the people who don’t use either product.