Australia’s National Retail Association (NRA) has released a blueprint designed to tackle what it says are the “unprecedented challenges” confronting the retail sector and set Australian retail on course for recovery, and calling on federal and state governments to give immediate assistance to retailers feeling the effects on their businesses of the coronavirus outbreak.

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION: There is little doubt, fluctuating temperatures and inconsistent rainfall is having a negative impact on crop growth and that stunted crop growth has geographical, social, political and economic ramifications.

Australian-listed space technology operator Kleos Space has confirmed it has dispatched its four Scouting Mission nanosatellites to Chennai, India, in preparation for launch aboard PSLV C49 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

The coronavirus outbreak will severely affect China’s smart devices market including smartphone and PC shipments, according to analyst firm Canalys which says it has dramatically revised previous forecasts of a 7% decline in smartphone shipments to a 40% to-50% drop for smartphones and 20% for PCs - with the proviso that the situation recovers to pre-outbreak levels by the end of February.

Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group has launched a global B2B sourcing platform which it says will allow countries such as Australia to connect medical-goods suppliers of all sizes with frontline medical personnel who are working towards slowing the spread of novel coronavirus in China.

Chinese visitors from China’s Hubei province will not be able to attend the GSMA MWC Barcelona event to be held in Barcelona later this month due to restrictions on access now imposed by the GSMA due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.

A survey of 22,000 motorists in Victoria, carried out in late 2019, has found that more of them prefer hybrid power for their next car, rather than a petrol engine, while the preference for all-electric vehicles is also growing.

SPONSORED NEWS. Creso Pharma Limited (ASX:CPH), the ASX-listed, Swiss-based innovative medical cannabis product developer, has started 2020 strongly as it aims to brings the best of cannabis to better the lives of people and animals.

SPONSORED NEWS. China is set to see a massive lift in demand for natural gas with current usage rates set to more than triple over the next 15 years.

VENDOR NEWS & EVENTS

REVIEWS

Recent Comments