First Advantage Announces Launch of Initial Public Offering

ATLANTA, June 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — First Advantage Corporation, a leading global provider of technology solutions for screening, verifications, safety and compliance related to human capital, today announced the launch of the initial public offering of 21,250,000 shares of its common stock, of which 17,750,000 shares of common stock will be sold by First […]

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A2 Global Risk publishes new report assessing the investment risks associated with port infrastructure expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa

LONDON, June 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — London and Hong Kong-based risk management consultancy A2 Global Risk published a new report assessing the investment risks associated with port infrastructure expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa, against the backdrop of global geopolitical competition. The COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions on travel and operations caused unprecedented disruption to international […]

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Mount Merbabu trekking reopens to tourists, climbers

Boyolali (ANTARA) – The Mount Merbabu National Park Center (BTNGMb) is reopening two hiking trails of the volcano located at the borders of Semarang, Magelang, and Boyolali districts, Central Java Province, for climbers and tourists. Out of the existing five climbing routes to the top of Mount Merbabu, only two were opened, starting June 14, 2021, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Head of BTNGMb Junita Parjanti stated here on Monday. The Suwanting hiking trail in Suwanting Hamlet, Banyuroto Village, Sawangan Sub-district, and the Wekas route in Pakis Sub-district, both in Magelang…

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Indonesia to become main global player in shrimp market: Minister

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia can emerge as the key player in the global shrimp market with the government’s support to boost exports and production, Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sakti Wahyu Trenggono stated. “The ministry has fully supported the programs to increase national shrimp exports,” Trenggono noted in a statement here on Monday. During the 2015-2019 period, highest demand in the global market was recorded for shrimp after salmon. Indonesia’s shrimp produce contributed 6.9 percent to the global supply during the 2015-2020 period, he pointed out. “We must explore this…

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Ministry clarifies VAT imposition solely on premium basic necessities

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The government will solely impose value-added tax (VAT) on premium basic necessities through amendment to Law No. 6 of 1983 on general provisions and taxation procedures (RUU KUP), according to the Finance Ministry. “Of course, not all basic necessities (will be subject to VAT). For instance, basic necessities sold at traditional markets will not be subject to VAT. This is not the case with premium basic necessities,” Director of Public Counselling, Services, and Relations of the Taxation Directorate General at the Finance Ministry Neilmaldrin Noor remarked during…

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